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Monday, January 4, 2010

Calendar UpDate

Yes, I know it has been a while since my last post. To be honest, I have been in kind of depressed and have just not wanted to do any beading lately. And, I had to force myself to finish the necklaces and bracelet that I was making my sister for Christmas.

The main reason for my depression was “The Beadwork Calendar” that has a picture of the bracelet that I made in it. Yes, I know, I was very excited about my bracelet being chosen for the calendar; after all, this is the first professional publication of my work, so my getting depressed doesn’t make much sense. So, I will explain.

When the calendars came out, I rushed to the store to get my copy. I opened the calendar and all of the pictures taken of the submitted beadwork were so beautiful and so professional looking, all except on, that is, MINE!

The photo of my bracelet was awful. I don’t understand how they could have put such a horrible, unprofessional looking picture of my bracelet into the calendar. First of all, my bracelet was made using purple ab. beads and brown beads. The colors of the photographed bracelet looked as though “Photoshop” had been used to change the bead colors to red shades. Secondly, the picture of the bracelet was blurry and not a clear image. Thirdly the “white” background used for the photo did nothing to enhance the picture of my bracelet but actually helped to detract from the look of the bracelet.

So my first professional publication experience turned out to be a big disappointment. I take solace in the fact, however, that the picture of my bracelet appears for the month of January. By the time the calendar pages are turned to March, the purchasers of the calendar will have forgotten all about the horrible photo of my bracelet.

I have been working thru my beading depression and have resolved not to let outside forces take away from my enjoyment of beading. 2010 is a brand new beading year with brand new beading goals. With this in mind, I have recently started on a new project that I am thinking seriously about submitting to a beading magazine for publication. I also am hoping to learn how to do “French Beadwork” this year.

I wish everyone a safe, joyous, healthy, prosperous, heartfelt, “Happy New Year!!!”

I invite you to visit my picturetrail website “Bead Between The Lines.” You just might find something that you like or something that will inspire you.


http://www.picturetrail.com/bead_between_the_lines

I am also on myspace.

http://www.myspace.beadbetweenthelines.com/

5 comments:

Carol said...

We all have a tendency to "self sabotage even when we have a success ~ Be gentle with yourself ~ "tell the critic' to go "sit in a chair" ~ Your work is excellent ~ move on ~ create for the sake of creating ~ hugs and namaste, Carol (artmusedog)

TeresaR said...

I'm really sorry that your publication experience didn't work out so well. I think people will realize that it's the publication's fault and not yours. I blame the editor rather than the actual writer when I find errors in a piece of writing. The editor is the one who needs to make sure everything is in tip-top shape before publishing something, after all.

Good for you for your resolve to rise above this! Wishing you a successful and happy 2010.

Carol said...

Wondering where you are ~ hope you are creating ~ your work is excellent ~ "Come on out and Play"~ Visit my blog (if you haven't already) to possibly win my "giveaways"of my art creations as part of One World One Heart!
Hugs, Carol

Ada Cao said...

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Ada Cao said...

hello I love your blog very much and Can I have a link from your blog or one review to my jewelry shop ? And I will happy to ship you some of my products for the review or link for free! Feel free to Find something you like on my shop please.
eozy.com