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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Job Offer



On Tuesday, I received an email from John Elworthy, the current News Editor at the Cambs Times. On Feb 4th, he will take over as Editor.

In his email John said he had been admiring my blog for some time and asked me to pop by his office to discuss a regular illustrated column to appear weekly in both the Cambs Times and The Wisbech Standard.

I met with him yesterday when he explained that he loved what I was doing and didn't want to change a thing for the column, I am simply to select one of my blog entries each week for print.

My column premieres on February 8th.

I am both shocked and ecstatic! Who would have thought blogging could open such doors?

A huge thank you to all those who frequent this blog, your presence is so encouraging and your comments continue to make this blog a pleasure for me update each day.

39 comments:

Julie Oakley said...

Wow! Congratulations, how absolutely fantastic

Meinhild Selbach said...

Congratulations!

Claudia said...

Great news, Anita! Congratulations! You deserve it!

Felicity said...

Fantastic news, congratulations! How wonderful to get that sort of exposure for your art!

Jess said...

Wow! Anita this is incredible! You've been an inspiration to many of us here online and now the real world can enjoy your work too, well done. x

Sherry said...

How exciting is this? Now even more people will have a peek into your creative life. Congratulations, Anita.
Sherry

Anonymous said...

well done from a very proud mum xxx

laureline said...

Wonderful news!! I know you must be walking on clouds! Congratulations, Anita!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Anita - Of course Ive told you how proud I am of my dear pal but I want the world to know HOW MUCH YOU DESERVE THIS RECOGNITION of your talent with words and presentation as well as your stunning sketchwork and ideas. Hope its the start of a great future in the artworld for my wonderful friend.

Kate (Cathy) Johnson said...

Well, WOW, Anita, how lovely! And not asking you to change a thing, THAT is very cool...congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations,I admire anyone who can make a few bucks with their artwork. Most people have no idea of the time and energy that goes into a finished piece. Go Girl

E-J said...

That's such cool news!!

Kristine said...

Congratulations! :)

Donn said...

Congratulations, Anita. A well deserved recognition of your fine work. Wow, a regular weekly column! Neat.

Joan said...

Anita, Congratulations!!! What great news. Now we can say we knew you before you were famous!!

Jenny said...

Mr. Elworthy is a wise man! Congrats on your new position!

martín (dibujandoarte) said...

ANITA!!! I'm so happy for you!!! You really deserve a thing like this to happen, all your constant work and energy is really admirable. It's a very very good news. All my best wishes. Hugs, Martín.


PS I agree with Joan, hahaha.

Anonymous said...

YEA!!!!!!!!! GREAT!!! You'll have to make a note on your blog of which items are also in the paper! Just think! The next time I'm in the UK, I'll be able to point to your column to some poor sod on the tube and say, "I sent her a post card once!" *LOL*
Congrats Anita, you really deserve this!! deni...;)

Lynn said...

Congratulations, Anita! That kind of recognition is well deserved. You are an inspiration to so many of us.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a wonderful opportunity. please share the URL for the newspaper when you publish your first so all of your friends at EDM can stop by for a visit.
Shirley
http://www.paperandthreads.com

Serena said...

OMG!!! Anita, that is such wonderful news and so well deserved!!! What a fabulous start to the new year! CONGRATULATIONS! :)

Nina Johansson said...

You SO deserve it! Wow, you must be thrilled! Even I am! This is so cool! I wish you all luck, and congratulations! Wonderful!

BMoon said...

Wow, Anita, what a thrill. I too am a regular and delighted frequenter of your site and you SOOO deserve this recognition. Let the fun begin!

Rock Kyndl said...

"Here" "Here" to the recognition of your obvious talent. I will now always look at your blog through-not only my own eyes (EDM eyes)-but the eyes of your-soon to be-vaster audience. Way to go.

lyn said...

Wow! That is huge! Your dedication to posting is remarkable itself, how nice to share your wonderful artwork with a larger group!

Jim Bumgarner said...

Congratulations, Anita! This is exciting news for the drawing, sketching, painting bloggers out here in the hinterlands. Way to go!

Ann said...

Awesome news! Congratulations!!!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

That's terrific... and you're right... you just never know. Hope it's fun (and lucrative) for you!

juj said...

Oh! That's terrific Anita!! Congratulations! So great that a whole new world is opening up - think of the new and expanded audience you will have... such fun, and well deserved. Congratulations again. I wish you much success.

Robyn said...

Oh Anita, what delightful news to wake up to! Congratulations. This break is so well deserved and it could be just the beginning ... I smell a book in the future. ;)
Can't wait to see you in print.

beckasharpe said...

Wow! So exciting, I hope it all works out great for you :o)
Becka

Arty Velarde said...

I'm so happy for you! Congrats!

Stacy said...

Congratulations on the great opportunity!! Jess said what I was thinking - just imagine all of the people you can inspire now!

bec said...

OOOOOOOoooooooooo! How EXCITING!! Congratulations! You'll have sooooo much more exposure.
Way to go!

Anita Davies said...

Wow, what can I say?

You are all so kind to share in my good news with such enthusiasm and added so much to an already special day...THANK YOU!

mARTa said...

That is just way too cool Anita! Happy dance, happy dance; dong a happy dance in your honor!!!

janabouc said...

How wonderful! Congratulations. The readers and the paper are lucky to have you.

Anita Davies said...

LOL...Woohoo, Work it Marta!
Thankyou! ;)

Anita Davies said...

Thank you so much Jana.