Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Pulse: Rewind

The last few months have been an adventure of a lifetime. I have traveled throughout the United States and Canada, celebrating the release of my first book The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists revealed. I have met countless bloggers and artists along the way, many of whom have been good friends online for years. Now they are good friends in "real life" as well. 

I wanted to share with you, and document for me, the highlights of a journey that has itself been one of the highlights of my life. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.


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At my first book signing held at Annex 24 Gallery in Lancaster, PA in conjunction with "Out of the Dark", an exhibition by Loryn Spangler-Jones based on the artwork she contributed to the book.


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Contributing artist Jen Crossley, in NYC all the way from Australia, seeing her art in the book for the first time.


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My artist talk, book signing, and art exhibition held at the Gallery Link at the Ellenville Public Library and Museum in the Hudson Valley in New York.



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You haven't had fun until you co-host a podcast with Mark Lipinski on Creative Mojo. AND talk to contributing artists Michelle Ward, Julie Prichard, Lisa Hoffman, Pam Carriker, and Angela Cartwright. Talk about art all stars! 


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It just kept getting better and better. On the last day of March The Ink Pad in NYC hosted a panel discussion and book signing with contributing artists Michelle Ward, Jill Zaheer, Roxanne Evans-Stout,  Danny Gregory, Karen Cole, and Julie Prichard.




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Barnes and Noble? My book? Facing out? Really?!


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Visiting the art salon at Judith HeartSong Fine Art Studio and Gallery in Glen Echo, MD. That's contributing artist Lisa Jurist on the far left.


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Book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA with Karen Cole and Leslie Marsh.




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Don Madden in NYC


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Momo Lomo Coffee House in Fort Collins, Colorado.



 Lisa Hoffman. Sarah Fishburn. Need I say more?!



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Two Hands Paperie in Boulder. CO. Amazing store and amazing panel with contributors Fran Meneley, Lisa Hoffman, Sarah Fishburn, and Marie Dante.


Artist and Author Jill Berry came too!




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Into Canada! Party, signing and talk at Le Marche St George in Vancouver.


Contributing artists Patricia Larsen, Lelainia Lloyd, and Leslie Avon Miller were there to celebrate.




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Final stop on the tour was Bellevue Art and Frame just outside of Seattle, WA. Big turn out of contributors for this one including Alicia Caudle, Robert Stockton, Leslie Avon Miller, Delorse Lovelady, Lisa JonesMoore and Donna Watson. Artists John Arbuckle and Jeane Myers are in this picture too!


Contributing artists Delorse Lovelady and Lisa JonesMoore


Artist Katie Cahill and contributing artist Alicia Caudle


Who says there are no men in mixed media?? Contributing artist Robert Stockton and artist John Arbuckle.


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Sending out thanks to Elizabeth Wix, Lisa Hoffman, Lelainia Lloyd, Cheryl Ford, and Leslie Avon Miller for allowing me to use some of their pictures in this post. And endless thanks to the mixed media community that supports me and inspires me. You all are truly the greatest gift an artist can have!



63 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

What a fun time it was! People, art, talks, sharing ideas, what could be better?
Thanks Seth for all you do for the community of artists. And again, Congratulations on your well received book. Bravo.

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Wow, what a whirlwind! Thanks for sharing all the fun :).
Stay inspired!

Jen Crossley said...

Seth I hope you have enjoyed every minute of this part of your life.So well deserved as well. Seth Your an inspiration to the art community and all you have done to help promote it.
The highlight of my trip to New york was meeting you.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Hi Seth; was just at 'Con Leche' and so was able to view your art piece once again. it's fabby!!! *smiles* Norma

Ella said...

Seth, so fun to see some of your astounding tour! You have done so much in the spirit of camaraderie and the arts. I am savoring your book, every day I peer into another creative mind. It is a labyrinth of adventure. Thank you :D

My favorite photo is of you in Barnes n' Nobles showing us your book! It is one of my dreams~ You have an infectious smile!

audrey said...

