29 December 2007

Hyperventilating Take 2

You may remember way back in October when I was hyperventilating... I'm allowed to reveal the source of this excitement now!

On 11 October Kristina Sigler, the copy editor from Vogue Knitting, e-mailled me saying she'd stumbled across my Knitting Art work and loved it, and asking if they could include a little piece about my Knitting Art shop and a painting in their January 2008 issue (which has just been released to subscribers, and will hit the newsagents in a week or so). Honestly, I cried ... and then said YES PLEASE!

Since then I have sent in scans of a few of my paintings (so their designers could choose one), answered a questionnaire about my work, and edited the piece that Kristina wrote. I've also been very good and not mentioned it in public until now (as the editor requested).

Now I'm anxious about whether it's actually IN there or not... in theory, all has gone ahead as planned. But if someone has a copy, can you look for me? It should be in the section called "World Knits" (renamed from "Brit Knits" in my honour, as I'm Aussie not British :) I'm a subscriber now, so I'm not sure when my copy will arrive.

I hope to get back to painting very soon, once my brother's funeral is over (Friday 4 Jan; the inquest showed that he died of a heart attack, as expected). Stay tuned! There will be new paintings!

And Kristina - your e-mail was a massive highlight in what has been a pretty crappy year on many counts. Thank you again.

24 comments:

  1. I am glad to hear, for the sake of you and your family, that you have been able to set a date for your brother's funeral. I know from experience how difficult it is to live in that limbo between a loved one's death and a public recognition of it. I am thinking of you and will continue to think of you.

    And as for your happier news, congratulations! I will look for an issue (I'm not a subscriber) so I can check it out and dance around in the store humming about how I "know" you and have some of your beautiful knitting note-cards in my drawer right now. :)

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  2. Yes to all that Amy said
    she says sitting here in her Jejeune T-shirt sipping tea from her jejeune coffee mug.
    hugz and congrats
    s

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  3. congratulations! I will certainly keep an eye out for it! Your artwork is amazing.

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  4. OMG!! You've made it to VOGUE!!!!!

    And cheers to better years ahead. xx

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  5. ooooh Jejune, so proud and excited for you!!!!
    Can't wait to see the article! xo

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  6. Yayyyyy! (Flailing arms about madly in the air like Kermit the Frog) Yayyyyyyyy! Celebrate!Celebrate! I'll run out and buy an issue today!

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  7. Oh my god!!! You must be over the moon. Congrats. What a wonderful piece of excitement in a particularly crappy time. Take some warm hugs with you to the funeral. We are all there with you in spirit. I'll be the one in the back surreptitiously knitting a sock.

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  8. I just received my issue of Vouge Knitting and found your mention. I've been reading you all summer and have seen your work. I'm so glad for you that the publishing has found you.
    What a great way to start the year. Congratulations!

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  9. Happy happy New Year! How wonderful! I hope you won't change now you're famous!

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  10. Compliments of the season!

    I'm sorry to hear about your brother, but I'm glad you've finally been able to set a date for his funeral. You are in my thoughts, and will continue to be so.

    On a happier note congratulations! Vogue Knitting! Wow! How wonderful is that? You deserve some recognition with all that wonderful work you've doen this year - hear's hoping the feedback will be even better than expected.

    And here's wishing you a peaceful, less stressful, fun, happy 2008. We're all here to give you continuing support, and friendship. And I look forward to hearing a lot more good news coming from your camp! :)

    *hugs*
    ~CF

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  11. YAY!!!! vogue knitting. w00t!!

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  12. It's in! It's in! Happy, happy art dance. :D

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  13. Not from Oz but I think I have it right: "Good on ya!"
    I'm heading out tomorrow morning to find Vogue Knitting and read your bit. This must be soooo exciting.
    ~Stacie

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  14. There's nobody I know who is more deserving of something wonderful to happen before this year is out. You have had a year that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Many, many congratulations - can't wait to see a copy.

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  15. Cool beans! Excitement in the New Year, good stuff.

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  16. this is seriously one of the big highlights for 2007. I can't wait to see you in print in something as big as Vogue!

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  17. I can say...I knew you when......So now that you're famous will you still remember all us little people :)

    Congrats on this fantastic opportunity....I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

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  18. So proud and excited for you Jejune! Happy New Year!

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  19. What great news, happy news indeed!! I will be looking to see if you are there when I get around to Vogue-ing!! Hapy New Year to you all. I am glad to read you are finally moved in and settled, ready for the New Year!!!

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  20. So fabulous!! Congratulations!!

    Hope you are doing ok this week, will be thinking of you on Friday.

    Hope 2008 is a much better year for you.

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  21. I can't wait to see you in print! I used a box of your cards (the same you pictured, actually) as my Swap Gift at my December knit night a couple of weeks ago, and it was the hit of the night. (Everyone brings a gift and draws a number telling them in which order they pick and unwrap a gift. Each recipient then chooses whether to keep the one they opened or "swap" for a previously opened one. Yours kept getting taken up by the next person! A big hit. And whenever I use them, people always comment on how lovely they are. Happy New Year, Denise! I hope the Vogue knitting piece is just a kick-off for a great year ahead.

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  22. Wow! Congratulations! That is such exciting news. I didn't think real people got to be in Vogue. Having worked for them briefly I thought you had to pay or suck up, so this means that you must be extra special!!

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  23. Wow, I've only recently come across your blog. I looked at that painting and thought it was a picture of a wip while I was scrolling through. :D And congrats on the publication.

    Also, sorry to hear of your brother's passing and your Lily's ailments. Remember to take some time for yourself while everything happens so that you can cope and greive too. :)

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