Pink Saturday


DSC03396Early Friday morning I called Ink About It and asked if they had gotten the latest Artful Blogging magazine yet. Linda said no, but that they had been billed already, and the UPS man was due to arrive around 11 AM. She said that she would call me if it arrived and put one aside for me.

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DSC03396A little after 11 AM she called and said she was putting my copy aside. I drove there wondering if my little watercolor had made it into the article about Bev and her amazing Pink Saturday. Bev had been interviewed by Jennifer Jackson for an article in the Summer 2010 issue.


DSC03396Bev submitted lots of Pink Saturday submissions, but knew that it was up to the magazine to choose which ones would make the issue. This is my 98th Pink Saturday post and well, I just love Pink Saturday and Miss Bev.

Artful Blogging Magazine

DSC03396She will be posting about it today, so make sure that you stop by How Sweet The Sound and read all about it.


DSC03396When I got to Ink About it, there were many people taking a class and my copy was behind the counter. I carefully leafed through the magazine.

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DSC03396There it little Secret Garden watercolor. I squealed and let out a "yay." Completely forgetting about the class going on, and then Karen walked into the shop and said "Are you in there?" I squealed "Yes", and then she squealed too.

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My creation

DSC03396The first person I called of course was my mom. I got her a copy, and it’s on the way.


DSC03396Better than refrigerator art.


DSC03396Well, I am thrilled. Artful Blogging magazine has been my favorite magazine since the first issue. I remember squealing while standing at the mailbox the day my first copy had arrived. I own every issue, and this one is Over The Rainbow!

My creation

DSC03396The song for this post is Over The Rainbow.

Dear Bev

DSC03396In keeping with the Pink Saturday tradition, I have never met Glennis Waterman from Doves2Day before. I see in the article that her photograph was chosen for the article too. What's that Glennis, did you squeal too? The article is wonderful and the interview is perfect. There are lots of Pink Saturday photographs and artwork to enjoy. Wishing you a very Happy Pink Saturday and Rainbow Wishes.

Pink Saturday
Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am squealing with you!!! I am so happy for you and with you...m..

Joyce said...

OMG! Karen I am so excited for you! Now I can tell everyone that one of my dearest friends is Karen Cox the famous artiste! When I go to Ink About it, I'll be sure to get a copy.

Blondie's Journal said...

Yay, Karen!! I am smiling really big!!!!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...


I submitted photos for Beverly, but, LOL, I guess they didn't like them. LOL I also sent in photos for Gabriela - we'll see if they liked those any better LOL.

I tried to get one at Michael's and Joann's today - but neither had it yet.

Again, for a well-deserved inclusion!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

HOW EXCITING! I have loved Beverly forever and loved you too! That the two of you combined made it into Artful Blogging just makes me soooo HAPPY!

myletterstoemily said...

i'm so happy for you and not at ALL
surprised, because you are so very

Suzie Button said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! This is a bright Pink Saturday for you! All your work is so beautiful! Suzie

Sabii Wabii said...

YEAH!! woop woop Yah Whoooo!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Congratulations! How fun, all of us in the same issue, huh?

~ Gabriela ~

Anne Fannie said...

SCREAM!!!!! I was just looking at your pictures of Pink Saturday in Artful blogging.....My picture is there from my blog!!!!!
Thank you so much for giving me a scream tonight!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my sweet Karen! CONGRATULATIONS on this achievement! You are great!!!!! And I thank you always for providing me with the hints and the encouragement to pursue my endeavors....I submitted my ideas as you encouraged me to do so to Somerset. I haven't heard anything, but I probably didn't contact the right people.

This is fabulous, Karen! MERCI! Anita

Beverly said...

Oh, Karen. I am so excited and happy for all of the Pink Saturday participants. It is each and every one of you that make Pink Saturday so very special.

And, I am absolutely in love with this post. I really wanted to post more, but I had been told the release date wasn't until May first. I have been calling the store here, but they haven't received this issue yet.

Thank you so much for making and sharing this joyful event. It is a special time for all of us.

