I have BIG NEWS!!!!
and not ONLY am I PUBLISHED...
But, my name is on the
I can't even tell you how loud I screamed when I found out...
or how high I jumped up and down on the bed like a five year old...
FEELING PURE JOY!
I was hoping to have a copy in hand to show you...
but magazines take so long to get to Canada... we don't all live in igloos...seriously!
I just couldn't wait another day before sharing this with you!!!
I am SO grateful to the kind and supportive editors
at Somerset Studio Gallery for featuring my work.
All the way from Northern, Ontario, Canada.
A girl who dared to dream is seeing it unfold before her very eyes...
Not even two years ago I put paint to canvas for the first time.
I believe this is what happens when you do something with your whole heart.
When you see the fear and still move forward.
I saw this!
(the proof of the magazine article)
I almost started to hyperventilate...
I yelled NO! NO! NO! Really loud.
Steve thought something was very wrong and called out from his office.
There it was in
BIG BOLD LETTERS:
"I AM AN ARTIST"
I wanted to crawl under a rock.
I wanted to respectfully ask the editors to change the title of the article.
My inner critic ridiculed me, judged me,
went up and down my heart and back...
But after a couple of days..
OK, it was actually more like a couple weeks...
I started to laugh about it...out loud
To acknowledge the words.
To accept the title.
To believe I (might) even deserve it.
To practice what I preach.
It's funny how even though you say it on your blog,
to your friends,
and to total strangers...
How you can even write it in the article
for the magazine...
when you see it
"I AM AN ARTIST"
When you see it in print as a declaration,
all of your gremlins come knocking...
Ms. Jennifer Jackson,
thank-you for believing in me.
Thank-you for the gifts you have bestowed upon me.
Thank-you for giving a small town Canadian girl
with a big bold dream- a chance.
I promise to show you all the actual magazine
when I get my hands on one...
Set your dreams free!!!
GO FOR IT!
are waiting to happen to you!
Waiting for you to breathe deep and press GO!