Thursday, December 07, 2006

OMGoodness I AM BLESSED!!!!!


Tonight when I finally got to my computer I found 40 emails (nothing new for most of you) but........at the very top of the list I saw 2 from Rebecca Ittner at Legacy Magazine (soon to be Somerset/Memories). Anyway.....she had asked me to send the altered books I was working on for my grandsons....which I did about a month ago! WELL, she said they are going to run two articles featuring my babies. The first will be HUNTER and he will be on the cover......and....since they want to run many of the pages of his book they decided to run the other twin, CHASE, in the next issue. HUNTER will be featured on the cover of the April/May issue and Chase will be featured in the June/July issue!!! OMG.....I can not even start to believe how BLESSED I am:) I must mention at this point that I officially told my principal that I was retiring just yesterday! My hope has been all along that I could retire to do my art and pursue that phase of my being while spending more time with my grandchildren. I am in SHOCK! This is going to take awhile to sink in.......please pardon my tooting of my own horn, but I am thrilled out of my gourd:):):) To the left you will find the covers of their books I ran sometime ago. These were large collages that I gave to their mommy and daddy to hang in their room. Posted by Picasa

22 comments:

One Crabapple said...

Toot TOOT

HONK HONK !!!

WoooHOOOOOO !

Champagne anyone ?

oh Linda this is wonderful news.

I can't believe you have any doubts as to the world being WIDE OPEN to your wonderful art.

There are so many avenues ahead. I know it !

I know you are going to be a star - well jeepers you already ARE !

Isn't this such an awesome "Legacy" to leave behind with the baby books too ? just think when they are old enough to go thru thier books and you tell them how your artwork of them was published. This will be so special to them too.

I am EcSTATIC for you . Truly truly truly !
Always and forever Your Fan
Love, S

One Crabapple said...

I bet you can't sit still ! you must be in a fog and walking around slap happy !

Super News !

xxo-S.

Denise S. said...

I'm cheering for you and your grandbabies.
What an honor to have your art picked to grace not 1 but 2 major art covers.
Has any one pinched you since you got the news?

Congratulations!!!!

lindaharre said...

Sandy......You are so cute! Thanks for always being one of my biggest supporters! When I see that you have left a message I always know that it will leave a smile on my face.....you could be doing this as well. Don't make me come over there and do it for you!!!!!!!!!!

lindaharre said...

Denise......I tried to write you back on your blog.....but....guess what....no blog! Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate each and every word! When are you going to get your blog going?????

Vintage Collage & Quilts said...

Toot away! How exciting is that! You are the cover queen! Congrats.

Jill said...

Oh my Gosh! Toot away girl!!!!!
Let me toot, too!
Wow!
You are so talented!
I think it is we who get to enjoy your beautiful work who are blessed!!!!!
Congratulations!
On the magazines and the retirement!
You Go Girl!

zUzU said...

Oh Linda! =^..^=

Sandy sent me over ... go TOOT sweet said she! Fast! You MUST see!

She was ... IS so right!

This is truly exciting news! And BOTH covers! WOW! Has anything like this ever been done before? I bet not!

Timing is everything ... and I believe we have a large hand in it.
Leaving your current work to follow your heART into what you are destined to do is exactly what is meant to be ...

(Those two little muse's of yours have started something big now, haven't they?!)

I can hardly wait to watch more of your adventure unfold.

A favorite quote of mine is brought to mind:

"The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occured. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meeting and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way." -- w.h. murray

Now ... If we could just convince Miss S to send her work in too .::sigh::. I just have a feeling about her art ... and seeing your note on the comments, I think you understand.

You are a shining example of listening to your heart!!

How wonderful is this to be happening for you?!!!!
Congratulations!

=^..^= zU

ramona said...

you well deserve this blessing with all the great things you do! congratulations

Shari Beaubien said...

Congratulations, Linda! You absolutely, hands-down, DESERVE to be on the cover! These collages are precious! Hugs, Shari

Laura said...

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!! That is the BEST NEWS!!!!! As you know, I adore your art and those books about the twins are so magically wonderful!!! I am telling you (again) that I would love to see you do a book about your art!!! You are so inspiring! Such a wonderful person! And now you are going to retire and do art and grandchildren full-time!!! That is so wonderful!!!! My stomach is all jumpy cause I am so excited for you!!!! Wahhooooooooooo!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait! I have been enjoying your blog and beautiful work. I sit here almost every morning with my jaw dropped to the floor! You are AMAZING! Can't wait to see more of your art in print.
You are an inspiration.
Congratulations!
missy j

Joan said...

Congratulations, Linda! It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person! (I'm going to have to subscribe to Legacy now!) As a live-in grandmother to two little girls, I can envision how wonderful your retirement will be for you...

Babsarella said...

CONGRATS to you!!! What FANTASTIC NEWS!!! I am looking forward to seeing both editions and all your wonderful artwork!!!

Beth said...

Linda.....TOOT, TOOT away. I'm so thrilled for you and I think this is the most wonderful news any person could ever get. You have been blessed and now with your retirement, you'll be able to WOW all of us even more. I'll be the first at Barnes to pick up any book that you make....I'm just so thrilled for you.
I sure hope when all the girls and myself get to St. Louis (soon) we can meet up with you !!!!

JUST ME said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU THAT I AM JUMPING UP AN DOWN WITH GLEE!!!!!

YOU GO LINDA!!!!!

Mary Timme said...

This is so great!!!!!! Congrats and all of that!!! How super is that for a Christmas Blessing!!!!
Yippee!

Artist in Progress said...

That is just wonderful, Linda. I will be looking for the issue when it comes out. You are blessed, 2x and more. Carol M

Ulla said...

OH LINDA HOW FABULOUS!!! I THINK THE BOOKS ON THE TWINS ARE MY FAVORITES THAT YOU HAVE DONE, THEY ARE SO PERSONAL AND ARTISTIC!!!

ArtsyMama said...

HUGE congrats! This is amazing:)

One Crabapple said...

sighhh

I am looking at these again....so wonderful. So interesting to look at

I just look and look and look !

Carol said...

FABULOUS NEWS FOR YOU LINDA AND I'M VERY HAPPY FOR YOU! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D