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September Artist's Magazine!

When Maureen Bloomfield contacted me about the 25th anniversary of The Artist's Magazine and asked if they could feature our long association, I was delighted to say yes!  The magazine came this week, and it's lovely.  (You can click on the image for a larger, non-fuzzy version--or better yet, buy the magazine!)

For many years I wrote a column in every issue of the magazine, first taking over the Young at Art column originally written by another artist and then doing their Brushing Up column for some years after a redesign on the magazine.  I still do a few articles for them from time to time!  ( I was a contributing editor of that magazine and also of Watercolor Magic, now Watercolor Artist, since that magazine's beginnings.)

It was a delightful experience and I got to work with some of the best in the business.  I still miss original editor Mike Ward, Greg Albert and others!

I can't believe this all began so long ago...I worked with them regularly for almost 12 years!  (Yes, of course I miss that, too!)

My North Light books grew out of this wonderful association, and I'm proud to be able to list this on my resume.

Thank you, Maureen, and thank you Artist's Magazine!


WOW! How very, very cool! Congratulations!
Thanks, girl! It WAS nice...
what a nice memory and experience!
It is indeed, wouldn't have missed it for the world! (It's good discipline, too, to have a regular deadline...)


Congratulations! Wonderful memories and fantastic work--jobs well done! :):)
Always, Rita
Thank you, Rita!
aha! an excuse to hit barnes and noble tomorrow! (and i remember when you had the column in "country living", too!)

i love knowing a working artist who makes a living at it! (emphasis on "working", here--i know you bust yer butt doing it!) it gives me hope for the next bunch, mine included, who aspire to do just that. yeah. hope! and tangible evidence that it can be done makes it even better.

talent--and persistence--will out!
Hi girl! Hey, glad to give you an excuse...

And yep, it was nice having those two steady sources of income!

You're right, I work a lot harder these days for considerably less money, but then that's true of a lot of us, isn't it?? Nonetheless, it CAN be done! I prefer being self-employed, by a long shot...(of course a vacation or benefits wouldn't hurt my feelings any, but the benefits of keeping my own hours and setting my own schedule pretty much rock!)

My dad always told me I could do anything I wanted in life that I was willing to work hard enough to achieve. He was right, as are you--it IS hard work, but I love it.