Call me a quitter and tell me quitters never win…but I quit. I have been encouraged by many this year and last to submit work/tutorials to magazines for publication. I was just rejected for my ‘Ice Bracelet’ being in Beadwork magazine. My ‘Dragonheart’ piece was rejected in the Bead Dreams contest last year and I had to fight for my ‘Royalty’ piece to get published in the Premier issue of Bead Trends. I wash my hands of magazines! I have looked through some lately and it seems the nicest piece is usually on the cover and the photos sent in are usually gorgeous, but I have found the lack of ‘good stuff’ on the inside is amazing! Random at best! Not only that, but I am not impressed by the tutorials given either! I bust my butt trying to make my tutorials clear and understanding, in text AND images, to accomodate different learning styles. Most often, the magazines do not accomodate my learning style anyway. So that concludes my ‘goal’ for this year, or any coming years, to get myself published! I have plenty of people loving my patterns and kits at the shows I do and I have customers online,that are now purchasing my designs. That is good enough for me and makes me fully content. Bead on friends!!! I am almost done a new tutorial for my next show!! I will post the images later! Have a happy, warm and safe day!! HUGS!