Lori said...

Karen, congratulations!!! how exciting for you:)

Maggie said...

Oh that is so wonderful- congrats! Hooray for pink Saturdays!

Happy Pink Saturday!

In Shoes We Trust,
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Karen!! It's so great that our Pink Saturday folks are being honored! Have a great day! L, Dana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How exciting! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to find a copy of the magazine! I'm sure I'll see some things that are familiar! Your painting is beautiful!

Fabulously french said...

Congratulations on being in such a fabulous magazine.

Happy Pink Saturday,


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Karen!!! How thrilling!!! :) :) :)

Fifi Flowers said...

How exciting!!!!
Congrats... I have to find that mag!!!
Enjoy your weekend!!!!

Jeanne said...

Hi Karen, this is just to awesome for words. Congratulations to you on your PS entry being published. This is no surprise to me. Big smile.

Beverly so deserves this recognition as the pink lady of the month.

Your post is art in itself. Now, I want that magazine.

Hugs, Jeanne

My Crafty Little Page said...

How fabulous - I didn't even know about the article! Am I surprised? Well not really - I would have put you in there, too! xoxo Nancy

Mari said...


Vee said...

I squealed twice! Once for you and once for Pat at Mille Fiori Favoriti! Cool!! I know such famous gals. :D

Thank you for signing up for my giveaway and thank you so much for putting the button on your sidebar. It looks so "Cape Cod." :D

Aunt Snow said...

Hi, Karen,

How exciting! Now I can't wait to get a copy!

And thank you for bringing it to my attention - I knew it was about to come out, but didn't know exactly when.

Happy Pink Saturday doubly!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Congrats, Karen..

I'm late with my PS post for today so visit me later if you like. Thomas had hernia surgery this week and it threw me off schedule.

Since I have to mail order my Artful Blogging issue I'm glad that you received yours and showed the photo credits...I was among the submissions but did not make according to the photo credits. [sigh]....but I am so tickled for you and Beverly and all the others that did make it into this issue. ♥

Thanks for sharing...

Stephanie ♥

Nancy Jo said...

Good for you Karen, now I know I sort of know a famous person. YOU! I have the magazine, mine came last week.
Nancy Jo

Sara said...

oooh I squealed for you too Karen. What a great boost. I am going to have to get my hands on a copy. happy pink saturday hugs Sara.

Elyse said...


that is so exciting!!! congratulations to you.

champagne time!


Sammy Girl said...

Wowie! That's something REALLY special! Thanks so much for all the pink love and being such a supporter of Beverly's weekly event. Fab! Now I just need to get out and find my own copy of the mag ......
Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday!
Betty :)

Sarah said...

Hi Karen, congratulations! I love your watercolor. I'm trying to track down a copy of the magazine for myself. Barnes and Noble won't have it till May 1. I was so excited when Beverly wrote to tell me my photo had been selected. Pink Saturday is such a fun meme. Thanks for sharing this on your blog so I could get a peek!
Hugs ~ Sarah

Betty Jo said...

Congratulations and OMGosh! My Pink Saturday photo is in there too! This is the first glance I've had of the article. Thank you sooooo much for posting!! ♥

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Congrats to you!! I am still rather new to blogging and had not heard of this magazine before but rest assured, I will be at Barnes and Nobles tomorrow to buy an issue and most likely every issue after that!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Karen
How exciting! I didn't know they had chosen one of my photographs until I saw it here! Woo wee!

Beverly does such a nice job every week coordinatng Pink Saturday so I am especially thrilled for her!

♥ PaT

gail said...

Hello:) I have had the best time reading your beautiful blog this afternoon. Congratualations on the piece in Artful Blogger! I also am a huge fan of that magazine.
Happy creating, gail

Riet said...

Hi Karen, I posted a comment yesterday but it disappeared somewhere. Thank you for showing the artful blogging magazine . I am so thrilled as I am in it too., Wow, can still not believe it. I just found out that there are a few shops in Holland that sell the magazine so I can go and buy it.Thank you again.
Riet at Rietsphotoblog

JJ said...

