Well, my copy of "Marie" finally arrived and although ectastic to be published, I feel that the photos published have been altered: brightness and contrast-wise and I think this makes my work look washed out or sharpened too much. I also noticed a typo in the heading! The colours are much nicer in the flesh. Also, my blog address wasn't mentioned but my email address was (which I didn't want published!)I was initially disappointed that my article was right bang at the back of the magazine but then thought "how many people flick through a mag back to front?" - I know I do, so I felt better about it then!
Here are a couple of the other pages that didn't make it into the mag. Hope you like them!
Having said all that, of course it goes without saying that I am so chuffed that I have been featured so I suppose my niggles are just minor in the scheme of things.
A final big thank you to Jennifer Jackson & Stampington & Co. for featuring my work and for producing such a beautiful magazine with sumptuous eye-candy. THANK YOU!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Had a lovely surprise this week, to find these gorgeous goodies on the mat when I got home from work. Thank you to Cassandra, Ingrid and Joan for their beautiful cards. There was an extra card from Cassandra as a thank you for taking part (the bright pink one with the pale blue bow) and Cassandra had kindly included 3 of her own digital postcards, which are seen at the back. They are beautiful and very inspirational. I have already started on my second digital postcard so watch this space in the near future.
Posted by Bunty at 6:23 PM
Monday, March 16, 2009
Yet another swap for the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, this time with a rose theme. There are so many gorgeous swaps on offer in this group and I have just committed to another - an Eiffel Tower ATC swap.
As soon as I finish my cards for a swap, I think that I won't do any more for a while to get a bit of breathing space etc., but then a fab topic comes up and what do I do - say yes, of course!!
Posted by Bunty at 8:53 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This is to let all Marie fans know that this Summer a new Zine will be available through the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, organised by Cassandra. Here is the first issue front cover which she has just shown to members of the group. This will be a FREE bi-yearly zine with HUGE amounts of eye candy! Each issue will showcase a super talented featured artist and the first issue will feature Corrine Clark, cover artist is Rebecca Allinson. There will be an article on the "Birds of a Feather" ATC swap (my ATC's already previously posted about), articles on Marie Antoinette, theatres, altered shoes, Artist Trading Cards, jewellery, and much much more! As if that wasn't enough, there will be a free collage sheet!
If you love Marie too and would like to join our group, visit us at: http://antoinettemailart.ning.com/. If you would like to submit your Marie Antoinette themed art to be considered for publication, please email Cassandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Bunty at 8:01 PM