Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I have some amazing news to announce and I'm so excited! Let me tell you the back story first. About a month ago I wrote an article for a new artist's magazine called Featuring. I was so happy to be able to both write and publish my artwork in an amazing magazine. When the first issue came out I blogged, Tweeted and Facebooked my enthusiasm for Featuring. I just thought the first issue was that good. I told the truth and yelled from the mountain top that every artist should order this new mag, you'd love it.

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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  1. in the short amount of time I have been following you and drooling over all the artwork I know this is a perfect position for you. Not sure if you are a believer or not, from your story I can see the Lord's work in orchestrating this new employment. Congratulations and the best of luck!

  2. There aren't many people who are able to say their hobby is their work is their hobby :0) Lucky lucky you! Congratulations!!

  3. I'm so happy for you...
    See, you were held for a time such as this....

    blessings my friend,

  4. OMgosh! i knew it! It was only a matter of time before they snapped you up as one of their feature writers!!!! Way to go Jenn!!! doing the happy dance for you!!! :D

  5. WOW!! Congratulations! I can see you jumping up and down all the way from Ontario :). Enjoy your new position and the increased creativity it is sure to bring.
    Stay inspired!

  6. I am sooooooo proud and excited for you... OMG you will be perfect and fantastic and I think every they are lucky to have you my friend.... doing a happy dance down here ...xx

  7. Yay! I love your blog post, so sweet. Also I'm very excited that you will be a part of our team!!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!:) I know you will be fabulous in this role. Just love your Bio. In the short time I have known you, I have found you so friendly and helpful. Your blogs are so interesting and funny, can't wait to see what you do with Featuring.
    I'm so excited for you.
    Von :)

  9. Awesome and congratulations!!!!! This is an exciting challenge for you and they are so lucky to have you! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  10. Way TO go Jennifer! Wooot Woot! *Waves pom poms* That's AWESEOMESAUCE news!!! You totally deserve it. YES!

  11. Congratulations! How absolutely wonderful news! My copy of the magazine arrived when I was away on holiday, and I haven't had time yet to really read it, but I had a quick look through, and it's looking so good! I'm going to cuddle up on the sofa at the weekend and read it from cover to cover.

  12. Yay...fabulous Jennifer! Wow... Many heartfelt congratulations to you..you are shining and glowiing off the page..i can feel your joy! I am thrilled for you and all you have created and accomplished! Shine on and keep shining..you are beautiful talented and inspiring!Yay!

  13. Sounds like your wishes are all coming true Jen! What wonderful news, congratulations and well-deserved :)

  14. So very happy for you!! Congratulations! Well deserved, I might add. :):)

  15. Woo hoo!! That's fabulous news Jenn! Huge congratulations and very well deserved. I'm really excited for you! x

  16. Isn't it great how you work and play hard and before you know it you end up where you want to be? Congrats and I can't wait to see where it all takes you...

  17. Congrats!!! ;) I have received my copy of Featuring last month! We needed a magazine like that!!

  18. What a great opportunity for you. Congratulations! I'll check the links.

    Darla (in CA)

  19. I Can't think of anyone who deserves it more! A Dream come true, you actually get to do what you LOVE!!

    You know you have all our good wishes and support.. YOU GO GIRL!!

    Kim from IA
    Doing a little happy dance for you!!!

  20. Wow Jenn, how fantastic! Congratulations ;D
    I'm so thrilled and excited for you but then you deserve it. You have a brilliant writing style, so creative and talented that I know you'll be a huge success in your new role.
    Well Done and Good Luck :D

  21. Congratulations Jenn ...You are lucky to have met this moment in your life where you can truly work to uplift your 'passion' and be happy at heart...all the very best in the days ahead!


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