Friday, November 13

'living out loud' with dottie angel...

some of you have known me for years and others for a short time,
i believe you choose to visit me,
to read my ramblings,
to find some amusement in my words,
to share my crafting inspirations,
and
to glimpse 'snippets of my life'.

and so when i was invited by the lovely editor of Artful Blogging to ramble upon their pages this winter, i was rather 'moved' to say the least.
and when i found the 'said article' within my mailbox a few days back i was 'moved' once again.


to see with my own eyes, myself 'in print'


me and dottie angel 'living out loud' together,
making this 'blogging journey' i have taken seem so very real







to be recognized as having an artful blog is something that truly makes me 'gleeful'
(note, how i am getting my new word of the moment in, where ever possible)
but i didn't ask you here today for a cup of tea and a chat, so you can watch me pat myself on the back and look 'gleeful'...

no dearest readers i've asked you to stop by so i may thank you most kindly,
for coming to read my ramblings,
for supporting my crafting epiphanies
and
so very kindly making me feel i have something worthwhile to 'show and tell'.
in short, for making my blog what is it,
for without you,
i do not believe i would be the blogger i am...

i am thinking perhaps some of you may not get a chance to peruse a copy of Artful Blogging, and so below you will find an excerpt from the article i wrote, thus allowing you to see just how much you all mean to me

in the meantime i will continue to ‘ramble’ upon my blog, the place that makes me feel okay to be me. this truly is down to the readership i have, for they are ‘readers of the utmost kind’, who positively encourage me and my alter ego to go about our daily business, dressed in a customized vintage slip, looking peachy in a summer apron wrap and more often than not standing on a stool living ‘the good life’ wherever and whenever possible… and for that, i must thank them kindly.
(artful blogging volume 3/issue 4)

and it's true, you are my 'dearest readers of the utmost kind' and i count myself most fortunate to have you by my side in this journey i am taking...

she is wishing you a weekend of 'gleeful' moments and many more of them to come ~ Tif
footynote: i will have a copy of Artful Blogging up for 'grabs' on monday 23rd nov along with other goodies, just as my way of saying 'thank you' out loud :)

70 comments:

Shannon said...

Congratulations! Your blog is delightful! Have a great weekend!
Shannon

Vic said...

Oh congratulations - how exciting for you, but also, well deserved.

I have only been following you for a teensy weensy amount of time - but it has certainly been quality time, I think! Your posts are the ones that make me smile when I see them in my reader - the ones I look for & scurry over to read in full & gaze adoringly at the pictures. You make me laugh & inspire me, even in the short time I've known about you.

I will surely be keeping watch on Monday for a chance to win what looks to be an amazing magazine, but if, heaven forbid, I fail to win, I am definately going to investigate how we can get our grubby hands on one on this side of the world.

Just as you thank your readers for joining you on your blogging journey, I have to thank you for having us along.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to morn the fact that I missed out on that adorable yellow birdie...!

Pomona said...

I never even realized that there was a magazine about blogging - you live and learn. I feel that there is a whole new genre emergent in the world of words. And I have just noticed that I have some boots rather similar to yours - but perhaps not as we live on opposite sides of the briny - mine are a dark teal, but made by someone called London Fly, whoever he may be. He actually sounds a rather unsavoury chap, and I am not sure where he has crawled out from. But I have always affected wellies in all their forms, and these do seem a step up from green Hunters.

Pomona x

Pearl and Pebble said...

Congrats on the publication! Your words always make me smile and I look forward to each post since I have stumbled upon your blog:) So THANK YOU and enjoy your moment and do a little happy dance!!! Those who have been rescued would have it no other way you know.

Patricia said...

I am glad I have discovered your blog: D
Congratulations with the wonderful article in the magazine!

Have a wonderful weekend

Patricia

Lola Nova said...

That is just super crazy good! I may have to invent an excuse to slip out of the house this evening, perhaps something to do with lending a shoulder to a lovelorn friend (I happen to have one particular friend who is dreadfully lovelorn at any given time - so totally plausible) and wing my way to the nearby chain book store that carries that little publication. I will set up cozy camp there in the store and read your pages. The "challenge" prevents me from buying said magazine of course but, take a good long look...that I can do.

