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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Letting My Heart Lead The Way

My life has been topsy turvy the past couple years. Both family and creating have been my sure thing~ they keep the most hectic or difficult days sane and give me even greater joy on the awesome days. I am an Art Geek in my goode work. It's nothing that goes 9-5 on Monday through Friday. It is a part of me and I have learned to fit it in from early morning until the wee hours. Even on holidays, I can be caught doing something wee folk related. I go about my days balancing what I need to do along with what I love to do. Imagine my surprise when Jennifer Jackson of Prims magazine asked if I would like to put my work in the magazine? I have been over-the-moon, bursting! It is my great pleasure to tell you that the new issue will hit the news stands (Barnes & Nobles is my Prim fix of choice) on October 1st ~ A few wee folk grace the pages along with the work of kindred friends and colleagues. 
Some of you have noticed the winds of change in my work. Jacqueline is my latest piece and is showing at the American Holiday Artists Studio this month. Long before I discovered Primitive Dolls, I created with clay. With new clays available and the introduction of armatures, I have found a soft place to land and broaden my love. The difficult part is that right now, there isn't enough of me. I have been struggling to keep up with everything and there is the weight of my big show every January that looms. I have decided that I need to take some time and balance some time for me to not work such long hours. I won't be doing a show in PA this year and I will be making some changes with my goode work ahead. I will continue both my fabric and clay work. I am excited  to start and I think you will be as you follow along beside. 

4 comments:

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Welcome to PRIMS, Stacey!!! I do believe it is the GRANDEST publication around!! :) Hugs, Trudy

Jacque said...

your work is fantastic and deserves publication .. good luck with your path of life.

Tina Eudora said...

I am waiting to get my copy of "Prims" on the 1st! I loved the first issue and it was what led me to try my hand at dollmaking. I am so happy I did! Congratulations on being included in this issue!
Tina xo

Jennifer said...

Hi Stacey,
It sounds like you are busy, but thanks so much for participating the second issue of Prims. I hope to see more of your work. Thanks, Jennifer