Saturday, June 27, 2009

Combo Platter


Weeks of rain in NYC. Following a thunder clapping, sky blackening, torrential downpour last night, the sky turned golden and then hot pink. Pictured above is an unretouched shot of the beautiful moment.

I was lucky enough to have recently met Sarah Fishburn. Sarah and some of her family are on a whirlwind road trip all over the United States. We spent an afternoon together wandering around NYC. Turns out Sarah is as warm, friendly, and humorous as she is talented, creative, and generous. And what a great family too! Sarah wanted me to send a shout out to everybody and let you know that she will be home and back to blogging very soon!



If you liked the journal pages of Barron Storey that I recently highlighted here, head over to Kelly Kilmer's blog to learn a lot more about Barron, his art, and his publications. Thanks for all the info Kelly!








A long overdue thank you to Lynn from Getting my Feet Wet who passed along the Uplifting Blogger Award to me a while back. Thanks Lynn!








And a more timely thank you also goes out to Pat from Artfully Ooglebloops for passing the Kreativ Blogger award on to The Altered Page.





I also have to thank Pat for posting about the Glidden National Paint Giveaway. Click here to be taken to their site and sign up to receive a free quart of paint in your choice of color! Thanks for the tip Pat!!

Just added a new piece to my Etsy shop. Called Shattered, it is the newest artwork in my Text Tile series.

Sold. Thank you!




Ingredients: watercolor paper, altered paper, masking tape, tissue paper, acrylic paint, wax pastels, calligraphy ink, Indian ink, marker, colored pencil, linen thread, rub on letters, dry transfer, altered found metal object. approximately 4 1/4" x 3". click to enlarge.




Also still available for sale in Etsy is my Artist Survey Zine from The Pulse. Click here for information and click here to buy.

19 comments:

Mar said...

we are all having some interesting skys..
but your sky is so striking..and yet so soft..
i have seen a lot of colors but i haven't quite seen this hue
just gorgeous

shattered glass...
could sure speak to a lot of people for a lot of reasons..some real deep..on a lighter note..
it speaks about my studio floor...tons of it there for sure
:)
lovely piece...

ooglebloops said...

You are certainly award worthy and deserve them all!! :>
Great sky shot -kind of reminds you why you have to look up once in awhile- !

3rdEyeMuse said...

that is a crazy sky - nice capture. ... thanks for the links & love the next in your Text Tile series - the colors are really great.

Kelly said...

wow, beautiful sky, Seth! Had the same storms here but haven't seen that sky here.
your new piece is great.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks for the shout out Seth! Right back atcha! Amazing posts as always!!!!

femminismo said...

Yes, the sky. I love looking up at it. Reminds me of how large the world is yet how we are all together under it. I really like the rubon letters you use. The up close textures of the Shattered Glass piece is extra rich. - Jeanne

Annie said...

Just love that sky. No rain here for weeks. I am waiting. (I know - this is England!) Huge towering clouds rolled past yesterday like trains that were never going to stop here.

John said...

A great sky - on long island my wife mentioned the sky that night and I also went out and photographed it. Yesterday a friend mentioned he had been in the village Friday night and was amazed by the sky. I finally see it now - great and untouched.

Too much rain, huh.

Regards....

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

We went through that incredable invigorating storm here....what a show!!!!

Congrts on the awards and your shattered glass piece speaks volumes, I love the feeling of it.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That pink shot of NY after the storm is beautiful, Seth - Elizabeth of About New York posted a similar one - the effect of that light on the buildings must have been spectacular. Thank goodness for digital photography I say.

Anonova said...

I do love that sunset shot, but the Shattered texture made my jaw drop! I just love it.

Rita vindedzis said...

Hi Seth. You're so right, I just love your new piece. You've captured shattered glass so beautifully and I can so relate!! I am really going to enjoy working in your book as the feelings are still so raw.

Dream With the Fishes said...

You got a shot of that sky, too! I ran out to get some of my own when I peaked out my window and saw those clouds the other night. Mammatus clouds, they're called. I posted mine on my blog the other night. http://dreamwiththefishes.blogspot.com/2009/06/mammatus-clouds.html Did you catch that double rainbow, yesterday? I was thrilled that I had my camera with me for that one, too. Posted that one last night.

magpie said...

wonder how many of us have shots of that remarkable friday night sky... never seen anything like it. those salmon puff balls!

and then on saturday i went to see the Barron Storey Journals.

whoa.
seriously.
whoa.

Ophelia said...

Amazing!!
I have added you to my favorites on my blog...as you are so inspiring and I will check back often.

Chris said...

Is that a spoon handle or a file handle? I LOVE this text tile piece! Stunning!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your writings are so inspiring and I am attempting to integrate my disintegration process. The garden has changed drastically and the day lilies that have not been nibbled on by my "pet" deer are like paint brushes dotting my small intimate landscape outside the back door. I ordered some new materials today for photo transfers and hope to explore the layering of images and written words. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

ooglebloops said...

The other night, CNN had a report on "your" clouds in NY! They interviewed alot of people around the city, some who were just struck by the beauty - some who likened it to a movie about alien invasion!!Several people actually "saw" Michael Jackson's face in the cloud formations- that was shown on TV!!! The meteorologist said the clouds are called Mammatus clouds. They show up after serious storms. Just thought you would enjoy this little FYI!!!

Karin Bartimole said...

Your shot of that sky is amazing! We had too many trees in the way to get it but I was amazed by the red and pink cast everything took on that evening, too - beautiful.
Thank you so much for highlighting the Barron Storey exhibition - it truly looks amazing. I will definitely try to make it in and see it. I think it would be a good b-day activity for me :)
Congrats on the awards!!
Karin
(Also loved seeing your graffiti wall work and how you're approaching it - brick by brick. So different than Lynne's taking apart approach now!)