Friday, December 30, 2011

There is Magic...


As 2011 turns into 2012 it feels to me as though time is speeding up. Because of that, I am doing my very best to make the most out of every precious minute that has been given to me. And I have been spending many of these moments lately reflecting on this past year and looking forward to the coming year. As always, life has brought both ups & downs, smiles & tears, and light & shadow. Throughout it all, my anchor has been art. And for that I feel lucky.

In this moment of transition, I want to thank you all for being there and joining me on this great adventure. Your support of my creative life never ceases to amaze me and I never take it for granted. I "feel the love" everyday and I cannot thank you enough for that.

There is magic to be found in the lives we are all living and I look forward to sharing many more magical moments with you in 2012.

49 comments:

MB Shaw said...

Lovely, Seth! I am so glad to have 'met' you in 2011. Hope to meet you for real in 2012!!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Thank YOU Seth for being the essential anchor that holds our mixed media community together. What you do matters very much.

Happy New Year!! May it be all kinds of wonderful, my friend!

*hugs*

Lost Aussie said...

All the best to you for 2012 Seth. May your art continue to hold you in thrall and serve much inspiration to us all.

rivergardenstudio said...

There is magic here, thats for sure! Your words are touching and so true. I love that art has been your anchor, as it is for so many of us. I think we are all so lucky. Thank you for another great year of projects and art. Next year will be amazing!
roxanne

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Thank you for the magic Seth. It's such a wondrous thing to be part of your art world!
Erin

Dave said...

And to you, sir.... Thank you for all you've done for all of us! Have a great New Year's celebration...2012 is going to be one great year!!

Pam McKnight said...

Happy New Art Year to You too! I know what you mean about time speeding up. there never seems to be enough hours in the day...

Kim Hambric said...

Thanks for being here for us! Wish you all the best for 2012!

bohemiannie! art said...

Thanks right back atcha Seth. And as I love to say...Let the Magic in You Come Out!

iHanna said...

Happy New Year to you Seth, and what a great year it will be with your new book and all!

rebeca trevino said...

Back at ya Seth! Let the magic begin!

The following quote from novelist Neil Gaiman is my New Year's wish for you:

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you are wonderful, and don't forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself." -Neil Gaiman

Susan M said...

Ditto back to you. Is that your "Hugo" clock?

A rambling rose said...

It's been such a pleasure reading your blog during 2011 Seth so thank you!! You are an inspiration to all bloggers - I wish you a magical 2012 with many creative adventures

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Happy New Years transitions to you Seth. Loking forward to more, more in 2012. xox Corrine

IrelandBrady said...

Magic is surely in all creative people...Happy New Year Seth!

May Magic be showered on us all in 2012!

jaeartworks said...

Happy New Year, Seth! Yours was the first blog I ever followed ;)

lyle baxter said...

We are all here just waiting to see what you lead us into in 2012! Its been fun and enlightening this year! cant wait to see whats next! Healthy , happy New Year!

ART*ticulation said...

I believe you have been our anchor, you have opened avenues to all those that chose to go thru. Thank YOU for all you have done for us in 2011 and my wish is that we all have a 2012 that compares to nothing we have ever experienced before!!!
Love HuGgeR

donnaj said...

Happy New Year! and thanks for all YOU have done to bring this community of artists together~may 2012 bring you all you wish for.

Maureen said...

One of the nicest New Year-related posts I've read.

I've enjoyed so many of your posts, Seth, and learned about so many artists I'd otherwise not have known about. The community of artists and art lovers you've created is marvelous. Thank you for all you bring to that community.

Best wishes for much continued success in the New Year. I'm looking forward to hearing your presentation on your book.

Kris said...

Thank you Seth for all your fab contributions, your inspiration, your thought provocation and for sharing so much great stuff. Cheers!

Luthien said...

you are so loved Seth and brace yourself for great things in 2012 :) i know this transformation is going to happen for you :)

tony said...

Best Wishes For 2012.

deb said...

Ditto to everything already said! You are a treasure. Like so many others you have opened doors for me and for that I am thankful. Your work and your work ethic inspire me to be more, to try harder, to keep on.
"In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want."
best & blessings...

nancy neva gagliano said...

life is richer because of you.....magic happens, yes, but often with a little 'help from our friends'.....in this world. in art. all good wishes to you in the new year,
neva

teri said...

