Wednesday, April 22, 2009


well to tell you the truth, i'm so darned excited, for one of my wishes came true! the early american life magazine - accepted my work for their 2009 directory....if you are not familiar with this group and directory click on the link that i've added...for you will find some wonderful artists listed in the directory...

and why is this such an honor? here are their words about the directory and what it stands for -

"The Directory of Traditional American Crafts is an honor bestowed on a handful of artisans who work in traditional media, styles, and crafts, an award that singles out their work as the best now produced in America today. Each year a jury of museum curators, collectors, and other authorities selects the work of the top traditional crafters working in America to be honors and listed in the Directory, which appears in Early American Life magazine."

"An artist who has been selected for the Directory has had his or her work thoroughly evaluated by a panel of experts. They have graded the artist's work as showing a mastery of the chosen craft, a mastery that represents the top of its individual field and may even be suitable for museum display. This jurying assures you not only of the top-notch skill involved in making the work but also its historic integrity. The work included in the Directory is either an accurate reproduction of historic work or an original interpretation of a historic style that is entirely consistent with its historic roots."

well that just makes me feel good!, and makes me wonder how i snuck through!

here is their link for you to check out: Early American Life Magazine

you will soon see the the above logo on my site but dated for 2009...(i just couldn't wait any longer)...


Lana said...

A HUGE congratulations to you Diane!!! I KNEW they would accept you if you submitted your wonderful work!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane,

What an honor being included in The Directory of Traditional American Crafts for 2009.

Well deserved!