4.30.2009

the splash of cold water I needed

cassis, france

Have you ever had a period of time where you just felt, blah...blah, blah, blah? I haven't posted in days. Just when I had a mental format, I allowed myself to miss my own deadlines. Lately, the feeling of just going on vacation from all of it, and I mean blogging, twitter, and FB for awhile has been on the forefront of my mind. Until, I read this from the Managing Editor of Schmap Guides in my flickr mailbox... 

"Hi liza,
I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo has been selected for inclusion in the newly released seventh edition of our Schmap Marseille Guide..."

I squealed from the office and the kids came running. They thought I saw a squirrel in the house, again. (A story for another time.)  You see, she approached me sometime ago that one of the pictures from our mediterranean trip was short-listed for review and that if submitted and selected I would be notified of its inclusion. I was flattered at the idea and, consequently, put it out of my mind. Then, BAM, the good news came today. This is all very exciting for me. 

You can find me on Schmap here. Click on the left arrow on the right-hand side of the next link to scroll to my picture of Cassis a beautiful beach in the French Mediterranean. 

I can't believe it, I got discovered. I'm on cloud nine. 

17 comments:

  1. I'm my own worst critic, so I see compliments on my writing almost as a sort of vindication. I can therefore appreciate the feeling you got knowing that something you submitted was judged highly by others.

    Congratulations!

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  2. Oooooooh, I always knew you were genius! Congrats, Liza! :)

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS Honey...love you MM

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  4. Congratulations on your recognition. The picture is gorgeous.

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  5. Sa-weeeeet! Congratulations! And can I get directions to that beach, por favor?

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  6. WooooooooooHooooooooooo! Congratulations! And I definitely want to go there sometime! How gorgeous!!!!

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  7. Congrats! That's awesome!

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  8. It sure makes me wanna go there!

    Congratulations!

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  9. I am SERIOUSLY NOT SURPRISED! C'mon...uber-talented photo mama!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  10. Thank you my adoring FANS!!! LOL!!!!

    Seriously, everybody...Many thanks for your support...You are wonderful!!!!

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  11. congrats liza!!!! that is awesome for you!!!!! continue the great work!!! your photography and awesome and you could be so proud of it!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Congratulations! That photo is superb. I wondered if it had been photoshopped til I read your post. It just looks too good to be true, doesn't it? No wonder they picked your work. Love the rest of it too as I'm now looking at your Flickr site.

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  13. Congratulations, the photo is beautiful. I wish that I could go there someday, but alas I know it will probably never happen.

    I know how you feel about getting something published. This is how I felt when they published something I wrote in an Australian newspaper. It was clear on the other side of the planet and they printed it. I was on top of the world. I too have been experiencing writer's block. Funny how this happens to us sometimes. But as long as your taking of pictures is not blocked.

    Keep up the good work and they will probably use more of your pictures. It is so fantastic to have this happen and thank you for sharing.

    God bless.

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  14. Congratulation! I feel so proud of you! Since you were little, you were very talentend. Good job!
    Love from Mom,
    Abuelita Maria

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  15. Congrats!!
    I just got back today from the beach myself. sigh.. :D and i want to go back now!

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  16. Congratulations. From the photos on your blog it looks like you love taking good pictures. I'm happy for you, that you have been recognized.

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Thank you.