I've been talking for months about submitting my Altered by the Sea studio to Cloth Paper Scissors Studio magazine and I finally took the plunge. My daughter Jenny is a wonderful photographer and I asked her to come over and take some shots. Which she did - 150 of them! Lots to choose from. The submission called for three photos and a short paragraph about my studio. We chose these three shots and here's what I wrote:
I am that rare animal – a left-brained artist. I’m a mixed media artist – think wild collage, spatters of paint and no-holds-barred rusty assemblage - but I thrive on organization and order. My creative process requires that I amass and store an incredible amount of art supplies, tools, ephemera, and found objects. Half the joy for me is finding new and inventive ways to keep them all under control. My 15x8 foot studio is the western half of our great room, where I’ve created what my partner calls my “Art Command Center.” A vintage library card catalog, dozens and dozens of colorful cigar boxes, CD cabinet, suitcases, hat boxes and locker baskets are among the many types of storage I’ve employed. My computer desk looks out to the Pacific Ocean. Bookcases line one low wall and a 4 tiered wall shelf features many of my altered books and travel journals. My Altered by the Sea Studio is a dream come true for me.
I emailed mid day on Monday and heard back two hours later!! They had one slot left in the up-coming Winter issue and Altered by the Sea is in!! Now I have to get busy, write the article and pick out 10 more photos. I'll announce the publication here on the blog. Woo-Hoo!