Friday, January 20, 2012

There is good news, I promise!

Hey there!  So I have been a little sickly...or a lot sickly lately.  So I thought- what ever do I blog about?  
The cough that that won't go away and must be like doing a  half dozen sit ups with every hacking outburst?  The fact that I can't go 10' without a box of tissues but I ran out of those and descended to a roll of toilet paper?  The part where I promised to do nothing but rest last night right after I drove through slippery roads and 7 degree temperatures to take one girl to singing lessons and came home to find the other had not showered, wrapped her gift for the sleepover birthday party or even packed her clothes to take with her?  How I tried to make her sleep over clothes easier to carry by putting them in a 'space bag' and sucking out the air with a vacuum but the bag was old and it took me three times to realize I wasn't gaining ground on the problem, meanwhile, said child had fallen fast asleep?  I could go on and on about the indignities of all the weeks past but I won't.  Those who know me understand the ongoing conflict between me, life and my quest for dignity.  Life is winning.

But!  Hold your horses!  There's some light at the end of the tunnel!  Because before the trip for singing lessons and the battle with a space bag I did stop at the mail box to find.....
not ONE, but TWO issues of Art Doll Quarterly.  What does this mean?  Well, its early for one thing.  And that there was two?  Well, put the two clues together and it means that I get an extra issue because I was published in this issue!!!!

I sent in this art doll for the Bottle Doll Challenge.  And they chose to publish it!!!  Now before you get too excited its a rather small picture on the lower corner of a page.  But guess what?  IT COUNTS!!!  I was published for the second time!!!!!!  Yee ha!!!!

Yep, it was a small picture so I am using my photos- wrinkled background and all! 

But you want to know what the really cool thing is?
I belong to Cloth and Clay dolls- you can see the button on the right side of my blog.  Its a group of art doll artists.  Some of us belonged to a a group within Cloth and Clay that decided to answer Art Doll Quarterly's Challenge to create and art doll.  I count 8 that were published with the addition of one who was asked to do an article about her piece.  

I would love, love, to scan and share with you all of those photos but my pc that works with my scanner is in the hospital having a very nasty virus removed.  Now, why can't I have that done???  

So that's all for now, hope you guys are all well.  I'm working on a small commissioned piece that came about because of Art Prize and thinking of all the other art doll pieces I can submit to Headless Amy and my version of Sara Crewe for the Story Book Character Challenge.  What's going on in your world?


  1. That's awesome, Chris!! You deserve it...your dolls are so creative and unique, and you're a great person! Wishing you continued inspiration and much success from this stepping stone :)

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Congratulations...really exciting. Get better soon...I'm coming down with a cold...will be reduced to the toilet roll soon too... :)

  3. Sorry you haven't been feeling well and all the life stuff, too. Sometimes it can be like that. :(

    But, Congratulations on your second publication! That must have been quite the day brightener! :)

  4. So, so awesome!!! I have to renew my subscript to ADQ and start submitting some pieces. I'm terrible about NOT doing things like that. I love your bottle doll that they featured and congrats to your
    C and C group too!

    Hope you feel better soon!


  5. Wow, congratulations!! Great news.

    Hope you feel better soon. Just think of those strong stomach muscles you are forming!

  6. You rock. Snot and bad kids included, you just rock. And I love the doll from the published photo. Hope you are feeling more Chris-like soon!

  7. I just received my issue on saturday- how exciting Chris!!! Congrats!!!!!!


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