As Alabama says to Clarence in True Romance, "You're so cool, your so cool, your so cool!"

craftyfox said...

I'm going out to buy one tomorrow!! There's only one place in London that sells it so I hope they have a copy. I love your blog. It keeps me inspired and creating x

me said...

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah to you!
Very exciting, indeed to be in such a great mag! I will have to look for a copy so we can read the entire thrilling tale!

Nic said...

dear tif... many "gleeful" CONGATULATIONS to you!!! your blog is ART, so it's only natural to invite you to submit to "artful blogging"...

i LOVE this place! :)))
nic

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

First off and foremost a great big CONGRATULATIONS ! Way To Go ! And what timing on my part..so I am at Borders cruisin' the racks..and I see "Artful Blogging"..and since blogging is my new favorite thing to do I pick up a copy...WOW..this is REALLY cute..hey, wait a minute.."dottie angle"....that's who my best friend has been telling me about...she LOVES dottie angel...and now so do I. I just got the issue and am saving it for some special weekend reading...but you and your blog are a delight...adorable..inspiring..great photography...so a big CONGRATULATIONS...dottie angel....

have a FUN weekend......

more later,
Kary

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Tif
As far as I know, we can't buy Artful Blogging here in old Blighty, but if we could I'd be down to WH Smiths PDQ to get a copy and read your article.
It is of no surprise whatsover that your unique artfulness has been celebrated in the magazine! It is precisely because your blog is unique and (my fav description) quirky that I stop by to read each post. Thank you for bringing a ray of sunshine to each and every day!
Denise x

Hear Me Roar! said...

Ya brought tears to my eyes. Let me please take this moment to say that I am so so so so SO so sO so so so SO glad that you didn't quit the blog back when you were pondering it. You really do bring joy into people's lives, by bringing a little bit of dottie to everyone. My dear husband started reading your blog today, and he confessed that he honestly likes it. Now THAT'S something!

S and J Photo said...

Again: astounding....

Congratulations and Thank you.


p.s. absolutely loving your stool in your shop along with all your other treasures. As a Mom of 5; I have often pondered my sanity while talking to my creations, knick knacks, chickens, and dogs. They never answer verbally but speak volumes otherwise.

You are wonderful.

xo Stace

Kaylovesvintage said...

tif, that is wonderful and it looks so beautiful

Char said...

i'm a newbie in my readings but love the sense of realness and goodness i find here. congrats on the article.

misselaineous said...

Wow!! What a great layout in Artful...Your blog is a joy to read...and you pics always make me smile. You deserve to give yourself a pat on the back and here's one from me as well. Way to go Tif! *elaine*

kittymodern said...

love this ... can't wait to read it!...you are truly one of my blogging idols!

Elissa said...

happy to be a 'reader of the utmost kind'.... congrats to you, looks like a lovely article and a fab place to be honored!

Sarah said...

Tif that is absolutely fabulous and oh so exciting for you and the rest of us, I can assure you!!!! It looks wonderful with all your lovely photos and what I could read, it read just like a big blog page of yours. I am very proud of you and I look forward to your future bloggings too. Well done!!

Leahdis said...

How amazing, congratulations on your little snippit in Artful Blogging! I love coming here and enjoy stepping into a world I would love to live in. Gives me and outlet from my mess and little people. So Thanks You.

Esther said...

I'm one of your "short-time" friends and love what I read and see. It also makes me feel better knowing there's someone else out there who loves to dress the way I do....although you do it so much better. I can look at your pictures and so "There...see that's what I aspire to".... actually looking postcard pretty while wearing these funky threads.

My daughter will hate you though, she of the must-fit-in tendencies, as she is already mortified to be seen in public with me.

tammie said...

Hello, I read the article in artful blogging and it has led me here. I have only caught a small glimpse of it as of now, but i am already enchanted, as I was by your story. I am going back to your blog to see and read more, right after I add you to my favorites. artfully, Tammie

T's Daily Treasures said...

Congratulations! Well-deserved. I come to visit Dottie Angel for all the reasons you mentioned. Always enjoyable! I never knew there was a world of blogging with magazines and all until my cousin pulled me in this past July! Artful Blogging certainly doesn't come to this side of the world. Blessings for your weekend. :) Tammy

janet clare said...

