Tuesday, February 21, 2017

DRUMROLL, PLEASE...

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!  I hope you'll continue to stay in touch and follow along living the Creative Life!  Never fear...there will be more giveaways to come!  I LOVE sharing what I love!  In the meantime, you can keep track of my artsy exploits right here, on Facebook, in my Etsy Shop, and on my website.

The winner THIS time is...

(Drumroll, please!)


Cheryl Heeth!  Congrats, Cheryl!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

THE SKIN WE ARE IN

The Skin We Are In is an exhibit that came about as a result of the American Quilter's Society (AQS) pulling not one, but TWO art quilts, from a Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) exhibit within their 2016 show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This action was carried out after AQS received a single, solitary complaint from an attendee who felt one of the pieces contained a penis.  Yep.  You read that right.  Some goody two shoes couldn't handle a cock.  And what's even MORE pathetic than AQS acting as judge and jury by censoring an ART exhibit?!?  THERE. WAS. NO. PENIS.  Miss Polly Prude totally needs to take a chill pill.  Here is the full story of this AQS/SAQA saga from the artist herself, Kathy Nida.

As a way to combat the ignorance demonstrated by Pure Polly Prude (whomever she is) and the incredulous response of AQSMaddie Kertay of the Badass Quilter's Society organized The Skin We Are In, giving fiber artists a platform to share their explorations of the human form without boundaries.  I am super stoked to be a contributing artist in this effort showcasing two of my art quilts.  Many, many thanks to Maddie for spearheading this event!

When you enter the gallery, please scroll through each artist's images.  Hover over their main image and then click left/right to view them all.

Heads up:  There are LOTS of penises in THIS exhibit!

1 YEAR OF STITCHES - DAY 50

Day 50?!  Is it really day 50 already?  I guess this illustrates just how slow going the embroidery process can be.  Those who engage in it are surely demonstrating a labor of love!  This piece is nothing BUT a labor of love...literally.

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What will the remaining 300 days of 2017 bring to it?  I have only a vague sense of what it will look like going forward since I've only planned out two more of its elements.  I'm sure I'll end up letting my heart decide what it will be as that is the typical protocol of my art-filled life!

Monday, February 13, 2017

300 POSTS?!? TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!!!

"1 YEAR OF STITCHES - DAY 42" marked the 300th post on this blog!  To celebrate, it's time for a GIVEAWAY!  This is a 3" pink thread-wrapped ball with a pink and purple hand-appliqued felt butterfly.  There is a string for hanging.  The back is signed in needle and thread.

Here's how to enter:
2.  Share the giveaway post from Mock Pie Studio's Facebook page to YOUR Facebook page.
3.  Comment on Mock Pie Studio's Facebook giveaway post when you are finished.

For extra entries:
4.  Follow my blog.
5.  If you love my nail wrap in the pics, follow Mock Pie Studio's Jamberry Facebook page.

I'll draw a random winner next Monday morning, February 20, 2017.

Good Luck!

To purchase original Mock Pie Studio artwork, visit my Etsy shop or contact me directly.

1 YEAR OF STITCHES - DAY 42

Beginning to fill in the fur...

1 YEAR OF STITCHES - DAY 41

Outlining in stitch...