Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yes, Is True... I'm Nacho, The Luchador..... I Mean, Is True, I'm On The Cover Of Somerset Studio Magazine!!!

I'm sooooo excited today!!! I wanted to share this good news with a while ago but I preferred to keep it a secret until I saw it.... and yesterday, I did!!!! (Keep reading, mom!)

Several months ago, I was interviewed by Rice Freeman-Zachery for the Artist Portfolio of Somerset Studio Magazine. I couldn't believe it at first. It was like a dream come true!!! I've always admired a lot the artists they feature and I never thought I was going to be one of them! I was so excited knowing that my name would be on the cover! I didn't even hoped that my art would be on the cover, because I've seen that usually what is on the portfolio is not what is on the cover. But imagine my surprise when Jenny Doh contacted me and told me that I was on the cover too!!!!!!! I almost fainted!!!!! And it was a real surprise when I received my issue. I hadn't seen a preview... I didn't even knew what piece they had chosen... and when I opened my bag and removed the white paper that is on front what did I see?... Not one, but TWO of my Fridas in there!!!!!!!! (Am I using a lot of exclamation signs? It is because I'm so excited!!!!!!!!).

This is my first cover and I'm very grateful for it. 8 pages with my work in one of my favorite magazines is more than I could have asked for. Thanks so much Jenny and Rice and all you work in the magazine. It's been great working with you!!!

Oh and for the ones asking, the 2 Fridas in the cover are already sold, but there will be others in the update. Prints are already available :)

Have a great day!!!

64 comments:

Anne-Julie said...

Congratulations!! This is highly deserved!! I'm so happy for you :)

glorv1 said...

Hi Danita, I am so happy for you. I know how you feel. I had a short story published once and it was like thunder, lightening. You never forget how you feel. This may be the beginning of things to come. Great for you. Keep up your good work. Yayyyyy!

artsy*dreams said...

WHOOHOO!!! Congratulations! It is wonderful seeing your well-deserved success! Plus I now have another reason to buy one of my favorite magazines! Can't wait to see your featured article and your work!

tascha said...

WOW WEEEE! That is great news!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

That is so great! Congratulations!

windlewood said...

Bravo!!!!!!! Two spirited thumbs up my dear!!! I will definitely be picking that one up. Somerset is about the only magazine I buy at this time! What a wonderful thing!
Lenae

FishStikks said...

YAY!!!
How absolutely fabulous for you! I'm thrilled that one of my favorite artists will be on my cover of one of my most favorite magazines too!!

The spread is phenomenal and you look fantastic!

Congratulations!

Amy said...

Congrats!!! You must be so proud.I am truly happy for you.Heres to many more magazine covers.
Amy

Becky said...

How Very Exciting. I was walking through the bbok atore and saw the cover of SomerSet and recognized your work. I had no idea this was coming out.
Congratulations!!! I love your work, love love love it.

Smiles,
Becky

Blog Artists said...

WOW...I'm so excited FOR you...you're already "up there" with the greats...but this will just be seen by thousands...well done!!!!!!!!
I hope I can get a copy up here in Canada!

:-) Charlotta

LuLu said...

Bonjour Danita! BRAVO! BRAVO! I am so happy for your, you deserve it, you are a great artist and your work keeps on getting better and better! I will buy a copy right away! Take care, LuLu

andrea said...

Oh wow-congratulations.That is so fun!I can't wait to see this magazine.
Take care.
Andrea

Whimsical Creations said...

Congrats!!

Thelma-Art said...

WOW!!! Congratulations!!! You deserve it. HUGS!!! I can't wait to see the magazine.

Christine said...

Congratulations! You're incredibly talented and inspiring. You deserve it!

CourtneyP said...

How exciting. I can not wait to get my copy. Nice job!

snippetgirl said...

That is incredibly, amazingly awesome!! You are such a talented, original and enchanting artist....you absolutely deserve this wonderful honor.
Cheers,
Carrie the SnipPet Girl

Anonymous said...

Dear Danita, Congratulations on Somerset Studios. Your work is so fun. I have a daughter in law in El Paso who has taken me to Juarez. I have ordered your snow angel and can't wait to receive her. I'm so happy I found your blog. I have kept info on you in my wishes file for a long time and now I've found you again.Love your Frida pieces. All the best to you my dear, Lynn P.S. Can't wait for your new etsy update

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

Congratulations, Danita!!!! That is so exciting!

ladyblackness said...

felicidades wapisima!!!!!!!!!! te mereces esto y mucho mas!

58 Cherries said...

Wow!!! It's a beautiful cover, too - I'll have to go get my copy right away!!! Beautiful Frida paintings - I love them!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There I used almost as many exclamation points!! :) I'm so happy for you.

Nicki
58cherries

Ayala Art said...

That's so cool! Looking forward to get the magazine! I just saw you in the other one too. :o)
Martha (Ayala Art)

Micki said...

congratulations that is fantastic and also well deserved!
Sending you a big 'well done' hug all the way from the UK!!

Micki x

Yve said...

Wow, congratulations, what a lovely feature :0)

AliKatt said...

It's such a proud moment...just soak it all in!!! Beautiful work girl!

