fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Friday, April 20, 2012

I only imagined....

I could have only imagined this....me in Featuring magazine!!!

Featuring Magazine has now been published and is on its way from the Netherlands and out into the world!!!!

I hardly feel able to express you what all of this means to me.

This premier issue includes an article about my art series "Message from Swaziland" which was inspired by AIDS Walk Africa in Swaziland for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

The message continues!  It is being shared to the masses!   I am overjoyed and just so thrilled!
There is even a video on youtube with the magazine's "birth process"!




I could have only imagined all the ways art has affected my life...how it has helped me grow.  This is certainly one of the ways.
At one time it was only a dream to be able to paint and express myself. And here we are.

After returning home from Swaziland I needed to be able to share the message of the Swazi-people.
To tell the world that 33% of their population is infected with the HIV virus.
When I came home I knew I needed to do something to get that message out into the world.  And now that this has happened and continues to happen it  means other people will hear of this little country, Swaziland.  They will hear of the pandemic and, like me, they too might react.

As a mother I am so thrilled to think other mothers and children being affected by the HIC pandemic may be helped.
As an artist I am thrilled to see my artwork giving back to this cause and to the world.
As a woman I am incredily grateful for the blessings in my life and all the people who brought me to this place.

The Featuring Magazine is a collaboration of artists from around the world, 
with the publisher based in the Netherlands.

Featuring's website expresses their mission best,
"Creative people generally do not create in just one area. They are explorers. One day they dip their hands in ink and paint to find themselves the next day scrapbooking, taking photos or writing poetry.  Via the Internet, artists from all over the world inspire each other with their work, opening doors to even more creative possibilities and techniques. FEATURING wants to bring these creative worlds together on paper!"

I can't wait for my issue to arrive....
really, I feel like I need to pinch myself.
dreams do come true!!!

5 comments:

Julie said...

That's fantastic! Yay you!

Cindy said...

That is amazing! Congratulations.

The Lost Planetista said...

Oh wow! Very cool!

Bridget said...

SO cool!

ginanorma said...

WOW what an honor how incredible Jen!!!

So glad you told us:)

Thank you for visiting the fiddlehead report!