Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sunrise Surprise of a Bookish Nature


Spent part of today listing items in my new ArtFire studio to try and broaden my internet presence as an online artist. The above photo, Dawn Kindling, was the one I chose to focus on and upload to ArtFire. This photo was taken on Kelleys Island looking out across Lake Erie.

Soon after I finished uploading the photo, a coincidence two years in the making happened. Back in the fall of 2008, a lady from a publishing house contacted me to ask permission to use Dawn Kindling in a textbook meant for young adults. As my payment I would receive a free copy of the book with my name listed on the Photo Credits page.

The book arrived in the mail today. It's called "La Salle - French Explorer of the Mississippi" by David Aretha. It's part of a series called Great Explorers of the World. My photo Dawn Kindling is spread across two pages and in the lower right corner of the image is an old-fashioned-looking paper scroll with the caption: "La Salle was the first European to cross the Great Lakes by ship. The first of the lakes that the Griffon crossed was Lake Erie."

Here's a link to the book on Amazon.com:

La Salle - French Explorer of the Mississippi


And so I'm published! Life is full of surprises!

Anyone else have a nice surprise that makes you smile? You're very welcome to comment and share ...

12 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That's wonderful that you got "Published" !! It's a beautiful photo. Congratulations!

Bren said...

Well congratulations on your photo being published, it's beautiful and I bet looks great as a two page spread.
I'd never heard of ArtFire so will have to go see what you've been up to there. Hope the plunge into Art Fire pays off :-)

Janie said...

Congratulations on being published!
Your photo does make me think of times long ago and great explorations, so I think it was a fitting choice for a book on LaSalle.
What a great coincidence that you uploaded the photo on the same day the book arrived.

Annie said...

That is the best surprise and what a great end result. Your voyage of discovery and to being discovered is off to a good start.

Mary said...

That is a gorgeous photo and I have so many memories of Lake Erie that it really made me smile and think back. Congratulations on getting it in a book! It is a wonderful photo.

Gary Keimig said...

great news. It is a wonderful photo.
Thanks for the comment on my art blog.

Mary said...

What a feeling that must have been to see your photo in the book. Congratulations!!! And the photo is gorgeous!!

Bren said...

Just wanted to take a moment and wish you a very special and happy holiday. Hope you are well and feeling blessed

Mary said...

Wanted to stop by and say hello, hope you are doing well.

May you have a blessed Christmas.

Grace and peace

Linda Pruitt said...

What a wonderful thing to happen! Every artist's or writer's dream!Congrats!!

CountryDreaming said...

I'm so grateful to everyone for your kind words of encouragement, support, and well wishes ... Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I deeply apologize for not having been around my blog or keeping up with visiting yours. I caught that illness that's been going around so badly that I haven't felt right in months and am just now hoping that I've recovered. Hopefully I'll be back around more. Especially now that it's the beautiful season of winter. :-)

texwisgirl said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL shot (but of course you know that already!) and congrats on getting it into print! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment! Blessings to you!