Tuesday, October 25, 2011

artful sharing!

I am so honored to be included in the upcoming issue of Artful Blogging (NOV/DEC/JAN 2012). Like many, I have swooned over and dreamed of contributing to this publication in some way for quite a while now. I probably submitted essays with photographs on three separate occasions. I never gave up (and neither should you, if this is a goal of yours).

In August I received an email asking if I would like to contribute an essay. Yes! I was asked to provide 650-850 words along with high-resolution originals of a list photos they selected from my blog.

Words came easily about how the myriad of friendships I have through blogging help fill some of the void left by my mom, who was my biggest cheerleader and fan, and a sort of "keeper of memory," recording my actions sometimes even better than I did myself.

The first draft I wrote included a list of at least twenty bloggers whom I consider dear although most of us have never met or even spoken on the phone. But the more I edited and tweaked the article, I worried about leaving someone out and decided to keep the two friends most relevant to my essay: Maryjane (aka my FairyBlogMother), who from the very beginning of my blogging experience took me under her wing, and Debi, who continues to amaze me not only with her talent and generosity but her recollection of what is shared.

I am thrilled and honored to be part of this beautiful issue, alongside such talented women as sweet Cassandra, who constantly dazzles me with her dreamy creations.

Lately I haven't had much time for blogging (due in part to writing news that I will be sharing soon) but please know that I continue to cherish blogging and am looking forward to an evening soon where I will sit with a hot cup of tea and luxuriate in blog-hopping!

{And remember, if being in Artful Blogging is on your list of goals or dreams, visit this link for how to submit.}

Warmest thank yous for reading!



Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Once again, I am jumping up and down and being a cheerleader for you! YOU are doing things I have always dreamt about doing. Way to go Elyse! So happy for you!!


hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

good things happen to good people. :) keep up the good karma girl! : )

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Congratulations Elyse! I got my copy and LOVE your article! The pictures are so sweet too! Nothing like blogger friends...like YOU! You have changed my life f o r v e r.

Love you Elyse and thanks from the bottom of my heart! You mean the world to me.


Pamela Bates said...

How wonderful!!! congratulations to you elyse!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you, Elyse! ♥

Everlasting Blooms said...

ahhh! Congratulations! I LOVE reading Artful Blogging I will look for you when the next issue comes out! Thank you for stopping by our blog so I could find you!

Happy Tuesday to you my new friend!

Susan said...

Wow how fun. It looks like a wonderful publication too! Can’t wait to read your article! Congratulations!

casapinka said...

You are so the BOMB! I know people don't really say that anymore but i'm sticking to it for this. Can't wait to get my copy and show everyone that i KNOW THIS PERSON!!!! xoxox

shabbyfufu said...

Congrats to you Elyse! I don't generally buy that magazine but will keep an eye out for that issue with you!


C'est moi Claudette said...

Congratulations from Canada Elyse. How wonderful.
I just lost my mom, so I truly know what it's been like. My blogging friends have been my cheerleaders, and we have met, and I so love them all.
Again congrats.
Love Claudie

luckygirlgifts said...

Oh Elyse,
I am sooooo proud of you.
So is your mom I'm sure!
What an inspiration you are to anyone who has a dream.
I can't wait to buy a copy.
Cari B.

Anonymous said...

congratulations Elyse...great job!!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Congratulations Elyse! I'm so delighted for you. You truly deserve this honor. And I'm so please about all the other folks who might now discover your blog!

Shabby soul said...

Many compliments! Your pages are so nice!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Congrats, Elyse! I can't wait to read your article! I look forward to hearing about your "new" news too! Keep up the inspiring work! :)

Anonymous said...

From the moment you were born, you have been a "treasure." Daddy always said that you were his "bonus." He knew he must have done something very good to have you as a daughter. I am bursting with pride and love for you, dearest Lysie!


NanaDiana said...

Congratulations, AGAIN, Eylse! I am soooo happy for you. The best part about blogging is some of the wonderful friends I have made here...and it would be hard to list a few and not all of them. Wise choice on your part! Blessings-xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

How exciting, what an honor I am so happy for you and can't wait to see what you have coming your way next! I enjoy reading your blog because it is always a fun calm place to visit, sweet colors and crafts...You are so deserving!


Jessica said...

Elyse, that is just wonderful news! Congratulations!!! Although, I am not the least bit surprised - if anyone deserves to be in there, it's you! Can't wait to get my copy!


Scrap for Joy said...

I look forward to picking up a copy of AB when it hits the newsstand and squirrel it away until after my craft shows when I can finally curl up with some (sugar-free) hot chocolate and just enjoy your article!! Congratulations to you...I will raise my hot chocolate cup as a toast!

SLR said...

woo hoo! so looking forward to reading your essay in Artful Blogging...congratulations, again...i can't think of a more deserving, sweet blogger! you were one of the first to follow my blog and let some of your bloggy friends know about my blog, and i am so thankful and happy to have "met" you!

SLR said...

i think i shall give you "a newly sharpened bouquet of pencils".

Jen Kershner said...

