As artists, we enter everything. We try to get into juried shows. We try to get into galleries. We try to sell our artwork online. We try it all in an attempt to get our art and our message out into the world.
So when someone contacts YOU, someone tells you that the painting she found on your blog/website is what they need for their upcoming book, you get excited. Okay you get up and dance around the room while your dog looks at you as if you've popped, and you scream so loud that your eyes water—and pop right out of your head.
That's what happened when Thames and Hudson, Australia e-mailed me one day about including my quirky "cockatoo" ink painting in their upcoming publication titled, "Cockatoo."
Along with 80 other outstanding illustrations/painting, my cockatoo painting "On the Shoulder" appears. I am honored.
Check out the book "Cockatoo" on the publisher's website.
I am selling the original painting, matted and framed, on schwebacharts.com. Check it out here.
I am also selling prints on my Etsy site.
As with most of everything that happens to me these days, I cannot find the words to express how I feel about getting included in this art book. WOW doesn't quite do it, but it's all I have at this moment. WOW!