Monday, December 19, 2011

Exciting Stuff:)))

Hi Everyone,

Nostalgia on page 36 of the Dec issue!!  So exciting!!!!!
This weekend I got the most exciting package in the mail from France.  I received the newest copy of the best selling French magazine Pratique Des Arts.  And if that wasn't exciting enough my painting "Nostalgia" was on page 36 in the International Portfolio section!!  The editor said it would be in this issue but until you see it in person it just doesn't seem real.  So needless to say I'm over the moon about this!  One of my goals for 2010 was to be in a major publication, I'm not sure I thought this was attainable, but you gotta dream big, right:))  It feels great to receive validation.  Not only that but our blogger buddy Kara Bigda was also in the issue.  That's some kind of special bond:))))) 
"The Night Before Christmas" WIP 9.75" x 9.75" watercolor on paper
I'm also going to give you a sneak peek at my newest painting.  Crystal Cook and I pose a  challenge for each other on a monthly basis and this month it was my turn to choose the theme.  I chose the word "Believe" as our inspiration.  My painting is almost completed but I'm calling it quits for the night so I'll have it posted in the next day or so.  Until then I'm sharing a glimpse:))
"Stacked" Gallery Award at Randy Higbee's 6" Squared show
I also wanted to share that I received a Gallery Award in Randy Higbee's 6"Squared exhibit in Costa Mesa CA, earlier this month!!  Extremely happy, I also have a sale from the show. 

And for a little Christmas cheer here's a picture of my boys with Santa.  This is the first year Steven, my 5 yr old would dare to go near Santa.  And because his brother would go so would Sam.  And let me tell you Steven didn't waste any time spitting out his list, which I will add was a surprise to Mommy so there may have to be another order filled at the North Pole.  Steven also was super concerned about where Santa had parked his Sleigh.  So cute:)

Carrie

22 comments:

  1. Congrats Carrie on getting published. Your work is wonderful and should be validated.
    This latest piece looks interesting and I can't wait for it to be finished.
    One of the things I miss most at this time of year is having little ones to take to see Santa. The photo of the boys and Santa is so cute.
    Wishing you and your family the very best Christmas. Hugs

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  2. Wow Carrie, how exciting! It's all happening for you and so well deserved too! It must be a pretty big thing to find one of your own paintings in a magazine! I am so chuffed for you :0)
    Your 'Night before Christmas' is already clearly going to be a masterpiece. I love it!
    And what a cute picture of your two little chaps! Christmas is SO special when the kiddie-winks are at that age isn't it?
    Happy christmas to you all :0D

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  3. Congratulations Carrie, how exciting and well-deserved!! Merry Christmas! ;-)

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  4. Congrats on so many wonderful things happening for you! Always say that good things happen to good people- you have been working hard and it shows!
    Love the newest painting and glad to get a sneak peek!

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  5. How Cool, congratulations! I am super impressed with your new painting as well. Really love how you paint glass against a dark background. Love it.
    Keep your eye out for my work in the Pratique as well - I just don’t know when I am going to be in it! LOL. Well done you.

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  6. MUCHAS FELICIDADES, CARRIE, es una noticia maravillosa.
    Y FELIZ NAVIDAD

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  7. TRÈS BON! wonderful and exciting...so happy for you!

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  8. Carrie, so wonderful....and so very well deserved!!!!! Congratulations!

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  9. Congrats again on the publication. :) and thanks for the little "shout out." I'm LOVING your new painting. The milk looks divine! Great pic of the kiddos . . . it cracks me up that there were some new things on Steven's list. Keeping you on your toes, eh?! Cute stuff.

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  10. Carrie, Sam and Steven are adorable in their Santa photo. And you!! ... a most hearty congradulations for all your accomplishments this year. I think I should hire you as an art business consultant! :)

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  11. I forgot to say - your "Believe" painting is wonderful!!

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  12. Congratulations, Carrie! All of the accolades are so awesome and so well-deserved! You go, girl! I can't wait to see your current watercolor--it is looking gorgeous already!

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  13. I'm so happy for you! Being published is a great achievement. I admire Kara's work also.

    The new painting looks fabulous, especially that glass of milk. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  14. Oh Carrie !!! I am so happy for you, you deserve it. I will receive Pratique des Arts soon . I look forward to reading it :) Merry Christmas Carrie, to you and all your family. Bises.

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  15. I know I already commented on FB, but this is just so much exciting news!! I am so happy for you! ANd I can't wait to see the new painting!!!! Huzzah for magazine features and Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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  16. Congratulations, Carrie. YOu're work is so wonderful and deserves recognition. Have a wonderful Christmas, I'm sure it's hard with your husband deployed but hopefully your cute boys and good news will make your holiday bright.

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  17. Ma chère Carrie toutes mes félicitations... Le père noël est passé vous voir avant l'heure!!! Vous aviez été drôlement sage dites-moi!... et surtout tellement talentueuse! Bravo encore!
    J'ai hâte de voir la progression de votre travail.
    Gros bisous à vous et à vos bambins!

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  18. A thousand congrats Carrie! Seems like you're having a very merry Christmas - great job. 'Stacked' is amazing.

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  19. Trisha (Albrecht) KnightDecember 20, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Oh my gosh!!!! Carrie!!!!!! This is so awesome! I am so, sooooo excited for you! You are such an amazing artist......and you deserve this so much. Congratulations and Merry Chirstmas to you and your family!! Big hugs :)

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  20. CONGRATULATONS!!! so well deserved! and how exciting it must have been to see your work published. it looks amazing in the snap! i might just have to go online and buy one! and your challenge painting is breathtaking at this stage, i can't wait to see it completed! there's something so mesmerizing in the glass of milk. that hint of pink yellow...i just stared at it for a good long time. and the boys with santa is soooo sweet! happy holidays my friend and congrats on the sale as well!

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  21. Hmmmm where do I START??? Congratulations on the great PR! I'm thrilled for you! And could your boys BE any cuter? I think not. Where DID Santa park, anyway?

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  22. Such a treat to see your work in review! Congratulations on the award and sale and the magazine publication! You do such beautiful work and I'm so glad more people are getting to see it . . . and internationally!

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