Thursday, March 29, 2012

31/31: Angela Cartwright


31 artists...31 days. Spend every day of March with me at The Altered Page to meet the 31 spotlight artists in my book The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed. See their beautiful faces, read their 'quirky' bios written in their own words, see some of their art that led me to invite them to be a part of my book, and hear my story of what they each mean to me. Then click on over to their sites and see what they have to say about The Pulse of Mixed Media.
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I am an unruly artist.


 I feel naked without a camera in my hand. When you are a photographer I think it trains you to see life differently.


I can't imagine a world without art.



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Angela Cartwright is a creative inspiration. As I am sure most, if not all of you know, she is Angela Cartwright the actress, of The Sound of Music and Lost in Space fame. And she is Angela Cartwright the artist, working in mixed media, photography and shadows, as can be seen on her blog and website. And she is Angela Cartwright the author of several art books and, along with Sarah Fishburn, the creator of the spectacular zine Pasticcio Quartz. And she is Angela Cartwright the designer of artful clothes and home decor.

She is also a wonderful, supportive, down-to-earth friend. She was a participant in my first online edition of The Pulse, way back in early 2008, and has been part of the later editions as well. She has generously spotlighted by art and my blog in her zine and on her own blog. I have appreciated the inspiration she has provided and look at her as a model of somebody who sets her sites on a goal and a dream...and works to successfully achieve that goal and make her dream come true. Thanks for being a muse to many Angela!
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GIVEAWAY

For every comment you leave in March on a 31/31 post on my blog and/or on the blog of the spotlighted artist, you will have that many chances to win one of three prizes in my giveaway. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have (but only 1 per post please). First prize is a copy of The Pulse of Mixed Media signed by many (and I mean many) of the 133 artists that have contributed to the book. Second and third prizes are one copy each of the book signed by yours truly.

49 comments:

donnaj said...

wow-you just posted this 45 sec ago~I remember when i first saw art done by Angela-and thought it was so cool that i used to see her on Lost In Space :) and Sound of Music. Made it seem like a small world.

Cheryl said...

Angela is very inspiring.

Annette said...

Amazingly talented lady.. you have some wonderful friends..
hugs

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful! Lovely blog ~ I'm now following ~ ♥♥
Best,
Anne

beskonechnost said...

hello! with pleasure meet with another artist! books very pleased!!! delight!!!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love that Winter piece, really enjoying meeting these artists and hearing what questions they had in store for you.

Luthien said...

wow!! what an inspiration!! i didn't know any of this ... but WOW!! i've always wondered if one person can be many things ... i wonder no more :) what an incredible life it must have been and still is ... so whenever i feel like giving excuses not to do or start something, i will think of Angela Cartwright :)

Emma said...

I grew up with both programs, great to find out wht people do now. Love her layers.

Sarah Barber said...

Love these inspiring blog posts. Your book looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing all of this. I've discovered so many artists I never knew existed.

sukipoet said...

I had seen Angela's art before but didnt know all these other aspect of her. Wow. Just a side note, I have to chuckle when you say "way back in 2008." for me, aged 66, 2008 seems like yesterday. way back might be say 1956 LOL

amy of four corners design said...

the profiles of these artists have been quite interesting...different in approaches but all true to their artistic spirit...

lindjoy said...

I like the "winter" piece on this message. Angela is thoughtfully creative and that resonates.

elle said...

A great example of creativity in every aspect of life.

chris fondi said...

the tally so far......
6 artists i already follow..(ok i lurk)
7 new artists to follow...(ok i will lurk.....with attempts at involvement) sigh
thanks seth

Frances said...

Some intensity with a splash of whimsy! Beautiful.

Maggie said...

Love Angela's work I gave been a fan for a long time

Jill Zaheer said...

I just love Angela's work in all of her different venues of creative artistry. I am so lucky to have had work published in her and Sarah's breathtakingly gorgeous Pasticcio Quartz and have been a follower for a while. Yesterday afternoon, I had the great pleasure of speaking to her as a call in on the Mojo radio show, and she was so genuine and generous with her thougths and commments. Angela indicated that she paints on her photographs- and believe it or not, hadn't thought of that before as I put my photographs in my paintings. I love the inspiration she provides to so many and so blessed to have my artwork in your book with hers. She is such a unique one of a kind talent- a true artist in every sense of the word!

Dapper-T said...

Angela's unruly art inspires me.

susan in seattle said...

I first heard about Angela a long time ago and then sort of got interested in other things and forgot. Thanks for the reminder! I like her point of view and interesting techniques.

Robert said...

I've just been over to the "home of an unruly artist," and am totally floored! And. . . Seth is right: 'Angela Cartwright IS a creative inspiration.' How can one person be so proficient and incredibly imaginative, in so many areas?! I perused the 'ATC,' 'Altered Books & Painted Panels,' and 'Random Journal Pages' portions of her website, and found lots to love, think about, and be inspired by. The pieces on her 31/31 blog post, here, are delightful! I love them all, but am particularly struck by the detail and layers in the first piece, and the vibrant color and simplicity of the second one. I love the way in which she integrates photography into her work in such a way that her photos become simply another 'art material' in her overall creative pallette. In the past I've seen her work on 'Pasticcio Quartz,' but now feel like I've had a much more complete introduction to all she is 'about' as an artist. Thanks, Seth, for once again turning your spotlight on another artistic 'force of nature.'