It looks fantastic Tif!

Mollimoo said...

Wow! That is wonderful, well done!! I do, as always, have blog envy x

kim said...

you deserve it Tif for keeping me and so many others very happy indeed with your delightful ramblings and a peek into the beautiful world of dottie angel. thank you kindly!:-)

fenandned said...

Hi Tif!
Huzzah! Well done you and jolly well deserved by the looks of things, I'm quite new to your blog, so have much cathching up to do but I think I'm going to have many 'gleeful' moments over here!
Sarah x

Floss said...

Well how lovely to see you in print! I always look forward to seeing another post from you popping up in my blog list...

Not Perfect But Nice said...

Congratulations!! You really deserve all the attention! How many times have your thoughts and manner of "being" encouraged and "lifted" me on my day to day walk! Thankyou for blogging and being an excellent blogger of the utmost kind! You should really write a book! I'd buy it.

Temps perdu said...

I do so enjoy your gleeful moments;) And I so enjoy your blog, thank you. I´m also up for your challenge!

Michelle said...

Now Tif you understand you have made it my new mission in life to track a copy of the mag down...
And more than likely I will not be awake at some untimely hour of the morning to grab said copy...
Last update I actually had to set my alarm at 7 in the morning(I know shocking isn't it)
To get up in time for your update...
but having said that, for me it is always worth every sleepless minute...
congrats on a amazing leap...
I know there will be many more...

andreacreates said...

Congratulations!! Your blog is beautiful and inspirational.
I will be sure to stop by the
23rd :)
Take care-
Andrea

Lisa said...

I love that you have been included in Artful Blogger! And, may I say, that I particularly love you stool-standing photos!

dulcy said...

That's how I discovered your blog and your challenging challenge! Actually, it was the chicken on the table that made me look you up. And yesterday, while taking my little Iris to the vet, a lady there told me about one of her chickens that they raised inside after a coyote incident. It comes inside the house every morning and lays an egg in the pet caddy. It also pecks at the door to come in for the evening. Well...I immediately flashed back to your chicken photo, and I thought "what a great little blog post her story would be (with pictures, of course)." Hopes for a wonderful day!

bad penny said...

well done your blog is really beautiful

sinnlighet said...

I love love love your wonderfully beautiful style. I have received many comments on the pictures that I have shown from your blog on mine. You convey a serenity which is great meditative.

Rainy autumn greetings from Sweden and Agneta

Mary said...

Hey Tif~I didn't know you were in the States. I never would have guessed that the lovely blog (yours) I've just recently discoverd and been so inspired by was written anywhere but in Britain. I live in So Cal so that makes us almost neighbors ;) I bought my first copy of Artful Blogging just yesterday so I could read up on ya and a couple other bloggers I've discovered. I love your blog and look forward to reading your new posts and absorbing new pictures as often as you can post them~

Diane said...

Kudos and huzzahs!

margie said...

I picked this up at B&N last evening. Your section in the book is delightful! The entire publication is fantastic.

Margie

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

What a beautiful, beautiful article. Congrats, and well done...you are showing us all how sweet it is to live an artful life.

dottie angel said...

i have been away from my desk this morning into the real world (shocking, i know!)
i'm overwhelmed by your loveliness and as usual you have proved my point, it is quite plain is it not that you are all 'readers of the utmost kind' to leave me such words of 'congratulations and jubliations'

i'm am truly moved once again...
and yes it is true to say, i am still gleeful in my shed, this afternoon...

Tif x

Deb said...

Congratulations!! I picked up the latest issue of Artful Blogging last week and read your lovely article ♥

Shokoofeh said...

Congratulations! :)

I am a new reader,fan,follower,...! and I did a little post about you the other day. You can check my blog to see if you want.

Anyway, just want to say thank you for bringing beauty to our eyes!

:)
xo

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh hi, Sinnlighet profiled you and I just had to come and have a look.

What an honor to be chosen by Artful Blogger, I love how they put the magazine together, it is so beautifully done.

I love how you focus on the simple things in life, it's a joy to read your blog.
xxx DJ

kat said...

fabulous! now i'm picturing you as "the artful blogger" with a top hat, & smudged face ;-)

Kylie said...

