Tuesday, August 19, 2008

FINALLY...I can spill some beans...

I'm a COVER GIRL...

Well...not exactly, but my STUDIO & Ranger the cat are!!!

This is the secret that couldn't be told...BUT...today I got the word that I could finally share this exciting news.

Take a look!!! Click on the photo for a really big look!




I was thrilled when I got word that some photos of my studio would be included inside this special issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. It's called...STUDIOS. Hmmm...that makes sense...


Then...the story got better when it was considered for the cover. And the worse part??? KEEPING MY LIPS SEALED...geez...it about killed me!


So...we had a conference call...then a professional photographer came...and above is the result.


The process was very cool. He took photos, we emailed them to Larissa @ CPS.

..she made suggestions.

..we bribed the cat.

..and ended up with this shot. The photos were tricky because the room has 5 windows & 4 skylights. The lighting for me, as an artist, is perfect, but from a photography point of view...not fun to deal with. The shadows changed by the minute. But he did a great job & I'm beyond thrilled with the photo.
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The photographer is Jake Krancic. He's an amazing photographer & all around GREAT GUY!!
THANK YOU JAKE!
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The first issue of STUDIOS was such a huge success that they were bombarded with requests for a second issue. It is loaded with great photos and TONS of tips for organizing. If you haven't seen it...it's a must have.
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I have to tell you that dealing with these folks was THE BEST experience. I've had many emails from Cate Prato...threatening to come steal my drawers...


she was kidding...I THINK??


She wanted a photo of me...I declined...she threatened to "photoshop" the cat's head on a body & say it was me...


she was kidding...I THINK???


I guess we'll see when this gets released on October 7th.

So...preordering info is here. It will be on newsstands on October 7th...


I'm anxious to see what's on the inside. I sent several room photos & some closeups.

I'm expecting LOTS of great photos from other studios & more organizing tips too. Floorplans, inspiration & MORE!!!


That's my story & I'm sticking to it!
The end!
wendy

33 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

O.M.G.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How cool is this.
kim x

Kim Piggott said...

Hey if a picture paints a thousand words!

I love your studio, what a great place to create, and with company too, perfect!

kim x

Erin Glee said...

AH-HA! I thought so! I left a comment a week ago-Tue. Aug. 12th, because I got a newsletter from Cloth Paper Scissors about the Studios special issue...I've been reading your blog since (almost) the beginning, and I remembered your studio (who wouldn't) and was so excited! But then you still didn't talk about it, so I thought I must have been mistaken. You would think if they are showing the cover on the internet that you could talk about it! Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS! And just in case anyone else was thinking about it: I AM NEXT IN LINE FOR ALL YOUR GREAT VINTAGE STORAGE, right, Wendy? (heehee) Erin : )

Scrapthat said...

Oh how exciting Wendy!! I love your studio and how wonderful are all those card catalog drawers??!!!
Wonderful, beautiful...TFS and Ranger is quite the cover cat! TFS!!
:0)
Dolly

Tam, I am said...

Congratulations. That is very exciting news.

Lisa V said...

Not only do you have a fabulous studio, but it's so CLEAN!! :-) This is so cool for you. Can't wait to get a copy of the magazine. Maybe it'll give me some good ideas for my new stamp room!

Wishful Thinking said...

Wow how fab. And what an awesome space you have :-) Now ... wonder if I can get that magazine over here!!

Lynn said...

That is WONDERFUL! I always admired your room photos on 2Peas... Geesh. OK. You rock. And so does your room!

Candi Tardio said...

that is awesome news!!!!!! can't wait to see that mag!!!

hoping to see you at the barn soon!!!

Rachel Greig said...

This looks FANTASTIC!!!!! Congrats to you and the cat! (love his face, he looks Sooooooo relaxed!)

Altered States of Mind said...

How cool is that! I'm so excited for you! You do have the best studio I have ever seen--I fell in love with the pictures of it on 2 Peas! I still talk about it to all my craft friends--especially love all the vintage wood drawer units and your sewing machine cover!
Barb Beeghly

Jessica said...

WHOO HOO!! Good for you, Wendy!!! I can't wait to get my copy of the magazine.

Thanks for sharing your awesome news with us!!

Sharon said...

Wow ... now that's a studio! So nice to put a face to the name Studio490! Love it! So happy to see another double layered inking tool holder. congratulations!!

Katie Watson said...

Wendy friggin Vechi!! Oh My Gosh!! How awesome is that? Your studio is gorgeous and SO organized and clean! Please come to Ca and help me with mine!! Congrats girl!!

Linda Cain said...

You guys have no idea how cool this room really is in person! It is to "dye" for...as in ink. She has put her heart and soul into it, and it shows! Congrats to Wendy and Ranger, you too, Rick. It's a beauty!
Linda Cain

rebekah robinson said...

WOW!! Your room looks amazing!! Lucky you!! Congrats on the cover!! I WILL be getting this issue!!!!

Valonda L. said...

That is awesome! You have a great studio, can't wait to see the whole magazine.

borcherding said...

HOLY S***!!!! That is freakin' AWESOME!! I am definitely getting this issue! Huge CONGRATS!!!

ps. Too bad it doesn't come out sooner because I would totally bring mine to class and have you autograph it!!! :-)

Sudie said...

how awesome! what a fabulous picture! I love this space. congrats!

Mary said...

Wowie! I can't wait to own this special issue! What an inspiring room. It looks so inviting in your studio. (What no give-away?) LOL :)

Judy said...

Congratulations, Wendy! I'll look for the magazine. I love to check out other artist's studio organization. I often find something I can apply to my room/studio.
I'm posting photos of your stamps on the Fond Memories (LSS) blog hoping to get out customers as excited about your stamps as I am.

Penny said...

How totally cool is this? Well done on having your beautiful studio featured...and oh, by the way, I have a ginger cat just like yours only without the white face markings!

Sandy Wiley said...

this is so freaking cool! your studio looks fantastic on the cover. congrats wendy!!!

shelley said...

Wendy, your space is gorgeous!! Congrats on the cover...you so deserve it! Shelley

Robin Beam said...

I thought that was your studio!!!! I'm driving out to move in. I should be there in a few hours!

:-D

Sarah Schwerin said...

OMG Wendy! How awesome! Totally deserved - your studio is absolutely amazing! Will have to go and order myself a copy! And how cute is Ranger! He's a star! Will have to get his "paw-tograph"!!
Have left you a blog award on my blog! You rock! :)

Debby said...

Wendy Congratulations! This is totally out of this world awesome. I only wish it continues to get better from here for you.

missy j said...

Way cool! Beautiful cover!
Missy

Suze said...

Wendy...how totally FAAAAABULUS !!! Fantastic looking room...even better cat! And how did you come up with "Ranger"for a name...LOL.
Thrilled for you !

Paula said...

congrats, can't wait to pick up this issue. Your studio looks amazing.

Sue McGettigan said...

Cannot wait, I loved the last 'Studios' issue. Congrats to your kitty on making the cover, and to you for staying out of it (I share your camera-shyness) - but, hmm, maybe that's too early, your head may be photoshopped onto the cat :)

Kendalls Mom 3 said...

Congrats!! I will definately buy this magazine. I can't wait to see more pics!!

Janet said...

Congrats on a beautful studio and for getting the cover of one of the most sensational art magazines to exist!

I will have to see if I can preorder a copy of it here in Australia!

Ranger is gorgeous .. he looks much like my man Max :)