Sunday, March 20, 2011

Did I mention I was published!!

I just cannot tell you how excited I was when I received an e-mail a while back from Jana Holstein of Somerset Digital Studio to tell me that they would be adding one of my pieces of artwork to the Spring issue.  To say that I was over the moon was an understatement and it was all thanks to the encouragement of Dawn over at The Feathered Nest.  Dawn is such an inspiration to so many people, she always takes the time out of her busy life to send a personal message of love, and is like the guardian angel of blogland!  She wrote to me over a year ago and suggested that I try submitting some of my digital work to Somerset.  I was very hesitant at first as I always felt that I was not 'good enough' as I was self taught and knew nothing about PSI and layer masks (still don't actually!).  But then I decided 'why not?'  What's the worst that can happen?  And look what did happen!!!  See, anything is possible, you just need a bit of a prod, belief in yourself and the guidance of an angel in disguise!  So thank you Dawn and thank you Somerset for making one of my dreams come true!

And on another note...
We, at last, had a beautiful day here in northern Va.  It was chilly but sunny for the first day of Spring.  I managed to clean all of my flower beds, put on new topsoil and wood chips and start my herb garden.  I hope you all had a Sunday as wonderful as mine!  Happy week ahead! 




  1. Congratulations...and well-deserved!

    We're a few weeks behind you in the spring department. Can't wait!


  2. Thanks so much for your lovely comment at our blog!
    Also, congrats on your success--well deserved, we feel.

  3. WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO Awesome Anji, I am over the moon thrilled for you. I know nothing about digital, a bit over my head I'm afraid,I have always Loved your header. I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your art published!!
    Hugs Lynn

  4. Congratulations Anji!!!So very well deserved and I'm so happy for you.Have a wonderful start of the week.

  5. Sending out an Oklahoma ya-hoo!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! I am so thrilled for you!!

  6. Anji,
    That's fabulous!!! Congratulations!! I actually just picked up that magazine (one of my favorites) and I haven't even had a chance to look at it yet. I'm so excited that you're in it! Not surprising though ... your work is gorgeous!
    P.S. I wanted to let you know that those banners that I ordered are currently on back order, I'm not sure when they'll be back in stock. I'll let you know when I get them though. Thanks for voting for me today!

  7. Hi Dear Anji
    Congratulations on being published.. so well deserved!! I love your artwork and your imagination.. both beautiful...

    Thanks for stopping by.. and thanks for the sweet comment... Hope you have a fabulous day... ciao xxx Julie

  8. Wow congratulations on being published!!Really like your blog. Glad I found it.

  9. How fabulous xx
    It is lovely to be published and I hope you get published lots more times with your fabulous talentxxxxx
    Glad you have blossoms..sorry you have snowxx

  10. came by from Plush Possum...your art is wonderful! i've signed to follow.Congratulations on being published..such an honor..and well-deserved!

  11. Oh Anji what a hauntingly lovely painting! I adore your style and I am not surprised at all that you have been published.Many, many congratulations. I also wanted to that you so much for such a beautiful message about my blog, I am honoured and touched. I am now going to sit down with a coffee and enjoy looking through the rest of yours! Warmest of wishes - Glenda xxx

  12. Hi dear Anji
    just popped back to thank you for the blog birthday wishes and your truly kind comment... I love those postcard effects too .. I was inspired by the watercolours my mum had/did so many moons ago..

    Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

  13. Congrats on getting published! What a great picture with a strong message.- Cheers!

  14. Oh ow very lovely! Your work is amazing. I am so glad you came by. New follower too! Make sure to introduce yourself the next time at Chartreuse.

  15. Hi - I love your work ! I am your new follower. Can't wait to visit when I have more time. Please stop by and follow me too!~

  16. Anji, I just had to leave another comment and say thank you for cheering my day with your fabulous message!!! You're a sweetie thank you!!! Warmest wishes - Glenda xxx

  17. Congratulations!! You must be so excited!

  18. Hi Anji .. me again!! haha
    Just wanted to say thanks for your lovely comment re my mum's pic.. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your mum.. and you'll be there in time for the big wedding.. hehe

    ciao xxx Julie

  19. Congratulations, Anji. That piece is stunning and they would have been plain silly not to have published it.


  20. Yeah Friend...I'm so PROUD of you, your work has always inspired & amazed me, you are so digitally gifted!!!
    I love the way your crazy brain works & comes up with the backgrounds & names for your projects. You rock digital QUEEN!!!
    Congrats Friend,
    Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend...

  21. Heh Anji! I see I'm a little late to the announcement but C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!! Excellent choice!

  22. Hi Anji,
    I hope you are doing well. I didn't see you at the fair, I hope you had fun though if you went!
    Just wanted to let you know that, after 3 long months of waiting, the London Banners were finally shipped to me! I have some in the shop now, if you're still interested.

  23. Congratulations! Your work is just beautiful!

  24. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my DC subway art dresser. My daughter lives in the DC area. It was her birthday week and that inspiration came...and that was it: a labor of love resulted! ;)

    Belated congratulations on being published!! Your comment brought me over to your blog and gave me opportunity to view some of your AMAZING digital art and painting on those huge drop cloth canvases! I am in awe.

  25. Of course you were published. You are incredibly talented and so deserve it Sweetie! I posted my new post before it was finished and all is explained there Sweet Friend. Love, Jamie

  26. congrats Anji what an honor, but a deserving one.

    Love all that you alter, all that you create.
    Merry Christmas

  27. Thank you so much for your sweet congrats, Anji! Yay, for you, too! It's a great feeling, isn't it? :)

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