Thursday, November 1, 2012


Was I surprised to receive my complimentary copy of Art Doll Quarterly two days before it came out on the news stands? Yes! I usually don't get it until three or four weeks after the day it hits the stands, after emailing a few times. There's another Maggie Anderson who submits artwork to the magazine, and somehow they managed to send my copies to her. Three different times. Fourth time's the charm. Yay! They finally got my address in the computer just in time for me to move...

I was on my way out the door when the magazine arrived, so I just opened to the "Show & Tell" section to see my "Pere Noel" on page 115.

Yesterday I decided to take a little break from packing for my move this weekend. I sat down to peruse the magazine. Was I surprised to see my "Pinocchio" on page 65 in the "Book Character Challenge"? That was a total surprise.

Then, I turned a few pages and there was my sister, Maddy's, "Lula" on page 68! She had no idea that her doll was selected, either. So, I got to call her and say "Surprise!" Good thing that she was sitting down!

Lula is just, wonderful, Maddy. I love all her bling! Congratulations, you deserve it.

And, I hear that Maddy's  "Topsy Turvy Doll" has been selected for the Challenge in the Spring 2013 issue.

And now, I'm off to pack some more. I can't believe how much stuff I have. I hope I don't have to do this again anytime soon.

Take care,


IrelandBrady said...

Totally AWESOME for both you and Maddy Rose!

Christel said...

Wow! Congratulations Maggie, and Maddy! I am so happy for you both! xoxo Christel

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Congratulations to you and Maddy. You are both so uber talented. I love your work so very much. I adore the rabbit that Maddy has on her blog that you gave her....he has the perfect scary eye thing going on.
Congrats again, Oma Linda

Lori said...

Congrats to you both! I have such a talented mother and must skip a generation. Grrr... ;)

Cobblestone Creations said...

What a wonderful surprise ~ and at just the right time!! I remember all too well just how overwhelming it can be to move. But take heart my dear, it will be worth it in the end.

All of your dolls (and your sister's) are simply enchanting. So nice the rest of the world gets to see them too.


Maggie said...

Wow! I can't believe you dropped by, Lori! I know you are a busy, busy woman!
I can't wait to see you and the boys for Christmas!

Dianie said...


That is fantastic!!!! Congratulations Maggie, and very well deserved as your work is fabulous.


The Bear's Blog said...

Congratulations to you both. Your work is so amazing that it doesn't surprise me that you both have pieces in publications.

Happy Weekend.


Now get back to that packing! Giggle. (My turn is coming so it will be your turn to laugh at me.)

maddyrose said...

Congratulations on having two of your dolls featured in the November issue of ADQ. It's funny how they've finally straightened out the addy problem just in time for your move. That's Murphy's law in action. I sent off an email to ADQ this morning thanking them for letting me know about my topsy turvy doll and told them how surprised I was to find out from you that Lula was in this issue. Call you later. Hugs

Magic Love Crow said...

Maggie, I am so happy for you and your sister! Yeh!!! I hope packing is going well and I do hope you don't have to move again, for a long time! I love your rabbit on Maddy's blog!

Love Bears All Things said...

Came over to visit you from your sister's site, she linked you...and I think your art work is beautiful...Congratulations on having it published...
Mama Bear