Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Me in a magazine

I just got the fall issue of Green Craft Magazine, I'm in it!

It's kinda a funny story....maybe.
Last Christmas a local news paper was looking for
people who had creative gift wrapping ideas.
A friend gave the reporter my name.
I laughed big time...I couldn't wrap a gift to save my soul.
I'm a gift bag girl all the way!

But I always have ideas so I told the reporter I would come up with something.
It was the week before Christmas and I worked hard on three ideas.
A photographer came to my house.
The news article ran two days before Christmas.
There was a large WORST UNFLATTERING picture
of me bent over painting news paper and
one REALLY small picture of one thing I made.

I was so mad !!!
I spent hours making stuff for the article...
it was the height of the Christmas season..
a busy time of year!

I have been kicking around the idea of sending the
reporter a copy of the magazine....

I kinda see it as lemons to lemonade,
so I better let it be.

Remember a few months back when I unsuccessfully tried
to make some of my artwork my blog background? It was purple blocks.
Well it was this purple wrapping paper I tried to use as a background.
Looks better in the magazine!


  1. Congratulations on getting your article in the magazine. I will tell my wife about it since she does buy that magazine.

  2. Congratulations back at you Jill!. The parcels look great! I try not to buy wrapping paper, and collect pieces of it all year long in hopes that I don't have to buy it at Christmas time. It doesn't always work that way, but I am trying.

  3. Brilliant news Jill. Very eye-catching idea. It is a good feeling that someone likes your work that much to publish it.

  4. Yeah!!!! You should be in every issue with what you do. You go girl! xox

  5. Wonderful story Jill!!! It always seems to happen like that! Lol!!! Well a BIG congratulations to you for taking an idea and continuing to keep it going! Love your ideas!!! :)

  6. congrats on the article. (dumb newspaper!) love that purple package

  7. Jill, I read the article and loved it. So much of your personality comes through and that makes for a fun read!!!!