Monday, August 10, 2009

Now we are Two


We interrupt this blogging break for a special announcement: two years ago today The Altered Page was born. For me, birthdays are always cause to reminisce and my thoughts have led me back to my first post. At that time 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."

These goals continue to provide direction for my blog. However, I would add that The Altered Page has become the vehicle for so much more than I could have ever even imagined. It has been the catalyst for and force behind my ongoing artwork. It has led me to develop connections with all of YOU - creative, generous, energetic, and loyal art bloggers and blog readers. And it is the fuel feeding my creative soul.

So how about a small giveaway to celebrate and to say thanks to you all. Please leave a comment on this post and you will be in the running to win a copy of my zine: The Pulse Artist Survey.


You can read more about my zine here. I will be giving away two copies, one to each of two winners. Winners will be announced on Monday August 17. Please be sure I have your email so that I can contact you. And feel free to leave a comment even if you already have a copy of the zine -- they make great gifts!

Good luck and thanks for being part of my journey!

105 comments:

Julie Prichard said...

Happy Birthday, Seth!!

Kudos for being one of the very BEST blogs around!

Bonafyde said...

Congrats and thank you for the ongoing inspiration, I always look forward to your posts and your disintegration project was amazing and led me to many other awesome artists I might not have found otherwise.

Aliogator said...

Congrats on turning 2! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Happy Happy Blogoversary!! Here's to many many more years!

femminismo said...

I'll second that, Seth. Happy birthday and happy is that day I first set eyes on your inspirational blog! - Jeanne

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Happy Birthday Seth! Its amazing all the connections made around the blogging world through your blog! So much so that I assumed your blog had been established for much longer...
Best wishes!

Studio Sylvia said...

I would say that I owe you thanks Seth. I was new to the Blogging scene until recently, but discovering your blog, has introduced me to many new artists of varying interests. Congratulations on your second Blog Birthday, with many pore posts to come. Cheers!

Studio Sylvia said...

Oops! Apologies.I didn't mean 'pore' but 'more'. I haven't even had a glass of vino with lunch!

Lawendula said...

My blog goals are nearly the same and your blog is a great gift for me. So much inspiration. A big thank you, Seth!
And if it's not too much shipping cost, I would like to take part in the give away.
Have a nice day!
LaWendula

ArtPropelled said...

Well done for 2 wonderfully inspiring years of blogging! Seth you are one of the most gracious bloggers around and you make so many people feel that they belong in this amazing community.

Coastcard said...

Happy Blogday, Seth! We all owe you so much.

Lumilyon said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SETH!!! Your blog has been an inspiration to me. Long may you post!!!

Marit said...

Happy birthday Seth!!!
I truly LIKE YOUR STYLE and therefor I left you something on my blog today (a birthday present without knowing it was your blog-birthday....!!!)

lyle baxter said...

seth, you thank us when we should be thanking you. you got all of us off our duffs and into some wonderful adventures. keep up the good work! and have fun with it! lyle

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Seth,

Congratulations with your blog anniversary and thank you for being such an inspiring blogger to us all!

Regina, St. Maarten

nancy neva gagliano said...

2two~too~to: hundreds and counting the people who celebrate your blogbirth with you...cause to interrupt this break of yours!!!
here's to your great energy and spirit and its contagiousness.

ooglebloops said...

You have surpassed your goal - and I'm glad I found you - you are always opening my eyes to new and wonderful things!!!Congratulations on 2 years and keep on blogging and creating!!!

Judy said...

Happy blogday Seth. Thanks for coming to the workshop it was great catching up.
Cya soon
xo

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Seth!!!
You are an inspiration!

diane said...

Congratulations on TWO years of blogging. May you have many, many more!

Caity said...

Aww, they're so cute when they're toddlers! Happy 2!

pamelahuntington said...

Happy Anniversary.. LOvE the
#2 piece you did for the event!
And best wishes for many,many more!

steven said...

hey seth, you share a cool blog. it's especially cool to read your comments about your intentions when running te blog initially and how those have been amplified and extend into your own work and thinking. i've experienced something similar - equally unexpected. have a great day. keep on writing!! steven

La Dolce Vita said...

ah, to be two again and learn the word NO! congrats!

