Friday, May 15, 2009

ONCE UPON A TIME.........

........I WAS PUBLISHED! WHILE SPENDING THE NITE AT MY DAUGHTER ROBIN'S, I CAME UPON AN OLD BH&G SPECIAL ISSUE MAGAZINE. AT THE TIME, I WAS GROWING AND SELLING FRESH AND DRIED PEONIES FOR THE CUT FLOWER MARKET. I WAS ALSO A DRIED FLORAL DESIGNER AND SOMEHOW MEREDITH PRESS GOT IN TOUCH WITH ME TO DO A FEATURE ARTICLE FOR AN ISSUE OF THIS MAG. THEY ALSO ASKED ME TO DESIGN A PROJECT FOR THE READERS. THEY SENT A CREW TO MY PEONY FARM TO TAKE PHOTOS AND DO AN INTERVIEW. IT WAS GREAT FUN AND I ALSO ENDED UP DESIGNING PROJECTS FOR FUTURE ARTICLES, SORT OF FREELANCE FASHION. THEY WERE WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH AND I CONTINUED TO CONTRIBUTE UNTIL THEY CEASED THAT PUBLICATION. FROM THERE, I WAS HIRED A FEW TIMES TO DESIGN FOR SAMPLER PUBLICATION'S DESIGN IDEAS AND ALSO SOME OF THE ITEMS I HAD MADE WERE IN ROMANTIC HOMES. ALAS, BOTH THOSE MAGAZINES WERE SOLD TO OTHER PUBLISHERS. ( IS THERE A PATTERN HERE?) I TOOK JUST A FEW PICS OF THE MAGAZINE. THE LAST PICS IS OF SOME RACKS OF PEONIES THAT WERE ALMOST DRY.





4 comments:

June said...

Judy, I think I worship you now. You had a peony farm? You know that is my favorite flower in all the world! I love them dried as well as fresh. I bet I could learn a lot from you.
Hugs,
June

thewillowsnest said...

Wow , how awesome , I miss the peonies from new Zealand( my homeland),
I have never seen them dried!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog , i have popped over to visit you , ( am delighted with my visit , and am now a follower. Love your daughter's , hot water bottle!What cool taste she has!
Cheers , Helen

Anything Goes Here said...

I bought dried peonies from you when I still had The Potting Shed store. I loved them! xo Joan

Anita said...

So famous...and yet so unassuming...I will ask for your autograph next time I see you ;)

Seriously, my peopnies could use some help- starting with not getting mowed off!!!!