Much To Share

I am honored to be the cover artist for the September/October issue of Somerset Studio magazine. Oh, so very very honored. As I walk past the coffee table where the magazine sits perched among my favorite books of the moment, I have to stop and take a second look. Are my eyes playing tricks on me? No, it's really my art on the cover! WOW. I take a deep breath and send up a prayer of gratitude.
I haven't really known how to share this news. Isn't that silly? But, nothing I wrote seemed good enough, thankful enough. It still seems very surreal. I mean, Somerset Studio was at the beginning of my art journey, the articles guiding me, inspiring me. And I still continually look there for inspiration. The thought that perhaps I can inspire someone is a deep meaningful one. To help where I have been helped.

Another magazine, Vennue, this one a local publication, has featured a painting of mine on it's cover for the September issue. I love it! Thank you Lauren and Joey! It was a wonderful experience meeting two special souls such as they are. They made me feel right at home there in the office of Beck Media and were so kind in their words about my work. It was a pleasure.
Inside is even an interview. Another WOW moment in my life-one I am also so grateful for.

And a new painting for the downstairs hallway.
Boy, was it difficult to photograph! I will try again on a sunnier day but for now I will share the photos from this morning. The painting was done on metal. I purchased the original metal "canvas" painted as it was with a bowl of pretty cherries, at an antique store and it was in my kitchen for years. I gessoed over the cherries recently and this is the result.
The woman in the painting is releasing her sorrows up to the heavens.
titled: "The Day that Sorrow Flew Away"


Regina said...

Congratulation, Tricia!
I am delighted for you.
I also find it weird to share good news in my blog, not wanting to be a braggart. But as a reader of good news, I find it encouraging to share in the joy of a fellow artist. I LOVE positive news.
AS thrilling as it is to be acknowledged and accepted for our art, I balance it in my mind with this thought. The creating of the art, the process itself was a journey, a way of taking care of myself. If no one else saw it, that could be enough. Sharing with others is a gift. To be accepted into shows, publications, etc. is a just icing on a very tasty cake.
That being said - this is wonderful news and I send you a big hug of congratulations.

katie said...

a big congratulations to you, tricia!!! how exciting for you to have your beautiful artwork on the cover of somerset. your tone is humble and grateful, no wonder such soulful and heartfelt beauty is able to flow from your fingertips.

and that metal piece you painted in your kitchen is gorgeous - i LovE it!!

Susan said...

Tricia, Congrats! I am very happy for you. Keep up the good work. Hugs.

Jo Wholohan said...

congrats tricia, how very exciting!!!!

i just love this peice on metal :))

Tiffany said...

You know how I feel about this, of course, but I'd also like to add that your triumphs and successful journeys are inspirations for the rest of us to come after. :) And it is very clear that you do this with humility in your heart and the love and trust that brought you to this place. *hugs* Keep going!

bridgette said...

congrats! very happy for you.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your cover art and articles. What a great feeling to have. I'm sure there will be more in the future. No doubt.
Your new piece is so full of story and beautiful.

Kristen Robinson said...

And having seen this in person my friend I can say it truly deserved the cover of SS absolutely brillant!

Two covers in the same month you go girl!!!!!! SO AWESOME bask in your succcess you have earned it!

Valaine said...


I completely relate to this piece, I love the idea of using the crow as the symbol of sorrow. :) Beautiful work, you always inspire me with your art!

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

And I thought the last piece you did was my ultimate favorite.......and now this one. Big sigh over here. How I love it, Tricia. And I am so very happy you are a 'Cover Girl' times two. Big Hugs.
xo Rella

Debbi Baker said...

How wonderful Tricia - and you certainly should share good news!! I haven't got my copy yet but it will be all the more special now (I too love/adore SS and see it as a major part of my creative journey). The other cover looks great too. You go girl!!

Susan Tuttle said...

Congratulations Tricia on your incredible achievements!! You should be very proud!

I love the new painting that adorns your hallway -- so tender, so beautiful.


Amy said...

I am jumping up and down with excitement for you! Congratulations. You well deserve this honor, do not doubt it.

seth said...

Congratulations Tricia on your double good news. This is quite a wonderful accomplishment!!

Earthtone Studios said...

Congratulations!! I am not surprised a bit. Your work is fabulous, exciting, thought provoking, inspiring and just plain fantastic. I have always been in awe. I haven't picked up my issue yet...now I must !!

Relyn said...

I am so excited for you! Congratulations on your wonderful success. I always think of Sommerset publications a pinnacle. I guess because they only feature the very best. How exciting! What an achievement. Congratulations on your well-deserved and hard-worked-for success.

colleenR said...

Do they sell Somerset Studio in Barnes and Noble?

I am reading Vennue right now. I love the cover design. I have done collage journaling (inspired by my artist/potter son who got me started) and want to get back into it. I have big plans but have yet to get lost in it. Blogging/Writing takes up so much of my time.

vintage moon studio said...

Woo Hoooo!!!!! How exciting - and so well deserved... I have always loved your artwork and now so many more will be able to find joy in it! Sending BIG hugs of congratulations :0) xox Deb

Deryn Mentock said...

Congratulations to you! How thrilling and what a delightful cover!

Catherine Witherell said...

I LOVE your poem on 9/5 and this beautiful painting here with the woman in the gold dress. I too want to wish you congratulations on your successes. It is nice to be acknowledged for work that came from your heart.

Jeanne said...

Belated congratulations on being the cover artist for Somerset Studios Tricia. It's a favorite magazine of mine and I'm always delighted to find one of my blogging friends "published" within it's pages.

Wendy said...

Congrats. And wow, I was really captivated by this woman and the bird. So lovely!