Coincidentally, at the same time Artist's In Blogland had asked me to be a Featured Artist on their blog, would I mind answering some interview questions?? WOW, I'm flattered and was totally on it. Since I had just completed the article for Featuring I excitedly admitted that I sure would love to write for the magazine again.
Well, you never know where your words will end up. Marit, Editor-in-Chief and owner of Featuring Magazine was keeping up with all the tweets, Facebook posts, blogging etc. of everyone who had written for the magazine. Unbeknownst to me she was also tracking ME. Just last week Marit emailed me, telling me she was thrilled with my enthusiasm about the magazine and she liked my writing style. She then shocked me by asking me if I wanted to join her team, becoming the Canadian contributing Editor of Featuring. HOLY COW!! DID I?!?? Yes, YES I WOULD!!!!!!!!!!!
I had to wait a couple of days for all the background stuff to get done so they could announce my joining the team on the website. I've been happily welcomed by the other team members, Annemarie, Julie, Katie and Marcia. Coincidentally, I already know Marcia as she submits to our challenges at Inspiration Avenue and also played in our recent PostCard swap. Even more strange and coincidental, she ended up being one of the participants who was to send me one of their handmade postcards. Since more than 30 people joined that swap I'm kind of surprised she and I ended up together. Lucky me. :o)
So, now it's official, I'm on the website with my bio and picture as a contributing editor. Here's what you'd see...
So now I'll be interviewing artists, writing articles, brainstorming with the team and keeping my eye out for new and interesting art related happenings. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be darn busy as I learn the ropes and get used to the goings on behind the scenes of an international magazine. Because of that I hope all of you lovely and loyal friends who comment will understand if I comment back a little less. Hopefully after I get this new endeavor under my proverbial belt I'll be able to pick up the other balls I'm putting down for the moment.
To wrap up, this is just the best thing to happen to me and I'm so excited to participate in this strong and talented team. Thank you to all my friends and family who have sent me good wishes and their congratulations. I'm humbled by your love. And last but not least, thank you to Marit for inviting me to join your beautiful magazine. I have to say, it is a spectacular magazine and I encourage all artists to order the first issue, I know you'll love it.
I'll be back with artwork for my Inspiration Avenue challenge this week. (Go participate, the theme is "wishes"). Until then, I'll talk to you later, my bloggy friends!
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