Karin Bartimole said...

Happy Anniversary Seth! Your blogging goals are met with every post and project you share with us - bravo!!

Anonymous said...

Birthy Hapday! brilliant zine - keep it coming. --jean b.

deb said...

happy birthday, you so totally rock!!

bockel24 said...

Congrats, Seth - I would have thought that it´s more than two years, it´s like this place has been here to get some inspiration forever!

Shelley Malone said...

Congratulations on two great years; and here's to many more!

Lynn said...

An exciting milestone for you!
Mazol Tov!
I hear you about blogging being such a force of inspiration. When I started mine about two years ago now too, I was just a budding wanta be artist...and since blogging and receiving feedback from what I would have called then "real artists" I have blossomed beyond my wildest dreams. Like flowers we grow best in good soil, with good nuturing...and that we get through contact with others in this realm. I so appreciate seeing your art. It gives me that inspiration I need to strive to do more and to keep striving toward becoming better each day!

Linda Moran said...

Happy Birthday! I've become a recent reader and am entranced with the work!

kate said...

happy blog birthday! i'm a new blogger/blog reader and am generally in awe of your work ^_^ truly inspirational stuff!

Jill said...

This is truly a day for a special celebration- to honor you and pay tribute to all of the beautiful and innovative work you've created, your generous spirit to showcase other artists and their work, your tours of art exhibits and sites you've seen, the stunning journals that you've made and of course- the amazing collaborations that you have spearheaded, coordinated and so generously have "curated" for all of us to enjoy, meet one another and learn from. In this time of reflection for yourself- don't forget to think about your:
Blog Awards & reason for them
Etsy Opening and sales
Zine publication
Articles and interviews in print
Collaborations
And the best part- sharing your talents, passion for art, creativity and ability to bring so many hands together- for you and for the inspiration you've brought to all of us! So, take a bow and enjoy the praise- you deserve it so!

Pattio said...

Congrats on 2 years of creative inspiration. It is so cool that the www can be such a positive force. Thank you for such a great contribution. May the force be with you. :)

Billie said...

Hi Seth

Happy Blog birthday :) Your blog is always inspiring and makes me want to go create. Keep up the great work and many thanks for the inspiration.

Please put me in the draw for a copy of your zine, I'm very interested to see whats in there.

Best wishes

Billie

Mar said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I would say you achieved all your goals and then some!

bridgette said...

Happy blog birthday!

Dawn Wilson said...

Congratulations on two years of sharing, growing and paving the way!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. What an inspiration and resource you have been !

Paint Diva

Annie said...

Congratulations Seth! Happy blog birthday. It's been great to read about and see your pieces. Please can you put my name in the hat? Wishing you many more blogging adventures.

LaY hOoN said...

Happy Blogaversary !
What a great giveaway !!
Your art is such inspiration to me !

Julie said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Seth! Here's to many more.

Ginny Gaskill said...

Hi and Happy Birthday! You have taken me to many places this year. Thanks.

azirca said...

YAY! Happy Blogger Birthday! Thanks for the many hours filled with inspirational goodness that I have spent here on your blog.

Anonova said...

What a great way to realize how spectacularly you've succeeded in your original blog-goal. :)
I'd love to be put into the zine draw, please'n'thanks.

judiPatootie said...

Happy Birthday!! >> of course I should win.. August 17 is my precious Daughter"s Birthday..!!

what inspiration
I'm new to blogging and the Altered Page..I am HOOKED!
Enjoy your break

bexarts said...

Wow! Can you believe it?! What a wonderful way to accomplish your goals. GREAT JOB!!! :)

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Happy bloggy birthday Seth!!!
An awesome prize to giveaway

lisa_crofts said...

Happy Blog anniversary. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art with all of us.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Happy Happy Blogaversary Seth! Thanks to creative, talented and generous souls like yourself....Blogland is such a great place to be!!!
Here's to another year of creativity, inspiration and fun!
Blog On!!!

layers said...

