Thursday, March 8, 2012
Last year I submitted three pieces of my beadwork to Lark Publishing as hopefuls for inclusion in a book that was to form part of the very popular '500 Series'. I completed several beadwork pieces and had them professionally photographed by Thaddeus of TWK Studios who expertly took the photographs. Lark Publishing stated that a 'great' photograph was everything as you could present a fantastic design but be denied due to the quality of the photograph. So for me this was a 'no brainer' just hire a photographer!!
February I received an email that contained the most amazing news ... my beadwork neckpiece 'Melbournian' had been selected for inclusion in the book. I was so in shock and excited all at once that I actually had to sit down on the floor straight away. How could this be I thought ... Melbournian is in .. she's in!! I emailed all my family and phoned my husband .. so high on life was I. I shared the news with my Facebook friends then shared the news with my peeps on my page. I was on a high all day .. I decided that I needed a lie down as the excitement was (dare I say) a little too much. I laid down and then picked up my iPhone and scrolled through my messages then noted a second email from Lark Publishing that I had missed earlier?? I clicked and to my utter astonishment my beadwork cuff 'Magic Carpet Ride' had too been selected for inclusion in the book! I took a deep breath was this so .. had two out of my three submissions been selected. This was so huge I did not do anything for about 10 minutes, then I phoned my husband and shared my news, emailed my family again and advised my Facebook friends and peeps of my 'missed' email news.
I was always remember that day, it was a highlight of my beading career and my life. The book will be released August 7, 2012. I look forward to that day I have 3 copies pre-ordered for family members. Lark Publishing will send me a free book due to my beadwork inclusion in the book.
I deeply thank Lark Publishing, Ray Hemachandra (Editor) and Lark Publishing staff for this honour and amazing opportunity for selecting my beadwork for inclusion in such a wonderful book 'Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry'.