Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I'm on the cover...I'm on the cover...I'M ON THE COVER!

Just for the heck of it tonight, after work and checking my email at home, I went over to Interweave Press' website to see if they had the new issue information on the site yet. It took me a minute to process what I was seeing - that the image on the COVER of the new issue was MY necklace! I started screaming, which terrified my husband, who was upstairs grinding venison into homemade sausage. He came running downstairs with venison-covered bloody hands and when he saw the cover, he started screaming, too! I still can't believe it - I'M A COVER GIRL!

The first person I called was Mary Jane. I was still screaming and hyperventilating, and I had to grab a glass of white wine to calm myself down, and Tom said to me, "Maybe you shouldn't call Mary Jane until after you've calmed down." I said, "Yeah, you're probably right," and then, after a few seconds of sheer giddiness, I said, "Nah, you're wrong, I'm calling her RIGHT NOW!" So, after I finished giggling down the phone to her, I went back upstairs to finish cooking dinner and just giggled some more. "I'm on the cover. Hee hee. Did I mention I was on the cover?"

It's one of those things. You don't want to be so arrogant as to think that YOUR work would look fabulous on the cover of a magazine, even when secretly, you really believe in it and in yourself. And then something like this comes along and you think, "Okay, no more secrets! My work is good enough for Interweave Press to stick smack dab on the cover of a leading beading publication!" Woa!

And to think that yesterday I was completely down in the dumps for getting my work rejected by a major museum gift shop down in NYC. Bah! Who needs 'em? In a few years, they'll be begging me!

I think this means I have to start applying to more fine craft shows. I think I may have something here...