I love your image of old papers---worn, torn, rusty looking edges. I also collect old papers, maps, book pages, letters, envelopes.
I recently found a letter in an envelope from 1951 with a 2 cent stamp!

Wayne Pitchko said...

Indeed a very inspiring Blog for all of us...you had your second birthday.....well my friend you have a loooooooooooooooooooooooong way to go to catch me....i just CELEBRATED my 71st birthday on Aug 6....so lets celebrate...with another mojito....HAPPY BIRTHDAY Seth

LisaHoffman said...

Okay, I'll bite.
Applauding your wonderful work on this Blog.
I always yelp, jump up out of my seat and clap when I see that you have yet another wonderful slice of NYC to share.
...or your art....or another collaboration....
OR......OR.....OR......

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Happy Birthday! What an achievement! Love your blog and your art!!!

Margaret said...

Congratulations Seth! you're an ongoing inspiration to all of us. M

Penny said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Birthday. A very inspiring blog and I hope goes on for many more birthdays.

Maj said...

Thank you for the energy, beauty, and spirit you put into your blog! By sharing you are an inspiration to us all!

Leslie said...

Happy blog birthday Seth! You certainly have met your objectives, and then some!

It was so nice meeting and creating with you over the weekend! I hope our paths cross again.

Dayna Collins said...

Happy happy birthday! I would say you have definitely met your goals and we have benefited. Thank you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The terrible twos. Actually, the terrific twos. Can't wait to see how your blog prospers in the next year. You are such an inspiration to us all, it's a real thrill to keep up with your wonderful art. Here's to the next two (HUNDRED)!

I'm at hfsolutions at juno dot com

Dale said...

Congrats on your two year blog 'versary. I haven't been bumping around here for long, but i am very happy with what i have seen so far, even participating in the burried treasure collab. Thanks for all the work you put into this, especially with the collaborations!

Martin said...

Congratulations with your blog anniversary, Seth. Great to get this chance to get your zine. Compliments for your art. Its always a pleasure to visit The Altered Page. Tot ziens.

BT said...

Oh 62 comments! We all want a copy you see. Happy blog birthday Seth. I just love loved the Disintegration project and look forward to the next idea. The remains of my parcel are now back in a tree - so I will have another go in 3 months!
BT
xxx

rachel whetzel said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

nancy said...

happy blogiversay!!
thanks for sharing all your
wonderful art with us!

lara said...

Hi Seth!
Just stumbled on your blog and read this post - i visited NYC a couple of months ago and happened upon some paintings in some building that i have become obsessed with - maybe something crazy will happen and you will know who the artist is??????
here are photo links:
1
2

And Congrats on this inspiring place!

3rdEyeMuse said...

wow ... congratulations on two years! you've definitely far exceeded your goals - at least from here it most definitely appears that way. :)

thanks for offering up copies of the Pulse ... makes you even cooler than you were a moment ago. wishing you continued goodness during your blog break.

sf said...

I already have my copy, and seriously treasure it, but I still want to say CONGRATULATIONS on an amazing 2 years THAT FLEW BY! Good Lord, Amazing. Great job, kudos, etc!!!!!!!

Tina said...

Happy blog birthday! I love visiting here.

Kim said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you...
You should be so proud of what you have achieved with your blog Seth. It is always unfailingly inspirational. I honestly don't know how you fit it all in sometimes. You must art in your sleep!!! Anyway congrats on turning 2 and here's to many more years of fun art, inspiration and blogging!
Oh, I nearly forgot I wasn't talking to you for a week I was so pea green! Maybe that should read gum leaf green. Have you returned our Judy to us yet? LOL!!!

m. heart said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on a fantastic blog!

ART*ticulation said...

Happy happy happy birthday. It's wonderful to have goals and yours sound awesome. Your blog is one of my favs and i hope it will be around for a very loooooooooong time.

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Happy 2Blog BDay Seth! No terrible twos for you.....I thank you for all the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog very much! Congratulations! Carol Weiler

Debrina said...

Sure why not? I'll enter! More importantly though...HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Altered page!!! Two years old? Goodness...you know what that means...the terrible twos! Will there be tantrums, cuddles and non stop talk? Lol. (My boy is heading fast towards his second year you see...). Can't wait.

milkcan said...

Happy birthday!

lynne h said...

happy blog birthday, seth!! here's to many more!

Beverley Baird said...

Happy blog birthday!
Look forward to lots more!

joyfulploys said...

Congratulations on the two year anniversary you are celebrating. Thanks for the opportunity to win your zine. Cheers!!!
Mary@Joyfulploys

Evangeline said...

Happy 2nd birthday Seth! And thank you so much for including me in your Inspiration Station! I am thrilled. What an honour to see my artwork linked there!

Regan Tomlin said...

Ohhh...pick me!!! Congrats on the two year mark! Keep it up!!!!
Cherisse911@hotmail.com

Regan Tomlin said...

Ohhh...pick me!!! Congrats on the two year mark! Keep it up!!!!
Cherisse911@hotmail.com

Shari said...

Great Blog!! Congratulations on two fabulous years!

Lost Aussie said...

Happy Blog Birthday Seth. Hope you had a good time in Philly.

4roomsandthemoon said...

HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY - a little late!
Olivia

Christine said...

This is so cool:) I'm so happy for you.

Thanks for sharing, for creating and for inspiring.
Here's to many more years to come. Happy Birthday :)

donnaj said...

Happy blog Birthday-looking forward to many more!

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Kwiltsfl said...

I am enjoying exploring your blog! Happy Blog-Birthday!

Karen H

Outstanding Stranger said...

90 is my lucky number so I just know you are gonna pick me....Happy birthday blog to you. Hope you have realized all your goals for the first two years and have set some new ones for the future....Diane

Junkin' Yaya said...

Hey Yayo! :)

Looks like you have been busy!!! :) Hope you are doing well and keep on keeping on my artzy buddy.

Have a great fun-filled & creative week! xo...deb

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

HEY SETH! Happy Birthday.

Thanks for the kind blog comment
and congrats on this milestone.

Keep up the great work!

Eva said...

Congratulations! What a coincidence, the day I discover your blog is right after your blogoversary. I came here via via and spent what seems like half an hour reading through the first page of posts... Will definitely be back! And I'm tempted to give your disintergration project a try as well. Looking forward to your coming work!

Jen Crossley said...

Congratulations Seth your blog is an Institution,I always look forward to reading it.
Well done a huge achievement
Jen

The Weaver of Grass said...

Isn't it wonderful what engagement in cyberspace can create, Seth. I feel like you - the aims I had when I started have been more than fulfilled. Congratulations on reaching two! BTW What is a zine?

n2theblue said...

yikes! can't believe i missed your blog anniversary. i've been living in the real world lately and am out of touch with the www.
sooner or later i always find my way back to the altered page, however, as it's a favorite destination. thanks for the inspiration, and your dedication to the cause.
warm regards, d.

Gilding the Lily Workshops said...

This is my first time here, on the recommendation of Judy and Leslie. Congrats on the blog birthday, I look forward to reading all you have to share!

Roben-Marie said...

Thanks for the chance! Also, congrats on being featured in the PASTICCIO QUARTZ ISSUE 7!!!!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Happy 2nd birthday! I've just found your lovely arty blog, so I'm very happy to be included in the draw.

amdesaulniers@rogers.com

alteredbits said...

happy, happy birthday! you have met and exceeded your goals for your blog, i'd say! and then some!!

see you soon, birthday friend. :)

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday, Seth! You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for all you do!

steph said...

happy birthday and thanks for the continued inspiration seth!

Joanna Olson said...

....and a very successful anniversary it is! Best wishes Seth and thanks for bringing us so much inspiration.
Happy Birthday!

sheba said...

happy birthday! congrats on all the great work

venus said...

I would say that I owe you thanks Seth. I was new to the Blogging scene until recently, but discovering your blog, has introduced me to many new artists of varying interests.

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