Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Finders Keepers


He kept count. If asked, he would have said the number was more than 1,000. But in fact it was 878. When he discovered that, he smiled because there was something about that number that he found soothing. Maybe it was because it is a palindrome. Hmmmm...palindrome. What a funny word he thought. Sounds more like an exotic insect. Or a geometric figure.


Now it was time to look for number 879. Picturing his search, he thought of that saying that he had first heard as a child: finders keepers, losers weepers. No weeping for him. Today he was going to be a finder.



Finders Keepers

Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy.

Sold. Thank you!

21 comments:

MrCachet said...

They're all good, but if I had a choice I'd pick the bottom one. It seems more balanced to my eye.

oneartistjournal said...

Awesome, yummy, textures and rich color...I LOVE them...
XOXOrly

lyle said...

thats a keeper! no weeping losers allowed! please tell the rest of the story! what was #873?

layers said...

I have been checking out all your neat and cool odds and ends in your studio-- I would love to explore there in person. and I love this collage with the numbers.

Gina said...

lovely work (as always - really!) ..the title got my attention and i like how you went into third person and rather poetic in your musing ...

title attracted attention cos i am about to launch into my foundart series ... have you seen it ? http://foundartgina.blogspot.com/

regards >> Gina

Monica said...

i took this to be one piece with the top 2 shots as closeups. :D

like it, great treatment of blues. and love the 'story' behind it.

M. Lefebvre said...

This one reminds me of your "espresso" series which I also loved! And the text accompanying the painting was appropriately intriguing. But I'm kind of a "text" guy, as you may have noticed!

Caroline Gill said...

I echo Gina here.

The words PALINDROME and PALIMPSEST have always fascinated me, the latter from my teenage days, trundling round rural villages on a pushbike to make brass rubbings in churches, where this was allowed. Link here...

Dyche Designs said...

Love that piece, especially the story that goes with it. Love the depth you've created in this one.

jiLy Zaheer said...

I just love this Finders Keepers piece and the journey you took me on to read and explore what you've created! Brilliant! Another super Text Tile work- filled with all my very favorite techniques of yours- layers and layers, text popping up with the words you've chosen, texture, scratches, symbols and of course- that super teal!

neva gagliano said...

your narrative reminds me of write ups in the j.peterman catalog...
and
finders! yes, glad to have found the 'altered page'!!

Corrine said...

Nice work. I really like the layers and the colour.

Kimber said...

Love this piece Seth. One of my fav colors and the layers look so rich. The text, and, of course, your story just add to it! You're inspiring me...I have these little scraps of plywood I should play with...
Thanks for the inspiration

Debrina said...

Haven't been in this neck of the woods for a while...but here I am and loving the news that your studio is in CPS! Great stuff, Seth. As a matter of fact, I was around at an artist friend's place the other day and I happened upon Artful Blogger 2008. You were in there. Nice! And you'd just started thinking about your hand series. ANYWAY, CONGRATS AND NICE WORK HERE!

Leslie said...

Wonderful Seth. I look at this and see it attached to a journal cover. In fact . . .

ArtPropelled said...

Enthralled .... and wishing the story would continue. Finders Keepers is worth finding and keeping :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow. I missed this post and it was sold before I ever got here. Good for you. Palindrome is one of my favorite words. I call my friend Bob my palindrome pal. This is simply gorgeous and love the background. Of course, the story is pretty decent, too.

azirca said...

Fabulous!

rivergardenstudio said...

oh Seth, your stories are always so enticing, and mysterious, but so human as well, like when we think out loud to ourselves. Beautiful piece! roxanne

Gillian McMurray said...

My sister is just back from Greece and this piece reminds me of the sea in her photos. Beautiful piece.

Dave said...

I'm a little behind in reading blog postings...I really like this piece...and congrats for selling it so quickly. That will teach me to stay more current!!!