"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Somerset Memories

Have you heard of that old adage, "If you don't send your ship out, it won't come in?"
Well, my ship came in!  Yea!!!!
I sent in the art journal page below I created while on the Blue Fern Studios Design Team to Stampington Publications, and that journal page got published in the October Somerset Memories Magazine.  The magazine is one of the crème de la crème of scrapbooking magazines, and over the years, I spent a lot of time viewing all the pages and art work from some of our well known scrapbooking artists. It's always so inspiring and warms your heart when you view art and read an article from your mentors.  This months magazine cover features the very well known talent of Louise Nelson.  I hope you pick up a copy and enjoy the works of Louise, Heather Jacobs, Tina Walker, Jasmine Shea, and so many others....

One of the eight Artists' Papers in the magazine was created by Meghan Horan using some of the art elements from my art journal page below.

Somerset Memories Magazine (October)...psss, my page is featured on page 79. :) 

I'm currently working on page three of the altered book I started last month and hope to be sharing with you the results soon.
Thank you for viewing and happy creating to you.


  1. Great news, dear Joyce! Congratulation! Good luck with your altered book. Love from Germany. Lilli

  2. Well it's an Awesome page so I can see why they picked it!

  3. Congratulations Joyce, you deserve the accolades!!! Stunning journal page, your work is always inspirational, and can't wait to see your next altered book entry!

  4. Juhuu...Congrats!!! So deserved, your projects are truly beautiful!!

  5. Joyce this is a spectacular page, no wonder it got published, it looks absolutely amazing, - wow! Stunning stencil and stamping work and the embellishments look wonderful too!

  6. Wow, this is great! Now I'll study that magazine. You're very artistic!

  7. wow Joyce this is so magical. congrats to you ... how wonderful for us to be in the same magazine .. woohoo !!! to us .. love and hugz to you x
    love your work so much x

  8. this is great news Joyce!! I'm not surprised though...you're work is awesome!!!! :) Congrats! hugs Ingrid

  9. Congrats! Well deserved! Such great artists - will need to pick it up for sure.

  10. That's wonderful news, Joyce - congratulations!
    Alison xx