Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blog Tour Week #7

We are almost halfway through the Book Tour can you believe it? This  week we are visiting the incredible Judy Wise. I feel lucky to call her my friend and am looking forward to seeing her shortly when I head out west for Artfest. I adore Judy. Everything she makes is soulful to me, you can feel her energy in it. Especially her journals. Oh my oh my. When we were at Squam last year we journaled together one evening. I love her itty bitty writing so naturally I wanted to do it myself, at least when I muster up the time to journal. And see, that's the other thing, I so admire Judy's dedication to journaling. I so wish I could fit this into my schedule more regularly. 
Where can you find Judy this year? Well, she is teaching in July at Encausticamp and I am assisting her. Yep, come on out and you get both of us. I am certain it's going to be a lot of fun and seriously you don't need to have encaustic experience, this is for every level so don't be scared, just go sign up. I know you wanna....Personally I can't wait. You all have heard me go on and on about encaustic and I am so anxious to watch Judy's process and learn a little more about this amazing medium. Plus assist of course :)

And guess what else? Judy and Stephanie Lee are teaching an online class this summer and this should not be missed!! It is called Plaster Studio Workshop and I am definitely signing up. I mean heck, I already pre-ordered their book. I am dying to learn about plaster and suspect I will like it a lot, you know how you get those hunches? Judy and I were talking the other day and I speculated that plaster may have similar qualities to Wood Icing. Judy hasn't used WI and since I haven't used plaster it's hard to say, but we think perhaps they are sisters. Just like me and Judy, don't we wish hahaha.
8x8 Encaustic with Wood Icing and Tar

But what, you say you wanna know about the give away already......geez, Louise. Ok. Here it is. And it's b-i-g. Judy is giving away a book over on her BLOG. And I am giving away a piece of art here on my blog, the encaustic piece shown above that also incorporates Wood Icing.  We better hope that my hubby doesn't read this post cause he really likes this piece.
To enter for the book, head on over to Judy's.  And to enter for the painting, leave a comment here, but I would love it if you would also hit the Twitter or Facebook button and share with others. That would be very cool. We are going to run this for hmmm, I don't actually know how long as Judy and I forgot to decide that little piece of information and it's way too late for me to call her. I think we will probably take entries until April 4th - she and I will be together then and it will be fun to draw names when we are together.



51 comments:

  1. Geri Lynn8:34 AM

    Mary Beth:

    I absolutely love your art work and hope I get chosen to receive my very own piece. Thanks for hooking me up to Judy's Blog....very inspiring!!! Looking forward her book also (I already bought yours and LOVE it).

    Happy creating...Geri Lynn

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  2. Sign me up for one of your hubby's favourites! Love this piece and can't miss this opportunity and your generosity in such a great give away!

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  3. Oh, how I would love to hang a piece of your gorgeous art in my home. What an honor that would be. Thank you for all your inspiration and this great opportunity.

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  4. I won't tell hubby if I win this - and he can come and visit it when he's in the area! ha ha I just got the book, Mary Beth (got tired of waiting for my luck to turn) and it's wonderful!!

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  5. This piece is so very beautiful Mary-Beth ! I promise to take a picture of it hanging on my wall for your hubby if I win ! ;)
    And well, I totally and completely love Judy. I had some magical moments with her myself at Squam two years ago. I miss her and wish I lived on the West Coast everytime I see her hanging out with artists at her studio ! Love and admire your friendship !
    Thanks for the chance to win the juicy stuff. Off to visit Ms. Wise now !
    Hugs !

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  6. I love your art. Would very much like to have a piece displayed in my home.

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  7. Thank you for this generous giveaway! I am so excited about your class next week at AF! (I am in the texture class). Congratulations on your new book!

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  8. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your FABULOUS artwork (usually via Google Reader).
    It would be an honour to have one of your pieces in my home! THANK YOU for this opportunity to win.

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  9. Your work is beautiful! I would love to be so lucky :) And the book looks so inspiring.... keeping my finders crossed!

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  10. You are giving away ART! Wow, I am so glad I clicked over from Judy's post! It is gorgeous!

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  11. This is a beautiful piece -- I'll definitely link to you in Facebook. I hadn't been familiar with you/your blog before finding you on Judy's post this a.m.

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  12. beautiful beautiful painting. a big thanks for the opportunity to win one of these great give aways!

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  13. Judy sent me here and I am happy I came for a chance to win a piece of your wonderful art...and to meet you and discover your art/blog etc!

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  14. Well I am just glad to have hit your blog. Judy and you look like a great team! x

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  15. lovely piece. hope i win!

