Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Book Guild - Chapter 16


Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Secret Sunday was the first project and the links to all the secrets can be found on the sidebar of my blog. The Book Guild is the second project and Chapter 16 starts right now!


All artists participating in The Pulse were asked to name their favorite art books. The Book Guild will present this list, along with links, book reviews, giveaways, and interviews with many of your favorite authors. And as members of The Guild, I am hoping YOU will participate by leaving comments related to the books in each post - for example thoughts, book reviews, personal experiences, or a link back to your own blog posts that include artwork based on a project in the listed book.
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Chapter 16: Angela Cartwright

Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery


Becky New selected Angela Cartwright's Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery as one of her favorites.

Angela shared the following thoughts about her book...

When I was asked to write my book "Mixed Emulsions" about my altered photographic techniques, it really opened my eyes. I realized just how much photography and art was integrated in my life and how embedded it was in my heart. I also realized how miserable I would be if I could not make my art. In my journey to be artistically authentic to myself I have discovered... you have to feel free to listen and to learn, to experiment, and to fail... to be patient with the process and be willing to not second guess yourself when your soul comes calling.... I call that being unruly... and that was at the very core of this book...take from it what you will...and run....

Angela also shared two of her favorite books...

Cyclops by Albert Watson

Cyclops

Unwrapped by Carolyn Quartermaine


You can visit Angela at her website or her blog
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GIVEAWAY


Along with sharing her thoughts, Angela has also shared a copy of her book Mixed Emulsions for a giveaway. To participate, please leave a comment on this post. Comments will close next Saturday July 31. The winner will be announced Sunday August 1 as part of the next post for The Book Guild. Good luck!

68 comments:

Carol said...

Some lovely books here, can feel an amazon finger slip coming on, opps I appear to have just bought a book :) I would love to be included in the draw, many thanks Carol
caroltinataylor@yahoo.co.uk

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have always been a fan of Angela Cartwright's art. She has exposed so many of us who love to take photographs, but hate the concept of scrapbooking, to what fun things can actually be done with our processed film. So nice of her to share this book as a giveaway.

bockel24 said...

Oh, great - I don´t have this book in my collection but would love to have it as I admire Angela´s work. So please pick me!

Marit said...

That's so generous! Thanks Angela... I'm very curious to see/read/go through this book so I'm in! Thanks for the opportunity!

Dyche Designs said...

Love how the author describes her book. I'm excited to be included in the draw.

joy said...

Photography is something I would like to explore and learn more about using in my artwork to make it more "me". Thanks for the chance to win this book - it sounds very interesting.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Wow!!! Amazing talent, Imagination and Business mind!!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I already have Angela's book, but just wanted to say that it's also one of my favourites. I even found some dental instruments at a garage sale and am looking forward to distressing many photos with these implements. LOL! There's no need to add me to the draw.

Lisa said...

Angela's book is a wonderful resource with lots of useful information. I already have a copy so no need to throw my name in the hat.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful giveaway! I just barely managed to NOT go and buy this book straight away. I'd heard of it before, of course, it's supposed to be brilliant! Your post makes it sound even better. Please include me in the draw.

--Mina

ArtPropelled said...

Another great book draw! I would love to win Angela's book so yes, please put my name in the draw.

JilLy said...

What another great Book Guilt post and just love all of the feedback from Angela on her book. Went through her website and what an amazing artist she is. Just love her words "you have to feel free to listen and to learn, to experiment, and to fail... to be patient with the process and be willing to not second guess yourself when your soul comes calling." Love her unruliness forever!! Thanks for putting such a large smile on my face this wonderful sunday morning.What a wonderful gift!!!

Jeb said...

Great stuff as usual Seth...consider me entered in the giveaway opportunity!

Bill C. said...

I'd love to have this one!

I hope you're having a great Sunday, Seth.

Terry Rafferty said...

I've been out of the blog world for months; how wonderful to pop back in and see all the wonderful projects that have been going on! And the booklist is yet another moment of 'Seth Brilliance' - a wonderful way to discover new and fabulous work.
Thanks for the welcome back, Seth -

Studio6or7 said...

It looks like an amazing book! Thanks for sharing!

elle said...

I can't believe how much more I've been using my camera so I'd be just thrilled to learn more about its usefulness in developing my art.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I would love to own this special book...Angela's processes have always thrilled me and inspired me to widen my personal lenses. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

paperqueen said...

I have long admired Angela and would love to be included in the draw. Thanks, Angela!

oneartistjournal said...

Yeah, I like Ms. Cartwright as well, like what she says here and in her books as well..
I don't have this book and wouldn't mind having it one little bit (:

rebeca trevino said...

thanks for the this great chapter, Seth, and Angela, thank you for the book! I'm in.

lizzie said...
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lizzie said...

I recently borrowed Angela's book from the library and enjoyed it so much I put it on my wish list of books to buy. Would be a bonus to actually win it.

Joanie Hoffman said...

I've almost bought this book several times. Maybe I didn't cause I'm going win this copy...maybe.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Would love to be included in the draw. Maybe I would then have the key to the mystery of her lovely photographic art! Many thanks,
Jan
jcanyon@msn.com

Lynn said...

I always love a chance to win a new exciting book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Joanna Pierotti said...

Hi Seth, I love Angela's work a lot. I would love to have this book. Please enter me in. Thanks so much.
Joanna

Tamara Rickerts said...

This book has been on my wishlist for a long time! ever since I saw Angela'a work at a craft fair. Lovely, amazing stuff.

Lisa H. said...

Oh dear! This book has been on my "to get" list for ages and it's so generous to give one away! Angela Cartwright is an inspiration. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

Pattio said...

