To my astonishment, my work will be published in the April 2012 issue of Stampington's Art Journaling Magazine. This article is going to be the first in their new Digital Art Journaling department. What you see above is half of a four-page spread (posted with permission.)
I am astonished because, for the year I've been doing this, I've constantly questioned why. I'm a poet, not an artist. I know many of my (past) regular followers have been frustrated by this unexpected turn of events. Where are the poems?
I'm further astonished that, with all the excellent work out there, mine has been chosen. Luck plays a bigger part in our lives than we sometimes like to admit.
A benefactor submitted these on my behalf. My energy is limited; I can make poems and pictures, or I can submit them, but I can't manage both. (NOTE for anyone interested: I nearly always say yes when asked.)
Amber Demien at Stampington & Co. has been wonderfully patient and supportive through this (rather intimidating) process. That I have some skills in this arena is thanks to classes at BigPictureClasses and JessicaSprague, and I am consistently inspired by Tangie Baxter and her Art Journal Caravan.
It seems to be true: we're never too old to learn something new.
Other pages of mine have also been published on various blogs, including Gallery Standouts, Photo/arts Magazine, Tangie Baxter News, and Explorations in Art Journaling Zine. I've been reticent about posting those, afraid to bore my audience, but I'm going to start posting when this happens, and I have a made flickr set of those pages: