Sunday, March 01, 2009

Stupendous

This is what I've been working on this weekend. It's gonna be stupendous.....I tell you. My self-challenge was to paint on top and yet around the design of napkins. And to paint quick faces. So that is what I've been doing. I just thought I'd show and tell this stage of my project. None are finished. And I know how you love to see a messy desk, sorry I think I cropped most of it out.


You may or may not have any idea how fun it is to get published. Let me tell you it is an artist high point. I'm just saying and speaking for myself.

This is the new/premier issue of Somerset Apprentice which I was so excited to have an article published in. Again, speaking for myself, I think Apprentice will become one of their best-selling magazines. I hope you get a chance to check it out. I promise you will not be disappointed. Everything about it is superb. Their layouts, the photography, and of course the how-to articles by the artist. I can't wait to try some of the new things gleaned from this issue.




Look for me starting on page 122. And
Expect more,
Sharon

39 comments:

  1. Sharon, all of your paintings are exquisite. You are one talented lady and I look forward to seeing what you've been up to everyday.
    I'll be heading to Barnes and Noble to see if they've got a copy of Apprentice out yet.

    Carolyn

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  2. Congratulations Sharon on being published again. It does look like you have had a busy weekend. When are you going to start painting boys? We have a hockey playing, canyon hiking, boys boy who'd like something of yours in his room :)
    Kris-10

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  3. Painting with napkins - mind-blowing, I shall be following this avidly; for you already know how I LOVE MY NAPKINS !!

    Congrats on the magazine article - I shall see if I can order this for it looks one very good magazine.

    Ann (from UK)

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  4. This is SO exciting Sharon!!! I've been in AB two, coming on 3 times, but for EVENTS. One day, although I am thrilled about those, I long to be in a publication for my own art!!!
    You are so wonderful about sharing your techniques , I can't wait to see your article and the whole magazine. Any idea when it will hit the stands?
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    XOXOXO

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  5. Congrats again! You are having sooo much fun. Love the messy desk. Next time show all of the mess...you know we love it.
    I am in search of this new magazine this week.
    I am so happy for you....now to get MY butt in gear.
    xo

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  6. Oh how wonderful to be in the Somerset Apprentice!!! Can't wait to get it! And your faces are just fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing your art!!!

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  7. Oh WOW!!! What a glorious art desk! You call those "fast faces"? Can't be true... they are wonderful. I can't wait to see them one by one. Like the one on the blue napkin... She is looking at me! Amazing! BTW - congratulations on getting published again. They didn't have the magazine in my bookstore... will look for it again.

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  8. Wow Sharon, you have been soooo busy!!! Loving your tutorials, youtube, and all this wonderful art. I havent had much time to play around with my napkins/serviettes, but you have inspired me to MAKE some time to play with them again... need to start a journal using napkins,love using them in my art.
    Congratulations on being published again. I havent seen this publication as yet, but will be keeping an eye out for it. Looks fantastic.

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  9. Look at those lovely eyes and mouths with such ease it appears you create these beautiful faces with all the additions that make wonderful art. For me it takes great practice and I have been practicing. I ruined one piece this morning that was actually quite good I thought. Will try again. Have to make oneself feel better after a loss.

    I am looking forward to the new Somerset mag and being published in it. I can sort of imagine the
    brain activity that comes with such accomplishment.

    I must work so all my women aren't smirking.

    Your are such an inspiration, not just the paintings but just words, it all goes together for such a lovely site to visit.

    I tend to waste time lately.

    Emelie

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  10. Wow Sharon, that so exciting, Congrats on being published.
    I was just published for the first time in Somerset Studio.
    I love seeing your work in progress, you are so busy.
    Love your art work and your new movie making too. Awesome !!!!!!
    So happy for you being published again and sure just the beginning for you. Hugs, Laura Haviland.

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  11. If I can hold out on buying this I'm going to ask for it for my birthday! Can't wait to see your article!

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  12. These are lovely, Sharon! I've been anxiously awaiting for my copy of Somerset Apprentice to arrive at my door! Congratulations on your entry!

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  13. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Apprentice. I am sure it will be wonderful. I mean you are in it so it will be.

    Kate

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  14. Congratulations! I meant to also congratulate you on your Jan/Feb '09 CPS publication. I'm so obviously not the only one who adores your work!

    I'm going to pick up Somerset Apprentice so I can see your pieces better...I'm turning into a Sharon Tomlinson addict. I'll have to start the first chapter of STAR. (Sharon Tomlinson Addict Recovery) lol

    Big hugs,
    Katherine

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  15. Sharon, my friend! Love your messy, creative, wonderful art desk...will look forward to seeing these all finished although to me they are just GREAT right now. And Somerset Apprentice....I will be buying two...one for me...one for daughter.

