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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"From the Pros"- An Interview in Apprentice.

Hello friends and readers, ... I'm so doing the happy dance and pinching myself in disbelief! :)) For this, I owe a HUGE thank you to Editor Jana Holstein, that a few months ago asked me to be interviewed for the 'From the Pros' section of Somerset Apprentice. Jana and I had already worked together and I can tell you she's a sweet, kind and sunny lady... could I say anything but 'Sure!'?? I'm among a bunch of well-known and talented artists, so you bet I'm flattered and honored!

At the time when I had to write my interview, I was in the middle of an inner struggle and a period of moodiness after my operation, so I didn't give my best, I'm afraid. Reading it after some months, though, I'm happy with it, even if I feel the 'favorite medium' part is not complete. Apart from being a 'vintage' lover, I also have a passion for recycled and 'green' elements to use in my creations (string, kraft paper, jute, burlap, corrugated cardboard, etc.), tartans and wool of any kind.
It was very difficult to answer the questions because as you know, I'm a very versatile artist and it was hard to choose what to share... I'm a watercolor artist, a mixed- media artist, a photographer and I craft in- between. Moreover, I'm known on the Stampington publications mainly for my crafts and photographs, as I've not gone public with my art yet. In the end, I decided to let all the messy thoughts I had in that moment in my head, and just enjoy this opportunity. Here you can see the result of my efforts in print. I must say I'd choose different pictures to describe my work now... but surely in THAT moment I did my very best and I am proud I did accept the challenge and say 'yes' instead of an easier 'sorry I can't'.

Hope you'll celebrate with me, today!
Monica x.


  1. Congratulations, Monica! How very, very wonderful to be honored like that! Hugs- Diana

  2. To you!


    Right on target..You're a plus to any magazine~
    And so nice!

  3. Big Congrats Monica - that is so great news and I´m so happy for you. The article looks awesome - can´t wait to read it.
    Have a wonderful day.
    xo Tina

  4. You are stronger than you think darling !! great to see you in this magazine....congratulations !!.....love from me...xxx...

  5. It looks great on your blog. I can't wait to pick up a copy of the magazine. What a honor to do the interview. Congrats!

  6. Congratulations, dear Monica! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to get a copy too!

  7. Conrats Monica! How wonderful.

  8. It looks like a wonderful glimpse into your world. You are beautiful inside and out.



  9. I can't wait to read it for myself Monica! Congratulations...what an honor this is. Way to go girl!!!

  10. Of course I am celebrating with you, Monica. You deserve each and every honor and recognition that comes your way.

    You have amazing talent, and your kind heart and spirit is always here for us.♥

  11. Yes, where is the virtual confetti...YOU need to wear some with your beautiful smile! Congrats, how magical and wonderful! Yes, we do need to remember there are different moments in our lives we share different ideas, but you went with the moment and shared what was in your heart! Be happy; it is a wonderful celebration! :D

  12. Congrats for sure!!!

  13. Monica it is no more than you deserve.. your work is amazing. Huge congratulations and a big hug to you xx

  14. Congratulations Monica! How wonderful!


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