Wednesday, January 7, 2015


It's been a while since I've blogged.  I had the dreaded flu.  It put a real damper on my Christmas Day celebration as well as my vacation that I spent in bed instead visiting the Art House where I had planned to learn more about painting with watercolors.  I am back and healthy now and happy to be in blog-land again.

I'm celebrating and hope you'll join me.  Art Journal Kickstarter has been published and is shipping.  I have an art journal page in this is the book.  I still can't believe I've been published.  
My page in Art Journal Kickstarter


Are you thinking... "this will never happen to me?"  I thought the same thing. Then I decided to take a chance.  I sent my artwork to a publisher. I stuck my neck out and guess what someone liked my work enough to include it in a book. 

I've sent it to other publications and was told my work wasn't what they were looking for. That's OK too.  I am just going to keep creating what makes me happy.  If others like it that's great.  The creating is for me and I hope you create for you. Other people liking my work is icing on the cake.

I'm also celebrating that I've had almost 30,000 view on my blog.  It boggles my mind that so many people have read my blog and viewed my art work.  I am honored and humbled that you take time to look at my art work. Thank you so much.

I'm having a Give Away to celebrate all the great things that are happening to me in blog-land. I'll be giving away a Mr. Huey Stencil and I'll also add a mixed media surprise too.     

How to enter this Give Away.....

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Leave a comment on this post section below with your name in it.

Share on Facebook if you have a Facebook account.  

The winner will be announced on January 24th. 

I am too busy looking cute to have time to pick a winner.
Boo will have to pick it herself.
I'll pick a random name.  I wish I could tell you that Scooter will pick the name but I don't think he'll be up for the task like Mushu was over at Tracey Flectcher King's blog  when she had her give away. Check it out.  Mushu is very clever.  

Remember to check back on January 24 to see who the won!

Link to:  Art Journal Kickstarter, Art Journal Everyday, Tracey Fletcher King , Paint Party Friday 




  1. Many congratulations Boo :D I remember when you got notified of the publication, and now it's here - already! I'm so glad to hear that you are all better now and creating again. 30000 views! Wow, that's fabulous! :D
    I bet Scooter would be able to pick a random winner with the right incentive, lol. He's so cute there on the back of the chair. A right poser :o))

  2. Many congratulations, Boo. Your spread looks amazing!
    Blessings, Susan Carol

    1. Thank you, Susan Carol. I appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  3. I am so proud of your being published, Boo! You indeed should be noticed...your work is fresh and all you! It is a bummer to take time off and be sick nearly the entire vacation...happened to me, too! Glad you are well. I am just back at work today for the first time since Dec. 23.

  4. How awesome. So proud of you. Keep it up! Judy Thomas

  5. So very proud of you, Boo. 30,000 views is just the start, you are on a great path! Deb Bonogofsky

  6. Congratulations dear Boo. So very proud of you! Sharing on FB too. Cheers Joanna

    1. Thanks Joanna. I'm so excited for all of us. Thanks for stopping by

  7. (Ok Let's try this again.) Boo, I am so proud of you for being published. It's no wonder that they chose to publish your page, it is absolutely fabulous, and my favorite color!!! I am so excited to see that you are doing the giveaway of the Mister Huey stencil. It reminds me of the bars on my husband's Marine Corp uniform. I am happy dancing around the room with my fingers and toes crossed for luck. Once again, congratulations Boo, I am so proud of you! Hugs, Pamikins (Pam Robinson)

  8. congratulations Boo! that's, its the giveaway! it's be great to have something new to play with in my studio. stay warm and creative!

  9. Congratulations, Boo! That's really awesome! Love the spread you made, no wonder they picked it for publishing!! :-D Well done, girl!
    Scooter is super cute. Nice view ... looks quite countryside-y :)
    Here's to a Happy New Year and lots and lot of fun creating hours!

  10. That is so awesome, Boo! I think you are so brave to submit your work, and so glad that your bravery was rewarded! (I think I would like to be brave also!) I love that page so much! I still have my joker napkin and am waiting for the perfect idea to hit so that I can use him! I laughed when I read Tracy's story about Mushu picking the winner...if I tried to do that with Fusco, he would just eat the papers along with the biscuits! Scoots is so cute!

  11. Again congratulations on being published. I am going to get this book as soon as i can. I love the spread you did in the book. Good luck with book sales.

    Thanks for being involved with my
    Let's Sketch FB Group You are a great addition. I think there are so many of us that are involved in various types of art and see some cool crossovers between genres.

    Looking forward to checking out all of your work here.

  12. Congratulations on being published... A wonderful achievement... And thanks for the link to the draw and glad you enjoyed it... Scoote is such a cutie, he would do an awesome draw given the chance I think... Xx

  13. Congratulations Boo .... so exciting, your creation certainly deserved recognition ... I so love this joker too! I must check out Michaels tomorrow and see whether they have this book available there. WTG!!!! Rose Dunn - M3

  14. How exciting to be published!
    You have every right to be proud. Glad you are feeling better.

  15. signed up and shared, great giveaway!

    Natosha Miller

  16. Woot!!! you deserve to be published you art is great!! love and hugs my friend. (don't include me in the contest) just wanted to stop by and say Hi!!!