My Birthday is July 31, that can't be a coincidence? LOL

I love Angela's eye for photography and after reading her comment on about her own book I am even more intrigued. Please add me to the draw.

layers said...

I have the book Mixed Emulsions and this reminded me to get it out and give it another look (I have too many books :-) but I do love them and I always like you posts on books.

*jean* said...

how wonderful, seth! thank you for the chance to win this book!~!!

Anonymous said...

how exciting i would love to be included thank u

bev langby

leofaerie17@gmail.com

Curio said...

So happy I didn't miss the deadline to get in the draw. "Mixed Emulsions" looks very interesting.

Seth, thank you for being such a generous blogger!

gail said...

This would be a great book to add to my collection! Thank you
gailjefts@aol.com

Dave said...

I'm always finding a new book to add to my wish list...this one sounds like one I need to have as well to get me back into the groove with my photography. Please include me in the draw!

Dave

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Seth,

You always find the most wonderful books! I have always been a fan of Angela's; please include me in the draw!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

La Poeta said...

Love the art!
Want the book!
Christina.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Count me in too, Seth. this looks like a great book!

Maria said...

I love the idea of being "unruly" with art, wonderful mental state of mind to tune into. Please include me in the drawing, I would love to win such a fabulous book!

AlteredbyMe said...

I love this book!. I would love to win a copy. I keep checking it out of the library.

arlene9999@earthlink.net

~jolene said...

Angela's passion for life and art is a true inspiration. I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with her - so genuine and so kind.
It would be wonderful to win a copy of her book - but surely if not it will be in my art library one day!

Krista said...

Love Angela's work, and this book looks phenomenal. I'm always seeking ways to make my photography more personal, and I bet this would be a great start. Thanks!

Jan Scholl said...

I have several arty book in my wish list hoping my family will look instead of telling me go buy what I want. Its always nice to have someone else appreciate artistry.

Jan Jones said...

I'm so grateful that I met Angela on a cruise and was introduced to her art. I haven't seen anything she's done, including clothing, that was any less than fabulous! I would love to win a copy of another of her books.

Sherry said...

What a fabulous opportunity!! Thank you and thank you Angela!

chuck said...

Marc Chagall once said, "In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love." As usual, Angela uses this single color as the background for all of her work, she uses love in each of her works, to give texture and meaning to whatever medium she uses. This is what separates her work from others...her art is a pleasure to behold!

PamInNC said...

I love Angela's work. Would love to have a copy of her book.

Mary Lu said...

I am drawn to the unruly, the mysterious and the story in art. Thank you, Angela, for sharing the process..I think that's what it's all about.

Anonymous said...

What a marvelous collection! Would you be signing the book?

Anonymous said...

I have been a traditional scrapbooker for over 20 years, and have in the last few years jumped into the digital world, opening many doors for me. I welcome all of the wondrous new mediums yet to be explored, and when I discovered Angela's work, I was mesmerized. I don't have this book, and would love to be included in the chance to be chosen!

Mystical_Lucie said...

I've been intrigued & fascinated by art my whole life but when I tried my hand at it during my youth, I discovered that I had no talent whatsoever for drawing or painting. No matter how hard I tried, my proportions were all wrong and I couldn't get the hang of shading and blending colors. However, after having discovered Angela's wonderful altered art techniques, it gave me hope that I might actually be able to create some beautiful art pieces in spite of my lack of talent in drawing.

If I was chosen as the lucky winner of her book, I think it would serve as my launching pad into exploring the wonderful world of art and seeing where my creativity could take me.

Anonymous said...

Some very thought-provoking works here! It is a priviledge to be included in the comment section, with the added bonus of having the chance of being included in this drawing. Thank you, so much.
Jennifer
jbach1021@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I can't think of anything that would kick start my creative forces like a how-to book by Angela Cartwright. This would make my day/year!

VSJ said...

I think Anglea is fabulous. Photograhy is my passion ~ would love to learn from a master how to take it to another level.

jimfisher455@hotmail.com said...

I always wanted to learn traditional film photography and never had the time. I'm still fascinated with developing, lens filters, f-stops and all that stuff. I would be honored to have Angela's book as a guide.

Anonymous said...

i'm a huge fan of angela's .... would love to win a copy.

thx ~ mary jo

ELLIE said...

I have always been a huge fan of Angela - I hear the book is fabulous - definitely count me in!!!

sistersoftheart said...

Love Angela's work! Count me in!!

jtallen22 said...

Thanks for the opportunity to be in the drawing. I am always looking for new ways to improve my work!

Thufer said...

Would be a wonderful addition to my library. AC has long be a source of creative inspiration.

Karen Landey said...

Wonderful, yummy inspirational! Would love, love, love to have this book!

James said...

Here's my "Comment"... I stink at drawings... Anyway, you are such a talented person. The world has certainly been blessed by your presence. Thank you.

Cindy McMath said...

I always admire Angela's work and would love to own her book - thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Cindy :)

Ruth said...

I love Angela's web site and her art work is wonderful. Winning a copy of her book would be so great since I'm hoping to get my first digital camera soon. Plus, I woul share the book with my sister who already does amazing things with her camera.

judiParker said...

I am so inerested, please include me in this generous giveaway
judi parker
julep1940@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Ooh, i've been wanting this book ever since i ran across it at Barnes and Noble a while back! Thanks for a chance to win!

Kathleen Harrington said...

Okay, Seth, I HAVE to have this book. It is at the top of my Amazon wish list. If the book fairy grants me my entire wish list, I hope Amazon sends you a great big check because you deserve one for getting the word out about all these luxurious eye-candy-while-being-informative manuals of delight.