Friday, August 30, 2013

The BIG News!

The big secret I've been keeping.  The one I've been teasing you with.  The one I keep hinting at and then run away giggling to myself......

Here it is!!!!

I'm Published!!!!!!
My Halloween sculptures made it into this issue!
I don't know if you remember, but those were my first attempt at sculpting....ever!  You can read that post HERE.
I submitted them over a year and a half ago and heard just before going on vacation that they were selected!  I have to admit I blabbed a little, but I was waiting....waiting until I could hold the magazine in my trembling hands and shout from the rooftops....
Can you tell I'm excited?!
I've been so excited, I made new sculptures to commemorate the event!
Before I show you I wanted to tell you that I added a CLEARANCE Section to my store where I drastically reduced a bunch of paintings and other goodies.  I won't be renewing them, so grab them now....stock up on gifts....and use this 10% OFF coupon on your entire purchase to sweeten the deal!
Enter CELEBRATEWITHME at checkout :)
I gave you this sneak peek on Facebook a couple weeks back.
This became my very first try at a doll.  This is Mango :)
I love cat paw he had to have them, too.
After I made him.  I tried a different face shape.
This is "Spats"
Tuxedo cats are special to me now that I own one :)
These really were labor intensive.  I have one more body ready to apply clay to, but to be honest, I don't think I'm going to tackle that anytime soon.  These may be the only two I ever make. 
Who knows.... 
I've been working in clay so much over the past few weeks!
Look at these cool pumpkins I made.
I call them my "Sleepy Hollow" Series.
All the text is cut from a vintage copy of the book.
"Sleepy Hollow was famous for Goblin Pumpkins"
"Sleepy Hollow is the most haunted spot in the world"

"shocking things happen in Sleepy Hollow"
"Sleepy Hollow is full of strange spirits"

"Welcome to Sleepy Hollow"
These are fun to make.  Each takes on a personality of its own.  I like flipping through the pages of the book and trying to make phrases that go with their expression.
...and because Halloween is not complete without a bit of the macabre, I made these:
4 pairs of fangs for your curiousity cabinet.

This little piggy had rigor mortis.....

 (Sorry, Natasha May) She hates it when I show digits in jars..haha!
I used driftwood as the bones. 
They are perfect for this because they are already discolored and rounded....and the paperclay sticks to the wood easily.
They are all in the shop....get 'em while they're hot!
Don't forget to use the coupon code CELEBRATEWITHME to get even more off :)
Thank you, thank you to all of you for your support, excitement and friendship!
It makes me so happy to share my life, creative and otherwise, with you!!
Biggest hugs!


Carmen Wing said...

Oh my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I remember that post! It looks such a good write up too. Dead chuffed for you Cam.

As for everything else, waaaaw! So much goodies to look at! Love the digits - made me laugh! Love the pumpkins but especially love your kitty dolls. If I wasn't broke... But I bet they are adopted to loving homes puuuuuuurrty quickly :-)

This post as left me with a big smile on my face :-)

amy said...

Congratulations, Cameron!! So glad you took the plunge and submitted!! Good things happen to those who take chances. :)

Fallingladies said...

Wow, congratulations! Pretty impressive! Especially for your first try, well they don't look like a first try! Hopefully it will bring in many more visitors to your shop!

miruspeg said...

I haven't been commenting on blog post for a long time but wanted to say how delighted I am for you Cam. Totally deserved too my friend.
Your patience, dedication and belief in yourself has certainly paid off.
Keep shining my very talented friend.
Big heart hugs
Peggy ♥♥♥

Lisa Richards said...

Congratulations on being published!!!
Love the kitties. I can tell they were a lot of work, but such a clever idea!
Love the pumpkins, too. Scary!
You are so creative! ;)

Marfi-topia said...

congratulations Cameron!!!!
this is wonderful news!!!
you're an amazing artist, so it's not surprising!
great work, everything is beautifully detailed:)

somewhere on the avenue said...

Congrats Cameron, what a dream to be published!! Love the fangs in a jar, just my weird sense of humour. Cats are my favourite and these beauties are wonderful. First effort in clay?? You are a natural xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Linda said...

OMG.... that is the best news ever. Congratulations !!I bet this will be one of many publications. Your new creations are awesome, and what a talent you are. Can't wait to see more of your great work.