Rebeca Trevino said...

Angela's work is terrific in so many mediums. i guess it could be said she "lives an artful life".

ps: i'm surpirsed no one mentioned her work on the danny thomas show? (make room for daddy)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Here is what is amazing to me. That one individual can be all of those things mentioned in this post. It reminds me of the idea that one part of one's life can spill over to another part. The parts inform each other. Even if we don't know about them doing it, or about how. But Angela is a creative force. Just love this and love what I see in her art. *smiles* Norma

Spirited Earth said...

I am so happy to see more of Angela's work..along with her varied talents,she also ran a lovely online shop ( that carried my spirit rattles)
she is an amazingly creative and versatile artist.

Lottie Anderson, BFA said...

very nice. quite soothing

thank Seth and Angela for sharing

Kate Burroughs said...

Beautiful work. A real Renaissance person!
Aloha, Kate

Bill said...

Well if that's what traveling in space does to you (gives you all that talent), I'm ready to blast off! I use to watch her faithfully in Lost In Space. :^)

Janine Whitling said...

Wow, what an amazing amount of work. I started to check out her blog and site and quickly realized that I'd need half a day to do it justice. Great work (but Angela, do you ever rest??)

Carol said...

Such an amazingly varied talent. Angela is a great find - but that's what you do so well, Seth, introducing wonderful artists to your readers. Thanks again.

Vickie said...

Love her work. I especially love the circles!

onesmallstitch said...

marvellous, an amazing range of skills and talent. and wonderful, wonderful work.

Rusted Wings said...

one of my favs, angela is!!!

Bev said...

i think we all feel we know Angela but when i started blogging and found she was such an artist well it was like finding an old friend...

hugz bev

Laura Thykeson said...

I just love your blog, as well as your artwork! Thanks for the chance to maybe win one of the drawings!
Laura Thykeson
LThykeson@yahoo.com

Joye Meyer said...

Love your blog. Angela is truly amazing!

Gina Sismilich said...

Angela Cartwright speaks to my creative soul. I love her work. I also love the 31 artists idea - it's so wonderful to see how differently artistic minds work - often with the exact same materials.

Melva said...

Hello there, I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed this journey. Checking all the artists blogs you have given us. Perhaps I have spent a little toooooo much time looking and not enogh time working in my artroom. But, hey there you go. Next week I will knuckle down.....

Plume said...

Well! I think I like Angela's work very much since I own 3 books she collaborated in "In this House", "In this garden" and "Mixed Emulsions"! I did not know however that Ishe was also the actress I knew! i really love her way of altering photos!

Carol said...

Have always loved her work. She is so multi-talented.

pfstuff said...

So much talent in thirty-one days and how can anyone get anything done but look at blogs and more blogs, but hey, it's relatively free entertainment/education. Love Angela Cartwright and thanks for all of this. Oh, wait, one more day to go!

Jo Murray said...

I can relate to her self-description 'unruly artist'. Her results bely the fact tho' and are fascinating to say the least.

Cathy said...

I am so thankful for these 31 days this month...getting to know so many (new to me) artists! I love the top piece in this post!!!

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

gorgeous work Angela...I had no idea about the movie stuff...what an interesting life you are travelling...love the Winter piece!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Angela's photos always speak to me. I really love the ones she has been doing for the last year or so.

Barbara I. said...

I love Angela's art. Have seen it in Somerset Studio on numerous occasions. She really is an inspiration and has an amazing life story showing us that when one door closes another opens but then you have to go through the door to pursue the next chapter of your future.

Wen Redmond said...

Angela's work is swell. I know what she means when she says living with a camera's eye. Awareness to possibilities!

wanda miller said...

angela has inspired me to the hilt over the years. and i love her in LOST IN SPACE!!! :)))

http://positiveandinspirationalquotes.blogspot.com/ said...

I just want to let you know I think your work is amazing...it really speaks to my soul.
Keep up the amazing work!

Namaste'

Melanie M Koulouis
http://positiveandinspirationalquotes.blogspot.com/

Melanie M. Koulouris said...

I just want to let you know I think your work is amazing...it really speaks to my soul.
Keep up the amazing work!

Namaste'

Melanie M Koulouis
http://positiveandinspirationalquotes.blogspot.com/

Parabolic Muse said...

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, Chris! Can't you finish ANYTHING? Even the 31 artists thread?!

Well, Mr. Smart toes, I can and I will.

I even went so far as to listen to Angela on the mojo podcast, and I thought, HMM... I remember when I worked in Burbank and often went out past Rubber Boots and if I had only gone in there...

well. i'm kind of a klepto.



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