Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fourmative


4 years ago today I began blogging and The Altered Page was born. This blog has been an anchor for me in my creative life and formative in my growth as an artist. It has been my vision and my voice. I have said it before and I will say it again: I would not be the artist I am today were it not for my blog. It has given me motivation, provided unexpected opportunities, and introduced me to all of you - the most supportive and dedicated group of people I could have ever hoped to meet. I thank you for your visits, comments, emails,  purchases, and gifts. You are the fuel for my creative fire. I look forward to the next four years and beyond.

54 comments:

Julie said...

Happy anniversary...and many more!!

Kelly Kilmer said...

No, thank YOU. Seth, your hard work and dedication gleam on this site. Thank you for all that you do!!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

You get what you give. It is the law of the Universe. THANK YOU for everything you do to enrich and connect the artistic community. *hugs*

TJ said...

Congratulations on your Blogeburtstag!

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rebeca trevino said...

Congratulations Seth! I think you said once, or perhaps many times, that one of the goals of your blog was to create community with artists. Through your blog, I have learned so much about my art form from others who generously share what they know. Through your blog, I have connected with amazing artists, and have been inspired by the excellent work they do.
But mostly, I have gotten to know you and your work. I have been on the receiving end of your kindness and support, and on occasion have had the opportunity to contribute my ideas and play a small role on your stage. Congratulations, again. And keep doing what you do!
Cheers!

Marit said...

You're very, VERY welcome Seth. I'm glad you decided to blog - so we could all meet you and enjoy your gorgeous work and wonderful (background) stories. I learned a lot from you and you manage to gather a creative community around you that is worth while knowing... you're the best! Happy anniversary!

Holly Dean said...

Happy Birthday to The Altered Page! Seth, I admire your art, your sense of community, dedication and generosity of spirit. I would not be the artist I am today were it not for your blog :) I hope we meet one day so that I can tell you, in person, how much you inspire me. Keep up the good work. To infinity and beyond!

Jacky said...

We look forward to it too Seth....always wonderful and informative posts and art!

Happy anniversary.

Jacky xox

Sharon Read said...

Many more thanks goes to you, its you that has inspired me to share my work through blogging and joining in with your projects. You are an inpsiration and have been my gateway to many many wonderful artists and thier work. Congratulations Seth and I look forward to many more years with The Altered Page. Thankyou x

notmassproduced said...

Congrats! We are FOURtunate to have you!

apaperbear said...

Thank YOU Seth for 4 years of inspiration!

Judy Shreve said...

Congrats on 4 years -- yours is such a fabulous blog!

lyle said...

Thank you, seth! for all of it! blogland wouldnt be the same without you!

Jill Zaheer said...

Seth,You have truly accomplished in these 4 years what most people don't achieve in a life time. You've created a community and within this community,you've taken us on journeys "underground", and shown us your journals from travels all around, we've see "roughcast" and heard your pod casts, seen buried treasures and heard secrets never told before, we've been to your book guild, through your studio tours and so much more. You have continually given us snapshots of the art world's pulse and are an inspiration to all that come in contact with you- whether via your blog, your art in publications or on our walls or shelves, or through your smash hit articles or in nearsay- what you touch turns to gold. Pretty good I'd say. Actually, I'm thinking, could "blog years" be counted like "dog" years? You couldn't possibly have actually created all you have in 4 "people" years! Congrats and thank you for all you have given to me.

MrCachet said...

I don't remember how I found you (and your blog), but I'm happy that I did. And happy for your success. Here you're thanking US when we should be thanking YOU! Happy Anniversary, Seth!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Happy Anniversary Seth! And; thank you for all of your inspiration not only with your art but your words. I love your book, shown below, on the pedestal - just awesome!

You give so much to so many and have brought a wonderful community of bloggers together.

Kudos to you!

Best always - Marilyn

Dyche Designs said...

Wow, way to go. Thanks for continuing to be such a huge source of inspiration to all of us. Happy Blog Anniversary.

Supria Karmakar said...

Lovely...congrats Seth....thanks for your recent comment too about art and where it goes after it is sold...
Wishing you a very happy 4 years to come...you have been a great source of inspiration to me and to others I am sure, your presence in the world, blogging, magazines, facebook etc. etc encourage other artists keep living their dreams and to follow their hearts...Your work is always a delight to view and your blog so wonderful to read...glad you are in the blogging world..or I would might never have met you perhaps...

Halle said...

Congrats! Here's to many more....

theresa martin said...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary

Maureen said...

Congratulations on your blog's anniversary. I'm coming up on just two years and feel as you do, it's one of the best things I've created.

Looking forward to many more wonderful posts from you.

ArtPropelled said...

As Lyle commented, the blog world wouldn't be the same without you. Thank YOU for all your hard work and generosity, Seth. Heartiest congratulations on your 4 year anniversary and many more.