Hi Seth.
What an adventure!!!! I could feel your delight through the words you wrote on this photo tour for us. How truly exciting for you.
By the way, your book is in our Roanoke B & N facing out!!!!! It made me smile to see it there.
Welcome home!
Audrey

Karen Cole said...

Seth, it is quite extraordinary what you have accomplished. You have brought so many wonderful people together.....mentally, physically ans spiritually. We have all shared in your success and have enjoyed every moment. Thanks for the memories that I will treasure for a very long time.

alteredbits said...

what an amazingly wonderful ride, mister seth! i was so thrilled and honored to be a little piece of it at the end of your adventures, and to get to meet and hug you. huge, huge congratulations on your book, again, and your amazing tour! (i'm jealous you got to meet lisa jurist!)

and by the way, you are perhaps the most photogenic person i know. fantastic pics! keep smiling that lovely smile, my friend!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Seth, I love these glimpses back into your traveling experiences with your book. You deserve every bit of happiness and success! I agree with what everyone else has said: your smile is radiant! Your passion for what you are doing BEAMS out of you!! I can't wait to see what the future brings for you!

lynne h said...

ah seth, the joy is shining brightly!

azirca said...

What a journey! It's so wonderful to see all of the adventures that your book has taken you on, the places, the people, the art. Congratulations Seth, you deserve it all!

IsAug said...

Congratulations, Seth. This is such a worthy project and book. It makes me smile to watch the miracle of creative and kindred spirits at work!
Best of luck for your next ventures! This was just the opening of the door...

Jennifer said...

Wow! Looks like you've been having a fantastic whirlwind of a time celebrating The Pulse. Congratulations!

jgr said...

What a great trip you've had, thank you for showing us!! It must have been exciting to meet so many blogging friends. I have your book on my desk and I'm still 'pinch-me-I'm-dreaming' about being in it.

Brian Kasstle said...

Great to see your journey! Congratulations on your success!

elizabeth said...

This is really exciting -- you must have felt that all the gazillion hours put into making the book were richly rewarded.
Also, it must have been such fun to meet so many of your contributing artists.
On to England!

lyle baxter said...

what a journey this has been for you! we know you are exhausted but how happy you must be. It has been a pleasure to share your journey!

Sandy said...

What amazing company you kept on your artful journey! Bask in the glow of your success!

Marit said...

OH.MAN.... what fun to see all your stops and the complete trip in this post, all those talented and kind and warm artists... what a community Seth! And they all gathered around you because you deserve it! Thanks for this post, it was like 'traveling' with you a bit.. (Oh how I'd wished to be there - someday, I promise, I will come to NY.)

Dave said...

My, my, my! Indeed a wondrous journey!! Thanks for sharing all of this!! How are you ever going to settle back into "real" life!?

Chris said...

Enjoyed reading about your travels. Congratulations for all you've accomplished. Best Wishes!

Lisa said...

What a whirlwind Seth..you must be elated and exhausted! It was such a treat to get to meet you in person! Again, congratulations on the book...you've done so much for the online art community..this has been a well deserved success for you! Many thanks for everything!

Darlene K Campbell said...

An amazing adventure to give tribute to a great book. Your tour was very inspirational from this end, too. Many heartfelt thanks for sharing....hey, I saw your book facing out at Barnes and Noble at the Easton Centre in Columbus, OH, too. WhooHoo!

jaeartworks said...

Great post, Seth! I loved seeing this journey you've been on. I'm so happy for you!

Jann Gougeon said...

Connection with like minded people who share the same passion . . art! . . is truly a treasure. Look at all the joyful smiles. Thank you for all you do and sharing your tour.

Deb said...

What a wonderful tour you had, Seth. Looks like so much fun - so many wonderful artists and places. You certainly deserve all the accolades you've received ... job well done & congratulations on a great book & a wonderful journey.

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Phew that was a very long 15 minutes of fame. Seriously well done for getting Mixed Media right out there in the public eye. Its a great book. Thanx J

Maureen said...

March's highlight was getting to meet you and hearing all about the book. It was a delight to share the time at Judith's.

So pleased your travels have given you so many wonderful memories.