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  16. argh! WP ate my message but basically, I love all of the art ladies and want to see the "rest of the story"..that got clipped out! Hoping I can get a copy of that wonderful magazine!

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  17. What a collection of lovelies! I particularly like the lady in the centre with the white flowers. Her face is marvellous. Congratulations on being published! You deserve it.

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  18. I'm going to start a collection of "magazines Sharon has been published in". That is my new criteria for buying an (ahem, expensive) magazine.

    Of course I can't wait for the next step in what you are showing us.

    Darla

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  19. You probablyhear "thank You" a lot it can never be said to much. (well gushing is a little...)
    It really pushes me to come visit your blog, and usually Feb. and March are very difficult month for me to get through. You have helped a great deal as I ca't wait to paint and create. There is a lot of talk about making contributions to society lately and you really make a big one with your blog. That is really time given. So Thank you again.

    I found a vinyl doily today in a cabinet downstairs near my studio
    it really is a placemat but I can cut out a circle pattern for smaller pieces or work.

    I don't have any idea if one is suppose to talk this much in a blog I may have poor blog manners.

    Emelie

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  20. Yipppeeeeee Yipppeeeee!! I am so delighted for you!! It is the best feeling in the woooooooorld!!!

    And your girls on napkins are divine!!! xoxo

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  21. Stunning!!

    Congrats on being published! I think it quite cool. ;) I'll be looking for the magazine while I am out & about tomorrow. If not that town, the next bigger town the following day. :)

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  22. Hi Sharon
    Congratulations!
    I must see if I can buy it here in Australia!Your work blows me away every time I popinto your blog
    Marellexx

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  23. Sharon, I like your confidence as much as your art. Calling your work stupendous and telling us to "expect more" is like a fresh breeze. Keep the work flowing!

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  24. I am excited for you...and I can hardly wait to see you in print. I will go to Barns and Noble, it's only 20 miles. I don't go to Boise for just anyone. Hugs, Mary

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  25. I cannot wait to see the finished product, Sharon. I bought my copy of this magazine yesterday on your recommendation, and you were absolutely right. I certainly was not disappointed and I was so glad to see you in it. Somerset's publications are a wealth of inspiration to me. Someday I hope I can work up the nerve to send them something for publication.

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  26. I was so glad to find the new S. Apprentice magazine today. That full page of your art is wonderful to see.

    Today again I typed in platic doilies in google and there with info to your blog was my statement
    about being jealous of a plastic doily.

    I did find one at a thirft store today so feel quite happy for 95cents. It was laying at the bottom of the bin. Like striking gold when I touched that plastic.
    Not even the Dollar Store carries them.

    So glad to read your spread in the magazine.

    Emelie

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  27. Congratulations once more Sharon, glad to see the napkins feature, they're taking over my studio.

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  28. Wow!!!I love that they have another wonderful magazine...and you are in the premier issue...congratulations.
    I have been enjoying your videos. Love the beautifully decorated bird box...lucky birds :)
    We have bluebirds...I have not had the courage to look inside their box...I will though now that I saw you do that.

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  29. I am going to order that fantastic magazin, congrats for you with your beautiful work!

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  30. Sharon I have just recently discovered you via the article in Cloth, Paper, Scissors and I have to tell you that you were directly responsible for me getting out the paint brushes for the first time in a very long while.
    not that I haven't been creating ... far from it ... but more textile- focused.
    thankyou
    I'll be blogging about the result tomorrow

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  31. Yay - go you for being published in this. It sounds fabulous.
    I wonder how long before it reaches us here in New Zealand? Sigh...LOL

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  32. Apprentice is stupendous! I can't imagine how high that high was! Love your blog, especially your little mini-bio! Nice work!

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  33. Sharon, I just picked up a copy of Apprentice today and was delighted to see your article and work inside. Your creations are beautiful, whimsical and haunting all at the same time. Congratulations!
    xo
    jeanne

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  34. Sharon, I love love love your article in Cloth Paper Scissors (Jan/Feb '09). I have been on the lookout for napkins ever since and used one as a background in a piece I did.

    Can you tell me the difference between using napkins versus tissue paper? Any difference?

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  35. Wow all your paintings look wonderful! I'm glad to have found you through the lovely Mystele. xx

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  36. I just found your blog. Your paintings are beautiful!!!

    Congratulations on your published article!!!

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  37. love your project in somerset appentice. i've gone out and bought some fun napkins and can't wait to start on a project of my own! one question...on your project, did you paint the moths or are they from napkins? they are so sheer...i love them!

    kathy

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