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  16. Lovely book and enjoying the virtual tour and seeing everyone's blogs. Would so love this painting and the book...thanks so much ;) Off to share now. Have a wonderful week, fondly, Roberta
    rlphilbr13@aol.com

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  17. Thank you for this generous offer (and the book). I would spin with joy to win a piece of your beautiful work!

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  18. I saw your video about the wood icing and can't wait to get my hands on it. I also saw a page in my friend's art journal using your web stencil. Gotta get me one! Please enter me in the give-away for your painting. Thanks.

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  19. That book looks great...as does the giveaway art!

    dottididit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Anonymous6:04 PM

    The piece you're giving away is beautiful. I just came from judy's blog and read about the book. Looks so interesting. Jane S

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  21. Mary Beth,

    You are such an inspiration!

    Your workshop last night was wonderful again!!

    I won't tell your husband if I win your painting either! :)

    Best,
    Mary Nasser

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  22. I love this painting and hope I win it! :0)Thank you!!

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  23. What a gorgeous giveaway! Love your work! Would so love the chance to win this beautiful piece!
    Thanks!

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  24. This is gorgeous, Mary Beth. I've been so inspired by Judy's encaustic art, and now I get to enjoy yours too - bliss!
    I'm keeping my fingers and toes all crossed that I might be a lucky winner.
    Good luck with your book.

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  25. So happy to find you thru Judy's blog! Your art workis amazing - I'd be happy to enjoy that beautiful piece! Happy creating to you!

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  26. What a fabulous give away! It's gorgeous!

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  27. I love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Very cool piece! I have just the spot for it ;D

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  29. I have just the place for your piece in my house! I'd love to have it. Thanks for the chance.

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  30. Beautiful piece! Have been enjoying your stencils for months now and just got your book last week on a trip up to Portland when we dropped into Powell's. Delicious!
    Erin

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  31. Lorelei12:58 PM

    This must be my lucky day. Two blogs - two giveaways. Can't wait to read the book... we're moving into our new "old" house next week so I have to set goals to reopen my studio. Guess I'll have to set up the kitchen, etc, first...dang! Thank you for your generosity and inspiration!!

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  32. And again, I come across the term 'wood icing' - I saw it on Judy's blog too and never heard of it before. I'd love to see it IRL, so please enter me to your drawing. Your work looks fabulous!

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  33. This piece of art is wonderful! I love the colors! I was just over on Judy's blog (speakng of wonderful!) and was happy to jump over here to yours! so inspiring! thanks for sharing! Doreen

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  34. OOOOOOOOOOhhhhhh, yummy encaustic painting! I would be honored to win this!

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  35. Just received my wood icing in the mail today - yipee! Took Judy's journaling weekend in Malibu a few weeks ago - I'm feeling very lucky indeed! You're work is so inspiring - I may be in Europe during your Malibu retreat time but if not I'm soooo there!!
    JenEve

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  36. Whoa, this is so generous. beautiful piece! Sign me up please. The book looks wonderful too, I'd be just thrilled to win!
    ♥Jenny

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  37. I love this piece too - great, rich colors!!!

    diana

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  38. the wood icing looks enticing.....

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  39. I love your book, and I am taking a class from you at ArtFest next week! thanks for the cool giveaway opportunity, too! How cool to maybe win one of your paintings!

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  40. Love this piece! I like the idea of using the wood icing with encaustic. I can't wait to see it hanging in my dining room! Hubby can visit it when he comes to AU! LOL!

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  41. Mary Beth, I don't need to tell you how MUCH I love your work, and how happy I was to see that your book was here, and when I got the email I was so excited! and then I found out that you and Judy were doing a workshop and I thought--BRILLIANT! What a partnership!

    And I'm not saying all this just because you are going to send me this.

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  42. Found you from Judy's blog although I have seen your work before. Please put my name in the hat. I'll share on Facebook too.

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  43. Congratulations on your new book Mary Beth... you are one amazing and inspiring woman... thank you for sharing with us!

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  44. Please say sorry to you Hubby, I will love the piece as much as he does. Thanks for being so generous.

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  45. Hi! Add me to the growing list for the awesome piece of artwork (and the Book!). I can't wait to get both!
    carol

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  46. geez...two of my favorite artists! I hope I'm not too late! And you would be welcome to visit it anytime when you come back for a visit!

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  47. Found your site through Judy's...wow! Will return often! And LOVE, love that piece you're giving away!

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  48. It will be so lovely to bask in the glow from this beautiful painting. Can't wait till you send it over. :)

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  49. Hubby has good taste! I love this piece and have the perfect place to display it so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the great giveaways!

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  50. cher salvatore6:20 AM

    Mary Beth~ After thoroughly enjoying your workshop, I headed over to check out your amazing work at The Wood Icing shop:) It as all gorgeous! What a thrill it would be to have one of my very own!!

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  51. great! please count me in!!!

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