This morning, I grabbed my cup of coffee and headed up to my studio/office to make a work related phone call. I don't usually work on the weekends, but I'd fallen behind with appointments and decided to play catch up today. As I went upstairs, I grabbed the May/June 2012 Cloth Paper Scissors magazine that had just arrived in the mail on Friday, sat down, put it on my desk and proceeded to dial the number on the phone.
The "short story version" of my job is completing three psychiatric standardized assessments/inventories consisting of 71 questions on patients prior to their clinical visits with the psychiatrist I work for. It's a way of charting progress and collecting data in a quantifiable/measurable way. I've been doing this for over two years now and although each interview is always unique and different, the questions I ask are very standardized and I am quite confident when I say I could recite them backwards in my sleep.
So I often gaze around my art studio as I am waiting for the patient to consider and answer the question I've just posed. Today, I was looking down at my desk, pen in hand, ear to the phone and looking at the cover of the CPS magazine when I realized a piece of my art was on the cover! Way up in the top right corner, about 1.5 x 1 inches there it was - a postcard I'd submitted for one of their challenges. A big thank you to Jenn Mason (Editor - Cloth Paper Scissors) for the start of helping me realize a bigger goal!
Let's just say - thinking with my glass half full - it's a start! Here it is - (you may want to grab a pair of 3.50 reading glasses to view it) OK, I said...it's a start.
Cloth Paper Scissors - May-June 2012
And here it is larger inside the magazine -
Cloth Paper Scissors May June 2012 - Page 83
and my photograph of it before it went postal -
Postcard for Cloth Paper Scissors Postcard Challenge
4 x 6 inches Mixed Media Collage
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Image Credits with thanks to
Tumble Fish Studio and Holliewood Studio
Figure of the little boy - from my collection of vintage photographs -
- extracted figure from above photograph. with shadow added and contrast adjusted -
Now, on the other hand, Seth Apter from The Altered Page really did strike it big recently as his art work graced the cover of the most recent edition of Somerset Studio! ! When I grow up I want to be just like you!
Somerset Studio - June 2012
Thanks for reading, I hope you had a little giggle at my expense and have a great weekend!