Sunday, October 27, 2013

October Surprises

 Do you like surprises?
This was a semi-surprise... an article I wrote on my paper boat ornaments appear in the November/December issue of Somerset Studios!!  Found out unexpectedly on Friday at the bookstore, so worth the decision to stop by and see if the newest issues were out.  Pretty sure I walked around with a crazy grin on my face the rest of the day.  

I have a glass of wine and the issue waiting for me after the kiddos are in bed, it will be my weekend indulgence.  There are so many wonderful artists in this issue, some of my absolute favorites like Cay Kerr, Debrina Pratt & Robin Dudley-Howes.  I am so honored to be sharing pages with these women.  Lastly I have to shout out to Tina because without your sneaky, generous, & selfless ways I wouldn't have attempted this. 

On a side note I have to share that Bob's grandmother turned 100 years old on Friday. She is still very much in her right mind and though she has become more frail these last few years, she still manages to live in her own apartment with assistance from my sister-in-law.  We celebrated yesterday and got to see some extended family members for the first time in 10 years.

Just for fun Robert wanted to see how many people live to be 100.  We learned that out of the 7+ billion people on the planet there are 316,000+ who are a hundred.  That's 1 in 22,000.  Of those 22,000 only 22 will live to be 110 or a super-centenarian.  Will she be one?  She had an aunt who lived to be 105...I'm thinking her chances are pretty good!


Shona Erlenborn said...

Congrats. on the publication. I used to get that magazine, but the projects seemed so artsy!! But I love those little boats!

Dorthe said...

Dear Angie,
You know already that I have the mag, and have seen your gorgeous little boats, and the wonderful artickle about them and you. CONGRATULATIONS once again, and with your husbonds grandmother, too- that is fantastic to turn 100, and still be able to live allone.
Hugs, Dorthe

Hopemore Studio said...

Thank you Shona & Dorthe :-)

Blessings from Cindy said...

I haven't been blog hopping for quite a while & saw your post. Congrats to you on article; that is so exciting! It couldn't happen to anyone sweeter than you! Also your hubby's grandmother turning 100 is quite a milestone. Hugs to you, my friend!

Gina said...

Angie, I loved! your little boats in Somerset mag. I'll have to try a few, thanks for so generously publishing the 'how-to's'. They are precious!

rustymonkeystudio-Tina Schiefer said...

Angie...YOU are was YOUR creativity and generous gifts that I wanted to share with the world!!! Seeing you published and my "Angie Gifts" featured, made my whole day too!!! Someday, I'll have the honor of meeting you in person, we'll play, create, shop, and dine...and I'll get your autograph!!! Congrats, Girl!!! :-)


Loved your boats in the Nov/Dec Somerset Studio issue. Came to your blog hoping to find a template of the canoe shape. Also, you mention using a dowel or bamboo stick to make the mast, but it looks like you used wire. A bit confusing. Do you prefer wire? What gauge do you use? This would be helpful. Thanks.

MixedMediaMaven said...

Congratulations on the article in Somerset. Your pieces are beautiful! Not sure of your geographic location, but if you are in the NE and do workshops, I would love to learn how to make the balloons, they are exquisite! Or, perhaps you would consider doing a webinar? I am sure I am not the only one who would love to learn about your process.


Martha Morowitz

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