I don't often comment, but I always enjoy your blog. You've influenced my art in more ways than you could possibly know with all the studies you do on materials, blogs, artists, etc. Thanks for sharing so much with us. Wishing you a happy, healthy new year.

Laura A. said...

It is so easy to give support to someone who is so committed to his art and the people who appreciate it view it, and want to be a part of it. And not just your art, but the art of others, both well known and not so well known.
Best of times in the coming new year, Seth... I know it's going to be a whirlwind fun amazing year for you!

~Rasz~ said...

Happy New Year Seth! I know that you have inspired me so much throughout this year. Thank you for sharing your art and yourself. May 2012 be filled with blessings!

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improv cloth said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR SETH1 As always, you have shared some very inspiring words of wisdom. As a ray of hope, through this rather challenging time for the arts, I also feel anchored by the pursuit of artmaking. Thanks for your reminder! Best, Laura

sf said...

Hope you know how I feel, luv!
Thanks for --- EVERYthing!

LaWendula said...

Haha, talking of magic, look what my last posting in this year is about...
http://lawendula.blogspot.com/2011/12/end-of-year.html

As you said: magic!

Wishing you a year full of art, magic, love and coincidences!
All the best from FM

jgr said...

Seth, you are a wonderful and steadfast blogging friend, thank you for your encouragement and support! I'm wishing you all the best for 2012 and beyond.

Melody M. Nunez said...

Very well said. I think I know just what you mean. 2011 was a very challenging year in so many ways, though it was also filled with joys, growth and blessings. A big part of what kept me on track and moving in a positive direction was art. Art journaling was a way to process my feelings. Creating new work provided joy as I worked through the creative process time and time again. And continuing to post on my blog though it all gave me a sense of routine when there was so much uncertainty. Three cheers for art!

mansuetude said...

Happy Magic filled New Year to us all.

Canace said...

We all need to cherish every minute, every moment. You said it all so beautifully Seth.

Love the image!

Ronda Palazzari said...

Many blessing for you Seth. You do bring magical moments & inspiration to so many.

Kathleen Botsford said...

happy New Year Seth and thank you for your wonderful blog and all of the art and artists you share with us. Most especially, thank you for you!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Beautifully said. Wishing you an even more amazing New Year. Thanks for being such an amazing source of inspiration.

Lisa said...

Seth, I hope you find a moment to relax and take a breath after all your hard work this past year. Many thanks for continually inspiring and delighting those who stop by your blog...and for giving so many artists the opportunity to realize their dreams. It's been a wonderful year...wishing all the best to you in 2012.

Rita Vindedzis said...

Wishing you all the best for 2012 Seth!! So happy to have connected with you and the Altered Page (years ago now) You are the heart of this mixed media community. :-)

Sharmon Davidson said...

Thank you for sharing your magic with us, Seth. Happy New Year!

NANCY LEFKO said...

Seth, thanks for your very kind words...I wish you wonderful things for 2012 and do look forward to when we meet again. Thank you for your generosity and sharing so much with the creative world.

Poetic Artist said...

Seth,
Thank you for always inspiring and inspiring..Your art and heart go hand in hand.
Katelen

Parabolic Muse said...

Okay, that's it. We must be wed and have lots of children.

Of course, as with many things, the timing isn't good.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

God bless and keep you Seth in the New 2012!!!! Thank you for all you do! I have ordered your new book and I am waiting anxiously for its arrival! Blessings, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Lynn said...

It's always exciting coming here Seth; I draw inspiration from you and your art making AND from the connections of other artists you have and continue to introduce me to. I feel so fortunate to have made your acquaintance. Actually those words are too small for how great it feels to me. (HUGE SMILE)
Thanks for all your past posts and connection/networking/and especially for "the book deal".

Yes, the year like all the others has had it's share of ups and downs, joy and sadness; but I am happy to be able to say I am on my feet and rearing to go for the new year! Bring it on!

Wishing you the most creative of all to date with many more such years to follow.

~*~Patty S said...

beautiful said Seth!

here's to even more heART in 2012!
oxo

deemallon said...

thank you, too, Seth... Happy New Year! please keep bringing the magic!