Wednesday, July 8, 2009

For Shannon...

If you are a mixed media artist, a blogger, or an art lover, you must know of Michelle Ward. To mark the one-year anniversary of the death of her sister Shannon and to honor her unending support of the art blogging community, a collaborative art journal has been made by 39 artists. This top secret project, which has been going on behind the scenes since January, was hosted by Julie, JeriAnn, and Lisa. Michelle has just received this gift in time to bring it home with her to share with her family in Shannon's memory and honor. You can read all about the project and Michelle's response on this post on Michelle's blog. You can see pictures of all the pages on Flickr here.

Michelle -- I am so glad that I had the opportunity to be part of this project. Thank you for your positive spirit, good humor, endless support, original and inspired art, and for all the work you put into HCIT! Hope this journal reminds you of all the people out there who appreciate you and I hope this heavy book lightens your load!

My contribution:


30 comments:

Debrina said...

Seth - posting at 1.30am! Ahhh you take after my own heart...that was me last night, lol! Well "HI" from the other side of the world and thanks for stopping on by. Just updated my blog with the latest work I've been doing on my/your disintegration collaboration. Please do take a look - I'm having so much fun with it!
As you know, this piece is all about the conception of the soul of my boy and his birth almost a year and a half ago. I think he'll laugh at me in a decade or so when he sees what I can do with a rusted old smint tin!

Debrina said...

PS. I forgot to say what was formost on my mind - your posting! Beautiful tribute to such an inspiring person. Well done you and the other artists.

notmassproduced said...

what a beautiful idea.

Kim said...

What a wonderful collaboration for someone who gives so much of herself to others and inspires more than she would ever know! Lovely gesture from all the contributors. Have just visited flicka, wow! lovely work Seth, I'm sure it is well appreciated.

lyle baxter said...

seth. your pages for michelle wards book are very thought provoking. I wish I had known you all were doing this. would have liked to contribute. I saw her write up of the book on her site yesterday but am happy to see your pages and hope others will show theirs too! thanks, lyle

stregata said...

Fantastic page contributions, Seth! And such an unbelievable project! You guys are just wow!

Anonova said...

What a heartfelt gift. Well done. :)

La Dolce Vita said...

a beautiful contribution...very different work and lots of great symbol. what a lovely thing to do...

femminismo said...

Not only a top secret project, but top notch with this addition. I will have to read Michelle's post later, but I can't wait. I always enjoy her art and writings. Thanks, Seth, for showing us these lovely pages. - Jeanne

Lost Aussie said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pages Seth. I am sure Michelle will be truly touched by this lovely gift.

Gillian McMurray said...

What a beautiful sentiment and stunning work.

Julie Prichard said...

Thank you, Seth!

Now...what's next? :)

JeriAnn said...

Seth, thank you so much for being part of the Book of Love!

Lynn said...

Seth this seems like a new step for you...more color? Brighter? More mixed collage? Not sure what is different but seems so to me. I like it (as I like your other styles as well)

What a lovely thought and heart felt creation you have all made for this family.

Karin Bartimole said...

what a beautiful and amazing project, and such a testament to the value that blogging relationships have in our lives, creating bonds of support and innovation that bridge miles, cultures, and all imagined boundaries... thank you for demonstrating this once again!

3rdEyeMuse said...

wow ... can you imagine being Michelle when she received it? or when she's sharing it with her family ... I imagine she'll glow from the inside out. :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your pages are so vivid and colorful. I was surprised (and delighted) by the bold palette you used. It's really a miraculous project and you are definitely a collaborative guy. Great pages, and thanks for sharing all the links and your inspiring pages.

Poetic Artist said...

I am so glad you guys did that for
Michelle. The work looks wonderful.
I am sure that will lift her spirit everytime she looks at the friendship and love on the pages.
Katelen

ART*ticulation said...

WOW 39 artists for 7 months and the secret never leaked out that is amazing itself.

The art is amazing each and every page, thanks for sharing this Seth.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

just amazing..

how the blog world pulls together to help a FRIEND indeed!

You guys must have shocked Michelle's PINK socks off!

I'm def going back for a second look..

~monica :)

Chris said...

Wow. Seth is this wonderful.

Stephanie said...

The book is amazing, so filled with loving energy and such perfect timing for sweet Michelle. Thanks to Lisa, Julie and JeriAnn for making this happen.

x..x
s

Marie-Aimée said...

really beautiful

mansuetude said...

you;re so wonderful!

I went back today to last year's "July" on my blog, and you had tagged me then. I thank you ... you introduced me to some wonderful artistic souls.

Maj said...

Hi Seth, your pages for this project struck me as much more colourfull, than your usual work. I found the colours very appropiate to convey support and joy and I really love how they turned out! You are right, great project!

House and land said...

That’s a wonderful heartfelt tribute. I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated.

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Amazing! The pages are beautiful. That’s very thoughtful of you to contribute these gorgeous pages.

Gaby Bee said...

Your pages are fabulous, Seth. What a gorgeous project. I am sure Michelle will be touched by this amazing gift.

michelle ward said...

seth, my friend, thank you for contributing to the Love Book. it still makes my heart flutter as i hold it in my hands. more than 3/4s of the book came from creative souls i have never laid eyes on...THAT is evidence of the powerful connections we make online. i thank you for this beautiful post and for adding your voice to the chorus that sings *she mattered*. as i wrote you earlier, your comment to me about the "heavy book lightening the load" was a perfect way to capture what it meant. xo

laurel said...

Seth, what an amazing and lovely thing to do! It is an inspiration and thanks for sharing about it.