Well I thought I would share with you the outcome of the Dragonfly vase magazine article.
I initially made the vase because I was tired of making flat things just because you wanted to work with the scroll saw and I was sure that you could make other interesting things that didn’t necessarily have to be flat. So the dragonfly vase born.
I went about designing a patterns that would suit a vase and could be cut on the scroll saw and then went about figuring out a curve. While I was doing all this it came to mind that maybe other people would be interested in something like this too. So all the while I was thinking that if it all worked out I would ask the people involved in ‘Woodcarving Illustrated Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts’ if they would be interested in the idea.
I posted it first on LJs and then Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts website and got a great response and then asked the mag people if they were interested.
After waiting a few days I got my reply-
“Our article acquisitions team met today and would like to pursue the article in your dragonfly vase I just need your mailing address to get some paperwork out to you to start the process.”
Well … for some reason – other than I haven’t been very well for the past 4-6 weeks (so unwell I haven’t even ventured out into the shed!! So I must really be sick!) I wasn’t all that excited by the thick envelope that arrived a few days later.
However I was certainly shocked to read just what was expected of me and just how little reward I would be receiving after I do all this work. So after deliberating for a while and speaking to my husband’s publishing agent, I have decided that if I want to keep my standards high I will just have to set the bar height.
So I have decided against getting it published with this magazine.
Sometime in the future, I might consider doing bit of a blog here about it. As it is pretty easy once you know how.
So for all you who dream of someday having your 5 mins of fame and your name in print – just look & take everything into account before you act. – Sometimes it is just not worth it.
-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/