Saturday, July 21, 2012

The universe conspires...

It's been an overly busy week, but it's been a week filled with pleasant surprises.

I was going to hold on the news for a little bit, but I just can't! You have been such great supporters and friends, that I feel it is not right to hold this information from you. An Art Director for a magazine wants to use one of my paintings for a story they are printing. Isn't it amazing?!

He found my painting on Flickr and said he and his team really loved the painting. I was so thrilled.
I will hold on some information until things are finalized, but I am so very happy.

Like a phoenix, I feel like I am rebirthing from the ashes of a very tumultuous past couple of years. I feel I can dream and desire. For many years, I attempted not to do that in order to avoid pain... in the interim, I was also avoiding life.

To be is the only choice to live a true, fearless existence. Embrace life.


"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." The Alchemist.

50 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh Ana, I am truly and deeply happy and thrilled for you! Your artwork is profoundly soulful and beautiful...and isn't it wonderful to have the confirmation of others with an artistic eye and creative soul recognising that fact. You deserve this and I'm so glad you've gotten it!

Your time of being a fallow field is done for now my friend; now you have arisen...fertile with creativity and singing with joyous, courageous, and messy life...like a freed bird winging it's way across the face of the sun.

Gloria said...

Excellent Ana. Congratulations and I am very happy for you. You are deserving because your work reflects your soul. Yay!! Shine on!! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and week ahead and I look forward to hearing more about this. Thank you for sharing.

M. D. Jackson said...

That's excellent, Ana. Congratulations!

Almost Precious said...

Is it amazing? Not really. Ana you are a very talented young lady, it is no surprise that your beautiful and vibrant art would attract some serious attention.

I am extremely happy that you've been recognized and discovered. It is meant to be that your talent is shared with the rest of the world. Congratulations. :)

laughingwolf said...

grats ana!

i bet it IS like birthing another child... wonderfulness

i'm so happy for you... long may you art!

Francie said...

Congratulations! I'm really looking forward to all of the details. The sun is shining on you!!

Debra said...

Ana, WONDERFUL news for you! And big news! OF COURSE that magazine art director would choose your painting – they’d brighten anyone’s day. Looks like the universe IS conspiring to fulfill your wishes. And I’ve got a feeling it’s only the beginning...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Exciting news! I'm happy for you and am looking forward to hearing the specific details when you can share them!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Bravo! That is soooo wonderful for you and your art ~ Wow! ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Giggles said...

Congratulations!! I do believe when you do what you love the rest will fall into place!! Thanks for sharing..your art is beautiful and vibrant! My favorite kind!!

Hugs Giggles

Creatively yours Fi said...

Very exciting Ana :) That's awesome! Oooooh I love that quote from the Alchemist...(one of my favourite books of all time) I hope it's true.....because i think I now know what I want x

JerseyLil said...

Wow, Ana, congrats! How wonderful that an art director wants to use one of your paintings. I love your art work, very expressive. What great news! Please let us know more details when things are finalized. Btw, I love the flowers in this post!!

geetlee said...

yayyy yaayy yayyyy
CONGRATULATIONS :)
Here is to new and beautiful beginnings, you are a beautiful artist and you deserve this honor and lots more :)
xo

NatashaMay said...

That's fantastic news! Congrats! :)))

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O, how brilliant! Congratulations!!

Lois said...

That is soooo incredible! What a wonderful validation. I think for a reward, you should have a kitten! A Canadian Kitten!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wonderful news, Ana! I am so happy for you. Congratulations. Make sure to share your news as it unfolds!

alteredstatesstudio said...

oh my goodness Ana!! that is just the coolest! many congrats! you will have to spill the beans for which magazine when you can- this is just so cool!

ArtSings1946 said...

What a wonderful surprise Ana. It's something when the Divine gets your attention in such a positive way. Love your art.

Happiness always !

Sherri B. said...

Ana, this is awesome - congratulations!! I am grinning from ear to ear for you as I type this, truly I am. :D

I am not suprised in the least...your art is vibrant, honest, and so lovely. I hope this is the first of many!

Thinking of you with a smile...have a wonderful Sunday!

Jess said...

Well done Ana and thankyou so much for coming to visit my blog. :)
Jess x

CraveCute said...

