Sunday, December 6, 2009

Secret Sunday 3

Do you want to know a secret?

Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. The Pulse is a collaborative project that aims to introduce you to new artists, help you get to know familiar faces even more, and allow you access into the creative hearts and minds of a very talented crew of individuals.

Over 150 (!) artists have answered a series of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. And the first continues right now!

Join the The Altered Page every Sunday for "Secret Sunday." Here the secrets of all your favorite artists will be revealed. It could be a technique, a product, a secret source, a little-known website, a hidden shop, an inspiration, just about anything! If you missed any, no worries. You can find links to all the secrets on the sidebar of my blog.

Today's secret.......On the Net!

Blog: truly spacious
Website: spaciouscraft

Father's photography on Made By Jack

2nd Grade Visual Journals gallery on Dispatch from LA

jaihn's 'Muse-yum' gallery


Blog: Altered Book Lover
Yahoo Group: ABC - Altered Book Club

Not sure how much of a secret this blog is, but I often go there for inspiration. Although Randal Plowman’s blog is designed specifically to sell his collages, they can be very inspiring: A Collage A Day

Inge Bekaert
Website/Blog: pinkepinke
Etsy: pinkepinke: handmade treasures

It's hard to find good art workshops in the neighborhood, but my secret for my huge evolution the past four years are the online workshops. They are mostly very affordable, you get direct information from the artists, they "teach" with videos and answer questions... These workshops are perfect to learn new things right at home and open a world you hardly could have imagined and get you connected with artists and fellow-students from all over the world.

Rachel Whetzel
Website: Rachel Whetzel

JOIN. Join in with other artists!! The very FIRST thing I ever joined here on line, was Emily Falconbridge's Deck of ME art journal prompts. Most recently, I participated in Stephanie Hilvitz' Dia De Bloglandia on Nov. 1st and Rebecca Brooks' benefit auction. Taking part in these types of events has brought me into contact with some AMAZING artists!!


Dave Dube
Blog: Old Paper Art

Paper & Ink Arts When I want to buy one of everything...

Blog: Speak Without my Voice

I adore Mike Rivamonte's work. He cleverly assembles whimsical robot type sculptures by recycling old scientific instruments, mechanical devices and discarded vintage objects. Each piece that he constructs has it's own uniqueness and charm.

Robyn Gordon
Blog: Art Propelled
Flickr Photostream: Art Propelled

Up until this moment, the coaching I have received from life coach Leslie Miller has been a secret but now the cat is out of the bag! It really has been one of the most positive and rewarding experiences of my life.

Create Your Best Life Coaching


Veronica Funk
Blog: Simple Pleasures

My art secret is not so much a secret as it is a wonderful resource ~ Robert Genn's online newsletter at The Painter's Keys is a twice-weekly newsletter that is inspiring and encouraging for any artist in any medium, with thousands of subscribers around the world...I definitely recommend signing up.

Sally Turlington
Blog: Imagine This

One secret is the website I go to first to locate a particular book - in or out of print - to get the best deal: Book Finder



Jill Z said...

Another great sunday post of secrets to take special note of! Love your latest "sunday column". Have to go and check out all of the great sites mentioned now!

Jo Archer said...

Thanks all for the tips. Especially to Sally for Bookfinder.

Wild Somerset Child said...

Sunday will now be an earmarked day! Thanks for all the links.

ArtPropelled said...

Loved Jaihn's "muse-yum" gallery.

jaihn said...

Thanks so much, Seth.
I so appreciate the care you put into this project!

Thanks, too, to ArtPropelled!


Lisa said...

More great tidbits! Thanks Seth!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What absolutely wonderful links you have given us this week. So different and unique.

Looks like the Secret is out!

Ange said...

And what fun it is going to visit all of the blogs of those fabulous artists who've participated. Super the book finder...

Dawn said...

Oh, what wonderful sites you have given us, Seth! Thanks.

Leslie said...

Thanks for putting together even more wonderful tips! Yes, this is a Sunday stop for sure!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Hi Seth, just letting you know that you helped inspire my latest collage:)

Nice collection of secrets again too btw!

Debrina said...
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Debrina said...

Seth - thanks once again for Secret Sunday. We artists are all very lucky to learn the tricks and tips of the trade...
I wonder if many of us stumble upon our secrets quite accidentally? Some of my best techniques have been purely accidental in discovery.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

a continuing wonderful source of interest and information Seth ... many thanks for organizing this ... I can only begin to imagine how much time and energy goes into an ongoing project like this ... you Rock!

layers said...

This is such a great idea Seth-- I found a used book source, several new blogs to follow, and expanded my online sources-- thank you for doing all this work for us..