Tuesday, May 1, 2012

thanks + a giveaway

I am so blown away by and appreciative of the response to my last post about art theft. Before posting it, I had written several long posts about exactly what happened, how I felt, why it was totally lame, ethics of art/copyright/etc etc. but then realized that I'd probably be preaching to the choir here. From the sweet comments and emails I got, that was true! Most people who read artists' blogs are either artists themselves or genuine art lovers who already understand what is and isn't okay to do with someone else's creations... who understand that karma is real, and that a lot of art isn't just what it looks like but the love that goes into making and sharing it - and that goodness gets lost when it is stolen, copied or otherwise misused.

(And, if you're not sure, Kelly Rae Roberts' article here is a great round-up of what is and isn't okay, and the difference between inspiration and imitation. The specifics of sharing their art varies by artist, but her advice for us "to be good stewards of the creative life" and respectful of each other is spot on with how I feel about sharing my art.)

So, thank you. Thank you!

Before all this happened I made a small, rustic mounted print of my new painting "The Woods" I'd like to give away.

the woods, mounted on burlap and panel the woods, mounted on burlap and panel the woods, mounted on burlap and panel

"The Woods" is printed on archival Red River metallic photo paper, matted on burlap and mounted on a thick 8"x10" panel, titled and signed on the back. It has a keyhole hanger on the back or will stand on its own.

All you have to do to enter is repin this pin on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/42291683970874053/
(You can pin the images above if you like, but only the pin linked above is an entry to the giveaway.)
Then leave a comment below letting me know you did. Please leave only one comment to keep it fair.
That's it! I'll pick a random comment tomorrow.

Comments are now closed... I'll announce the winner tonight :)

89 comments:

  1. Lovely piece. I am enamored by your work! I've pinned you as requested and shared with friends. Have a beautiful day!

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  2. How wonderful! That's a beautiful piece! I'm so happy that you received such heartfelt responses from your readers and fans :) We love to support each other, especially artists that are truly working and creating from the heart. Thanks, Mae! You're an inspiration to us all :)

    I repinned :) Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful piece!

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  3. Pinned it! Love this piece. :)

    Jen
    jclinton09[@]yahoo.com

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  4. Loved it as I do all your work. Pinned it! Thanks.

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  5. I love your work and always enjoy reading your blog and being inspired by your talent, drive and creativity. Wishing you continued success :). I've re-pinned this piece so that others may also be inspired by your work!!!

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  6. Totally repinned! Gorgeous piece (as always). xo

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  7. Thank you! Pinned it. Hope to own an actual piece of art for my new home!

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  8. All of your work really touches my heart in one way or another. Some make me think, others make me sublimely happy. I especially like the touches of aquas and shades of blue that run like a thread through your artwork. Thank you for following your dream!

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  9. I've pinned your piece and thanks for offering this giveaway. Your art is inspiring!

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  10. repinned!!!! I admire your work. I purchased a print from you earlier this year and framed it in my studio the colours look amazing on my green walls.

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  11. Repinned!!! Love the words and the art.

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  12. pinned - i love your work mae, i could decorate my entire house with it.

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  13. Repinned on "my virtual art gallery". Your work is lovely.

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  14. This is one of my favorite pieces of yours! I think the melodic quality of the quote and the green and brown tones are more "me" than some of your others, although I like them all!

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  15. I pinned your work! Love it!

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  16. I repinned. Also have just ordered a print of yours for my Mum for mothers day. Love your work!

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  17. Your work is always so wonderful. I definitely repinned.

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  18. Several times a week, it's me and the dog and the Woods - HE does the hunting and I do the dreaming - and the remembering of all that is really important in this life. Nature does that for me.... I SO connect with this particular work of art, Mae. Thank you!

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  19. Repinned. I've been loving your work for years!

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  20. Pinned to my inspiration board! http://pinterest.com/jenn_heckert/inspiration/

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  21. I love your gorgeous mixed media work Mae...and I've pinned this lovely piece!

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  22. What a lovely way to bring an unfortunate situation full-circle. Bravo (and I love that piece)!

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  23. I love your artwork Mae - Pinned!

    Your fellow Bostonian,

    RhondaLeigh

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  24. Ahh, this is one of my favorite pieces of yours yet. I ordered a larger one for my husband for fathers day but it hasn't arrived yet! Repinned happily!!

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  25. Very beautiful and the words are so perfect. I love how you mounted it. I repinned it!

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  26. I reppined it :)
    I really really hope to win, I absolutely love your art.

    Victoria

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  27. It's a gorgeous piece Mae and thank you so much. I've repinned it to my board Artists and Art I adore board. Love your spirit!!!!

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  28. We seek to find that solace in song
    While dreaming, or speaking, or walking along...

    Love your work!

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  29. Thanks for opening your heart Mae! Keep aiming high; those who care sure notice! Love this.

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  30. I repinned. You are the reason I want to learn mixed media.

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  31. What a great giveaway. I love your artwork. I pinned, as requested.

