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Registered: February 2015
Location: Austin, Texas
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I was tickled pink when I was published in Somerset Digital Studio magazine this year. I submitted entries on a lark, never expecting to be selected, much less to be featured in an artist spotlight article. I've read the magazine for years and loved gleaming ideas from the other talented artists.


My journaling gently mocks how I finally acknowledged my need to artfully create. I had only discovered the wonderful world of digital scrapping a few years before, I was doing a different type of digi-design. I always thought I was just a writer who play with digital colors and apps. So I struggled with calling myself an artist. I was raised to be an English major and wrote a wide variety of things for my work. The article helped validated me as an authentic artsy girl. And only lately have I realized that I can be both a writer and an artist.


Journaling: They suspected it for a long time. They had noticed she started wearing a beret—all the time. They knew she was changing, but didn’t realize to what extent. They tried to save her. They really did. They threatened her with banishment from the exalted and honorable English Majors’ secret society. They told her that her brain would rot, that her thoughts would be scrambled, that she would become “ditsy.” They said her words would be much shorter, more elemental, less syllabic. That she would soon speak only in, gasp, single syllables! SINGLE syllables. 


Nothing worked. She was drawn like the proverbial moth to the flame. Drawn to drawing. Drawn to the cult of color. She adorned herself with flowing, brightly-colored silk garments. She took her beloved MacBookPro everywhere. She was addicted to digital elements, brushes, papers and transfers. She had changed. She was no longer a writer, no more a wordsmith. She was AN ARTiST.


FYI, magazines and newspapers are called "rags" in the industry. And I've written plenty of newsletters in my time, but this is the first time I've done both the words and the pictures.


Thanks for looking. Appreciate all the support from this wonderful group of talented artists.
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SharLamb

Sharron

Registered: September 2010
Posts: 11,621
Wed January 4, 2017 5:24am

Loved your article. I was in this issue too (top photo on the cover)! It is such a thrill. I also come from a writing background, and never considered myself an artist until I discovered rubber stamping, then, digi-art. There are a lot of O-zies that find themselves in SDS. It is an honor to be in such wonderful company!


Awesome page!

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debby todd


Registered: February 2014
Posts: 2,594
Wed January 4, 2017 6:25am

BRAVO! I love that magazine and I agree that it is a wonderful honor.
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easyeyes4you


Registered: November 2011
Location: N. California
Posts: 4,481
Wed January 4, 2017 7:16am

WOW... I am impressed... I entered few things one year, that I thought were really artsy... (they really were) , but not even a note from them... it was then I realized they have a game plan for each future issue and are always looking for something that would enhance that game plan... thus I decided it was a waste of time to be entering... such a long shot to hit the nail on the head... That said, I DO have that issue, thanks to Sharron's, comment... I bought it to look at her pages... will have to look you up! and of course I know others who are often in it, and also on this site...


Although I do have writing skills, I have always considered myself an Artist and for a few years was listed on my tax return as an Artisan... I used to make little dolls for doll houses out of clay, and many other things for the world of Miniatures... and majored in art in HS.... once upon a time I aspired to be a dress designer, and almost won a huge scholarship... of course almost does not count... Congrats... really happy news!!!!
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faerywings

The Loopy-O

Registered: August 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 41,233
Wed January 4, 2017 7:25am

Your journaling ROCKS!!! Such a witty way of doing it, and I am so impressed by your writing and art talent!

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marnie333


Registered: September 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13,843
Wed January 4, 2017 7:34am

So excited for you! Delightful article/journaling...filled with many multi-syllabic words! I truly think of both art and writing as creative arts, not at all mutually exclusive...glad you discovered it to be true for you! BRAVA, Christy!

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beckturn


Registered: December 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 6,401
Wed January 4, 2017 8:28am

Congratulations! I envy you. I definitely do not have a way with words. I've loved crafting all my life, but never considered it art, until joining Oscraps. I've learned so much and have been thrilled to earn a few Standing O's, so I know how fantastic it must feel to be published.
Love the title you gave your page!
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zwyck


Registered: December 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 11,165
Wed January 4, 2017 9:00am

Congratulations! Love the journaling!

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seniorgal


Registered: January 2007
Location: near Boston
Posts: 2,812
Wed January 4, 2017 9:52am

How impressive! Love how you documented this!

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taxed4ever

Crazy about the "O"

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 20,642
Wed January 4, 2017 10:25am

You are an amazing artist and I adore your journaling!! You truly deserved this wonderful honour of being published!!

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Miki

aA Creative Team Member

Registered: October 2011
Location: Western NY
Posts: 13,531
Wed January 4, 2017 1:46pm

You are an inspiration!

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