Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Better Homes and Gardens DIY (i'm in there!)

long time no posts!  (sorry)  life has been crazy
around here lately... in a nut shell my husband started
a new job so now my work day is over at three when 
henry (my little bit of sunshine) comes home from school.
needless to say it is hard to get things done.

you know this piece?
it is called community tree...

and this piece?
it is called the art of receiving...

well ages ago... 
i was contacted by BHG (Better Homes and Gardens)
and they asked if they could use a couple of my prints
in their DIY magazine (a mighty fine magazine i might add). 
 so... OF COURSE i said YES!
who wouldn't?

anyway, i waited... 

and waited... 

and waited some more...

to the point of thinking that they didn't run the article. 
but then  (just the other day)... i was in the store and there was 
the new magazine (in a sealed plastic sleeve i might add).

i looked over at my husband and i said, i wonder if 
this will be the one?  

and guess what!  IT IS!!! (page 9)

*side note...  i was at a show this past weekend 
so i didn't buy it. but when i got onto my computer that night,
a lovely lady had emailed me, to share the news! 
she had seen me in there!  

so the next day my sweet husband went
and got me one.  i had to see it (as you can imagine).

i was so tickled...
(one of my little career bucket list items was
to be in a big time magazine, and there i am).

woot woot!



  1. So very cool Cori! A big Congratulations!
    I was so delighted, recently, to find your day planner at the Hallmark store in New Minas, Nova Scotia which I also saw as a huge coup. Very happy for you.

  2. how wonderful to scratch that off your bucket list! I'm still scrounging thru every stack of Kleenexes when I'm out shopping, so I can bring home another one of your little owl boxes(I've scored 4 so far)---being on a big-time consumer product package seems like a bucket list thing, too! Your list is going to have to get longer and longer, as you appear more and more places :-)

  3. And you totally deserve it! Your art is amazing and I love it!
    I saw a little journal in Carlton Cards with your Art on the cover and through out the pages. It is so beautiful. It is on my list for Christmas and I don't care if I get anything else.:)

  4. Couldn't have happened for a sweeter person! Congrats!!

  5. I'll have to pick up that issue this week! Congratulations, Cori! Your art is fantastic and deserves to be published as much as possible! :)

  6. Congratulations, Cory, that is just awesome and so well deserved!

  7. Congrats Cori! Just got mine yesterday and was doing a little seated jig for you! Wonderful! :D

  8. A Big Congrats to you and your family!!!! I love hearing all your jumps to success!!

  9. i can't thank you all enough for taking the time to dance with me! i love you all for it... OOx c.

  10. they are gorgeous and boy, the magazine has done you proud! congratulations xx

  11. congratulations!!!!!!
    that's so big + they are brilliant
    to want to share your dearness! xox

  12. I am dancing with you Cori! CONGRATULATIONS,

  13. LOVE seeing your work in a major magazine!! A bit congrats to you for checking off an item on your bucket list!!

  14. Fantastic! I'm sure there will be many more moments like this coming your way!

  15. Wonderful magazazine and deserving artist! Love your work, Cori!

  16. I fell in love with your work at a fabric store and had to buy one of the panels. This week, I found a little blank journal to add to my collection - I'll carry it around in my purse. Is any of your artwork available on calendars?

    1. if you go to amazon, i believe both my calendars come up! i have one with amber lotus, and a small one with studio O!

      but there is always my etsy shop for art prints (shameless plug!)

  17. That is so awesome!!! Congratulations! They make that wall!:)

  18. Hi Cori! Today I posted an instagram of a shelf in my art studio, which had a peep of a (totally darling) kleenex box (that I tossed in my cart a few weeks ago because I had had had to have it). Someone excitedly pointed out that it was yours, which sent me a-googling Kleenex+box+artist and presto! It led me to your beautiful art here. Now I love the Kleenex box even more! ♥

  19. Congratulations Cori! That is super awesome!!

  20. This is so cool. Congratulations. Your profile photo is adorable!

  21. Hi Cori
    I just came over here to gush at you! I watched you on Smart Creative Women and just loved you in a 'I wish she was my friend' way. And of course your beautiful work.
    Best of luck with managing your time now your husband has a job away from home. School days are just too short! Does that make me mean?!:))

  22. Wow! Very cool! I'm also an illustrator and while I was dropping off some of my work last night at a local gallery shop in Northville, Michigan that carries my work, I spied your Squirrel "nuts over you" card and I had to purchase it. Your work is gorgeous. I have to say though I didn't even read the card, I bought it purely for the cute illustration. It wasn't until I got home that I realized there was a message inside. Anyway, your prints look gorgeous on that wall in the magazine!

  23. i made a quilt with your beautiful fabric i am not sure how to put this on your blog spot so i will try something to see if you can get it
    Love Vicki from nz
    It was amazing to sew and very theraputic as i am a learner
    love to you for giving me this gift