'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 7 August 2009

My life as an artist...

...officially began yesterday!  I am now a 'published' artist.
Here is the front of the new 2010 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Diploma in Art handbook hot off the press.  I refer you to my 4 July post here.
I'm totally chuffed to little mint balls (as my Mum would have said), and have, only with difficulty, restrained myself from telling everyone I passed in the supermarket today.

22 comments:

  1. How exciting for you! Congratulations.

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  2. How wonderful, Katherine!! I'm so happy for you!

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  3. OH...look at YOU, how totally wonderful! And it looks very nice. I was a free-lance writer years ago and used to publish stories in magazines so I am familiar with the feeling of wanting to go walking through the supermarket waving my piece around and saying 'look at me, look at me'! (in the words of my 2.5 grandson) ;) It is certainly quite the accomplishment and you have every right to feel proud and on top of the world! Congratualtions!

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  4. Katherine, if you have not read J.R.R. Tolkien's wonderful little short story called Leaf By Niggle, I hope that you will!

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  5. Wow! now that IS impressive - don't forget, spoil yourself, spend the fat royalty cheque on something totally frivioulous and utterly enjoyable.

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  6. Thank you everyone! I'll hunt that book up Robert. What cheque is this Alden?

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  7. Well done Katherine

    I can see macadamia nuts...in their shells...

    Happy days

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  8. Most exciting and congratulatory. Brava.

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  9. Wow! How cool! Congrats!

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  10. Brilliant! Even though I didn't "get" "Enkindled Spring", it certainly makes for a vibrant cover design. Well done you!

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  11. There is nothing to "get" YP - it just "is" - like a sunset, the wind on your check, the sound of the surf or the smiling faces of flowers :-)

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  12. Congratulations!!!

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  13. We're supposed to send checks?

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  14. Thank you everyone. Yes, Robert... didn't you know?
    Email me immediately and I'll give you the address. You are very late - everyone else has theirs in, but I'll let you off this time.

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  15. Wow ... that makes an absolutely spiffing cover, Katherine! How nice that they didn't much it up with overprinting, too!

    Well done - many congrats!

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  16. I am so behind -- sorry. But this is so exciting (means I sortof know a published artist!!)

    You should just oh-so-casually carry it around with you everywhere, and have it face up on the cafe tables, and on counters as you pay at the cashiers, and maybe drop a few in bus shelters for the unconverted...

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  17. wow - that's so cool - congratulations. Keep it up. I'm happy for you :-)

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  18. Brilliant - congratulations!

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  19. kudos! Katherine,
    well deserved!

    :-)

    keep on, keepin' on, luv

    ..
    .ero

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  20. That's really grand. Here's hoping more covers are in your future.

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  21. Lovely to see what you've achieved.

    I've used 'chuffed to little mintballs' as well since I was a child. I must see if CJ knows the origins.

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  22. Thank you everyone. They've re-published it this year, on the large course information publication, too.

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