Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm So Happy!!!!

"Goals are simply tools to focus your energies in positive directions,
these can be changed as your priorities change,
new one added and others dropped."

Do you create lists or goals for yourself? I'm a huge believer in this process. If you don't have anything you are working towards the incentive can be somewhat mundane. Goals make you do (or in my case create/write) with much more decisive intent. One of my goals for 2008 was to create something worthy of being a part of my "Best-est" ... "MOST FAVORITE" magazine! This being "Cloth, Paper, Scissors". This magazine and all the various artists that have inspired me through the years are without question an integral part of my creative process. They make you see everyday paper...stuff...things...in a much more stimulating way. This month is a goal reacher for me. I just received my copy of "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" and absolutely squealed with delight. My quirky story about a bingo parlor has made it to the hallowed pages of my creative bible. Hope you will make the purchase of such an incredible rag...and fill your brain with yummy artsy tidbits. My contribution was quite minimal...but, certainly a high point for me. I encourage everyone to create goals...they make you quite happy! Enjoy!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done you! The article reads so well (from what I read from the photo you uploaded!). Will have to search a copy of the magazine out......well done, you must be thrilled :)

kristi lee said...

I need to meet you!! Love your blog and I got your name from the FABULOUS Mary Jane AND I think we live in the same neighborhood. I'm working on a little project with a friend of mine called "Hand Crafted Holidays." It's kind of a craft show. . .but not! I can explain more later but if you're interested in hooking up with us we'd love to have you. We're getting info up on our blogs this week so check it out!

Jenniwren said...

OOOHHHH! I always buy cloth paper scissors (tho it takes a bit longer to come out in Aussieland. I cant wait to get the newest one with your work in it. Congratulations!!!!!
Keep up the good work, you never fail to inspire me.

Stacey said...

Congrats! What an honor:) I can't wait to see the article ... And thanks for the inspiring words.

Whimsies Folksies said...

Congratulations, Alexa! I wholeheartedly agree about setting goals for yourself and am happy for you that you've reached this on! I've had the same goal for myself, but I'm still trying to get one of those infamous publications to respond. I just got my CPS in the mail yesterday and am anxious to read your article! Best of luck for future publications, too! ~Joann

Natalie Jane said...

Ok. This blog is the bomb. We NEED to go junking together!

nansou said...

I've jsut recieved this magazine and read about your article. It is great, I am fond of your work ! Congratulations !!!

Roberta said...

Alexa, I am SO excited for you! What a wonderful goal to reach! I am going to go out tomorrow and get my copy of CPS...will you autograph my copy? :-)
Congrats!

queenostuff said...

Fun, fun, fun, Alexa!!! I am so excited for you! Congratulations on your stupendous goal-setting and goal-achieving abilities! CPS is a wonderful magazine.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

COOL!! What a wonderful accomplishment.