Thank you for sharing.

Debi said...

Now for your next Creation! Well done creative Heart! I will try and get my hands on that mag? Bravo! Applause! Huge hugs! xoDebi

Kyra Wilson said...

Oh CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! I LOVE your sculptures! They're fabulous! I don't suppose you'd share your process and materials? (are the sculptures hollow, what kind of paint? Sealed?) Love it! You so deserve it!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

This IS great news! I am so very very proud of you. :) Now everyone can see what I have known for so long. Congratulations! I love all your new creations, too. Sending you big virtual hugs!

Treehugger_31 said...

Congrats on being published! What an awesome accomplishment! :)
Your kitties are super cute and those They are so much fun!

Laura said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome that you are published and I love the new stuff! I'm going to have to hunt down a copy of that magazine!

Magic Love Crow said...

So happy for you Cameron!! Yepeeee! I know someone famous ;o) Have a drink on me ;o) Your new creations are fantastic! Big Hugs ;o)

Jess said...

Well done getting published, how exciting! I like your new cat characters and the name 'Mango' is inspired!xx

Jennifer Michelle said...

YESSSSS! Ah having to go grab a copy asap! Shall I frame it!? I am sooo sooo impressed. Mostly with the incredible and sweet sculptures, but secondly with the whole publishing thing. Great things for Paint Myself Pretty. You artist you! Beautiful work. I LOOOOVE them!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! I would be excited, too! How wonderful to be published in such a popular magazine! Your creations are wonderful! Are you going to make a fox? heehee! I'm very proud of you! KUDOS my friend!!! Sweet hugs!

Kelly said...

Surprised, Nooo!!!
CUZ you have TALENT girl!!! CONGRATULATIONS Cameron!!! YOU continue to be an inspiration. <3

Anonymous said...

Oh Cameron, these are amazing! Sending you huge congratulations sweetie. You should shout from the roof tops! You are truly a natural.

And by the way, "humpday" makes me giggle too. ;-)

Warmest hugs, Mina

Rachel said...

WOOOHOOOO!!! That's great news. Congratulatons Cameron. Your sculptures look fab in the magazine.

Your new sculptures are brilliant too, I love the Sleepy Hollow pumpkins. :-)


di from di-did-it said...

absolutely AWESOME -- congratulations!

PiaRom said...

Soooo much fun to read you post and I am totally in love with your two new cats !! How they sit so cool having their legs over another :) AND congrats to your publishing YAY! as I saw the toe I have to laugh out loud :D you are just hillarious xox ♥ Conny

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

CONGRATS! Wow! That is so awesome! :) And I love your cat dolls. Yeah, I'm scrolling very quickly by those pickled toes. :)))

trisha too said...

Oh wow Cam, I'm so behind my blog visiting, I almost missed your awesome post!!!

YAY YAY you, girl, CONGRATULATIONS to you! (Not surprised at all, you make such whimsical and thoughtful pieces.)


Erin K said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! CONGRATS Cam!!! This is so awesome! Not suprised at all though, your work is always so inspiring and made of awesome and full of your love of art. I so happy for you...oooo...I know someone famous now. Heeheehee. I love every piece you have here and I adore the cute cat dolls.

I had to scroll past the fingers in the jar fast good creations there.

Big, big hugs to you Cam...may more wonderful things come your way. <3

Kristin said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! xoxoxoxoxo

pinkglitterfae said...

hey Cameron, I was just stopping by to see what you were up to, Congratulations on being published! that is awesome! you are really good at the clay work! nice to see you keep trying new things constantly, that way you never get bored, lol!
I feel bad that I'm rarely on blogger anymore, seems like alot of folks have moved onto Facebook. I miss my blogger friends, and maybe one of these days I will be inspired to do another post, lol!
meanwhile, keep up the great work!

Zorana said...

Cameron!!! Congratulations on being published!!! What a thrill!!! I'm not surprised to see your sculptures, because you have the "magic touch" and are able to put so much personality in them. The new cats are AMAZING! Pumpkins super cute, and I must admit, I just ran over the scary looking ones (didn't want to linger there). It's kinda almost Christmas time and I can't wait to pull out my Christmas sculpture that you made ;-)

Anne Manda said...

Congratulations on being published, awesome work! Love your new Halloween art, too! <3

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