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.......Link Love!
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.
The New York Public Library has a digital art library filled with 700,000 free art images.
William J. Charlebois
Art Gallery: WJC's Art and Stuff
Blog: Billizetti's World
I hope other digital artists don't cringe when they read this. I get a lot of my inspiration from elements found in digital scrapbooking kits. A woman named Christine Honsinger designs for Scrap Artist. She creates a lot of characters with wings as well as all kinds of wildly colorful objects. I love using a couple of her elements and then creating a whole digital collage inspired by them. I often write poems to use in my collages.
Blog: Just a Plane Ride Away
Blog: Where I Talk About Art
Online classes! I love learning new things, and because I live in Europe now, it makes it a little hard to attend all of those lovely workshops in the States. I see many of my favourite artists are thinking about launching online classes in 2010. All I can say is: Woo hoo! And thank you :-)
Blog: Commuters Journal
John Neal booksellers for book binding and calligraphy supplies and books on Celtic, Hebrew, Arabic or any English hand. It’s also THE place for the magnificent publications Letter Arts Review and Bound & Lettered.
Blog: True North Arts
Blog: Collage Diva
The Flora Bella Collection
My latest experiments with my photography have been enhanced using textures and overlays from The Flora Bella Collection. Looking for a dreamy effect? These textures make it super easy.
Blog: vLaDtHeBaT’s aTTiC
I am crazy about beads and ethnic jewelry. So I want to share with you a little known website: Halter Ethnic Jewelry. The owner is Belgian, he has a tiny shop in Brussels. The pieces on sale are museum quality.
Blog: An Artful Life
I was having trouble photographing the pieces I made until I discovered this simple and cheap way of making a light box out of cardboard. The directions can be found here.
Blog: The Altered Page
Etsy: The Altered Page
A free and simple-to-use online photography program is FotoFlexer. It allows you to do many image manipulations simply, including adding text, borders, and (my favorite) quickly resizing your images for your blog sidebar and posts.