And I was a little sad because I have been waiting for some kind of notification.... a yes or a no. I had submitted a tiny doll for the tiny doll challenge. I waited paitiently. It killed me. No e-mail. No returned package. No Dear John letter.
So when I realized the issue with the challenge results had arrived my heart sunk a little. I guess that was my notification. My tiny submission would probably be returned to me shortly. I would have to decide to buck up and remember you get a lot of no's before you get a yes.
But in typical Chris fashion I had to peruse ADQ before I even got out of the car. Yes, its that bad for me....I have no will power.... I have to give it a look over......I mean really, they had me at the cover! That's artist Sherri Debow's art work. All I can say to describe it is wow! The detail, the concept, the color palette- I'm in awe. Plus we're both members of Cloth and Clay Dolls, so not to brag but its almost like we're buddies. Well....ok, that may be a stretch! But whatever- she's fabulous!
So here's the spread on the Tiny Doll challenge. I gave it a glance. And then- another and then I screamed and scared the beJeezus out of the girls in the back seat. Because tucked in real close to the centerfold.....
was Emmaline and Pernella! In print! Me! My work! Someone liked it enough to photograph it and publish it!
And then....I saw this....
and screamed again.....and my girls asked "Mom....can we get out of the car now? You're scaring us."
I called my friends and screamed in their ears. They were happy but deafened. Thankfully, I remembered my manners enough to ask about them and their lives so they still even like me. I had to take the magazine with me when we went to swim lessons at the Y. I used the bike whatchamacallit machine so that I could read the magazine while pretending to exercise. My knees are killing me because I was on it for 1/2 an hour and that's a mean thing to do to out-of shape knee caps! Don't worry- I wasn't feeling any pain I was too busy petting my ego!