#93: Be featured in some sort of printed material: Since I opened my Etsy Shop, it has been a goal of mine to have one of my handmade products published in a printed piece. I didn't know how I was going to make that happen, but I knew it wouldn't be easy.
One evening during the Christmas madness I got an e-mail from an editor at Australia's Home Beautiful Magazine asking me if it would be alright for them to feature one of my hand painted plaques in their February issue. They were going to run a segment about decorating a child's bedroom and my plaques fit the bill! Alright?! Of course it was alright! It was marvelous! I didn't really believe the e-mail at first.. I thought it was some sort of joke- too good to be true, but it was real.
This is the February 2011 issue of Home Beautiful Magazine. My piece is the oval plaque featuring a little girl with balloons. I was so excited to get a real hard copy of the issue in the mail! This was definitely a little dream come true. I think this feature was a combination of working really hard and luck. I mean, out of all the amazing artists on Etsy the editors found my plaque? Maybe I should play the lottery?
Oh and I just thought that picture of Boo was too funny not to post. The sun was in his eyes and he looks kind of annoyed that I was bothering him with a camera.. again.