Unexpected Artistic Success: My Downeast Magazine Feature

April 25, 2022

Unexpected Artistic Success: My Downeast Magazine Feature

As an artist, I have been fortunate to stumble upon a myriad of incredible opportunities throughout my career. One such moment of profound honor came when the renowned Downeast Magazine featured my work in a full three-page spread. This unexpected recognition was a testament to the power of passion and creativity, proving that pursuing what you love can lead to remarkable achievements. In this blog post, I am thrilled to share my experience of being featured in the Downeast Magazine and the journey that led me to this unexpected milestone.

A Journey of Artistic Serendipity

Looking back on my artistic journey, I am in awe of how it has unfolded. Becoming an artist was never part of a calculated plan; rather, it was a path paved by following my heart and pursuing what brought me joy. I stumbled upon quilled paper art by sheer chance, and it ignited a spark within me that continues to burn brightly to this day.

The Downeast Magazine Feature

When I received the news that Downeast Magazine wanted to feature my work, I was elated and humbled. The magazine is a prestigious publication that showcases the best of Maine’s art, culture, and lifestyle, and being included among its pages was a surreal experience. The three-page spread not only showcased my art but also delved into the inspiration behind my creations and the passion that drives my artistic endeavors.

Cherishing the Unforeseen

The unexpected nature of my artistic success has taught me to embrace the unknown and savor each moment as it comes. It has reinforced the idea that sometimes the most extraordinary opportunities are the ones we never sought out, but rather stumbled upon along our journey. Cherishing each serendipitous moment has allowed me to approach my art with a sense of wonder and excitement.


The Downeast Magazine feature has been a pivotal moment in my artistic career, reminding me that pursuing my passion can lead to unexpected and remarkable accomplishments. Embracing the unknown and trusting in the creative process has been the key to my artistic journey thus far. As I continue to create and share my quilled paper art with the world, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunities that have come my way. This experience has further solidified my belief that doing what you love and finding joy in your work is the ultimate path to a fulfilling and successful career.