Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Focus Artist of the Month


I'm in the Focus! I'm the artist of the month. It's pretty neat to see myself in there, especially because this is the March Strawberry Festival issue. I'll have lots of exposure for sure. I feel there is something I need to do to take advantage of this but not sure what. One of the paintings in the article, the window, is one that I am entering in the Strawberry Festival so I thought that was cool. I took photos of dozens of windows in Italy when Bill and I were there for our 38th wedding anniversary. I told him if he takes me somewhere exciting for our 40th, I would do doors. He wasn't as excited as you might think.


People were coming up to me at the Y this morning with copies in hand and I've received two phone calls from old friends who saw the article.


The woman who wrote the story did a nice job of making sense of part of what I said in over two hours! I am so thankful that everything was handled in a way that I'm not ashamed of, or, better than that; I'm proud of the article.


I will put a bad copy of it on here for now and pick up a clean copy at the Focus that can be reproduced for my blog..and copies for all my friends, my family, neighbors, HCC, Skywriters, Women's Club, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, newsletters, all my old classmates, those on my Christmas card lists, all of our foster children, church friends both here and in North Carolina, my knitting group, my painting group, my NC friends and neighbors, Jeni's friends, Bill's friends, employees, past writing groups, frame one for my studio, other bloggers, book group, friend's who have mentioned me to friend's of theirs, Lexi's kennel and groomers, company that might drop by in the next year, others that I can't even think of right now. But I'll have a copy for them. J

10 comments:

Ann said...

Way cool, Judy! Of course, we'll want to see a copy when next we gather in person. Wahoo!

Peggy said...

Very exciting Judy and I am so glad you were pleased with the article. They will have to do an extra run of the press for all the copies you want. LOL Congratulations!

Diane B said...

Wahoo, Judy. I am thrilled for you, and your paintings look wonderful. I can't wait to see them in real life. I love how excited you are. I am excited, as well as thrilled, for you. I'm happy the article properly honored you.

Victoria said...

So eciting Judy!

Darrell said...

Judy: Good for you! This is like when Freddie was in "I Walk the Line", and I'd feel proud telling people, "He's my cousin". Looking at your beaming smile, and all of your amazing paintings, I say the same thing: "She's my cousin". I am so happy for you. This is what life is all about--forward motion, and bettering yourself in any way you can, and of course, above all else, love. You are a model for us all, in all of these areas,and I mean that. Keep on keepin' on!

Love, Darrell

Lynne said...

Judy, the article truly did honor you I thought. I love your smile and the photos of your art and how Heather told your story. I can hardly wait to see so many of your works in person soon. Proud to call you my friend.

Mary said...

I am just thrilled for you, Judy. About the article AND that you are pleased with the article.

Sue said...

Way to Go!!! It shows in your face!!

Janet said...

Congratulation, Judy. I am proud to say I knew you when....Seriously, it is quite an honor to be the Focus Artist of the Month and one I am sure you deserved.

ROSIDAH said...

Congrats! Your paintings are very beautiful. No wonder you were chosen :).