Saturday, March 17, 2012

31/31: Pam Carriker


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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It is both my personal goal, and my artistic goal, to have my life and art reflect my true self.


Some days my "true self" has paint on her elbow for more than one day at a time, and can't find the TV remote under the pile of socks that have lost their mates, but there are days when her skinny jeans fit and all is right with the world.


 I strive to convey the importance of the things in my life that matter most to me through my art.



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I have always been inspired by the path that Pam has taken as an artist. I cannot remember how I first came to know of her or when I first visited her blog. But I do remember that as time passed, she seemed to be everywhere. All at once. She is an unstoppable force, as evident by her many published articles, her must-have book Art at the Speed of Life, her line of clear stamps, her mixed-media product line, her workshop DVD, her live and online courses, and in all the plans that are probably in the works that none of us know about yet. Oh, and did I mention she is working on her second book?

And the kicker is that she is a truly wonderful person too. I had the good fortune to spend some time with her at Art is...You last year. My only disappointment was how fast that time passed. I have always loved her artwork but until we met I had only seen it online and in print. Take it from me, as good as it looks in pictures...it is even better in person. I am already looking forward to seeing her again in October at this year's Art is...You. Pam...will you sign my book this time?
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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.

78 comments:

Rebeca Trevino said...

"I strive to convey the importance of the things in my life that matter most" . . . that's what i want to be when i grow up. . .
thanks

Jill Zaheer said...

Another great "insiders" view of a spectacular artist spotlighted in your book. I have Pam's 'Art at the Speed of LIfe" and it is wonderful. Super congrats that she is working on a second book. I can see why!

Judy said...

I'm not especially aquainted with Pam Carricker's work, but she keeps passing across my path as i read other blogs. I recently discovered a reference to her book "Art at the Speed of Life" and i intend it to be a part of my inspirational library; a very inovative and inspirering person one i what to know more of in the future.

Darlene K Campbell said...

I first saw Pam's wonderful work in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and then I took her online workshop through Strathmore. She has a gift for teaching and I devoured her book. Looking forward to the second book.

beskonechnost said...

once again I thank you, for that opened a new artist! works unique!!!

liberal sprinkles said...

I love Pam's works and really enjoyed reading her book. These portraits are amazing!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Pam has such wonderful skills and I love her use of color. I remember reading about her in Artful Blogging and was inspired by her work.

Claire said...

you really have included ALL my favourite artists, seth!! i just love pm's 'art at the speed of light' :) i am soooo longing for your book to come out in the UK - 27th april, apparently - the day before my birthday - but that's weeks away!!! *sigh*

susan in seattle said...

I took the Strathmore online workshop with Pam last year and was knocked out by what she did. I love her work!

Melva said...

I have followed Pam's art since completing the free online Strathmore course last year. I cannot thank her enough for putting me in a slightly different place. I have her book, also I wait with baited breathe for the new one......

lindjoy said...

A touch of royalty!

Cynthia S. said...

I'm drawn to art with human faces in it, and the examples you've shown of Pam's work show the development of a theme. Nice!

Angie said...

Wonderful! I just love Pam's work and have been a follower of her for awhile now. :)

Parabolic Muse said...

Seth, I love the links you provide here for us.
I have to say (since I'm commenting) that I find Pam's artwork deceptively accessible. It would appear that if one wanted to make a canvas like one of her pieces, it would be do-able. But her work is really layered and complex and: uniquely hers! I took her Strathmore workshop and found her clear, patient, and completely open. I ran out and got her book and love it. It, too, is deceptively accessible, but just as you start to go through it bit by bit for the second time, you realize there's even more there than you thought. From the podcast interview I heard, it's also clear that she has nothing to hide. I think it would be a real treat to spend time with her! I don't blame you for wanting more time.

You should do a team online workshop!

Stephanie said...

I just recently discovered Pam Carriker's work, and am so glad I did. I found her book "Art at the Speed of Life", and have devoured it! Fantastic book, fantastic art...amazing!

Dapper-T said...

I LOVE Pam's work and am looking forward to gleeful exploration of her blog and book.

elle said...

