04 June 2010

giving credit where credit is due

i am very fortunate (and excited) to have an article in the current belle armoire jewelry magazine... when i made that proposal, i looked at some of my favorite pieces and tried to find what they had in common... now i try to work from an idea first... 


as a result, the article had 3 techniques in it and went slightly (ok, a lot) over the word count... in the resources section, i had put links to the talented ceramic artists who had inspired me... but it was edited out - i am very sorry for this ladies... even when the copy arrived in my mailbox this week, i felt terrible that readers wouldn't know who was responsible for the components that allowed me to create the pieces they were looking at... 


so here i would like to make a sort of amends - 


breaking down the walls

beautiful rusty crusty button by lisa peters ... small charm by marsha neal ... gorgeous glass by marie marchand at bleu verre... 

on wisdom

wonderful wisdom bead by diane hawkey... earthenwood beads by melanie brooks... 


if you haven't seen the work done by these very talented women, i strongly encourage you to visit their blogs and shops... 

27 comments:

  1. It blows me away that the magazine would edit out the supply sources like that - especially when you consider some of those vendors might be advertisers as well and might appreciate the extra mention. Mags are weird. Good for you for giving out the credits!!

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  2. These are very inspired pieces and I just love them. I can't wait to read your article. You know I am a big fan of yours, so it will be lovely to read about your methods and thoughts. I agree with Kelly, mags are weird and it really doesn't make a lot of sense to edit out sources. Oh, well, I guess they have their reasons. Congrats on the publication though. BA is one of my favourite magazines and I am sooo happy you are in it!

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  3. Congrats on the magazine article! Very exciting indeed! Your work is amazing. Sweet of you to mention the other sources too. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Congratulations on your article. Unfortunately with word count, sometimes our inspiratons and resources are edited out. Good for you for sharing these wonderful artists with us all. xoxoxo

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  5. Congratulations Maire!!!!Your pieces are beautiful!

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  6. Congratulations! Looking forward to reading your article and drooling over your pieces!

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  7. Congratulations! As always, your pieces are just amazing. Even with a word count issue, I can't believe they edited out the resource credits. Kudos for correcting the problem here.

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  8. Oh, my! Congrats on the article! Thank you for giving the correct props...I know it means alot to the resource peeps :)

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  9. I am soooo happy for you !!!! Congratulations.xxxx

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  10. A huge congrat's to you!! I'm so very happy for you! You have done a world of kindness by blogging about your friends creations also. Their art makes our art happen.

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  11. Congratulations, Mary Jane! So excited for you!! Love the necklaces - they are both awesome!
    Good for you to give the credits here. Who knows what thoughts reign in the minds of mag makers...

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  12. I loved this article and your pieces took my breath away.
    I wonder if writing a letter to the editor mentioning the artists work would be published in the next magazine?

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  13. Marie,
    Congratulations on the article. I love your work. I have been following your for only a short time but with this entry I am now a HUGE admirer. Your integrity, follow through and generous nature is to be commended. These ladies do deserve the kudos for inspiring you. I admire your dedication to your craft and those that share it's love. Hats off to you for taking this kind of action. A very graceful move.
    Thank you for setting the bar high for the rest of us.

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  14. Beautiful pieces. Congrats on beingpublished. Yeah for ceramic beads and pendants. You make them look fantastic.

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  15. Congratulations on the feature in Belle Armoire, that is just fantastic! I can not wait to see it in print. The pieces are so artistic and inspirational just like you! Hugs!

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  16. I am drawn in by your piece "Breaking down the walls". I love the focal bead- Did you make it? Wonderful combination of components!!

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  17. Oooh, going to be haunting Borders now waiting for it to come out! Can't wait to see it and tell whoever's standing next to me I KNOW HER!!!

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  18. Maire, thank you so much for making my heart bead a part of such a wonderful piece of art.

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  19. Your work is always sooooo gorgeous and inspiring. Thanks for sharing the sources and artists that help make your work so special!

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  20. I saw the current issue and was thinking "hm, this work looks familiar" and sure enough it was the talented Mary Jane!!! I'm so happy to see you published in Belle Armoire. Congrats, Mary Jane!

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  21. Mary Jane, what a wonderful surprise when I saw your article!!! I just picked up this issue a few days ago and loved every page... and I sure had a smile on my face when I saw your name! CONGRATS to you!! You did it!!! I'm so proud of you! Your pieces are stunning. What an incredible accomplishment.
    Cindy

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  22. i'm sooo happy for you!! i've seen a little pair of earrings from you on a step by step wire!! so cool!!beautiful pieces, and component from other artists .. you made it "so you" !! bravo

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  23. Congratulations! I can't wait to read the issue.

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  24. Congratulations Mary Jane, I don't have my copy yet. I'll bet your pieces are stunning! So sorry they edited out your inspiration. Love that you are published. Hugs, Riki

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  25. This was quite possibly the best issue yet of Belle Armoire. Opening it is like sitting down with my good friends. I am so proud of you and so excited for where this will lead. It is a dream of mine to be in that magazine. So weird about the editing. I am glad that you shared, although some were so recognizable to me that there was no mistaking who they came from.

    Enjoy the day!

    Erin

    P.S. and your new Etsy shop too! Awesome! It will be my new favorite haunt.

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  26. Hello! Just reading your email today regarding the "credit" because I was in a B & B fog when you originally sent it! I agree that your work is amazing and you do so much for ceramic beads and jewelry as an art form, that just being included in one of you beautiful pieces is credit enough -- and I agree with Erin, most pieces are totally recognizable.. like sitting down with friends. I have not seen the publication in person yet.. I can't wait! I am a HUGE fan of your work and look forward to seeing each new piece with great anticipation! Thank you for this wonderful post...it is much appreciated!

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