Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My good friend Martha Stewart...

..has featured my blue and white paintings in her little magazine. Just sayin'.

the iPad edition launched today, and it's sensational as always. Couldn't love it any harder if I tried.




A few months ago, I woke to an email from the lovely Scott, an editor for Martha Stewart Living Magazine. He said they loved my blue and white paintings, and would I be interested in sending some to New York for a feature in the magazine? Oh, and they had to be there in under four days. After I picked myself up off the floor, of course I said yes, and then spent the next few hours in a state of panic. Did I mention it was December? Or that the US had extra security in place for checking mail over the holidays? Anyway, I sent them on their way, and today I saw the end result. So thrilled. The editors used large-scale prints for the shoot, and I'm pleased to say they're now available in my Etsy shop:



'Ming in Indigo'
20" x 28" (510mm x 710mm)
available here

'Dynasty in Ming'
20" x 28" (510mm x 710mm)
available here


'Ginger Jar in Ming'
20" x 28" (510mm x 710mm)
available here

My paintings were part of a feature on blue, and the whole story is stunning - take a look:








So thank you Martha (and of course Scott!), I'm thrilled beyond belief to have my work featured in such an iconic magazine. It was sooo worth the nervous breakdown! Still pinching myself :) 

Have a great day everyone,

57 comments:

  1. Congratulations Kerri! You're famous!! Wow what a thrill. Your paintings look fabulous, and I like all the blue images - really beautiful. Get ready to be very busy I think! :)

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  2. Um - wow!

    Fantastic - and SO exciting for you :)

    Congratulations!!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I heart Martha :) Nicolex

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  4. That is RAD TO THE POWER OF SICK!!!! ;)
    and p.s now i want an i pad

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  5. Heavens, I'm pinching myself - fantastic Kerri. She will ever be known to you now as "my friend Martha"!! A x

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  6. SO SO SO VERY PROUD OF YOU...even those words don't seem to suffice..such an awesome achievement for such a well deserved artist..congratulations special K the spread looks awesome :)

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  7. EEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!
    YAY Kerri! They look FANTASTIC in the mag! Congrats, congrats, congrats, you are a superstar legend! I am SO happy for you!!!
    And how good do they look in the larger size. You must be jumping all around the place (well that's always my reaction to things). YAY! I hope there are big celebrations tonight at driftwood HQ.
    Huge hugs and I'm glad you didn't die from suspence and secrets as I know how much it kills to have to wait :)
    Jxx

    P.s. remember us when you're rich and famous :)

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  8. How Wonderful! I'm so proud of the local talent. I hope they credited your work. x

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  9. How absolutely clever of you!! You deserve the exposure as your work is so heavenly. Congratulations!!

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  10. Kerri, that's wonderful news. To think that you had to have them there withing 4 days. Yes, well worth it. They look lovely in the magazine. How exciting.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  11. That's absolutely fantastic! I'd have passed out from all the excitement. Congratulations!!
    xx

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  12. Kerri, that's just SO fabulous! Congratulations to you, what an achievement. The simplicity of the white frames set off your pieces beautifully.
    x

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  13. Kerri, this is beyond exciting for you. I am so happy for you, this is amazing and so well deserved. You are published by none other than Martha Stewart magazine, ammmmmmaaaaazzzzzing!!!!! Enjoy your moment,sweetie,Kathysue

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  14. Wowsers Kerri!
    What a thrill for you, congratulations!!!

    Felicity x

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  15. Awesome Kerri, how I would love to have a call like that .... one day , maybe SIGH!
    My blog is still a baby but thank you for letting me dream.
    Slavica

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  16. !!!!! How exiting !!!!! Congrats Kerri :) And I cannot begin to imagine how much you would have been stressing to try and get them to the US on time! Well done lovely. Son x

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  17. how exciting! congratulations!!!

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  18. Oh wow thats so wonderful! I am so happy for you - Its so good to have your art appreciated but printed in an international magazine...and by Martha!...just fantastic!

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  19. This is so so exciting Kerri, congratulations!!

    Jeanne xx

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  20. That is such exciting news!! Your prints look amazing styled in that beautiful blue and white room.

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  21. Don't they look awesome! And it looks great in the flesh too. As you know I picked a copy of the mag up in SF airport. Wanted to do a happy dance for you but thought I might get arrested! A million congratulations. You so deserve this xx

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  22. Congratulations what a thrill Sandy x

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  23. How fabulous is that Kerri I hope it will mean more sales for you
    Kind Regards
    Karen

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  24. Kerri I just got goosebumps. This is fantastic. Congratulations. Martha, oh my it doesn't get any better than that!