Wonderful faces. The same only different. marvelous

Angela Grasse said...

This sounds like an amazing book!

pat said...

Some of my favorites in your book. I'd like to win. I think I left comment on Twitter Party, so doing it here also.

Donna said...

I have Pams book "Art at the Speed of Life" and I love it! I'm new to art journalling and it is so inspiring and easy to follow for a beginner. I would love to win the book!

Robert said...

With even a brief look at Pam Carriker's website "Living Art at the Speed of Life," it is easily seen that she is a One-Woman Visual Arts Dynamo! I love how she incorporates the written word into her work in such a way that both the traditional meaning of the words, as well as the words, or writing, functioning as a visual element in the piece, are given equal importance. It looks as though, through her openness to sharing, and in helping to educate others in the visual arts community, her life and her art reflect each other in equal measure! "Living Art at the Speed of Life" will be a regular online stop of mine from now on!

Lynn said...

I enjoyed reading Pam's blog. Again thanks for introducing me to all these amazing artists.
You make my day!

Plume said...

Thank you for introducing us to so many wonderful artists. I love the portrait Pamela makes. I wish I could learn to do some with her.

Katt aka LaLa said...

Just found my way here thru Pam's blog. I'm so glad I did, your new book looks wonderful!

Katt aka LaLa said...

Just found my way here thru Pam's blog. I'm so glad I did, your new book looks wonderful!

Jo Murray said...

I guess that's another book I'll just have to have.... and another bookcase too.

Studio 13 by Carrie said...

Yay Pam!!! One of my favs as well!!!

Nan said...

I've always LOVED the look of mixed media art but not until recently have I started to partake in it and I'm loving it. Taking a little break from working on one as we speak. Thank you for this opportunity.

sukipoet said...

sounds like a very busy person and artist. thanks for the intoduction.

Maggie Crawford said...

I am a huge fan of Pam's work and hope to take one of her classes one day

pottsio said...

I love seeing Pam's art. It always inspires me to want to learn more

Mary Ellen said...

I am loving your "collection" of artists . I have Pam's book & will get yours- even if I have to buy it myself!

amy of four corners design said...

its been great to get such a personal view of some of the artists in the book...I'm learning so much from each snippet...

Amie said...

Love her stuff! Currently taking an online class of hers. Have her book, looking forward to the next one...WISH I could take a in person class

Julie Delves said...

Amazing work! I have seen Pam's art before and been very inspired by it. It seems both deeply personal and, on another level, universally accessible.

Bev said...

ahhh Pam is a fav i have her book and have taken her classes love her approach to journaling its so creative and a good kick starter...

hugz bev

huntla1 said...

I too love Pam Carriker and I have never had the opportunity to meet her. Your book looks fabulous and I would love to win a copy. And if not, I think I may have to order it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Joy Logan said...

I would love a bookkkkkkkkkkkkkk

larkd said...

what a great prize!. Thanks Pam for the opportunity.

Renee Stien said...

I love to see the new things Pam is always working on. Great to see her success!

hehjude said...

This book looks like one that belongs in my library! Lookin' Good!!!

onesmallstitch said...

marvellous, I first saw Pam's work in "Cloth Paper Scissors" and have enjoyed her work ever since.

Laura K. Aiken said...

How exciting to be introduced to your blog by no other than Pam herself! Thank you for this wonderful experience. I can't wait to dive into your spanking new book.
laura.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

This book looks so exciting! I would love to win a copy.

La Poeta said...

First time visiting Pam's blog. I'd love to win the book, so I can have all that artwork in my hands!

Amy said...

I am a huge fan of "Art at the Speed of Life" and recommend it over and over! Looking forward to this book as well!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I've got to get her book! Admire her work immensely! Thanks for featuring her! Patsy from
HeARTworks

d said...

Hi Seth,
I am taking Pusuing Portraits with Pam on-Line as of now... I also have her book Art At the Speed of Life and her DVD Art Journaling Fast and Easy ...I admire her work and her teaching style...Someday I hope to take a live class with her...I am looking forward to purchasing your book, The Pulse right off in the near future and may be visiting the The Ink Pad in NY possibly in April Ilove your Blog too. ;-)

Maureen Young said...