Congratulations! Well Deserved!

Annette said...

congratulations my artistic friend. Your paintings are just a flow of energy and love seeing them.
Oh not to worry my blog will not be going off into the sunset, the other one is just to plaly with Crazy Quilting. xoxoxoxo Thanks for being worried about it. You have the best weekend. xo

Red Shoes said...

Good afternoon, Ana...

As I tell my students, the only way we really lose is to quit... stop... give up... walk away.

When times get difficult is when we need to do whatever it takes to continue to persevere and move forward.

Congratulations on having your art work selected. Obviously, these people have good taste!!

~shoes~

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is such wonderful news! I'm glad you shared it with us. We need some good news and it's always nice to celebrate our accomplishments with friends! We all feel good together!

Amalia K said...

Hi Ana. I love the simplicity of your work! Such a perfect timing to visit you and hear a wonderful news...congrats!

And thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

Jane said...

This is amazing (& wonderful) news! Well deserved from what I have seen of your artwork. Who knows where and what this may lead to :) Love the quote.

Manon said...

Hi Anna, isn't it wonderful when our art gets spotted and taken to a bigger place. Well done, you deserve it! I love your art too. Thank you for visiting my blog!
ManonX

Melissa Kojima said...

Congrats. Glad to hear how good you're feeling. Best wishes for your desired outcome.

Susan said...

Congrats Ana.Love your paintings and thoughts.Wishing you the best in all that you do in the coming days/

:.tossan® said...

Você faz uma arte incrível! Também fiquei fã! Arte pura! Fico aguardando a publicação. Beijo

StephanieD said...

What splendid, splendid news! I'm very happy for you. You're so talented, however, that I'm not surprised at all.

Ola said...

wonderful! congratulations!

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denthe said...

Hey, congratulations! That's great news! Love your artwork!

Arkansas Patti said...

Wonderful news. I am so excited for you. Please let us know where and when so we can buy the magazine that has a really smart art director.

morningDove said...

how exciting to be chosen for your art work to appear in mag. congrats.

Zena said...

Such a wonderful news, I am so happy for you, really happy. I love your art work, congrats, my friend xx

Lynn Fisher said...

Oh Wow...that is such great news! I am So happy for you. I can say now, that I knew ya when...LOL!
Can't wait to here more on this....have a wonderful, lighter than air week! : )
-Lynn

Selene said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comment...

I really love take a look on your blog full of colours and imagination!

Selene

Milynn luong said...

Your art work is so beautiful! Honest! It's no surprise that a magazine would want to feature your painting! Congrats on this huge news!!

Love & Whimsy

La Dolce Vita said...

Congratulations for getting the opportunity to share your painting with the world ! I am happy for you and I hope that this opportunity will give you new energy and enthusiasm to paint many more soulful paintings.
have a nice day !

Scarlet said...

Beautiful healing and uplifting art...with all the bold and bright colors that bring joy and healing. Thanks for sharing/creating...and that quote from The Alchemist is GOLDEN!

Ducky said...

Amazingly awesome!! I am over joyed in reading about so many of those I follow having their dreams brought to fruition! Such exciting times with positive smile inducing moments! So much to love about life right now. Life is good.

Jeanie said...

OH, I'm so awfully excited for you! I love the colors in this one and I'm extra pleased that your work has been found and will be featured! Congratulations! Tell us more when you can!

Sulky Kitten said...

Wonderful news, Ana! You are a beautiful, talented and creative individual. Congratulations, it must be such a thrill!

Jenny said...

SO excited for you Ana... big congratulations... I am just so happy for you... your art rocks...

Hugs
Jenny x

Shaharoh said...

Congratulations! You deserve it! You are an extremely gifted artist and I believe your art conveys so much strength and bravery. xoxo!

The Roof said...

belated congratulations!! (been bit unmotivated in terms of blogging) What a great news :)

Elena said...

Oh still playing catchup after all my travels but OH WOW YOU ROCK GIRL!!! I'm sooooooooooo proud of you. I just love your words and of course your art and oh how cool that others will get to see your soul as well.

Rebecca Fisher said...

Bravo! That is soooo wonderful for you and your art ~ Wow! ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)