A few weeks ago I shared some of my knowledge about how to get published in a magazine.
Now, I'm going to share a bit about getting rejected.
Last week I received a box in the mail containing a rejected submission.
The idea for the artwork and article I submitted to Green Craft Magazine came about after I purged my studio. I was in a bit of a panic that I had so few materials left to make art.
To calm myself, I sat down and made a few things proving that our homes are overflowing with reusable items. I thought that would be an encouraging lesson to other like minded people.
What I forgot in my enthusiasm was that this particular magazine offers "how to instructions" in there feature articles. Although I was a great cheerleader for the upcycle cause, I offered no instructional directions on how to recreate the artwork I submitted.
The piece above is made from an old matt board that was damaged. I cut the bad parts out and made a smaller square. The camera image is made from magazine pages and the flash bulb is from my collection of old cameras. I rather like this piece, glad to have it back.
Happy to report I was in the studio this morning working on my recycled wetland.
A blue heron I cut out of cardboard and gave a quick paint job. I'll build the image details with recycled materials.
These will be the flowers for a jewel weed plant. They are made from scrap copper, wire and cellophane that was wrapped around a bouquet of flowers. The plan is to make a large number of plants. Then I'll figure out how to arrange and attache them to the background I made out of cardboard a few weeks ago.
Lots to do!