I'm squealing too cos my photo is in it! On the right hand page above
Beverley's Logo!

I can't get this magazine in UK so would you mind if I copy some of your pics to put on my blog?
I'm hoping the publishers will send me a copy but in the meantime I would love to share your beautiful blog with my friends. Is that OK?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you :) Well deserved your water color is beautiful.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Karen! How very exciting. Your watercolor is so pretty and deserves to be seen by many!!

Susan and Bentley

JJ said...

That's very kind of you Karen. Please send to this address

I love the layout of your blog it is so colourful and interesting - I must get around to rearranging mine which is very static but I've not been doing it very long. I started it simply to show off my artwork but, like Topsy it has just "growed".
Nice to meet you too - blogging is great isn't it when you can meet like minded people from all over the world.
Thanks again.

Laurie said...

Congratulations! There is nothing more fun than having a dream like that come true!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much for the prayers and quick healing for my Thomas. He's really stiff today and still a lot of's been 40 years since he's had any kind of surgery so he was thinking of [super quick recovery] as if he's still 20 years old..LOL Bless his heart.♥

And I so appreciate your kind supportive words about my design...I do have a passion which is yet to be totally defined..I guess it will be a progression through life to let it unfold...and that is what makes designing such's so true that the brain locks into a certain mode when the creative soul needs to come out to play. ♥

Have a wonderful day...

Stephanie ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations Karen! I am so happy that your beautiful work was recognized in that beautiful publication! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and sit down with a cup of coffe and enjoy it:>)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Karen, I am squealing now! I'm so excited! I feel almost famous,k because I HAVE ordered THIS wonderful art on cards! I hope I can still find a copy of the magazine, since I don't subsdcribe. Your art is definitely deserving of this honor! I'm thrilled for you! Congratulations! laurie

Haleigh said...

I noticed you liked my photos that Fifi Flowers shared in her pink post and the one the one of mine that she painted you said made it in this magazine? lovely blog and if you liked fifi flowers post on me you should visit me blog :-D

xoxo bardot in blue

xinex said...

Oh how exciting, Karen! Congrats!....Christine

PA Fiber Artist said...

Hi Karen,

Congratulations on getting published in Artful Blogger. It is such a nice magazine and you deserve it. It has quality photos and blog artists and your work is definitely HIGH QUALITY!

I'm proud that you are my sister!

Love, Susan

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Oh my goodness! Isnt it just the best!!! We all know you are such lovliness in a the world will get to follow you!

I love the magazine and look forward to my very own copy! And I will put it right next to my very favorite original by YOU :)

Hugs darlin --- you deserve it!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Congratulations Karen! I don't know how I missed your post on Pink Saturday but I'm glad Ms. Beverly mentioned it in today's email. I have never seen a copy of Artful blogging before. I couldn't find it in a store near my, I have ordered it! I just can't wait to see some of my blogging friends' work! I am so excited for ya'll!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

You deserve your name published Beverly for all your effort to make Pink Saturday so successful!

vickie said...

How wonderful, Karen. Your art is beautiful, and you and Beverly are so deserving to be in this magazine! I'm so excited for you and also for all the Pink Saturday bloggers. Thanks Karen, for this post and thanks to Beverly for
Pink Saturday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Karen, how very wonderful that you are in this issue!! Such a pretty watercolor of yours was chosen. And Bev is such a sweetheart, I'm so glad her great idea was spotlighted!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Shirl said...

Hello Karen, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Congrats on your article in Artful Blogging. I love this magazine too. Your watercolor is beautiful! I'm looking forward to getting this issue even more now!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
I noticed the Art Blogger button and had to see what it was all about. How exciting for you to have your artwork in it!! Congratulations!
Hugs, Rhondi

Vilma said...

I love the article in artful blogging on your Saturday Pink, couldn’t have come in a better timing for me. The month of October "Breast cancer awareness" I lost my mother to it and looking at your pictures somehow gave me something to look on, instead of dwelling on. thank you