Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It Is True!

Have you been to Andrea's blog today? She is sharing some amazing accomplishments achieved with her art over the last month or so. She is so deserving of kudos, so please pop over there and leave her yours, if you have not already.

One of the things she talks about is having one of her Metroheads (people she sketches as she travels to her safetyjob each day) published in the literary magazine The Truth About The Fact. The Metrohead was a perfect fit as the magazine was focusing on the urban environment. It was also perfect because Andrea is such a wonderful artist and really captures the spirit of those people riding the Paris Metro beside her each day.

Since she brought it up, I will also acknowledge she is correct in saying I also had a photograph accepted for publication in the same magazine. I am really excited to have this happen for me and excited to be sharing in the same magazine as Andrea. The magazine has two launch parties. One was in Los Angeles in April on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. The other party is in Manhattan next week at the publisher's offices. Now here is another Truth About A Fact, I am going to be meeting Andrea, face-to-face, along with her very kind husband next week in New York City. Isn't that exciting?
This is my photograph which was accepted for publication - A Peek at Prague. This was taken from the castle on the hill above Prague, CZ looking through one of those arrow slits where soldiers would defend the castle by shooting arrows at the enemy through one of these slits in the castle wall. Now in modern times, I used it to capture a glimpse of the city and get the photo published in a magazine. Not too bad for a slit in a stone wall, uh? All photos and images of artwork had to be in black and white for the publication, so I am showing it to you as it was sent for publication. We will be picking up our copies of the magazine next week, so I will share more later.

While I do not have as many art successes to share with you, I can assure you I have been keeping busy with lots of work and lots of prep time for hopeful, future successes.

Everyone have a beautiful and lovely day!

28 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh how exciting that you two will be meeting face to face and that you both are featured in the same magazine with your Art. Had it not been for Your blogs you wouldnt be doing this soon. Amazing this blog world. What is the name of the magazine you are going to be in? Will it be everywhere?
Hugs to you both for your successes.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

oh never mind the name I see it now. :) Where do you get this magazine?

Paula said...

OMG, I am so JEALOUS !!!! Oh, what I would do to have a meet up with you and Andrea !!!!!! OMG ! (I think I already said that.......OMG!)

That photo is really cool. Oh, I had no idea you were such a photographer.....I focus so much on your painting.

Thanks for the sweet comments at my blog.....you really are too kind. Most of the time my hair looks like crop circles and there is paint on everything. I needed a photo for the museum folks to put up on their site......

Kisses and hugs, and happy Spring !

Kim said...

You are right, Cris...it clearly has been this blog world which has made all of this happen. I have come fact to face with one other person whom I met on the internet. The first time I met her she came to stay with our family with her family (including small child) for 2 weeks! LOL

I have never met anyone who is a blog friend face to face before, though...and I get to do it in this very special way, too. I am really excited.

You know, I will have to let you know where you can get this magazine. In all of the excitement that is one question I have failed to ask. I will try to come back with the answer very soon! Okay?

Thanks So Much, Cris!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hello Sweet Paula! You are so funny...I may have to steal your line about hair looking like crop circles...that describes me perfectly! I love that photo so much...what museum?

I have to tell you I am really very excited about being able to do this...so I know just what you mean about feeling that way! Well, one day we will just have to meet up ... I am partial to your town, but maybe you want to get away. :)

Mmmm, I adore photography, but it is a selfish pleasure, I am afraid. I have two very visual children who are really much better than I when it comes to the use of the camera. On the flip side of that...my husband will not touch one. He can't imagine a photograph without a person in it! LOL He is very supportive, however, and has gifted me with some amazing equipment...which the children love :)!

Thanks Sweet Paula...and I will share the NY story later.

Love,

Kim

~Babs said...

OH MY GOSH!

First, I want to say that that is one seriously fine photo,,,no wonder it was accepted,,,good for you!!
And then I will say I am so excited for you and Andrea both.
What a fun, fun opportunity,,,for her to be going to NY,,,(not so far for you,,but for her a real wowser!)
And then the two of you getting to meet up,,,well, it just doesn't get a lot better than that, does it!
I too will want to know how I can receive a copy of the magazine.
Running over to Andrea's blog now,,,high five Kim,,super news!

Kim said...

Awe, thank you, Babs! That is very kind and I am so honored to have your insights here. I have a lot of respect for your critical eye. :)

I am very excited for Andrea, too. Not only is this a big trip for her, but this is her first time in NYC. I have been several times for various reasons...usually work...but for her this is a first. She is used to Paris, but NY is well...kind of like Paris...a world unto itself! :) I am very excited to be meeting her and her husband there. Not only do Andrea and I share the same birthday we also have husbands with the same profession!!! Small world, isn't it?