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  25. WOO HOO!!!! Congratulations Kerri, I think this certainly gives you legend status, evryone knows when it comes to style Martha certainly knows best. What a fabulous pat on the back for your beautiful work....YAY!!!!

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  26. Oh Kerrie they're just gorgeous. You must be very proud, your artwork is beautiful and looks just divine in the magazine spread....T from designed to a T

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  27. How awesome. Well done Kerri. Magnificent showcase.

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  28. I remember your facebook request for shipping info. I guess that was for this. Good for you, that is fabulous. Congrats on being publish...in Martha no less.

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  29. Oh Kerri you star!!! What a coup for you, Martha knows a good thing when she sees it. Of course MOTH & Martha are good chums from his Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping Class. You are in good company.
    Millie x

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  30. Congrats!! That is so awesome!! Martha is a pretty good place to be in! :)

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  31. SUPER excited for you!!! congrats that's fantastic news!! xxx

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  32. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
    YEAH, good for you girrrl!

    Northern Light

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  33. That is so exciting - congrats, double congrats! They look amazing in the room MS's minions styled. They look amazing anyway, but I love them in the blue room.

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  34. Congrats on your new celebrity status! :) And I've always loved your Ming series, they're so classic.

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  35. Way to go girl, I'm glad I'm ahead of the trend with 3 of your prints hanging in my house! Will it be featured on her show do you think?

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  36. How exciting and well deserved, Kerri...they look fabulous!!

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  37. Congratulations Kerri. Like you said a few blogs ago, life has changed so much for you over the past 12 months and I bet you are pinching yourself. All because you started something out of love. I can't wait to be doing something that I love every day :) You are very inspiring, so thank you.

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  38. Congratulations, they look fab! But, but, but! Where have they given you credit for them? I hope there's a section at the end of the mag about where to buy the products featured? I do love those blue and white paintings of yours - they're so fresh and colourful. And thanks for posting those pics of the sea-glass inspired bathroom. I've now decided what to do with my ensuite :-)
    CC

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  39. Love these pictures! So summery! Thanks for sharing

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  40. Congratulations, Kerri, on such an amazing asccomplishment. WOW.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  41. Well absolute congratulations are the order of the day. You have really made it when Martha Stewart comes to you. Nice one year anniversary present.Is it not?

    Best wishes
    Carolyn

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  42. Wow, Kerri!!! Congratulations, I'm so excited for you. Your prints are so lovely and I'm happy that Ms. Stewart has recognized your talents.

    Have a lovely week. :O)

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  43. You will look back one day when you're mega famous and think..that was the turning point. I am speechless, what a wonderful thing to happen! Told you you're a bel artiste.. Rachaelxx

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  44. congratulations! how exciting!!!

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  45. Ah, a bright spark in the week, Kerri. Well done you! That is just extraordinary - I'm so delighted for you. This could be the start of something big...J x

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  46. Oh my gosh, wow, that is amazing news Kerri!!! Congratulations!!! So excited for you and this terribly thrilling news! Your paintings are fabulous. Love this beautiful feature too xx

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  47. Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments, you're all so sweet. And CC, don't worry, in the magazine itself they have credited me on the page, it's just that the photo I posted was from my iPad. The iPad has a source page at the end, with an interactive link to my Etsy shop, which is fantastic too. Still pinching myself to be honest. K xxx

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  48. Oh my golly gosh. You are super-duper famous. Your paintings always look fab just on your blog - but too see them in a real setting, in such large format - they are now in the major fab category.

    Definately worth the nervous breakdown in getting them there. Congratulations (-:

    (oh and sorry for the late comment - haven't been in blog land much recently )

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  49. congrats mate!!! and I note you recommend that new IPAD - so I reckon it's about time I got one - thanx mate!

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  50. That is sensational Kerri!! Huge congrats, just brilliant xxxx

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  51. WOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Your life is officially divided into "pre" and "post" Martha!!!
    Amazing news!
    Congratulations, Sweets!
    xLouise

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  52. Just fantastic!!!!! Congratulations to you, so well deserved and I also saw the article in the Courier Mail on the weekend - well done!!!

    Keren xx

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  53. Far too fabulous for words!!!.. I love your pinks at the mo but I'd re paint and go blue for that page in my house x

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  54. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you. They look amazing in the feature x

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  55. WOW congratulations!!!! They look amazing - you must be absolutely thrilled!

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