Wishing you much continued success, Seth!

Lynn said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow...it's such fun to see it all laid out this way...what an itinerary you had...what a journey! Not sure that many authors get such amazing support as you did Seth. I love love love the involvement of so many of the actual artists too. Wow, wow, wow, wow!!!!

Jo Murray said...

Great that you could catch up with so many contributors Seth. Sounds fun, but exhausting. Congratulations on a job well done, from conception to publishing and promoting.

NANCY LEFKO said...

This wonderful adventure couldn't happen to a nicer guy. SO happy for you, Seth!

mansuetude said...

Quite a journey. Looks like you enjoyed the ride. What's next.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Wow, what an incredible experience it must have been. Congratulations on all that you've done and achieved, way to go.

nancy neva gagliano said...

seth COLLABORATOR in all phases. traveling and bringing people together, sharing them and their work beyond the pages.
and WOW. barnes & noble, book facing forward. right on.
love the two hands shop in boulder. been there a few times. fran told us about during a workshop we shared in taos years ago.
THE ARCH, THE CIRCLE...THE ORCHESTRA PLAYS ON.

Robert said...

Thanks, Seth, for letting us share in all the highlights of your entire journey, start to finish! Getting to meet you and all of the other artists at Bellevue Art and Frame on that wonderful Saturday, was a dream come true, and so full of terrific "art talk" with everyone there, and inspiring demos by you, Donna, and Leslie; a day to be remembered and savored for some time to come. It was also exciting to find out that this will not be your last visit to the Northwest, as you will be back in Bellevue, and on Whidbey Island, teaching workshops, at some point in the not-too-distant future. Again, it was such a pleasure to finally get to meet you, and to be introduced to the the other local artists I would never have met without you! Your ongoing ability to connect artists, and their art through everything you do, is outstanding!

sf said...

Nice! My fave pic is of that fab "Free Art" + Book Signing sign...but they are all lovely photos of a swell tour!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Wow! What an honor it must have been for you to travel for this most amazing book promotion and book signing. And also what an honor it was to those artists whom you highlighted in 'The Pulse' whom you were able to have the pleasure of being with and meeting on such an adventure across the U.S. and Canada.
Thank you for giving us an armchair viewing of the good times you had. It warms my heart that there are incredibly creative people who achieve to inspire kindred spirit artists. Kudos to you for this most wonderful collaboration of artists comments you brought together in your book to cheer us all on in our own artistic journey. You rock!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Jill Zaheer said...

This has been your very own tour de force Seth- a magical ferris wheel of meets and greets, ins and outs with each artist and you part of the whole Pulse of Mixed Media ride. Elated that I was invited to participate in your book and meet the amazing artists at your Ink Pad Book Panel- Roxanne, Karen, Michelle, Julie and Danny. What a true joy for us to be able to share in the events you've had with all of the artists you've met along your way- this has truly be a remarkable celebration of the release of your book! Huge Congratulations!

Jill Zaheer said...

This has been your very own tour de force Seth- a magical ferris wheel of meets and greets, ins and outs with each artist and you part of the whole Pulse of Mixed Media ride. Elated that I was invited to participate in your book and meet the amazing artists at your Ink Pad Book Panel- Roxanne, Karen, Michelle, Julie and Danny. What a true joy for us to be able to share in the events you've had with all of the artists you've met along your way- this has truly be a remarkable celebration of the release of your book! Huge Congratulations!

Theresa said...

How fabulous for you Seth! Big congrats indeed!

Judy said...

Seth,

Thanks for sharing your journey, I have your book and you have every right to be very proud, a wonderful effort and I am loving reading it.

katiecahillart said...

Seth, it was so much fun meeting you and all the other artists in Bellevue! I am glad Alicia invited me; it was totally worth the drive! I hope to see you again the next time you are in the Pacific NW :)

layers said...

What a wonderful journey Seth.. full circle.. starting in NYC and returning home to NYC.. so many wonderful memories in your photos.. much continued success with your book.

theresa martin said...