I will post here to let you know how you can get one of these magazines...full of wonderful short stories, poetry and art.

Thanks So Much Sweet Babs! Life is Good!

Love,

Kim

chewy said...

Wowie-Wow-Wow
This is all great news! Cool photo. I like the rough texture of the bricks forming the slit. I'll pop over to Andreas.

sukipoet said...

this is a wonderful photo and congrats. and how how how exciting to be meeting andrea and her husband. i am jealous!! i hope you have a lovely time together.

Kim said...

Thanks Chewy,

I really like this photo, too...the rough stone giving away to the almost smoothness of the distant city is pretty cool.

You are going to like what Andrea has to share!

Thanks So Much!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Awe, it seems so many of you are jealous and I have to say I am honored to be meeting Andrea and her husband. It will be so lovely to meet them face to face (although I have never actually spoken with her husband). I can understand how people might be jealous. I promise not to take up all of her time and also promise to have a toast to all our bloggy friends...

Thank You Sweet Suki!

Love,

Kim

Elis Cooke said...

Omg how cool! Congrats! it is an intriguing photo! and how exciting to be going to New York and meeting Andrea from Paris!!! the net is a wonderful thing for us artists for making contact out of the studio-- and to think maybe someday we can meet in person some of our online art buddies! Who'd have thought it!

Jessie Lilac said...

Hi Kim, I meant to say in my last post to you, well done at having a photo accepted for publication! I'd read it on Andrea's blog. It'll be lovely for you to meet in real life! :)

yvette said...

you lucky girl....have a nice day too.

Kim said...

Thank you, Elis! It is very exciting to be able catch up with Andrea. I keep telling my husband I will take another assignment in Europe without an issue...thinking I would be able to meet some blog friends if we were able to get back there. Now, this has happened and I get to meet Andrea here in No America! It is very exciting to be sure.

I have to say I completely agree it is so much fun to have friends from around the world and to think we will be able to possibly catch up with them one day. When I was a child I used to put together a puzzle of the US and on the back was a world puzzle. I would wonder what people were like in different places...now we get to hear all about it with ease. Who would have thought that would happen?

Thanks Again, Elis!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hey, Thanks Jess! That Andrea 'spilled the beans', didn't she? :) I do appreciate your kind words so much. It will be lovely to meet face to face with Andrea! A real dream come true.

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Thanks So Much, Yvette! I am truly blessed, there is no doubt about it!

Love,

Kim

Lynette said...

Kim, that's an amazing photo with the stunning perspective of looking over the city through that narrow crack in the brick wall! I know you are going to really enjoy meeting up with Andrea and her husband in NYC, congrats to both of you talented ladies!

marianne said...

Congratulations Kim!
This is certainly an awesome picture!!!!!

How cool to have it published in a magazine and that you will meet Andrea in NYC!!!!

Enjoy all of this!

hug >M<

Kim said...

Thank you so much, Lynette! It was exciting to be there in Prague and it is now exciting to be having another wonderful experience because of the photo memory.

Thanks Lynette!

Kim said...

Thank you, Marianne!

I am glad you like the photo...it seems it was the right one to send in at the right time.

I am very excited about the opportunities this has brought me.

Have a nice weekend!

Kim

Cynthia said...

Wonderful news, Kim! I'm so please that your talent is being recognized. And you get to meet one of your celebrated blogger buddies...and you get to have that success together. What a thrill! I celebrate with you and await a posts that tells us all about your experience. Love to you <3

Kim said...

Thank you so much, Cynthia! You are so sweet to be sure. I am looking forward to meeting Andrea and sharing this special time with her.

I will be posting all about it to be sure.

Have a Lovely Weekend!

Love,

Kim

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Congratulations! This is one wonderful photo...I love this narrow narrow view! Have fun in New York!

Kim said...

Thanks so much Mary Ann! It is interesting how this view turned out...you don't really get to see the big sites of Prague...like the Chas. Bridge or the TV tower with the babies crawling up the side...but just the glimpse!

I will TRY REALLY HARD :) to have fun!

Love,

Kim

fiona long said...

Congratulations Kim! That's so exciting! It's a great photo so I'm so glad that it was picked. How great that you'll get to meet Andrea too! I look forward to seeing how it all looks when you've got the magazine and hearing about your exciting trip to New York!

Kim said...

Thank you, Fiona!

I am really eager to see it, too. It will be fun, I think...I will keep you informed!

Love,

Kim

San said...

That is a gorgeous photograph, Kim! Congratulations on your publication, and how exciting that you are going to be meeting Andrea!