Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The A in AE is Artist


Welcome to my blog hop. Everyday from April 2nd through April 12th I will link to a different blog as part of my celebration of the release of my book The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed. There will be book reviews, personal thoughts, and giveaways. And every blogger along the way will become part of the book, as they will also post their own responses to their choice of survey questions from the book. You too can be part of The Pulse by responding to my open call for art!

And on each day of the blog hop, I will also be sharing something extra. And today is an extra you will not want to pass by!


I am very inclusive when it comes to the definition of the word artist. This pleases some people and rankles others. To me, a wide range of creative people fit the bill: fine artists, mixed media artists, scrapbook artists, to name a few. One of the best who falls primarily in the later category is Ali Edwards. Ali and I go way back. In fact, she was a participant in my first edition of the online version of The Pulse back in January 2008. Like me, she is a big believer in community and has created a very special world on her website and blog. Head on over and see what she has to say about The Pulse of Mixed Media.

----------------------------


For my current exhibition at The Gallery Link at the Ellenville Public Library and Museum, I thought I would be fun to have a bit of an interactive element. Enter a handful of markers and the above canvas with text that reads "what makes your pulse race?"

Here is the first of what will be many shots of a work in progress:


8 comments:

Joni James said...

I like the name of your book!

Robert said...

Love Ali's a/e logo. I stopped by her blog and enjoyed her answers to questions from the book. I was particularly struck by how she answered the question: "Do you enjoy working more intuitively or by carefully thinking through your process?", and the way she balances 'planning' and 'intuition' when she creates. For anyone wanting to read more about using intuition as a part of the creative process, I strongly recommend the book "Flow," by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He's done some amazing research in this field, and has lots to say about the kind of connections that can be made only when people allow themselves to be in touch with their intuition. Thank you, Seth, for another great introduction!

Marit said...

The interactive canvas is a great idea Seth! I smile over the comments on it - they must all be made by right-handies (all the texts are from left to right diagonally upwards - one a bit more then the other but they all have that 'move'... love that!)

Jo Murray said...

You seem to attract busy people Seth... Ali is one.

Parabolic Muse said...

I like Ali's site, and she is yet another gifted person you have brought to my attention.

Thank you!

Lisa said...

I like that you are so inclusive when it comes to defining artists because we can all learn from each other.

Julianna B said...

Great work! I am actually in need for this particular info. .. thanks a lot for the share..

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's nice to see anything interactive. This will be fun to watch as it fills to overflowing.