Thursday, January 15, 2009
January BJP & resolutions
Okay, I'm finally back here & ready to show my January piece for the BJP. It is a degutted and restuffed toy from a fast food children's meal prize. It think originally these were called "Build a Bear". They all had clothes on them, but I didn't like them. OH...FLASH! I just got confirmation that Doll Crafter & Costuming is going to be publishing my article on recycled stuffed toys. I wanted to do something with the tons of little stuffed toys that I saw sitting on shelf after shelf at the thrift store. This one is Sparkle Bear. I used crystals as buttons & made this bear look like he has on a winter wintry coat. I've taken him to Byzantium with the others that I've been making & they want me to do a class. Perfect as it will be about when the magazine article comes out. I'm very happy.
Last January, I made a resolution with myself that I would work to get published. Let me tell you that it is not an easy job as you could tell by my previous entries. You have to promote yourself all the time and constantly try to come up with original and unique ideas. I've had many rejections this past year, but also success. I'm pleased that I did manage to make this resolution come true. Now my resolution for 2009 is to actually get my work published in a BEAD magazine! LOL! This is going to be really really hard to do as there is so much competition. I'm just a fish swimming in the big sea. So I've got to come up with something really "wow" to grab the attention of a bead magazine editor. I'm sure this is going to be a tough resolution to see come true. Wish me luck.