Luthien said...

happy 4 years Seth :) yours must be one of the most creative, informative, interactive and inspiring blog i have come across. it shows the hardwork that you've put in, but more than that ... it shows passion, dedication and a big heart :)
Love ya my fren!!
Luthien xoxoxo

Kim Hambric said...

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary.

Sorry to say that I only found your blog a few months ago. I've missed so much!!!!

It's great for your readers to have such a blog to come to -- to feel supported and encouraged.

Keep it up Seth!!!

Terrie said...

I've only recently found you, but as I read the comments from others, I can see you've built a truly remarkable following. I'm proud to count myself as one of them now.

I've only recently begun my own creative blog and artistic journey and agree that the benefits from the extended community and information shared from other artists is invaluable. Congrats and I look forward to learning from and sharing with, you.

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Best of the best to one of the best! Your blog has provided untold exposure and opportunities for countless mixed media artists - Congratulations and many thanks.
Erin

Marcia said...

Happy Blogoversary! I know your website is an inspiration and link to an art community for many people. You are a wonderful person!

Lost Aussie said...

Happy Blog Birthday Seth.

cerulean said...

Congrats, Seth. Keep up the good work!

donnaj said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!
thanks for all your posts, artwork, inspiration and all else you do~here's to many more years!

Parabolic Muse said...

Happy Anniversary, Seth! I look forward to your next four years!

Dave said...

Four years! That's a lot of fine blogging!! Thank you for all the great posts and for all the support you have given us all!!

Jessica said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have enjoyed reading your blog, and appreciate very much what you do to keep it an interesting spot on the web.

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Seth,
You have been so supportive and dedicated to your own art and other artists...
drawing us together and helping us find our own gifts to share.
You deserve the thanks here.
roxanne

Anonymous said...

I've only followed you for a year and I have learned a lot and enjoyed each and every visit. Thank you and happy 4th.

Carole said...

Happy Anniversary to you and congratulations! I haven't been a follower for long but I am thoroughly enjoying everything I read and see. Thank you!

azirca said...

There are so many wonderful comments on this post about you, your art, and your contribution to the art community, you should be proud of all that you have achieved. You deserve much credit for all of the above and more.
Here's to another four and many more years of inspirational musings from you.

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary Seth...to many more!

Dayna Collins said...

What a blessing you are to the art community, Seth.

Bill said...

We all love you and your blog. Thank you for sharing with us so we can be inspired.

Lynn said...

I wonder if you realize how important your blog has been to others as well (thinking of myself here too big time)...including giving inspiration, opportunity, encouragement, insight, education, information, and so much more.
Thank you Seth, and I too hope you continue to blog for Many years to come.

Happy 4th year anniversary!!!!

~Rasz~ said...

Happy Anniversary Seth and Congratulations!!! I am so glad to have found your blog recently. I am a new blogger and new to creating art also. You are definitely an inspiration through your art and your writing. Thank you for being such a gracious member of this wonderful community. I look forward to following you for the years to come.

Karin Bartimole said...

happy anniversary seth!! thank you for all you have given us - creative, diverse, informative, inspirational, artful packed posts that have linked and created a network that far exceeds the boundaries of four years of time! bravo to you, and wishes for further expansion and prosperity to your artist self.

Julie Shackson said...

Happy birthday to your altered page! xxjxx

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

Ha! Loved the "four"mative! Just a little twist of language, the same little twist that makes your work so appealing. Congratulations on four good years!

ART*ticulation said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Good things always stick around and grow and YOU HAVE!!!! A huge congrats and hugzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

Melisa said...

Happy Blogaverary! I only found you recently so I do hope you'll be blogging away for at least 4 more years!

Marie said...

Happy B-day to TAP!
I've followed since the beginning, although I can't remeber where I found the link.
Lots of memories, great work, and good posts. Cheers Seth!
You've earned a special place in lots of he(arts)!

Adrienne Berry said...

Congrats and thank you! I have learned so much and received some great tips since discovering this blog! Can't wait for tomorrow!

ArtSnark said...

Kudos to you, Seth. Love the art & blog! Keep it coming

Stephanie said...

Congrats Seth, you are an inspiration for what can be accomplished here!

Billie said...

Happy Blog Anniversary

I wholeheartedly agree with you on how much writting a blog encourages you to keep going, when the motivation flags. Its also a great way to share finished work in a way that would have been impossible just a few years ago.

The inspiration your blog and those of other artists has made a huge difference to my art. The internet has put me in touch with the most fantastic artists of all kinds.

Happy Anniversary and may there be many more.

Very best wishes and many thanks for all the inspiration

Billie :)

alteredbits said...

happy blog birthday, seth. i'm so glad the altered page was born.