1/15/2018

Welcome 2018!



Hello and welcome to my blog 2018! My exciting news is that I am artist-in-residence to Victoria magazine and I am thrilled to bits. You can read more about it here on the magazine's website
Years ago an art editor I worked with used to post copies of Victoria to me and later I subscribed; it then went out of print for a time but is now back in circulation, this time with Hoffman Media. Victoria is a bimonthly women's lifestyle magazine celebrating all that is beautiful in life and promising a return to loveliness - an excellent sentiment wouldn't you agree? Below is one of the pages in the January/February edition featuring one of my prints. You can find this print and much more in my Etsy shop Acornmoon.




The year so far has been cold, grey and miserable and at times it has been difficult to find inspiration. Apart from a few snowy days and some amazing sunsets, I am feeling ready to say goodbye to winter. This time of year is always difficult and I am reminded of personal losses, especially that of my parents and siblings. Enough of that, life moves on and so do I.




In my garden today I found these tiny snowdrops bravely daring the cold January rain. Roll on spring!



                                        

16 comments:

  1. I'll look out for a copy - need some loveliness in my life! Yes it is a grey time of year and there is always another side to the festivities at Christmas ... anyway, Spring is definitely in the air and lots to look forward to.

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    1. The magazine won't be on the news stands in the UK as it is a USA production but you can read it online or subscribe should you wish. x

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  2. Congratulations on being artist in residence Valerie. I have always loved your work and am sure others will too.
    I too am desperate for Spring. This winter, my first without my darling farmer, has been long and hard - I long for the sun on my face.

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    1. I can well imagine just how tough it must be for you Pat. I hope Tess cheers you up and encourages you to get out and about. x

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  3. This sounds like a commission that was meant to be. Do you collaborate with Rebecca McClanahan or devise your own contribution?
    I've just come to the end of my monthly magazine commission, hope you have comfortable lead times.

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    1. Celia, I work in collaboration with the editorial staff. The magazine is bi-monthly so not so pressured.You should send them some of your work, I am sure they would like it, 2019 is just around the corner! x

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  4. Such good news, Val! I have got the magazine and it is charming. I'm ordering as a birthday present for a friend of mine.

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    1. Glad you like it Elizabeth, I hope your friend does too. x

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  5. Congratulations - how exciting!

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    1. Thanks so much Suz, I hope all is well with you.

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  6. Thats SO GREAT...happy for you !!! Congrats !!

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    1. hello my Dear Dutchess, how are things in your world? Thanks for your kind words. x

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  7. Congratulations Valerie--I was so surprised and pleased when I opened my Victoria magazine and found you as their new artist in residence. I've been a regular reader of your blog and art for several years. Well deserved!!!-Anita

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    1. Hello Anita, I am more than a little surprised myself! Thanks for your support.

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  8. Valerie, They couldn't have made a better choice for artist in Residence. You are the best! I used to subscribe to this magazine umpteen years ago. Maybe it's time to renew.

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    1. That is so kind Jeri, I too was a subscriber back in the day!

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