Yes, it’s true. My work made the cover of Bound and Lettered magazine. The title of the article is Marbelized Mats from Paper Scraps and appears on page 28. It is four pages long; it includes photos from the studio flat files, my scrap bins, and 4 samples of my work. It also includes a “how to” example from a commissioned work I recently completed. The bottom of the cover features mat snapshots from two of my pieces that appear elsewhere in the magazine. Here you can see a shot of the cover.

bound and lettered cover shot Jan 2014

Back in October, I was approached by John Neal, the owner of Bound and Lettered and Letter Arts Review magazines. First, when I saw his name in my inbox, I screamed. Then when I read the email, I was shocked. He asked me to write an article about my mats. To say I was thrilled is a HUGE understatement!!! The fact that John Neal knew my name, liked my work, AND wanted me to write about it was amazing, and a real milestone for my art career.

How did this happen you ask, let me tell you. I was featured in a regional magazine last August in a story about the gallery being my MBA project. I bought extra copies of that magazine and sent them to other magazines. On each magazine I sent out, I wrote a short message on a post-it note to check out the article as it was a great story. When John Neal sent me the email, he noted that he looked at our website and was intrigued by my work. He had been reviewing calligraphy for over twenty-five years and had never seen anything like my mats.  

The article chronicles my journey from collecting marbelized paper scraps to creating intricate mats to combine with my calligraphy work. I walk the readers through how I create my work and combine the papers into unique creations. It was a real joy to share my story and unique perspective. I have been a subscriber to Bound and Lettered for decades and can’t believe I am now a paid contributor to their content.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far in my journey, this one is for you! To quote Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right!” Get it? Think big and think you can, amazing things will happen!

If you want to preview this issue, here is the link to the website. You can also order copies directly from the publisher. Needless to say we are buying extra copies and will have them for sale in the gallery.

http://cdn.johnnealbooks.com/downloads/bl11-2pgs.pdf

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