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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Seth and The Pulse of Mixed Media

 Today I proudly welcome Seth Apter to my blog "home" and join the 31 other artists honored by him to be part of the month-long unveiling of his book,  The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed.


I think all of us are curious about the creative spirit and can think of dozens of questions we'd like to ask of the people who choose to dedicate so much of their lives to making art. Well, Seth has interviewed 100 artists and asked a series of questions of each one. He presents not only their answers but also examples of their work. I personally can't wait to evesdrop in on the conversations and see the work of so many artists. I love this kind of book.

These are little peeks into the images I have in the book. The first one was probably a class demo. One of my crazy happy ladies with the wiggly magic painty fingers. 

This one's in the book too. Her name's Graciella and she's glad to finally get out of the studio and into the world. She's my self-portrait and she has a little boat to ride around in but to see the whole doll you'll have to find a copy of the book.

I know many of you who read my blog are artists yourselves and Seth (who has been a wonderful catalyst for community) has sent out an invitation to all of you (yes, YOU!) to be a part of an online version of the book. And there is no jury. No jury! Read his instructions here and Seth will include you in some way; it's another opportunity for artists to connect with other artists. The thing Seth's been promoting all along.

Lastly I just want to say thank you to Seth for working tirelessly since he started his blog to present the artists he's discovered and to create buzz and connections across the internet. It's a marvelous thing that we can encourage each other and have a place to show the work we love to create. 

So thank you, Seth. And congratulations on this, your first book (but not your last).   


32 comments:

Ruth Armitage said...

Love to you, Graciella and Seth!

peggy gatto said...

congratulations!
thanks for the link!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have to agree that Seth has provided like-minded mixed media artists a venue in which to come together. And of course, I adore what you make with plaster!

Clare Wassermann said...

I totally agree. I shall hop over to his place!

jill said...

WONDERFUL!! i look forward to the book!!
i hope all else is going well for you, judy!!
x0 + smiles~ jill

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Judy I love Graciella's furrowed brow. Her striped top is pretty great too. Looking forward to seeing the boat she rides in. *smiles* Norma

Judy said...

Judy, Judy, Judy,
Firstly I miss you and laughing with you.
Secondly, I have always admired you, your spirit and your art, so it came as no surprise to see you as part of the "31"
I look forward to reading your comments within the book. Congratulations on yet another publication. xo

Parabolic Muse said...

Judy, when I saw your self portrait in Seth's (your) book, I just loved it. I love how you fill as much of the space as possible with words. and I loved the things you said about your mother. It is priceless to get the feeling you're loved.

Happy Spring to you!

Lynn said...

I love your pieces in the book Judy, have looked at them numerous times as I find something new each time I pick my copy up to look at and read.

Seth is a wonder for the art community and I am so happy to be a part of it too.

Riding this wave with you and all the others I am enjoying it oh so much.

Congratulations on yet another publication feather in YOUR hat!

Caterina Giglio said...

amazing book and of course I adore your work... Seth is undoubtably the Mayor of our Art Community... dontcha think? x

dorylyn said...

Congratulations Judy! Love Graciella!

elle said...

Congratulations to all of the contributers. Thanks for sharing yourselves.

Karen Cole said...

Ditto on everything you said, because no one can say it better. I am melting over your encaustics on Seth's blog today!!.



Ditto on Judy W. as well! So happy to be near you somewhere, even if it is in a book :-)

How wonderful to be in a class with both YOU and Stephanie at Artfest. I hope that everyone appreciates the opportunity.

Happy spring to one lovely person.

Have u had enough compliments yet? You deserve every one.
xo

Jill Zaheer said...

Judy, what a treat to "meet" you here and fascinating to see your work in Seth's book. Graciella is just wonderful. Wondering what the size of your piece is. So glad to be part of The Pulse together and learn more about you in the 31/31 series! Just took a spin through your blog and love your travel photos and your journal pages- they're so unique with such a strong personality and feeling. Congrats on your contributions in the book! Look forward to coming back to see more of your art!

Carol said...

I couldn't imagine Seth's book without you as you truly are the epitome of a mixed media artist.

Darlene K Campbell said...

Judy,
I have always loved your work and the passion you have to help others be adventurous and creative. I have your book "Plaster Studio." One of my favorites on my shelf of many art books. Your plaster and wax work amazes me. I can loose time on your blog and not be aware of it....so much to experience there.
Darlene

pfstuff said...

Congratulations Judy-I have to have the book now and I hope I win one, but if not, I'll buy it-you're the best.

Melva said...

Hi Judy, I arrived here after following Seth's blog I cannot thank him enough. For letting us into your world. Your pieces are stunning. Thanks again for sharing.....

Terrie said...

Holy moly - I'm so envious of your trip! It looks absolutely rejuvenating and full of inspiration at every turn. I often wish I could revisit previous trips with my new artist eyes/awareness because I know I'd focus on different things.

Hello from Seattle - Visiting from Seth's blog and look forward to following your projects.

Kate Burroughs said...

Yes, the book sounds great. Can't wait to see it IRL sometime soon.
Aloha, Kate

Stephanie Lee said...

You know I hang on your every word and so reading your answers to Seth's (AMAZING) questions was like a fix, man. A good, long fix. I love what you did and said in the book and I love the thoughtfulness of the content. Seth did an amazing job and I dare say it might be one of the most soulful, thorough books on artists and creativity that I've ever put my hands on. Kudos to all of you!
ox

Carol said...

Hi Judy, found you via Seth and so pleased to be reading your wonderful blog. I'm really enjoying it and will certainly be back.

kerri said...

Wow! This sounds fabulous! I never get tired at looking at art and reading about how other people do the creative process and art making. A little study in human nature.

Seth said...

Many thanks for your generous words here Judy and for being in my book. I couldn't be happier than I am having you be part of this adventure with me.

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Oh, how cool! Can't wait to see the book in person. It's nice to know there are others in the world who get it(the desire to create). How exciting for you to be included, you're pretty darn special miss Judy!
Love and hugs to you,
Jenny

ps: i love your dolls♥

Barbara I. said...

I absolutely love your journal pages and artwork/photography Judy.

layers said...

Hi Judy, great blog post on Seth and congrats on the book inclusion.. I have received mine in the mail.. also I will get to meet Seth when he comes to Seattle for his book signing.. congrats!

Lynn Fisher said...

A friend of mine had this book at journal group and she almost didn't get it back! Loved it!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Looks like this is a must have for creative inspiration. Love it. Love your happy lady with wiggly paint fingers.

Happy spring.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Altered Bits said...

i love your self portrait graciella! she is/you are wonderful! i felt immediately drawn to her when i finally received my copies of the book.

(openID seems to be broken on blogger lately so i'm using a fake account to comment. the real me: alteredbits.wordpress.com)

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Judy, I love Graciella and that she is in her own boat. Your art is amazing and your presence in the art world is spectacular!!
roxanne

pfstuff said...

I thought I had already commented here, but no, mind's gone-Judy, you're just the best and you know how much I mean that-have fun at Artfest and don't worry about me-I'll be fine, really, I will, I will...lol-say hey to Stephanie.