Congratulations Tif! That's so wonderful. You deserve to be recognised for your most beautiful blog :) K

wood & wool stool said...

You've the most beautiful and inspiring blog and you write things with so much humor and make blogging an ART. My 12 year old daughter Pippa said last week when we were looking in a magazine together; "that's so Dottie Angel" and she was so right!
Congratulations on your issue in Artful Blogging!
X
Ingrid

Francesca said...

well look at you! looks like a gorgeous article and your pics look wonderful in print. x

ApachesPrincess said...

Congratulations! I have been reading your blog for only a few days now, but I LOVE it! That is wonderful that you are in the magazine!

taylor said...

Well I wish I had been reading your blog for years. You are the cat's pajamas and I think I have become your number one fan. I love your blog and Dottie (and Tif for thinking of Dottie) The works. I feel like we have met in a distant sunflower field. OOh I so love the slips and I am an airstream dreamer. Anyway I will be visiting again- probably as much as Dottie herself. xx

ELK said...

Tif...what fabulous layout to a wonderful artist and liver of life!!

heidi said...

amazing. inspiring. pretty. comfy congrats to you.

Amy said...

Wow---i almost didn't shell out the money for Artful Blogging but last night i was waiting to catch a train home from Chicago and i really, really wanted it so i splurged and am so super-excited that i did!i spent most of the morning reading your blog am just in love. love your writing, your beautiful pictures and most of all your humor! as a new blogger myself, i found your article as well as others so insightful and helpful! so happy to have found this blog!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Tif, I am so happy for you! Congratulations! That is so great.

I can't imagine what a thrill this is and I can't think of anyone more deserving for all the inspiration and creativity you offer up to each of us every week. You have the most beautiful blog and your own unique style as well as a humorous way of writing which is immediately recognizable as 'you'. Keep it up, you've got what it takes to go places!--and enjoy every moment of it.

~ Jennifer

dottie angel said...

well, i am blown away by your warm and plentiful comments... i thank you again, all most kindly and am looking forward to a 'gleeful' week with you all.
see you tomorrow,
Tif x

emma lamb said...

oh miss Tif, congratulations!

i too have spent a bit more time than usual in the real world this weekend, and so have just read all about your fabby feature... all your pics are looking 'peachy perfect' in print... and how about all these wondeful comments!?

you are most deserving of all this wonderful attention as you are possibly the loveliest and most charming blogger i know... your rambling posts never fail to make me smile, or giggle... it is a pleasure of the 'utmost' kind to be following your wee journey... :)

emma
x

blue moss said...

That is so exciting...congratulations to you. :)
Michelle

Geek+Nerd said...

This is very cool Tif!

Jane said...

Bravo, dear Tif.
You so deserve it...
I shall say no more.
J
xxxx

Catherine said...

Well Done You! A most magnificent milestone!!

cindy said...

i treated myself to this magazine after you mentioned it and so glad i did. wonderful article! congrats to you!

chloejessica said...

How awesome! Congrats! I want a copy of that mag! :)

Bee Designs said...

Oh well done you, that is so exciting.

Mumintroll said...

Congratulation!!
Your blog is so lovely

Leanda said...

So well deserved. I always love popping by and peeking into your world. Makes me feel sane and just a bit 'gleeful' too :)

Jeanine DeNitto said...

love the spread in artful blogging! what breed of chicken is in the photo, she is lovely!

jeanine

dottie angel said...

jeanine, she's a buff orpington, in the picture she's a teenager... now she's all grown up :)

and once again, may i just thank you all for your lovely comments on my 'artful blogging' moment!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across the Artful Blogging mag in Borders. It was the first time I had seen the magazine and I grabbed it to see if you were in this one, yes you were! But alas, a look at the price tag..air freight to Australia $28.95! Such a beautiful, top quality mag. You must be absolutely delighted to have an article in the mag. Well done. Sorry to say I had to put the mag back on the shelf, but not before having a good long read of it. From Jenny McH

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon your blog from artful's latest issue and your blog is lovely! But I must admit the abundance of 'quotation' marks drive me batty.

Jamie said...

Congratulations on being in the magazine. Can't wait to get my copy. Thanks for all your ramblings, they make they rest of us feel sane ;)