Art at the Speed of Life

Finally my wait is over. I just received my copy of Cloth, Paper, Scissors today, and there is my article! This is a dream come true. When I decided not to continue teaching art at a small private school, I searched inside myself to find answers as to which direction I wanted to go with my artistic life. I have always been involved with art, I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t creating in some form or other, but now I wanted to set some goals. It was time. It is a scary thing to put yourself, your art, ‘out there’. It’s personal in a way that some may not understand. And there is the fear of rejection. I tasted it with my first two submissions. Then I got serious. If I really wanted to make this happen, I needed to keep forging ahead. So I did, and I have had several things published. I can’t describe the feeling of seeing your work in print. I know many of you already know this feeling. It validates all those trips to Hobby Lobby and Michael’s, well maybe not ALL of the trips, but some certainly! It also makes you want to try harder, do more, go places you haven’t gone before. We are often our own worst enemies. We tell ourselves we can’t do something more often than others do, by far. There is one certainty, if we don’t try, we can’t succeed.

July 3rd this issue of CPS hits the new stands. I look at it with a feeling of great satisfaction that I did not give up. I did something I didn’t think I could do. I stepped outside of my comfort zone. If you have a chance to see my article, please read it with this in mind. It comes from my heart, it is something I wanted to share. I hope I have more opportunity for this kind of challenge. I loved every minute of the experience, even the scary parts! At 43, I am growing and changing. Who would have thought? This is a sneak peak at the first two pages of my six paged article, you will have to pick up a copy to see the rest:-)

warm wishes,
P.S. They even published my mom’s crock-pot roast recipe on their website! Thanks Mom!!

32 responses

  1. Thank you Count Your Blessings:-) I appreciate the feedback and you taking time to visit my blog.

  2. Wow! When I received my copy of CPS yours was the article I read right away and studied the pictures lengthily! You are an inspiration!

  3. Note: The white gel pen I used for the work in my article is my favorite one. It’s from Stampin’ Up! and writes better than any other I’ve used:-)

  4. Dear Pam, Just got CPS and read your article. Congratulations! I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to try your techniques. It’s my dream, too, to be published in a magazine someday.I was wondering: where did you get that white gel pen that works so well? Mine has been rather crappy so far. LOL Thanks!!!Hugs from SandraSee my work at:

  5. Pam,Just found your site after reading the article and giving the technique a try. I didn’t have everything the article called for, but improvised. I love the way my backgrounds turned out. Thanks for sharing with us.-Michelle

  6. just got my copy and have it open to your article right this minute! Congratulations!! The article is applicable to my life, that’s for sure!

  7. YAY!!! So happy for you, will have to look for the new issue now. We were just at Barnes over the weekend but the new one wasn’t out or there weren’t any left. Congratulations hun, so proud of you!! Hope it turns out to be a long relationship, would love to see more. :)Brightest blessings,Ria :)aka

  8. look at you go!! You are on a publishing roll these dayz 😉 Congratulations!! your work is so wonderful & inspirational love it!xo ~Izabella(from ZNE)

  9. congratulations on getting published in CPS (my copy hasnt arrived yet in the UK) but am looking forward to reading your piece. I try and live by the statement ..if you dont try you will never know what you can do..(I often surprise myself)..keep giving us inspirational work

  10. Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring post, and heartfelt congratulations for forging ahead in your beautiful way. I can’t wait to receive my copy of CPS!!!Lovely to discover your art and your blog.

  11. My copy of CPS finally arrived. I’ll be reading your article tonight. Congratulations. At a glance it is wonderful.

  12. Hi, Pam! I received my magazine yesterday and read and re-read your article. Excellent work! Good for you!I also received the pieces I purchased from your Etsy shop. Great workmanship.So glad we found each other through the blogosphere. Continued success to you. Bravo!

  13. Pam your article looks great – you deserve to be very proud!!I’m so glad that you did decide to put your art “out there”. I have given you an award on my blog if you would like to take a look – that’s OK.I love your work and it inspires me to carry on pushing myself to improve!Angie

  14. Congratulations, Pam!!! I saw your post on ZNE last night and knew I had seen my issue of CPS in a big pile of mail (it had just been delivered after being held at he PO while we were on vacation). I read your article before going to sleep last night and it was fabulous. It is exactly the thing I need to try. I tend to be a “work from start to finish” type gal and have been in a huge slump lately because I haven’t had time (too much life getting in the way). Your article has inspired me. Thanks!

  15. Pam,How wonderful!!! I cannot wait to get this issue. Your work is totally gorgeous. I’ve marked your blog as a fav, and am sooo happy I checked out the mixed media thread today! It is trully the place I was meant to be.blessings to you,starrydeborah

  16. This is a heart warming post Pam, written from your heart. Reading what you have said here is an inspiration for me at a time when I’m wondering if I’ve got it, can I do it. I thank you for that and I can’t wait to see the magazine on the stands so I can purchase one!!And I agree with what you said to Kathy about Gail Schmidt. She is an incredible artist, her digital work is amazing and she’s one of the most wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting!

  17. Oh Pam what a beautiful piece, your art has always touched me with it’s tenderness and honesty.You have your wings and the sky is the limit. I’m so fortunate to call you friend. Now I have to get out and find a copy for myself.HugsBernice

  18. Congrats, Pam! Your work is beautiful and really deserves the attention it’s getting.You once wrote, “They can’t say yes if you don’t submit.” I think about that all the time and it gives me courage. I submitted an idea to CPS, which decided didn’t fit into their upcoming plan, but I wasn’t even upset. I thought “At least I submitted something, that’s the important part!”I can’t wait until my issue gets here!When get around to updating my blog again, I’ll also share your great news!

  19. Congratulations – your work is inspiring and I can’t wait to get the next issue of CPS!patti

  20. That is so wonderful for you! I can only dream of one day being published! I hope my issue comes soon! I saw your PIF on Zine and wondered if you had unloaded the items? If not, I am interested in a trade or a PIF in kind.

  21. Oh! Pam what a beautiful page and the art work is divine as per usual. That face of the woman with her hood is gorgeous. So very different. You will be asked to teach i think very soon in some wonderful retreats. Now that is an honor you really do deserve. Thank you for the sneak preview its going to be my favorite CPS ever. hugs Michelle

  22. This is just fabulous Pam, I am so happy that all these great things are happening for you. You are a kind and generous soul, and a wonderfully talented artist!Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us and for being our cheerleader too as we go down our own artistic road!You better create away because your shop is going to be hopping even more once this hits the stands!!

  23. Share away Kathy! Thank you so much for your friendship and kind words:-) Yes, Gail Schmidt did my postcard that looks like my business card and I had it printed with others using my artwork on Vista. Great place! Gail is a wonderful artist and awesome with her computer. hugs,Pam

  24. I know a celeb!!!!!!!!!!!!Can I share this on my blog too?Enjoy this Pam, you so deserve it. And thanks for sharing your business card source…I love them. Did she also do your postcards you were kind enough to spoil me with?~xx~Kathy

Leave a Reply to starrynightimpressions Cancel reply

%d bloggers like this: