Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Recipe for Creativity

One amazing art studio (thanks Bee!)...













one awesome Aussie artist...



















inspiration in every corner...



















in every nook...













and cranny (what's a cranny anyway??)...



















tables full of supplies...



















and a group of artists eager to create...














A weekend workshop with Judy Wilkenfeld is definitely a recipe for creativity. She generously taught not one, but two innovative and unique book structures. My book remains a work in progress. Here are some glimpses along the way, with more to be posted soon:
































Thank you Judy, Bee, and my fellow workshoppers (with links to their class posts):

Kecia
Pam
Leslie
Karen
Jane

60 comments:

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Well if my mouth hanging open in awe of the start of your book, I may need some jaw repair when you show us the finished work. What a lovely place to start it too. Oh, someday I want to have such a beautiful place to work. It's good to have a dream.

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! I would say you have surpassed in all 3 of your goals in the estimation of a lot of faithful followers. Congratulations seem not a big enough reward and thank you for all you share with us.

Debrina said...

I'm guessing that's you Seth? Well finally, I have a face to the name! And what a lovely face it is...so very kind looking. A bit like the Seth we've come to love, a?
Well, thanks for stopping on by and saying hi...I'm glad you liked the first ATC...let's just say it's a little similar to the work I've nearly finished for you. Don't get too excited now....

Debrina said...

PS. that studio of Bee's is to die for!! And Judy's workshop also looked heavenly!!! AND finally...your book looks bloom'n awesome!

lynne h said...

gee seth, i don't know what i'm lusting after most - bee's studio or your book. serious goodness here... and thank you for the pic of everyone -- nice!!

layers said...

All the "nooks and crannies" are wonderful to look at--- my studio is similar--- full of all sorts of collections all waiting for...
and I recently bought two books on book making--- some day I hope to make a book... I think I need a workshop!

Lesley B. said...

My studio is minimal and clinical by contrast to these fabulous spaces! And the hand in the book so much like a relic. Maybe your intention (?)

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I am almost dying of envy here Seth! What a wonderful studio...all those nests!...that you got to visit and I can't wait to see the outcome of that book!

Glad to see you're back in blogsville again:)

m. heart said...

The marbling is beautiful, did you do that? This book is off to a wonderful start.

Gillian McMurray said...

Wow! That looks like a fabulous place and a wonderful project. Love those marbled pages. Looking forward to seeing it as you go along.

Brian K said...

Seth my friend!

Yes, congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! You are an inspiration! Your book is drool worthy... You'll be happy to know you've inspired my latest journal for a class! YOUR class looked amazing! Can't wait to see your finished book!

Lani Gerity said...

Fabulous post, great looking workshop, and thanks for all the great links! What fun!

Lumilyon said...

Umm...Seth...you can go off people you know?!!!!!Jealous? Moi???? Look forward to seeing the book progress!

La Dolce Vita said...

what a great post! Thanks for sharing so much with us! gorgeous studio and work!

jmkoriginals said...

The book has a great start! I hope you post more pics as you go along.
Bee's studio..is to die for!

Thanks for stopping by our blog
(Outsider Artists)

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

What a fantastic time away you must have had...amazing on so many levels! BIG WOW on your photos, great closeups too!
Love the hand in the box, I am a hand collector of sorts and have one similar to that...it certainly looks like it has a story to tell!

Lawendula said...

The book looks really good! And all the folks look nice too!
I'm very curious on what is coming next, any new projects in mind?
Btw: I'm still hanging out paper bundles and stuff, it really has got me...

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Fabulous to see all this creative energy going on. Don't you just love artist books? They are a labor of love....

Patti said...

Oh, man, that is so cool!!! I wish I'd been there - thanks for sharing.
Oh, a cranny is a small space, from the French word for notch, which doesn't really make any sense...

Karin Bartimole said...

oh my - what a treasure trove of inspiration going on! From the ultimate of studios (and all it's nooks and crannies!), and your new book project, to all the folks/links you shared the experience with! I can only imagine the richness that will continue to flow from the experience. thanks for sharing it with us!

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Hi Seth, great post. That studio is just up my alley. I could live in there. Your book is really starting off great. Judy is a wonderful teacher and person. I'm still working on my book from her class in So. Calif. Glad you got to hang with my dear friend Jane. Isn't Leslie wonderful! So glad I got to meet her too. Hope one day to meet you too.
joanna

Dayna Collins said...

I love getting to peek into artist's studios! And your book looks amazing.

oneartistjournal said...

Seth...I LOVE your blog...bursting with artful inspiration...a feast. I'm so jealos of this studio..I want it...(BTW cranny is a narrow space or opening according to the dictionary..I was curious too)...Thanks for visiting me..You are going on my 'creative types' roll so I can visit you often.

Chris said...

Dear Mr. Seth,

You are the sweetest. I can't even be jealous of this, because you are so sweet.

Sincerely,

Miss Chris

Chris said...

and you know how I feel about that hand.

Erin in Morro Bay said...

What a fantastic experience! We're all waiting to see the finished book.
Erin

alteredbits said...

what a wonderful, wonderful time you must have had! i want to live there... really. wow. a stunning studio indeed! i will need to buy a new house in order to create an environment half that inspirational. :) i love the book peeks you've shared and cannot wait to see your completed piece.

oh, and my beach bundle package is now en route as of this morning. things were wiggling around in there a bit so i added some papery things to hopefully keep the shells safer.

Julie Prichard said...

Interesting for sure!! Love all of book so far...the marbled paper is gorgeous. (I never use the word gorgeous either because I can't spell it...) So happy to see you back from break!

Mar said...

how many OH's can i fit here..that many!!!!
what a really cool studio..i don't know what a cranny is
but i am sure it was there!
the direction of your assemblage is great!..and there can never be too many ways to make a journal book! (of course just my opinion :) )
thank you for sharing your day with judy and classmates..where i plan to visit now
///

Cynjon said...

That is a *lovely* space there!

p.s. I'll be in NYC in early Oct visiting the "other Seth," if it worked out, it'd be great to meet up for lunch or whathaveyou.

Poetic Artist said...

Seth,
You are lucky to get to do such wonderful workshops and around so many wonderful artists. Your book looks like I will truly love it.
Take Care,
Katelen

Leslie said...

That was a wonderful workshop, wasn't it? I don't think there could be a more inspiring place to work than in Bee's studio. I really like the way your book looks and can't wait to see more!

Hoping our paths cross again soon.

azirca said...

Oh my.. I'm in love with that studio, what a fabulous place! I wouldn't get anything done if I has a workspace like that.
By the look of your WIP book you achieved something.
Love the group photo too.

Candace said...

Seth, I cannot help myself -- I am a wordsmith besides being an artistic type.
"crevice: a long narrow depression in a surface"
Whew... I feel better already.

Now on to the real deal. Wow. what a great post and the studio shared here --! Can't wait to see all this progression and creativity amass and then be dispensed like goodies at Christmas or somesuch.
Congrats on realizing there's good things done and yet, more to come...
Thanks much for what you teach and inspire us to do, try, think...
Candace in Athens.

Pattio said...

Wow thanks for the peek into what looked like and amazing workshop. And Judy's studio, Wow again! Those funky drawers are to die for. And Wow again for your book. The binding looks so interesting and it already has a great character.

Jo Horswill said...

Great post Seth, I really like your book!!! looking forward to seeing it evolve...I was lucky enought to do one of Judy's class's here in Melb...she's a lovely one. That studio looks amazing...great space.

Margaret said...

I think Brain K says it all with 'drool worthy' yep, that pretty much covers it! Awesome setting you were working in and great results.

nancy neva gagliano said...

well, SOMEONE has to make a comment about the gorgeous TREETOPS outside each window in the studio, and the patina on the rock wall around you all in the happy group picture. . .LOVE-LY!! (and i won't go on about your book and studio, everyone else has covered those waterfronts well, i'd just be redundant)good to SEE you back!!

Linda Moran said...

Fabulous studio -green with envy!! And great marbled papers!

Evangeline said...

The book is incredible so far! Can't wait to see the finished work.

Supria Karmakar said...

How I love everything you create...your book structure looks magical...sounds like a wonderful get away...
Thanks again for sharing
Supria

BT said...

Oh how wonderful it's going to be Seth. What a great start and what an awe inspiring artist. I want those drawers! Lucky you.

Karen Cole said...

Yes, it certainly was a wonderful weekend. Can't wait to see your completed project.

Guess who is at the beach with me enjoying the sunshine and salty air? My disco project, that's who!

Roberta said...

Wow! What a studio! I am drooling :-)
A day with Judy and friends sounds like heaven! I am sure you had a blast...your book is amazing! Glad you had a great time...thanks for posting photos, and links...it's the closest thing to being there!

Lynn said...

I adore Judy's work..so moving...reaching me real deep.

Your book is terrific...will enjoy seeing the directions it takes.

You might want to check my blog today if you have a minute.
http://lynn-nonameblog.blogspot.com
(Lynn Getting My Feet Wet)

rscoach said...

What an amazing space to create - wondering where Bea's study is located? and your book is terrific - can't wait to see the finished product - I'm lucky enough to be taking a 3 day wkshop with Judy this weekend at Carol Parks studio in CA - "Just In Case Plus" - can't wait - I've been wanting to take a class from Judy for 2 years - will post on my blog after the class - just got back from Art Unraveled in Phoenix and finally took a class from the amazing Katie Kendrick - and then taught a class myself this past Sunday - photos posted on my blog - congrats on 2 years Seth and thanks for all you share with us - it's always an adventure -

CreativeRebelGal.blogspot.com

trudi said...

What a beautiful setting! Sounds like you were 'in the element' - wonderful photos! Can't get enough of book making these days!

ArtPropelled said...

Ooh, ooh and aah! What an inspiring studio to work in.... and a workshop with Judy....so lucky. I just want to be there! Love the book with the hand. I can see you've taken to this like a duck to water, Seth.

LisaHoffman said...

Look at that studio.
It makes mine look like a janitors closet.
Good people, good space, great art.

of Marilyn Grad said...

What a studio!! I, too, am ever so green with envy. I can only continue to aspire. In the meantime, I'll continue to be inspired by your work, this blog and the other artists who comment. Happy Anniversary to you and an amazing blog.

Jen Crossley said...

That studio is a dream come true WOW.
Judy is such a talented Lady and an awesome teacher,Aussie aussie aussie
Jen

Judy said...

Hey Seth, what a great post. It was an amazingly successful workshop and was great catching up with you and all my pals on the east coast. I too, look forward to seeing the finished product and hope to meet up again someday soon.
xo

Junkin' Yaya said...

Beautiful studio! Don't ya just LOVE our buddy Judy!!!! Geez...isn't she the one that brought the "yaya" and the "yayo" together? :)

xo...deb

mansuetude said...

love your book; actually the use of that blue green and patina you favor--one of my soulful colors! soothing and aware.

that studio took my breath a second. Looks love.

steph said...

amazing on every level!
seriously.

Don Madden said...

I like the hand inset. Looks like the beginning of a really great book.

Kim said...

Looks like a wonderful workshop with Judy. The book looks great and I hope you post it when your done. Love me some Judy style books! LOL! Hopefully I'll get lucky enough to catch her here one day!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I think a cranny is just an odd angled sort of out of place knook ... but I could be wrong. :)

that studio and the workshop must be heaven. your book looks beautiful & I really look forward to seeing more of it.

Stephanie said...

have so enjoyed all the pics from this wonderful workshop!!

venus said...

Wow! That looks like a fabulous place and a wonderful project. Love those marbled pages....
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Venus
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Gwen Buchanan said...

Fabulous studio Seth... So many places to study.. and be inspired by... I think I would have to be there for a good long time before I could get any work done though.. a lot of exploring to do.. love the marbled book boards!!
Thank you for sharing .....