Wednesday, July 11, 2012

o, the oprah magazine

Since I can't keep a secret to save my life, it took all my willpower and some extra not to talk about this months ago and now I'm so excited to finally share it!

This week I am so honored to be featured in the August issue of O, the Oprah Magazine. You can find me on page 33 (right after Oprah's letter to readers! Whoa!) 

:) Hello, Oprah! :)

Mike and I rushed out to Cambridge on Friday morning to pick up a copy (or three) and then had a celebratory breakfast at my favorite diner. I think that was the last sit-down meal I've had since then, because the response has been overwhelming. It seems I'm not the only one with a love of wanderlust and possibility.

Special thanks to Oprah writer Rachel Bertsche, who took the crazy jumble of stories and details from our interviews and created an article that perfectly captures the wanderlust spirit of my art and artistic mission. From our interview I found Rachel's first book, MWF Seeking BFF, which is an equal parts hilarious and sweet exploration of friendship that I loved and totally recommend reading this summer (preferably alongside a female friend because you will want to read bits out loud and laugh over how they are so true. And you won't get that response from a boyfriend. Trust me, I tried. "What's a frenemy?" Ugh, dudes.)

Thanks so much to everyone who has sent sweet comments my way and to those of you who have found your way to my blog because of O Magazine! I look forward to making awesome art for you for as long as I can.

30 comments:

  1. So excited for you, Mae! You totally deserve it with your striving to continue to create original and meaningful works of art in this copy-cat world these days. I applaud you! How did you get contacted for this? Did they just come across you on Etsy? :)

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  2. Congratulations! I started following your blog when a friend showed me a piece of yours on Etsy and I then discovered that you're a fellow Bostonian. So excited for this exposure for you!
    -Erin

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS! That's incredible news, Mae!

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    1. Thank you so much Lesley! And thank you for being a long-time fan :)

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  4. Absolutely wonderful...beautiful. Congratulations + enjoy!

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    1. Thanks! Its been a wild ride but I definitely am enjoying it.

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  5. That's so exciting!! You definitely deserve it :)

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  6. I think your artwork is amazing, beautiful, dazzling, and about all my favorite things: the sea, the sea, the sea. Congratulations on O! May your artistic career be long and joyous!

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    1. Thank you so much Loretta! I truly appreciate it.

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  7. Maaaaaae Chevreeeeette is heeeeeere!! (said like Oprah) Congratulations and you more than deserve to have your amazing work in such an amazing magazine!!

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    1. Ha! I laughed out loud reading this and imagining her yelling my name... how fun :)

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  8. So wonderful! I really enjoy your art and I'm glad that you are getting more recognition! :)

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  9. I just read the article and I LOVE your work! I'm from Wyoming and South Dakota so you were spot-on about the little diners found throughout the states.

    Congratulations on your feature and wish you continued and explosive success!

    Heather Gardner

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    1. Thanks Heather! Glad you liked the western references... I absolutely loved traveling there, so inspiring!

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  10. Wow. Congratulations. I bet you are ecstatic to be featured in "O". Who wouldn't? We are talking about Oprah's magazine. That's a big news. You should be proud.

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    1. Oh gosh, I am SO ecstatic... it has been a truly life-changing experience. Thanks so much for your sweet words!

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  11. I'm a Californian transplanted to the midwest, so your sea themed art is exactly what I've been looking for to finish off a redecorating project that reminds me of home and the ocean! And it includes some of my favorite poetry! Thanks to Oprah for that article at just the right time and to you for your inspiration. The hard part is choosing...

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    1. I'd be so flattered to be part of your redecoration! Very appreciative of your sweet words :)

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  12. I just got my O Magazine in the mail today ( live in DK) and I was so happy after reading the piece about you. Normally my husband and I have a very hard time findinf anything to hang on our walls that we like, but I jumped up and ran to the livingroom and showed him the pics in your article and we both like them so much that we're going to buy one for our anniversary later this year!

    You deserve to be in O! The vibe I get from the pictures of your pictures are so wonderfully dreamy :-)

    xo
    Anja

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    1. Awesome! Thanks so much Anja. I'm very happy to be making art you both like so much :)

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  13. Congratulations, Mae! You deserve it for sure!

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  14. oh Mae... i'm only now catching up with blogs and i am BEYOND THRILLED to read this post.
    So so happy for you... your paintings not only transport me, but your kind heart shines through your collage and writing and paint splatters. Don't ask me how, it just does. This was obvious to Oprah and her staff as well. :-)
    HUGE hugs to you from the east coast of Canada. Wishing you nothing but the best. xox

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  15. I discovered you through the article in "O". As an artist myself, it is such a inspiration to see that you really can be discovered. Best wishes for your continuing success & I'm grateful to have "found" you.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Just so you know, my blog and website have moved - you can now find me at http://maechevrette.com/blog

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  16. I, too, found out about you months ago in that issue of O and I absolutely love your work. Putting the "Wild Air" print on my Christmas list. :) Keep doing what you're doing; you have a beautiful gift! ~Nina

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    1. Thanks Nina! Just so you know, my blog and website have moved - you can now find me at http://maechevrette.com/blog

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