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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Verklempt Over Exciting News


I'm feeling a bit verklempt, overwhelmed, grateful, blessed, psyched out, and exuberant over two publications I'll be featured in. The first I've known about for awhile, but didn't want to share until I knew for absolute, positive sure that it would happen (what if they changed their mind!?!). The second opportunity happened very quickly and is still in process. Enough cryptic talk. Let's get to the specifics.

My studio will be featured in the Fall, 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors STUDIOS magazine. A couple of months ago, I submitted a few low resolution exploratory photographs -- I heard back from the editor within hours: she wanted more photos, this time high resolution. Knowing I needed a professional, I called my brother-in-law, John Svendsen, of Image Quest Photography to do the photo shoot. We set a date and he took way too many photos, whittled it down, and together we selected 15 to submit. I then set about writing the article. About a month ago I got to see the article for review and editing. I'm finally feeling confident that it will really appear as I went to the website for STUDIOS and saw my name in print! In print, I tell ya. Too see the cover of the fall issue and a listing of artists who will be featured, just click here. As I looked over the list of featured artists, I recognized a name: New York Artist Seth Apter of The Altered Page. We've been blog friends for the past couple of years.

I can't share the photos that John took or what will be included in the publication, but here are a couple of photos of John at my studio photo shoot.



My second piece of news is still in process. I received a call just a couple of days ago from an editor at the Statesman Journal, our local daily newspaper. Marian said they were putting together the Fall issue of Willamette Woman, which will focus on women artists, and they wanted to feature me. Yikes Almighty! So today was the photo shoot. Tim Gonzalez, a Statesman Journal photographer for over 20 years, came to my studio and shot some casual photos. Then I went down to the Statesman Journal offices for some photos of me with a plain background (no plain backgrounds to be found at MY studio!) - I changed my clothes three times for the photo shoot. Here are some photos of Tim getting set up at my studio . . .







. . . and then Tim let me snap a photo of him!


As I was leaving the offices of the Statesman Journal, I took a photo of the magazine I'll be featured in.


Stay tuned for updates as the two publications appear. I've heard that the fall issue of STUDIOS will be out in August, and Willamette Woman will be out in September.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is SO exciting! I always thought your studio should be featured.... wow!

congrats Dayna--- Jami

Patti said...

KUDOS!! Can't wait to get my hands on those issues. :)

Destree said...

This is definitely due! So happy for you Dayna...and now we have to share you with the world :0)...Way to grow!

Bobbie said...

My My My!!!!! Look at YOU! I am very close to starting a Dayna Collins Fan Club! I want mine autographed :) please

Karen D said...

What fantastic news, you go girl!

lynda Howells said...

way to go girls fantastic..so pleased for youx lynda

lynda Howells said...

way to go girls fantastic..so pleased for youx lynda

Judy Wise said...

Congratulations Dayna, this is wonderful news indeed.

xo

Stampin'Cat said...

Pages 82-85 are sooo colorful! When is the book signing? ;-)

Gene Black said...

HI Dayna! I started googling the other names being featured and found you. I am so glad that I am not the only one excited about being in Studios magazine. I love your studio. Congratulations.

Susan Feinstein said...

Dayna, You are indeed a ROCKSTAR! I'll be looking forward to seeing you in print! Lunch was great; I love seeing you in person, too!

Curious Works said...

Yea! I'm looking forward to reading your article. I'll have to have Tory send me a copy of the Willamette Woman when it comes out. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I gotta get back over and see that fence, you've added so much more to it. I reconize a few items...
Way to get out there!
congrats
steph

Tory Brokenshire said...

Holy Cow and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can't wait to get my copys.

Anonymous said...

congrats and kudos!! please let me know when it comes out, I will definitely pick up a copy! fabulous news!

Jo Grisham