Friday, July 3, 2009

Climb Every Mountain

Make the climb, toward the sky. On the edge, ready to fly -- SA



Mountain Crossing



Gather dust to build a mountain -- Korean Proverb

Sold. Thank you!



There are many paths to the top of the mountain but the view is always the same -- Chinese Proverb

Sold. Thank you!



Ingredients: watercolor paper, handmade paper, washi paper, acrylic paint, metallic acrylic paint, calligraphy ink, marker, rub on letters, dry transfer. sizes range from approximately 5" x 1 1/2" to 6" x 3 1/4". click to enlarge.

Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy.

28 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like the textured look of that hand-made paper, Seth.

Lawendula said...

Beautiful and so expressive!
"Gather dust to build a mountain!" What a great sentence.
Your work is so much filled with HOPE, that's what I like most of it. As if all these things are coming with the message: Carry on! It's worth it! Look for the challenge! Be in! Look out! Fly!
Just great!
Best, LaWendula

LisaHoffman said...

Continuously inspiring.
This post left me :
"Kinda Blue"
(one of my favorite albums).
Blue in a good way.

Mar said...

the texture/and color blends are refreshing
the messages are worthy for any imaginations inspiration...just do it !
the piece has attitude!
a whole mountain of attitude..
this piece is perfect for the classroom..as well as a hospital ward...looking for the hope
so deep seth!

Lynn said...

it is always good
to come here and see
your wonderful
inspiring art.
this one no exception.

lyle said...

I can feel the rough edges from here! love the paper but love the thought even more! lyle

Marie said...

Wow Seth,
You're on a roll! Love the quotes.
All best to your dust ole self!

Marie said...

PS: that's dustY ole self!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

I love mountains and mountain lore, or in this case mountain references. I live close to mountains and I stop and look at them every day. Their nuances in color and the feeling I get from them is something I never tire of. Great job. You have inspired me to try my hand at this! I have had a saying about mountains in my head, that a student was said to me that I have wanted to use. Think I will give it a try.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I worked and played outside today on the coolest July we have ever experienced in my lifetime...we all have our mountains to climb...one step at a time...and yet when we reach our goal or top of the mountain we discover the exhiliration (spelling) of personal flight if only in our hearts and minds. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart Gratitude for your generous supply of heart thoughts and images!

junkrescuerbeth said...

Your art is filled with such quiet joy. I especially love the quote about gathering dust. Thanks for visiting our blog as well.
Beth of Salvage Studio

Robyn said...

Beth says it all...your work is filled with a quiet joy. I feel it every time I visit your blog.

Gillian McMurray said...

I love proverbs from other countries so these ones appeal to me no end. One of the best I heard wad a Kiswahili saying: 'The day a monkey is destined to die, all the trees get slippery'.

Don Madden said...

I like your use of blues and greys.

La Dolce Vita said...

Hey Seth, I loved your personal quote. wonderful work!

alteredbits said...

these are great and inspiring new pieces! i love the blues and the wonderful textured paper. did you make the paper too?

Margaret said...

I love the texture you create with this kind of piece, it just makes me want to pick it up! Very special blue you've used, superb!

dorit elisha said...

Just discovered your blog. It is colorful and inspiring! Just the way art blogs should be!
Thanks!

Trudi Sissons said...

Joni Mitchell - Blue, here is a shell for you
Inside youll hear a sigh
A foggy lullaby
There is your song from me

Just playing word association Seth - always an opportunity to reflect when I view your art.

Nice!

Stephanie said...

I love this quote...there are many paths to the top of the mountain...

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Seems you have been creating a lot of time for creativity. Good results!

Marilyn Rock said...

This piece is quite a journey! Wonderful! Love the texture and this is so very inspiring! Thank you!

Studio Sylvia said...

Mountains to climb and the crests are places to dream. Enjoyed viewing your work as always, Seth.

Joy and Kathryn said...

Thanks for checking out our LK projects. Missed you there. Your new "blue period" is soothing and wonderfully textural at the same time.
Joy

Poetic Artist said...

Hope and Fly .We all have a message. We just have to speak out.
Love your work as always,
Katelen

bridgette said...

i know someone who would really like this......

we just did the highest point in IL. haha! around 1250 feet. We decided we're going to try to hit the highest points in all 50 states. Actually, not me, as I am pretty sure that I will only attempt the easy ones. No Mt. Rainier summits for me!! :) But I'll tag along the easy ones.

deb said...

keeping my fingers crossed that gather dust is still for sale when I get back to school next month... I love it!!

Jason said...

"Mountain Crossing" is my favorite Seth.