**Robin** said...

Congrats ..I love this magazine and totally love your work..you deserve it..All my best to you..oh and now I need to go buy this..!!Robin

elma said...

OH congratulations!!!! You so deserveit!! Have a great day.

Giggles said...

Oh I'm so excited for you! This is well deserved and I'm going to run out to Chapters to find a copy!! Congratulations...not surprising publishers love your art as much as I do!! Thanks for sharing this great news...I needed the pick me up!

Hugs Giggles

Diane Duda said...

You so deserve this Danita!
It looks beautiful!!!

xo
Di

Victorian Lady said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How's that for exclamation points! YEAH DANITA!! That is SO huge and it just couldn't have happened to a nicer person!

Congratulations!

Mere

HeArt Collective said...

so sweet! i read your article start to finish, start to finish, start to finish... smiling the WHOLE time...

Big Love for you, Danita!!!
xoxo
jul

Billy and Button said...

COngrats Danit, you deserve every success! The article looks great, and how about that cover! WOOHOO!

Kelly said...

Way to go Danita!! Well-desreved!

Dawn said...

So fantastic! I just came across your beautiful Etsy shop and I'm so happy to see that you are being recognized as the brilliant artist you are. All the best!

Kingfisher Farm said...

Felicidades! Usted se lo merece!

Congratulations Danita!! Pam

Annie said...

oh wow!!I can't wait to get a copy of this issue! You rock!

Jenny Maroney said...

Danita! I read your article in Somerset and am totally inspired and in awe of you! Such beautiful artwork!

Heather said...

congrats! I was so happy to see you on the cover. It was a great story too, very inspiring!~

Sabbio said...

Enhorabuena Danita!

secretindulgence said...

this is so cool, congratulation dear :)

2DogStudio said...

What GREAT news!!! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see the issue for myself!!

Stampmaiden said...

Oh Danita, you've probably read this about 41 times already but what the heck......I'm so happy for you and congratulations! You are well deserving of this honor. Your work is amazing and I love your Fridas. Good for you!
Linda

Mollie said...

Congratulations! How exciting....Did you jump up and down? I love your work and now your hard work is paying off...Best wishes and keep those brushes wet! MollieInk

Cotton Pickin' Ranch said...

Congratulations Danita...you deserve it... you are on one the most talented artists out there!!!!!Way to go girl!!!!!!
Hugs, Karen

Peng Peng said...

WOW! Congrats!!! Fabulous work, i can't wait to see the issue!

cata said...

Congratulations!
Your art is so inspiring!
Cata, from Tuscany

aliligard.tumblr.com said...

Hi Danita, I was born in Cd. Juarez, Chih. I currently live in South Carolina, my parents live in El Paso and the rest of my relatives are in Juarez. Somerset Studio is my favorite magazine and my better half gave a subscription for Christmas, I got my first issue last week, Mar/Apr 2009. I loved the cover and I immediately started reading about the artist and her work. I could not believe what I was reading, a Mexican artist from my hometown featured in one of the best inspirational magazines for creative minds, I was so exited. Congratulations!

Funky Art Queen said...

What an honor Girl! This is awesome news. Can't wait to pick it up and read all about it. XOXO
It would be my dream come true as well. WOW!!!

Edie said...

This is wonderful!! congrats Danita!!

jaybean said...

Wow! What an honor! Can't wait to see the article!

Congratulations!

suze said...

A HUGE congrats to you Danita!! You deserve it. I am off to find a copy for myself.

a fanciful twist said...

YIPPPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! (Happy dance ensues)

MaygreenFairies said...

HUGE!!! Congratulations. How wonderful and exciting for you. I am yet to receive my copy as it takes a little longer to get to me in good ol' Blighty, but I can't wait to see it now! Hugs, Mandy x

Theresa said...

Congratulations Danita!!! The article about you was wonderful!!!

Hugs,

Theresa

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Congratulations Danita!! You deserve it:)

Carolee said...

Just picked up a copy at Barnes and Noble! What a wonderful article - well deserved recognition!!

Congratulations!!
~ Carolee

Lana said...

Congratulations! Your artwork is awesome!

Ruth Rae said...

fantastic cover! congratulations!
enjoy this moment!

miz katie said...

Congratulations! Terrific news!

Tecu'Mish said...

Congratulations Danita! How exciting for you! Also, I loved your joke Nacho!

julieHaymaker Thompson said...

Hi Danita , A big Congrats!!!! You should feel soooo proud. I have loved your work for so long. You really deserve it as your work has such beauty in style , skill, technique and professional consistency. I wish you the very best and hope this brings you all the goodness life can offer!!! Hugs Julie

The Creative JAR said...

Saw the magazine - it was great! I enjoy following your blog and wish all the best in the future

bonnesinger said...

After purchasing the book to read all about you, I am even MORE IMPRESSED. I can't believe you're only 30....WOW, and to have accomplished so very much. You are on the top of the lists of Popular artists and I'm sure on the "top of the world". Congrats! bonnie

Emily said...

Hey there! I just picked up this publication for the first time at Borders last night. Way to go! Your work is really beautiful and unique. THANK YOU for being you!