You certainly have your finger on the pulse of the 31 artists! I love that Pam is #1! She is amazing! The speed of Light is also wonderful as is her artwork and DVD! You certainly know how to pick em'! I haven't had a chance to read your book but love the look of it! Kudos to you, Pulse #1 Pam and the other artists!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now how can she say no to a request like THAT? I am incredibly impressed with her art, so I know she must be a fantastic person. Anyone who can't find the remote under a load of mismatched socks must be a truly gifted artist.

CreativSpirit said...

I love Pams art and "Art at the Speed of life" too. So inspiring.

Cat said...

I took an on-line class from Pam years ago when she was on the Creative Workshops site. Pam is a wonderful, gifted and generous teacher. I waited excitedly for her 1st book to be published and now I have another to look forward to!! Yay!!

Rhea said...

Love her book and the contest too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol said...

Love her book! Love her work. Looking forward to another book.

Tweetybird Art said...

What a great collection of artists - can't wait to check out the book myself!

Bill said...

How great to see the many versions of a similar subject. Her goal should be our goal, too.

Karen Cole said...

Beautiful images. FAce it....faces are mesmerizing.

Patricia Wolf said...

I've been following Pam for years...she is a very kind person!!!

Laura Thykeson said...

great article about aan artist I admire very much! (Done by another artist I admire very much>>>LOL!) Put me in the drawing and I will cross my fingers!

Kate Burroughs said...

Love Pam's book and blog. TFS
Aloha, Kate

Denise said...

I've been a fan of Pam's work for quite awhile after seeing her in Cloth Paper Scissors. ~Denise

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I've been enmeshed in the grey world. Black, greys, chocolate browns, shadows, ghosts, dreams...and loving every single second. And then BOOM along comes Pam with all of this color. The sun streams in and the shadows disappear. Although there is a lot of layering...and if one looks...what was that I saw moving between layers? A ghost maybe. Love Pam's style to bits. Her faces especially have a style that says 'Pam' and gosh I'd love to have my own style one day. Now I'm going to her site to drink in the delicious eye candy. *smiles* Norma

Sandi said...

I was fortunate to win an autographed copy of Pam's wonderful book, Art At The Speed Of Life! I love Pam's work!!!

Robyn A said...

I have Pam's book and enjoyed it a lot and I know what you mean about Pam being everywhere! She has the energy of 10 I think. I am running out of superlatives for this upcoming book, bring it on!

Vickie said...

I love this! the color, the journaling, the faces. It's all wonderful.

Nellie Wortman said...

Love Pam's work and am a fan of hers. Always a pleasure being able to see her wonderful work.

Cathy said...

Love her book and love her work!!!

Frances said...

I have Pam's e-book I have yet to work through!

rivergardenstudio said...

I love Pam's book and wish that one day I could meet her as well. Her faces and colors are spectacular!
roxanne

Jen Crossley said...

Pams work is amazing I have followed her for many years.

~Babs said...

Surely, the Queen of faces,,,,I have loved her work for some time.
So fitting she be in this book!

Dianne said...

ohh...those faces, expressing their spirit or hiding secrets...makes me happy to draw!

Rusted Wings said...

i appreciate your comments on the artists that have moved you seth, and have long admired pam's work as well. thanks for sharing again another wonderful artist among us...

JJoy said...

Pam is as gracious as she is talented. I had the good fortune to take a class with her at Lemoncholys Studio this past summer. What a fantastic day!

JJoy said...

Pam is as gracious as she is talented. I had the good fortune to take her class at Lemoncholys Studio this past summer. A great experience!

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

I met Pam online many years ago back in the days of an ebay art group. Finally this past year I've meet up with her a few times in person and just love being around her. She is such a loving and kind person and of course, talented. I am in awe also how she seemed to be everywhere all of a sudden. She is a brilliant business woman and knows how to keep moving forward.

Barbara I. said...

I have been reading Pam's blog and following her art for quite some time now. I love her honesty and transparency. She was another great choice for your book!

uncertainvoyage said...

thanks for sharing.