Winds of Change on the Trail
Greetings fellow artists! It's been quite awhile since you have seen me around. Life has a way of creating new trails of opportunities. For me, the new trail actually has a couple of forks in it. I began a new job last year as the project administrator for a new prison congregation project. This job has taken me away from my art time until I can have everything organized when the new pastor is hired for the congregation. I also do graphic work for a local funeral home and I never know when I will need to work for them. In the midst of all this, I am also trying to get my new photography and design business up and running, and my husband was having health issues last year resulting in major surgery, which took me away from Stamper's Quest publisher duties. It was apparent that I needed to make some major changes in my life.
After much discussion with my partner, Stephanie, who was also facing a lot of changes in her life as well, we made the painful decision to try and find someone to turn Stamper's Quest over to.We wanted someone who could take our baby...afterall, SQ is Stephanie's and my baby, we breathed life in to our publication...and take it to the level and beyond of our dreams. As Stephanie and I always say, "God is good...ALL the time!" He brought our artistic guide team member, Linda Selymes to our door. Linda loves Stamper's Quest as much as we do and wants to see the publication continue.
Linda and I have been working behind the scenes since the beginning of this year training her to take over the helm of Stamper's Quest. She has been doing the majority of the work for the magazine, and we feel she is the perfect person to take over the magazine.
We would like to announce that Linda is now the co-publisher and editor for Stamper's Quest magazine. We are so proud of her! She has so many exciting ideas to take Stamper's Quest to the next level. We hope you will stay with Stamper's Quest and watch it grow!I will continue on as publisher until the end of the year. After the beginning of 2012, Linda will take over the helm as the publisher. I will stay on as the webmaster and occasionally submit projects for your artistic pleasures.
Stepping down has been a tough decision for both Stephanie and I. But we are confident that we are leaving the magazine in competent hands. We are excited to see new things on the Trail with Linda heading it all up! So this isn't good-bye. I'll still be around, as will Stephanie, occasionally trying to inspire your artistic grail!
You, our readers, are who have made Stamper's Quest so successful. With your faithful following, we've been on the trail seeking our artistic grail together for three years now. WOW! Stephanie and I never imagined this wonderful journey we've been on, all thanks to you! We hope you will be as supportive to Linda as you have to us.
Cherish your journey and enjoy every moment you have. Life is an exciting trail never knowing what is around the next bend. Our artistic trails add to our pleasures and brings joy to the recipients of our gifts. Bless you all!