Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lots of Exciting News

Hi! For those friends who celebrate it,
I hope your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were extra special.
My family enjoyed it all, but it really got good
when my Mom started to feel better.

Thank you to all who sent prayers and wishes for her.
It made a miraculous difference! Always.
On Christmas Eve, she was moved out of the hospital and
into a wonderful rehab place near me,
 where she can fully recover and get her strength back...


After spending the afternoon with my Mom today,
I picked up my copy of Somerset Studio,
the new January/February 2013 issue that I had
been waiting to read for a week...
and look what I found!

 This is page 17, advertising the January 1st release
of the brand new Art Journaling Magazine...

~and if you look at the peach-tone pages here at the bottom-left,
you'll see my pages & name!
I have to admit that I am super excited
to be published!

I hope you'll pick up a copy after its release on Jan.1st
(or order it directly from
and let me know what you think!


PS. Our friend Mary Freeman from ASplendidAdventure is in it again, too!


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear your Mom is doing better, Kath!! And CONGRATS on being published!xoxo

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am so happy to hear she is on the mend and close to you. I can not wait to see the new issue and your gorgeous work in print!! So happy for you. :)))

Tracy said...

Way to go, Kathy! Congratulations. And so glad to hear your mum is feeling better.

Createology said...

Happy to hear your mom is feeling better. Huge Congratulations on being published. That is quite the accomplishment dear. Blessings with Peace and Joy for all of 2013...

Introverted Art said...

OMG Kathy!!!!!! How exciting... sorry, first, so happy to hear your mom is out of the hospital and doing better. That's got to be scary. But again, so excited about you being published!!!! I am so getting an issue!

Introverted Art said...

It is like you described...well, me. I try not to watch or read the news anymore, want everyone to be happy and get along. I have felt almost responsible for the happiness of those I love...until I realized it is an impossible feat, to make others happy. You are so right when you said we can't change people and learning to let things roll off of me... I am really starting to just change my thought process and let go of the mental chatter.

Dawn Paoletta said...

Fantastic! Congrats!

missy k said...

What good news about your mom...

also well done on being published!!!! I am going to see if I can order a copy right now!!!


Anonymous said...

I love this magazine and have been waiting anxiously for the new issue to come out (I actually checked the bookstore yesterday to see if it was there) .... now I am extra excited because you are in it!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

Shahrul Niza said...

WOW! WOW, congrats my dear Kathy!. I'm getting it soon :). And good to hear your mom is doing better, and be near to you :). Enjoy the holidays! HUGS.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh Kathy, I am so proud of you!!!! Congratulations for getting published, but also for taking that first step in submitting your beautiful work, that's fantastic! And I'm SO glad your mom is feeling better, and close to your home so you can visit her as often as you like, that's wonderful Christmas news! :D Peace be with you and yours darlin. xo.

laundrygirl said...

I'm SO glad to hear the good news about your mom! And of course, I love that you have been acknowledged for your beautiful artwork! Bravo!!!!!

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness. How exciting. I am so happy for you. I always have been a huge fan of your pages.

So glad to hear you Mom is doing better. And I do hope you Had a fabulous Christmas my friend. And I am looking forward to another year of seeing your awesome pages..


Lynn Fisher said...

Holy publication Kathy! I can not wait to see that issue! I'm going out and about tomorrow to see if I can find it.
So glad to hear that your mother is doing better...I'll bet that made Christmas all the better.
Congrats again,

Jenny said...

So wonderful that your Mom is feeling better Kathy... the perfect gift... and I am SO excited for you... can't wait to pick up a copy of Art Journaling and see your work in print...

Jenny ♥

Valerie said...

Oh Kathy, that is so wonderful! Congratulations! Yes, yes, good news: your mom healing and being published in the Art Journaling magazine! I am so happy for you!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I sooooo look forward to holding my new copy
near to my heart:)
bravo friend
and wonderful news about your mom
and how near (such peace in that)
and i send you the biggest hug
I can fit online:)
much love,

Juls said...

Hi Kath

So pleased your mum is out of hospital! and huge congrats on getting published, I will need to look out for that mag!! Hugs Juls

Cat said...

I'm glad your mom is on the mend!!!
Congrats on being published - that's exciting!
And those cookies... look good enough to eat!

Zena said...

Congrats, Kathy. Glad your mom is feeling better xx