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  32. Just realized the bit of map in the lower left corner is where I live! Princess Anne in Virginia Beach!! Hope this is a good luck charm!

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  33. this is one of my favorites. your art is so lovely.

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  34. Someday you and Mike will make a pilgrimage to Alaska, and you'll find a print of yours hanging in our living room. In the house built in the woods, where the creek runs by :)

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  35. I've repinned it as well. Even if I don't win, I'll have a fun bit of inspiration added to my 'wise words' quote board. So, thank you for sharing!

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  36. I repinned it.
    Thedapperowl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  37. Beautiful - I LOOOOOVE your work!! Someday I'll have a house filled with it! :) I repinned!

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  38. Repinned! I'm a new fan and just recently purchased two pieces and I lOVE them.
    Congrats on your success!

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  39. Pinned...cause I LOVE your work!!!

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  40. Done! You make the world a more beautiful place Mae. Never doubt that. xoxo

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  41. I love your work! I plan to order many pieces once I have the extra cash. I have re-pinned your work. I have not pinned a lot of stuff yet on pintrest. I hope it worked!

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  42. repinned. :) thanks for the chance to win. love your work!!

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  43. repinned it! Love your artwork and enjoy the photos you post of your studio - such an inspiring space!

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  44. Repinned! Great job Mae- all of your hard work is truly paying off! You are definitely an inspiration to all of us.

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  45. It's Pinned. Love your Work Mae, You have a beautiful soul and you can see that in your art !

    nichole snyder
    nicholesnyder13@yahoo.com

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  46. i repinned this piece on my fART album :) my old roomate gave me one of your pieces for my birthday, i've been in love ever since. This one is seriously amazing Mae.

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  47. I love love love your work and of course repinned for a chance to win!! :)

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  48. Love it!! I probably already have it pinned, I love it that much :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kylie

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  49. Beautiful, as always! I repinned..

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  50. Pinned proudly to my Pinterest. I owe most of my success in life to the woods. Was born there; lived there; dreamt there; and aspire to return some day.

    Danae O'Bryan
    danae.obryan@gmail.com

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  51. repinned :) this fits perfectly into our lives.... was going to order this print, but love the way you have mounted it. gorgeous! thanks for the possibility....

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  52. Hi Mae,

    I am making a comment even though I can't pin your lovely art work. (I refuse to get involved in Pinterest because of all the art being "stolen" on the site --e.g. people pinning yet not giving credit to the artist.) I love your work and hope you will throw my name into the drawing regardless. Thanks! bkisrael@gmail.com.

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  53. Done. Thank you so much for the chance to win this beautiful piece.

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  54. thanks for the giveaway! i'd love to have all of your artwork!

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  55. Repinned :)

    Emily (em0221 {at} gmail.com)

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  56. Repinned. Love your work, Mae, and thank you for the giveaway.

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  57. Repinned. Love the piece, Mae--LOVE your work!

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  58. Big fan of your work & blog & repinning this pic is a pleasure!

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  59. I absolutely love this and love your work! I repinned your blog. Please pick me. I have someone special in my life that would love this. He is a dreamer, climber, explorer. Thanks!

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  60. If I win I WILL find room to hang this piece in my house. It might entail rearranging the whole cabin, but it would be worth it. Thanks, Mae!

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  61. Pinned!!! What a beautiful piece....truly.

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  62. Re-pinned, thank you for the opportunity to win--I love your work!

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  63. Re-pinned! I've always loved your work and it would so amazing to have it hanged in my house! :)

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  64. Oh, this really touches my heart...Gladly re-pinned. :)

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  65. I just repinned! Your work is beautiful.

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  66. Repinned! Love your work, Mae!

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  67. Repinned! So enjoy your artwork, blog and following your pins! Thank you for inspiring others with your hard work :)

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  68. Repinned! You inspire me! Thank you!

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  69. Repinned!
    As soon as I saw you post this print, I decided that one of my future children's rooms would be inspired by/centered around it. Green has always been my favorite color, and I love everything about it. It's whimsical and poetic, and exactly the kind of room I'd want one of my kids to grow up in. :)
    Thanks for all you do!

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  70. I love it, have repinned it, and totally feel your pain with copycats/art theft. Very annoying. I just hope in my heart that they all get fat and smelly!

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  71. Repinned this GORGEOUS piece. I love it.

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  72. What a beautiful piece! I have a new affinity for Great Blue Heron after working with her during the spring session of SouLodge with Pixie Campbell. I have repinned it and would love to be a proud owner :)

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  73. Love! I think your work (and work ethic) is amazing. Pinned like many of your other paintings.

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  74. Just repinned it (here: http://pinterest.com/pin/209487820137172029/)!

    Love your work!

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  75. repinned it. love love love it and thank you for the opportunity :)

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  76. Repinned. Love this and all of your work. So glad I found you on pinterest!

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  77. I did it, i did it, into my 'i love' folder ... i hope i'm not too late ... it's a beautiful print. x

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  78. This is the first time I have seen your work. Absolutely love it. Sorry I was too late to enter.

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