Sunday, October 10, 2010

StudioScapes: Chapter 5


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. Links to the first two projects, Secret Sunday and The Book Guild, can be found on the sidebar of my blog.


StudioScapes is the third project and Chapter 5 starts right now! All artists participating in The Pulse were asked to submit a photograph of a favorite art-related vignette from their home or studio.
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This is a picture of my ‘sanctuary’ in the corner of my garden. When I need a quiet place to sit to gather my thoughts, this is where I go. There are fragrant herbs and colorful flowers blooming inside, and it’s always changing. Not only do we share family meals here but I often shoot pictures here as well. And those pictures…I use in my art. It’s my safe haven to become inspired.

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Shot of coffee-stained mattress ticking hanging on my studio fence.

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Bookshelf. I love collecting art books! Since I live in South Florida, an area where we get very few good visiting artists or retreats (hint, hint), my best source for information and inspiration (other than the Internet and Blog-land) are books. This is just one small portion of my collection, which reflects the many different kinds of art I have delved into over the years. I also have an entire shelf in my family room lined with years of art magazines.

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... My beach combing is getting away from me....

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A photo of my work wall and this angle includes an addition to my studio “sock monkey” from a local artist who is working on a project called daily diminishings.  

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I guess it would have to be all the odd and curious things in my printer cabinet. This is an older shot but is representative of the ever-growing collection that I add to weekly.

25 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Great peeks. Thanks!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am so fascinated by these wonderful views into the heart of where artists retreat to make their sacred marks. It is late so goodnight dear friend and thank you for all your insights and playful pleasures. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Sterwart

lyle baxter said...

its such fun to see other peoples messes! and treasures! thanks, seth

Lisa said...

interesting sneak peeeks into fascinating spaces!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really like seeing how different artists keep their studios. It was quite fitting for the neat vs messy poll question this week.

deb said...

I totally want to go to Joanne's place!! And Jill's shot looks just how I picture her space would look from her work!! Thanks again for a glimpse into other worlds, and thanks to all the artists for keeping it real and being honest about their environments!!

Shona Cole said...

oh fun to see. Leslie Rosenberg and I have about the same library!!!

Lynn said...

I love all the different aspects combined of each artist shown here.

I am having the grand honor of sitting in two workshops this weekend taught by Judy Wise at Art and Soul in Portland Her space shown here took my breath away! Sitting in her workshop is the most awesome experience to be able to actually SEE her lightly move a paint brush over paper and create her amazing faces! Even done upside down! I am SO INSPIRED!!!!!
Thanks for sharing her intimate work space with us Seth and Judy!

Now I have to get ready for her encaustics workshop. Yesterday was art journals!!!

*jean* said...

this was such a fun adventure, seth, thank you!

jill Zaheer said...

What another wonderful trip through studio avenue!!
Everyone's glimpses into their world through their own eyes is fascinating. Love to see all of the diversity and unique venues everyone selected. So glad to be a part of your StudioScapes Seth. It's such an amazing series you've created!

Maureen said...

Delightful peeks into the studios.

William said...

I love Gwen's beach combing. I wish I was on a beach somewhere now.

La Dolce Vita said...

love the vignettes!! grazie!

Kim Palmer said...

How funny, Kerin's bits and bobs is so her and Judy Wise's space is exactly how I imagine it too. Once again a great selection of inspiring artists spaces Seth Great job!

Dyche Designs said...

Oooh so many great spaces, makes me want to delve right in.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

neva gagliano said...

wow, again the variety, ......chuckle over the coffee stained mattress ticking

rebeca trevino said...

I am happy I stopped by. All very inspiring.

Lisa Hoffman said...

What??!!!
Who's LisE Hoffman??!!!!

layers said...

I am a trip teaching a workshop and on the hotel computer and I see I have missed a lot here once again-- I would have sent in an image drat it! oh well it is great to see other glimpses into studios and collections. when I get home I will be able to catch up.

femminismo said...

These photos are great and provide a large dose of inspiration! Thanks.

alteredbits said...

i am loving these photos!! such great peeks! i have a sock monkey in my studio too (from when i was a little girl) and my desk looks just like judy's at the moment. love it all!! kerin's drawer is magnificent, and i LOVE the vibrancy of colours in miss jilly's wonderful studio/home. all of them are so fun to peek at!

on a separate note, i am hereby in love with your weekly poll questions. i don't always have time to comment on blogs (or read them as they are posted), but i always make time to vote. this week's are so great!!

Marit said...

Aaahhhh, drooling again over the nice places stuffed with inspiration and art. THanks to the participants for showing me a peek into your "holy room" and thanks to you, Seth, for making it happen! Oh, and Seth, there is an award for you on my blog! Have a happy day my friend!

rivergardenstudio said...

These are fabulous. It's so amazing how they are all so different, and so personal too! roxanne

Gwen Buchanan said...

oh thanks Seth.. I love all this creative energy!!!...

Parabolic Muse said...

I'm home, catching up with things again. I missed a vote, but I got to vote now!

These photos are really fascinating. Don't you love Judy Wise's studio? Everything right where she needs it!