Thanks for sharing - so happy to have met you while you went by in the whirlwind! It's a great book.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Congratulations, Seth! thanks for sharing this. Your book tour looks fabulous, very successful, full of love & happiness. WOW!

Pam McKnight said...

Thanks so much for sharing a snapshot blogpost of the book tour. I wish I could have been to one of them...so much fun with people who get mixed media! congrats, you do deserve it!

eb said...

such
a delightful experience
in the flesh
here
there
and now back here
savoring
every moment
every stone
every pebble...

thanks so much,

xox - eb.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Whirl

Wind!!

Fran Meneley said...

It was such a pleasure to be part of the tour! Loved having you in Colorado and hope to have your joyful spirit with us again soon! More play time next time...and some studio hang out time. Thanks again for bringing us all together! xo fran

Fran Meneley said...

Hi Seth! It was such a pleasure being part of the tour! And great to see pictures from your other stops. It was such a pleasure to have you here in Colorado. I look forward to having your joyful spirit visit us again...more play time next time...and some studio time. Thanks again for bringing us all together! xo fran

JonesMoore Studio Art said...
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JonesMoore Studio Art said...

What an incredible JOURNEY for you and for all of us who are in "The Pulse of Mixed Media"! You made my YEAR! Thanks Seth, for your dedication and perseverance on the questions you pose to all of us.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hi, Seth
I am posting because I am thrilled beyond words that I won a copy of your amazing book 'The Pulse...' over at Trudi's 'Two Dresses Studio' blog! I love her Moo artwork...it is so fantastic! I was so surprised when Trudi e-mailed me that I had won! Now I can read all of those heart-felt comments from kindred spirit artists. Thank you again for putting together such a valuable timeless compilation of artists whose artistic input is the icing on the cake! It must have been a joy for you to be able to be the one to put it all together.
Here's cheers to you Seth!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Seth, this magical journey of yours that took you across the country and let you meet in person all of these beautiful artists must be such a dream come true.
I am so thrilled that I got to be there with you in NYC when the party was just starting! My wish for you is that all your dreams come true, and I can't wait to hear about all your new projects as they come to life!
roxanne

wendy lee lynds said...

i'm so jealous i could cry! but so veryveryvery happy for you, my dear. looking forward to NEXT YEAR and you know WHERE!! YAY! go, be blessed! ox
wendy from whidbey

wendy lee lynds said...

i'm so jealous i could cry! but so veryveryvery happy for you, my dear. looking forward to NEXT YEAR and you know WHERE!! YAY! go, be blessed! ox
wendy from whidbey

susanna said...

Congratulations, Seth! The book is terrific! You put so much effort and care into making a book that is chock full of interesting interviews and inspiring artwork. You've given so many artists an opportunity to showcase their artwork. And what a whirlwind book tour you've been on! How exciting!

It was great (finally) meeting you in NYC last week, too. You are such a sweet person!

ArtPropelled said...

What an amazing journey and so many happy memories! Wonderful to see photos of your whirlwind tour. Congratulations on the second printing, Seth. No surprise of course!

pamelahuntington said...

Lovely Journey Seth... enjoyed seeing all the pictures and smiles!
Congratulations...! :)

pamelahuntington said...

Lovely Journey Seth... enjoyed seeing all the pictures and smiles!
Congratulations...! :)

Curio said...

How great to see the pics of your journey! And I finally got my hard copy of The Pulse of Mixed Media...the online version doesn't compare. There is nothing quite as nice as holding such a book in your hands, seeing the layout and knowing the hours and hours of work that went into producing such a beautiful book! And my mission now is to visit each and every artist blog listed. Thank you for all you've done Seth. Hoping to get to New York in the fall...maybe we can meet?!

redondowriter said...

Seth, "The Pulse: Rewind" arrived yesterday and though I've only had time to quickly scan the pages, I'm totally enchanted. I will mention you and the book on my FB today.

Tony Scrivener said...

Very impressive. Found your site through the website of artist Gary Reef. As I'm an artists myself based in London I will copy your site as a favourite. Great inspiration.

Tony Scrivener