I was excited to see a Stampers Sampler Catch Up Issue on my front porch the other day. Apparently, something I had submitted was published. Naturally, I leafed through the magazine to see what might be in there. Funny, though, after going through each page, I still couldn’t find my artwork. Hmmm. It must be in there somewhere, I thought. So, this time I didn’t look at the pictures (so many wonderful ideas from artists around the world) but focused on the names with the directions. Eureka! I found one of my Library Pocket Cards (tied with a shoelace that I painted with watercolor crayons and Lumiere paints) on Page 37. It had been a couple of years since I sent that in, and I didn’t even recognize my own artwork the first time through the magazine.
Then, like all compulsive people, I read the directions (even though I already knew how to make the card) and what do you think? Well, it was talking about turquoise and I was looking at a picture of a red card. Hmmm, again. I remembered I had sent in two versions of the Library Pocket project, one in blues and one in reds. Oops, guess the directions got mixed up. No problem, just substitute red for blue and you’ll get the idea. Anyway, I am still pretty excited. Here’s a photo of one that is similar to the card published, because they haven’t returned my artwork yet.