I love that...fairy blog mother! Congrats to you! That is one lovely publication! I am so excited for you and even though I miss your blogging I know you are doing what you love!

Claudia said...

Congrats, my friend!


Theresa said...

Congrats to you my talented friend, HUGS!

Amy C said...

WHAHoooooo for YOU
that's awesome
Congratulations Elyse!

Anonymous said...

Elyse so very happy for you! Next thing we will see is you publishing your own magazine!

Blogging has opened the world of friendships in wonderful ways for so many of us- you being one!

bee blessed

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, how fabulous, Elyse! So looking forward to reading your article, dear friend...you absolutely deserve to be in there! Picking up my first issue of "Artful Blogging" and leafing through it's beautifully inspiring pages was just the thing to tip me over the edge and begin my blogging adventure...life will never be the same!

Wishing you the loveliest of days, my friend...enjoy the thrill!

p.s. Cannot WAIT to see what you've been writing...!


Cassandra said...

What a lovely post, and I am so honored you mentioned me! I have not received my issue yet, but I am anxiously waiting. Thank you for the sweet things you said. I always find so much inspiration when I visit your blog! Big congrats! xox

Into Vintage said...

So exciting to read about this evolution of a dream for you. Congrats on all your success!! :-)

Bring Pretty Back said...

CONGRATS! That is so exciting , I couldn't be happier for you!
Have a pretty day!

Heidi said...

I love that publication. Years back when it first came out I used to send pictures, etc., to them. They had a few of mine included! Can't wait to read your article. Congrats on the publication!!
Hugs, Heidi

debi said...

I'm so excited for you Elyse! You so deserve it. Your blog is such a sweet spot in my day, always filled with your sweet tinkered treasures, and wonderful writing.

I can't begin to tell you how very honored I am to be mentioned. You are such an inspiration, and your sweet friendship means the world to me.

Love and hugs, Debi

Cathy said...

Hi Elyse,

I am so happy and thrilled to know that you are being given the chance to experience the wonder and excitement of being able to share your wonderful words and your beautiful blog with all of us in blogland. It's funny how we get attached to our friends. I remember you "tinkered treasures" logo was so cute when I first saw it, I had to add it to my sidebar as one of my very favorites! And there it still sits still twinkling.

I hope that the future news you have to share with us is just as exciting. I have no doubt it will be.

Have a great weekend.

xo Cathy

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

So, so happy for you!

busyascanbe said...

Congrats! I am so excitted for you. What an honor. But you will do great! Your blog is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Silly me. I had no idea that you had to submit your work - I thought they just 'found' people like we do.

Congratulations, once again, Elyse! This is fabulous!!!


koralee said...

Yahoooo for you..I will look for this issue now. Happy weekend my sweet friend.

Suz said...

That is wonderful news. The Somerset magazines are just wonderful and I love when artists can do their own writing about what they do. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Huge congratulations!

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Well that is fabulous, your amazing
creative and stylish blog has inspired me to start my own well done, delighted for you!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! I can't wait till the issue comes out! Twyla

homemade lemonade recipe said...

Congrats. I already read Artful Blogging and look for when the next issue comes out! Thank you for stopping by my sister 's blog so I could find you!

Katie said...

I really enjoyed your article in here. Congrats! And, thanks for the words of encouragement here too...dreams of being published in other publications of theirs. You have beautiful words and photos. All the bet to you.

Diane Mars said...

Well Elyse I have really missed you, hope all is going very well for you. Sounds like you are having a lot of new things happening in your life right now. I sure hope you are getting paid for your time and great inspiration. You deserve it! Hugs from California, Diane

Anna said...

Il tuo blog รจ bellissimo, complimenti!!! Anna

Little Cottage said...

Congratulation !
i like your blog.

Little Cottage.
(french blog shabby)

Unknown said...

Congratulations Elyse, You deserve every happiness, your blog is so creative and I love coming here to visit.

Now I have to run out and get my copy.


Anonymous said...

Elyse! No worries....that's how it is when we get too busy with other creative avenues in our lives. We all make our rounds here in blogland eventually! It will never stop being fun for me...and here I am making my rounds!

I wish to extend to you my hearty congratulations on your accomplishments! You are such a sweet creative person and you deserve it all!

Can't wait to get my hands on my own personal copy of that issue just because you're in it! I love the neutral coloured cover! That's so me!

anyhow...stop by for some cookies, if you're in the mood!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Unknown said...

Hi Elyse, I just wrote a post about your article in Artful Blogging magazine. It will be my weekend post for Pink Saturday. Stop by if you get a moment.

Congratulations again,


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THIS IS SO EXCITING ELYSE!!!!!! What joy it is to make the necessary connections to FLY!!! YEAHHHHHH And I love Karen; she has been the best blogger pal for going on four years for me....HAPPY DAY! Anita

Beverly said...

Elyse, I am so happy for you. Big, big congratulations. I know how excited you are. I was thrilled when Pink Saturday was featured in Artful Blogging.

These good things happening for you are well deserved.

I miss you at Pink Saturdays. And, I use the pretty pins you made me every day. I always think of you with a smile.