Friday, June 15, 2007

Color me Happy!

Thought I'd share a little piece of my heaven with you. These are a few of the flowers blooming in my back garden right now. It's fun to watch people's expression when they see the garden for the first time. It's bright and tropical looking....not what you'd imagine seeing in Oregon.

These pictures even match my mood today!! Though it's pouring cats and cows outside, I shall put on my ladybug boots and dance in the rain!! I received the most wonderful news.....Miss Teapot will be published in the Winter Issue of Art Doll Quarterly!!! I'm thrilled and honored to have one of my art pieces included in such a beautifully artistic and highly regarded magazine. Color me....tickled pink!!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta


Shel said...

Well OF COURSE you're going to be published! Um... duh, girlfriend. It's a gorgeous bear and so Stampington & Co. I'm delighted for you! And also a little abashed, because my entry won't even arrive at ADQ's Laguna Hills offices until this afternoon (viva la FedEx!) :) Can't wait to see your beautiful bear in the Winter issue, Aleta; really, I'm tickled pink WITH you!

Vee said...

wooohooooo!! I knew this one would make ADQ!! Just knew it!!

Way to go Aleta!! pretty prestigious mag. and lots of "other" collectors will now see your work.

Wendy said...

That is great news, Congratulations! Love your flowers too.

Aleta said...

Tickled pink WITH me? I love that!! Thank you. I'm still getting over the "um...duh, girlfriend" part though. Ha! You rock!!

Vee and Wendy,
Thank you for peeking in and for posting such lovely comments. I'm truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful bear artist community where we all support one anothers artistic spirit....wherever it leads! :)

Warmest and biggest bear hugs, Aleta

Anonymous said...

You are just too cool. I am honored that I have such a wonderful and creative mom. I can't wait to see the magazine!

Love, B

Laura Lynn said...

Aleta that is so wonderful!!!!!!! Congratulations :) Your flowers are so lovely too :)


Folksie Linda said...

Oh I knew she would get picked.. you did a spectacular job on her! I am so happy for you.. Congratulations! Indeed, love the flowers, i see your peonies are already open and lovely.. what is the pink flower in the corner... very pretty. My peonies are just starting to open up .. i should be adding so flowers and such at my blog so when you have a chance, drop on by! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Bear Treasures by Melanie Jayne said...

Hi Aleta.

Beautiful garden and a massive congratulations on you altered art doll/bear submission. She is truly amazing and unique so I am not surprised that she will be published in the magazine. I love her!

Kingfisher Farm said...

Hi Aleta!!! I just came in from my parched garden and spied your post on my blog!! So good to hear from you!!! Your plants looks so happy!! I think your Story book bears are delightful! I applaud you for trying something new. Never give up on a new idea so fast, my goo-goo bears are a departure too, and I like the fact that they are ORIGINAL,,, and it takes a bit to have things catch on. Also, your little bear with the cage skirt, how fun!! HUGS Pam

Shantell said...

I'm so thrilled for you Aleta...color me tickled PINK too and every other color of the rainbow!! :o) As far as your garden...well we wouldn't expect anything else, now would we girls? I'm sure your garden is a like an artist's canvas just waiting for you to create something beautiful.

Congratulations, deserve it!!!!

Pauline said...

Hi Aleta, just want to add my congratulations to your brilliant news, Miss Teapot is amazing you are so artistic. It shows in your lovely garden too, beautiful!

Warm wishes

Catherine Young said...

Aleta, wonderful news about Miss Teapot and I love the flowers in your garden, such great colours :)
Hugs, Catherine (Bumpkinbears)

karin (creativechaos) said...

I am loving those flowers! Congratulations on the surprise as your work is beautiful.....Karin

vera lisa said...

I love Miss Teapot! And hooray, a bear in Art Doll Quarterly -- dolls and bears play nicely together, really they do. LOL

Congrads and dance in your ladybug boots!

vera lisa

Lisa of Twin Cubs said...

Gorgeous flowers Aleta and congrats on having your bear in print! Who would not put such a beautiful bear in a magazine?

Aleta said...

I am so blessed. Thank you, everyone, for taking a minute to post such lovely thoughts. You girlies ROCK!! You really do!! You leave a smile on my heart.

Warmest and biggest bear hugs, Aleta

All Bear said...

I'm delighted for you Aleta! Miss Teapot is a beacon of creativity and should be publicly heralded!!