It feels like I have so much good news to share, my little heart could burst!!! Everything is beginning to feel quite surreal for me lately. And I cannot believe some of the things I am typing are really happening!!
I can now officially announce that my artwork is in IKEA globally for sale! This is the 1st of 2 pieces that IKEA has picked up for sale for the next 5 years :) The 2nd piece will be debuting in the Summer of 2019 and I will announce that one at that time. And the sales are already doing amazingly well for my 1st piece and surpassing market predictions! I have definitely been doing lots of happy dances around our home. Here is the link to the US website with the artwork in it’s 2 pack: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70438106/
2. My work will be published in British Vogue this Summer!!! Coming June, July and August 2019 I will have my artwork in the magazine of all magazines for me! I cannot wait to get my hands on an issue. This is a HUGE dream of mine-to have my work in a magazine that has allowed me to dream since the day I picked up my first copy at 13. More on that to come!!
3. I will be doing an artist in residency program next month, in Bermuda!!! Coming late May, I’ll be traveling to Bermuda for the dreamiest artist in residency program, with Hamilton Princess! More details to come next month. I CANNOT WAIT.
4. I’m currently creating my Art Coffee Table Book!! I had so much great feedback and interest when I talked about this dream of mine on Instagram last year. SO NOW IS THE TIME. I feel so inspired and ready to make my dream book a reality. I am creating a book full of my favorite paintings, and the inspiring stories behind them. There will be only 100 limited edition copies made. If you want to be on the wait list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org The Books will be shipping this Summer-and each one will be signed, numbered and dated. I believe so strongly in this book, so thank you for those who have already reserved their copy. It means the world to me.
5. And I’m still soooooo thankful to see my work in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2. I keep watching the Paris episodes that my work is in…and just crying in happiness. You can find out more about that-in a previous blog post: http://jessicadurrant.com/blog/2018/12/18/the-marvelous-art-of-being-you
It kinda feels amazing to write down what I am thankful for. It is a great reminder for me to live and revel in the present!! And I encourage you to do the same. Remember what you now have-was more than likely what you dreamed about a few years ago. And just live in this sweet moment of thankfulness. It feels so darn good to do that.
6.Also, if you haven’t listened to the new podcast for creatives, Highlight Real, do so! My episode, is the 3rd one and you can give it a listen here for more of my story and what keeps me inspired and resilient:
Please let me know what you think of the podcast, and subscribe to the podcast!!
Sending you all my best from Atlanta xox