Somerset Holidays & Celebration 2008

Contrary to popular misconception, lightning often strikes the same place twice. According to NASA research, certain conditions are just ripe for a bolt of electricity to come zapping down. Opening my mail box today I got that tingly feeling once again when I saw the Somerset Holidays & Celebration issue. I was told that a few of my pieces were to be featured in this issue but I never really believed it until I actually opened the magazine and saw it for myself. So maybe there's some truth to the lightening strike statistic or maybe I own a magical mailbox. Whichever outside force is aligning my stars I am happily dancing under them.


Robert said...

Way to go- love the picture! Congrats! Robert

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO!!! Congratulations!

A Fanciful Twist said...

AWESOME!!!!!! I have to pick it up!!! Oh, How exciting! xo

Designs by CK said...


You surely deserve this and I am SOOO happy 4 U!!!

What a way to start the holiday weekend. Enjoy your moment(s) in the SUN!!! ;)

Spooky Hugs,

Emily said...

Fabulous!! Big Congratulations!! Now, I'll have to buy a copy just to see your work! ;)

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Congrats Melissa! Enjoy the feeling! Next time I see you(Well you know what I mean) I will have to get your autograph. I have never known a celebrity! He He!!

I am so proud of you! You deserve it all girlfriend!!


Johanna Parker said...

Yay for you Melissa! I think you must have magical art!.... Gotta love it when that lightning strikes twice!
(and I know that feeling... not really knowing until you flip thru those pages IF your art will indeed appear)
I'm so glad it did for you!

~ Johanna
See you in Sept!..
And yes, I need to be working!!! But the computer is always calling me :)

Iva's Creations said...

You go girl!! We'll swap signatures in September. Congratulations again!!
~ Iva

Colleen said...

Fantastic!! Congratulations. Well deserved Melissa...I can't wait to get my copy so I can read it.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Melissa! Good job!! And I opened my Country Living today and there you were too!

Jennifer said...

Hip, hip hoooray!!!
You're more than lucky, your talented and brilliant! Great job Melissa:)

Jo James said...

I'm so excited for you!

Hugs- Joee

T=ME said...

Congrats! I can see where you would make it into the mag. Always look forward to checking out your blog and your art.

~dani~ said...

Wow..that is awesome!!! Love that piece too btw! Hey, my free issue didn't come yet from Stampington. My ad coordinator said that the SpookyTime Jingles ad made the inside cover of this holiday issue. Can you confirm this for me? ~biting nails~ B/c the issue doesn't hit the stands until the 1st! ARGH-

Staffordshire Garden said...

Loved your pieces in Holidays, their faces are adorable. Congratulations!