Thursday, 1 January 2009

Cloth Paper Scissors

I wanted to share my exciting news with you. A few months ago I was approached by Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine to write an article about how I work my collaged pieces. I am very pleased to tell you that the article is in Jan/Feb issue 2009 and is virtually out on the stands now.
ClothPaperScissors I would never have even dreamt that something as special as this could happen to me!Featured in the piece is a 'how to make' one of my needlecases. This piece is featured, entitled 'For the Love of Buttons'. Just a pic, no explanation.

Below is featured though, a step by step of how to collage and embroider an old envelope. I opened up a very special, very elderly envelope and photographed it stage by stage, as the piece was worked.

All the staff at C P S are wonderfully kind and helpful, and as I was very nervous about writing this piece but they were very supportive.
Well I won't blow my trumpet any longer, I just wanted to share my news with you and to tell you how excited I am.
Cathy Cullis novembermoon is also featured ~ Artist to Artist.
I have resolved my 'link' problem. I decided to use the 'blogs I follow list' in ......... A Blog List is much more than just a list of links: it's a live view of the blogs that matter to me. By default, my Blog List will show the most recently updated blogs first. Sorted!
Went for a grand walk today over Cannock Chase, along with the world and his wife, so many people out walking today. Such a strange day weather wise. A haw frost that looks like snow, grey skies and miserably cold. Had the sun shone, it would have been spectacular. Here are a few images:

Bracken with spikes of frost.

Well thankyou for all your support and great comments, I know I keep saying this but it is the only way I can say how much I appreciate ALL of your support and kind words. It means a lot to me. x


Gina said...

Congratulations Viv, that really is something to be proud of. I stopped getting Cloth Paper Scissors a while ago but will make sure I pick up a copy this month.

gunnelsvensson said...

As I said at flckr; Congatualations!! And cahy too, to of faorites in the same issue !!!!

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

How wonderful, congratulations!
I will have to get one of the magazines.
Your work is very special.x

Lindsey said...

Oooh Well done you clever thing! I 'know' a 'famous' person now!!

So which bit of The Chase did you tackle? We went to Castle Ring this afternoon then to The Park Gate pub for hot chocolate and Baileys. Yum!

Margaret said...

Congratulations Viv! How exciting to see your work in print, might just have to put in an online order for this one! Lovely wintery pics!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Your work is lovely.

Flor Larios Art said...

I love your art, great collages! Congratulations for being on the magazine.
Happy new year!

walter and me said...

How fantastic, Viv! What a wonderful way to start the new year, well done. Love the frosty pics, too.

Jackie said...

Congratulations fantastic news.
I had a lovely walk in the frost today as well. wasn't it fabulous?
Happy New Year

carole brungar said...

Congratulations! I can only imagine how proud and excited you must be feeling!!! Your work is well worth publishing!
:) Carole

Gigibird said...

Well Done!
I am going to Boarders next week so I will buy a copy of CPS and see your feature.
Isn't is wonderful to see yourself in print?

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased for you! Your work is beautiful.
Fab for Cathy too, whose work I also love. well done all!! Best wishes for 2009 x

maggik1 said...

Congratulations - now I'm looking forward to my copy of CPS dropping through the door! The postman's already been today so it might come tomorrow? Your article looks lovely. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Lorie McCown said...

I saw it, and imediately knew who it was! Outstanding! A great way to start the year. I love how your work is incorporated with everyday items. Congrats!

Kitsch and Curious said...

Congratulations on the magazine article. I don't think I've ever seen 'Cloth Paper Scissors' , so I'll have to look out for it.

Beautiful landscape photos too!

Anonymous said...


congratulations!!! i will have to get a copy of the magazine since i already own one of your sweet needle cases!!!


Karen said...

Hi. Thanks so much for your comment and for the record I absolutely do not think you are selfish. If you are selfish then so am I as it is obvious we both have the same longing. You have made me feel so much better because I was beginning to think I was a spoilt brat, but what's wrong with having a dream?
Congratulations on the magazine article too, is it readily available here, I would love to get one. Take care, Karen.

green phoenix said...

Well done!
It makes the frustrations more bearable doesn't it?

Great news


Unknown said...

Hi Viv, congratulations on the article, it seems you (and your hens) have had a busy holiday! I hope 2009 is continually productive and exciting for you :)


Lobster and swan said...

Congratulations, people will be so happy to read about how you create these fabulous works : )

Anonymous said...

Dear Viv,
I love following your blog and seeing what wonderful creation you will share next. I just giggled with delight when I opened up my new CPS and thumbing tho, saw your article! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your techniques with us!

Victoria said...

Again congratulations! You are so talented and it is wonderful to see you get the international recognition that you so deserve!!

Linda Jo said...

I was soooooo excited to see four pages of YOU in CPS this week! I do have great taste!!!!! The world is knocking at your door!

Denise said...

Congratulations - how wonderful for your to have your work featured. Excellent.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the mention Viv - and congrats to you, I am looking forward to seeing a copy of the magazine and reading your article. best wishes Cathy

monda-loves said...

congratulations Viv - this is very well deserved. Is this mag available in the UK? I have never seen it here


Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! Can't wait to get my copy of CPS!

Unknown said...

Congratulations, my friend!!! I squealed and jumped straight off the couch and ran to show Eric the moment I turned the page and there you were! I was (and am!!) so excited for you! What a great thing! And what a great way to start off what I just know is going to be a fantastically wonderful year for you! Yeah!!! (me still squealing!)