I'm finally starting something. With regards to scrapbooking that is. I talked a while back about being published and on a design team (DT) and I have been taking the necessary steps of late. I've applied for three DTs so far. Didn't make two, and am waiting to hear the results of a third. I'm also in the second round of a contest. And I'm having the best time doing it all.
Of course there is that twinge of disappointment when I don't make it, but it only lasts a few seconds, and then I move on. Like I said before I don't create specifically for calls, if I find a call that suits me I send in the layouts that I already have and love. That way even with a negative response I still love the work I've done, because I did it for me in the first place. And what's also great about this process is that I am meeting other scrappers and making new friends, expanding my circle and learning new things.
I am also submitting my layouts to different magazines, I haven't had that magical phone call or e-mail yet, but I'm not dwelling on it. If it comes, great, if not I have albums full of pages that I love, pages that commemorate my life and my family's life. And most importantly I am doing what I love, I just love the creativity, I love that I can sit with photos, paper and doo-dads and end up with a work of art.