Wednesday, March 28, 2012

taking the pulse...


Have you seen the new book The Pulse Of Mixed Media? 
Do you know what it's about?
Author Seth Apter invited me to be part of his first book and here is what it's all about...


If you gave 100 artists the same set of art supplies and asked them to create, you would end up with 100 unique works of art. This is because the magic ingredient in every artwork is the artist, who brings his or her own history, personality, creativity, and personal perspective to the pieces that they create. It is this magic that is the subject of “The Pulse Of Mixed Media.”

“The Pulse of Mixed Media” grew out of my online artist survey “The Pulse.” In the book, 31 spotlight artists and 102 additional contributors generously share their most intimate thoughts and feelings by providing answers to a series of personal questions. Some of these questions focus on their art, for example the art material they could not live without and the messages they hide in their artwork. Other questions focus on the artist, such as their art-related regrets, the obstacles that they have faced, and the one person in their life with the most creative impact.

my self portrait in the book
I turned the tables on Seth and asked him to answer this question...
Why did you start The Altered Page....?
SETH: Ahhhh. A good question. I had been creating art and handmade books in earnest for about 5 or 6 years at that time and was beginning to take the process much more seriously. I found that creating art was a very satisfying experience but quite isolating. I began exploring the Internet as an avenue to address that - by looking at blogs and websites, and joining a number of Yahoo groups to exchange art and work on projects with others. I became frustrated with the groups for many reasons and decided to stop participating in them. But I wanted to keep that social component and it seemed to be the right time to start a blog as a way to do that. Plus, I felt more comfortable as an artist and wanted to put my work out there for the world to see. Somehow that made me feel more accountable and gave me motivation to work harder and to create more. In my first blog post in August 2007 I wrote...  

"I have 3 goals in mind for this blog. First, to share my art and receive feedback in return. Second, to share artists, websites, stores, books, ideas, and creations that I have found. And third, to share great art finds from the museums, galleries, and streets of New York."

I love reading that now because I feel like I have achieved what I set out to do when I started. 


Seth Apter art that appears in Pasticcio Panoply
Seth is a wonderful artist in his own right.  He has generously submitted his art to several issues of Pasticcio Quartz and more recently his art appears in our latest issue of Pasticcio Panoply.

I was on Mark Lipinski's Creative Mojo radio show today with 4 other artists that took part in Seth's book. I think you can listen to the show here under RECENT SHOWS 3-21-2012 ... I think you'll enjoy it.



Not one to rest on his laurels, Seth has put out an open call to artists... read about it here on Seth's blogI think you will want to bookmark it. And look for his new book, The Pulse of Mixed Media...because it's one interesting journey into the pulse of mixed media...

14 comments:

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Great images in Seth's book, love that you've been turning the table on Seth with the questions and learning more about him.

elle said...

I have very much enjoyed this month with Seth and his 31 artists. Your life is one big creative work of art. That is totally inspiring.

JoJo said...

I do enjoy making altered art, and the final results have been great. That said, I struggle with it...I'm in this mindset that I'm 'not doing it right'. That's always my Achilles Heal with my creations.

Darlene K Campbell said...

Angela,
Wow, what can't you do? Such inspiration for us all. I especially like how you incorporate photos into your art. And thanks for asking Seth that question. Congrats for being in his book. Yes, I've seen it and I love it.
Darlene

Carol said...

What a delight to meet you via Seth! Lovely art and a fascinating blog. Lots of favorite things here!

michelle ward said...

Stopping by to wave to you Angela. Enjoyed the visit here today and listening to you yesterday. Would have been fun to be around a table together!

Bev said...

Love your blog Angela and was just saying on Seth's blog finding u on the net was like finding an old friend lol i love your work and it lovely to see what u are doing in your adult life....

hugz bev

Melva said...

Hello there, found your blog via Seth's. Enjoyed very much looking at your work. I am now going to check out the interview......

pfstuff said...

I admire people who do so much and make it seem effortless. An inspiration to a dabbler like myself to work harder and get more out of what talent I have. Congratulations on being included in this amazing collection of artists.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed the visit and thought your question to Seth was quite revealing.

Barbara I. said...

I was so pleased to see you as one of the featured artists in Seth's new book. I have seen your art in Somerset Studio and have been fascinated by your journey from actress to artist. What an amazing gift! Thanks for all the inspiration Angela.

Jill Zaheer said...

Dearest Angela,
Tried a few times to leave a message but kept getting that infamous error message. So, thought perhaps my third try would be the charm. I am so in awe of all you have accomplished, your talents, artwork and the diversification of artistic adventures you're involved with. Loved talking to you on the phone the other day on the mojo show- and ever since, can not get the idea out of my head that I must begin painting on some of my photographs!! You've been such an inspiration for me- and so glad to share a place in seth's book with you!

Terrie said...

You're right, Seth is beyond generous in his support and promotion of art and artists! Love the browse around your blog; will be back to follow your projects! So glad Seth included you in the tour.

IrelandBrady said...

Seth is an amazing person and artist who has the ability to bring together an immense array of talented artists. I so enjoy his posts on the "Altered Page"...

Your altered self portrait in "The Pulse of Mixed Media" has a surreal quality about it, as if you are secretly there ... a memory that is not quite gone, remaining in the heart of someone loved ...

Thank you for sharing ....