Wednesday, March 2, 2011


 Where Women Create
visited the Old Grey Mare yesterday

I am still processing the entire experience.
Jo and Ryne are simply wonderful. I need not search
for additional adjectives.

Here sits Jo, so very pretty, and she is just kickin' back in MY 
easy chair. C'mon how cool is that!

I tried to snap some shots without getting in
the way but Ryne is a blur of motion and I got this..
The only other clear one is this:
I warned them it was a tight space.
I am actually standing outside the room!

I have searched for words to describe 
this experience but all I really want to express is
my gratitude and my joy.

Jo is admirable for many reasons, but 
what became most clear to me
 as the hours progressed, was that she is a true
champion of women. 

It is not just about spaces, or magazines, or art,
those things we all share and love,
it is about the people on both sides of the camera.
Thank you Jo and Ryne.
Yesterday will always be a precious memory for me.



Robin Larkspur said...

Oh my goodness, how exciting!! I love that magazine. Congrats to you. Your work is so special, and your creative space must be outstanding. From the glimpses I saw in your photos, it looks wonderful!!

kluless said...

What an amazing day that must have been. I think I would have been too overwhelmed to even speak! Do you know which issue you will be featured in yet?

jojo said...

what a wonderful experience! I'm sure you were just beside yourself with joy...Congratulations. I can't wait to see the issue.

Razmataz said...

What a great experience Z, and no one more deserving. Your home should be in a magazine FOR SURE.

time worn interiors said...

Oh, I know you had an amazing time and I'm sure you will never forget the experience! Just wait till you see your room on paper in a magazine! Such a rush!

April said...

So glad you had such a memorable time! Soak it up for all it's worth!

gail said...

congratulations! from what I can see, you definitely deserve it.

Carole said...

I can see why you'd be on cloud 9. Enjoy the view from there!

You deserve the recognition and so much more!

tales from an oc cottage said...

HOW EXCITING!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeek! HUGE congrats!

m ^..^

Bead and Needle said...

Congrats, certainly deserve the accolades! Happy rest of the week - it will probably be all downhill from that apex! :-) Tanya

marcia at Child in Harmony said...

That must have been awesome! here's to you!

happy day!

Terra said...

What a fun experience, and it sounds like you 3 connected very beautifully.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

How special to have your studio photographed. I am so happy for you!


June said...

Suzan...I am so happy for you. I can just feel the leftover happiness in your words! I knew your space would be awesome (because I've seen how great it is) and I knew that Jo would love you as much as I do. Now where have I heard that before???? I am beside myself imagining you in the days before, and then imagining you last night when it was all over. I am so thankful to you for sharing the experience with us, because it has put my mind at ease so much. I am writing down a list of things I want to ask when I call you in a day or two (after I've thought of all the things I want to ask you)hehe))
I think I am more excited for you than I am for me. Two people who have never had this experience before (I know Karla has been published a Bazillion times) have got to be so happy for each other!!!
big hugs

Faded Charm said...

This is so cool suzan. I can't wait to see your photos in the magazine.

Hope you enjoy this deserve it girl!

Take care,


Brenda Kula said...

I'm so excited for you! I knew they were coming at some point. Bet you're glad it's behind you though. Must have been nerve-wracking!

Jillayne said...

Oh my - so very well deserved.
I remember when I first "saw" your room on WBC and was so enthralled with it. I was not at all surprised to hear you had been selected to be featured and I have been wondering when they would get there. This experience may have rocked your world but just wait until the issue featuring you comes out - now that will be a debut!
Have you a lovely white dress Miss?

Susanne said...

It's going to be spectacular! So excited for you!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Geez Suzan I'm so happy for you!!! Your gorgoeus studio so absolutely belongs in Where women create!!!
Ah what an exiting day you must have had! :) I'm all excited too now he he

And thanks for coming over to visit me, I thought no one would find my new post after I changed my blog layout on Monday and someone my feed burner vanished and I had to burn a new one because I forgot my login name to grrr. I can see that the icon/avatar in your side bar has not refreshed once again and now you'll always see my Happy New Years pic there lol

xoxo~ Carola

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Congratulations! I love your studio, very inspiring!!

Tina Eudora said...

Congratulations Suzan!!!
It must have been a wonderful experience and I know you will remember it always! What fun!
Take care "famous lady"....
Tina xo

Claudia said...

How wonderful! You must be over-the-moon. You deserve it.



Jill said...

Suzan!!!!!!Suuuuuuuuuzzzaaaaannnn!!! I am soooo excited for you!!! OK, now, I'll calm down and stop with the exclamation points but they are still here in my mind. A great big congratulations to you! Seriously, wow. wow. wow. I love your space and I know everyone who reads the magazine will love it. You've packed more "yowza!" and style into a small space that I've ever seen. I'm sending a big congratulatory hug from Nebraska!

Rebecca said...

Loving this...
Can't wait to see it in print!
Fun, wasn't it...
and isn't it nice to wallow in the after glow of a clean studio!
Many blessings my friend.

A Cottage Muse said... must still be pinching yourself!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and can't wait to see your issue!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you...I bought my first copy of Where Women Create last month. It's the first magazine in a while that I read cover to cover. Let us know when your issue comes I can be watching for it!

sharon said...

What fun this must have been, I hope you've ordered a hundred copies of the magazine when it comes out. Did you stress loads before they came? I know I would

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How exciting for you Suzan
Exciting and I bet a little surreal... I'm sure it will be even more surreal when the article comes out.. Congrats to you!!! ciao xxxx Julie

erin said...

oh dear z,

how very exciting for you, indeed!!! i am so proud of you, girlie and i can NOT wait to see the spread!!

you are deserving of this, you know.

love ya,


WhiteWhispers2u said...

Looks Awesome! Woo~hoo so excited to see it.~Cheers Kim

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Looks Awesome! So excited to see it~Cheers Kim

The Boston Lady said...

Congratulations Suzan! Well deserved attention and I look forward to seeing their interpretation of your space. Excitement plus, I imagine, for you. Ann

Evi said...

Suzan, congratulations. You so deserve it !!!
Your studio is fabulous, warm and full of creative joy, and was ment to be in the magazine.
When will we get to buy the issue?
It is all so interesting to see the process. You don't want to miss a second, and yet not be in the way. They sound like really nice people.
So girl, take a bow, job well done!
Hugs, Evi
PS. Hope you are feeling better!!!!!!!!!! The little bears are adorable. My friend used to make litlle boo-boo bears for children. They remind me of them.

Romeo said...

Well heckfur - I didn't travel back far enough....have I really been hibernating that long?!? What a beautiful experience. I don't think there is anything that brings more joy than to spend time with people of kind hearts! Congrats to you, Howie and Justice!!! This is so wonderful! You did mention to Jo, that it's really Howie in charge of the studio, didn't mew???



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