Thursday, July 5, 2012

500,000 Thank Yous!


How do I wrap my head around the adventure of a lifetime?

And how do I even begin to express my thanks to each and every one of you?


Last week the counter on my blog passed 500,000. Half a million hits. I don't even know how to integrate that number. It truly boggles my mind. The Altered Page has become all that I dared hope it would. And more. All of you -- your visits, your comments, your emails, your blogs, and your support -- have become as important to me as my paint. 

I sometimes wonder what my life in art would be like today without all that the Internet has offered. It has provided me with a community, an education, a forum, and an outlet. It has offered me opportunities to share and sell my art. It has given me a voice. It has opened doors which I have happily and eagerly walked through. I am a broken record when I say that I would not be the artist I am today without my blog. And without all of you!

 Those of you who know me, know how focused and single-minded I can be when I have a goal that I am passionate about. And I have worked very hard to create the world of The Altered Page. But I can honestly say that every bit of effort and time that I have dedicated to this has been more than worth it. And I am beyond excited thinking about the ideas I have for future projects and all the amazing experiences that have yet to unfold.

2012 has been and continues to be a dream year for me. It has been a year of firsts, some of which have yet to even be announced. These have included my first book and my first set of workshop DVDs. And as a small token of thanks to you, I would like to offer you a gift. In blog-speak that translates to a giveaway.

To be eligible, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post AND make sure that I have a way of contacting you -- Blogger often doesn't automatically post the emails of commenters. Comments will be closed at the end of day on Monday, July 9th.

Two people will win and the prizes are two bundles, each of which will include signed copies of:

The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed

Easy Mixed Media Surface Techniques

Easy Mixed Media Techniques for the Art Journal

Good luck to everybody and thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

189 comments:

deborah from collagewhirl said...

Congratulations on all your successes, Seth! And thank you for doing such a generous giveaway :)

audrey said...

Seth,
It is obvious how much time and devotion you put into your blog. It is so much more than "a blog". You've created a window that opens wide to so many avenues ~ your art, the art of others, interviews, collaborations, shows, books, inspiration, and on and on. Thank you for that! And thank you for the opportunity to have a chance to win your generous and exciting giveaway. Audrey

jinxxxygirl said...

I'm sure every one would agree Seth its really 'thank YOU'! Congratulations on all your triumphs! With many more to come i hope. Your giveaway is beyond generous! Please count me in!

pfstuff said...

You are quite the guy-been following for quite awhile now and it's become a way to know what's going on in lot's of places, plus your own art is really, really nice. Here's to a million!!!!!

cHim-prints said...

Love your blog! And the personal touch that goes with it.

And... I can't think of a bundle I would rather win!

chimprints(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebeca Trevino said...

no matter what . . . i always look forward to see what you are up to -via your posts-
congratulations on all the good things that have come your way. you deserve it. i have learned so much from you, and i always feel that if i have a question, you will help me figure out an answer.
thank you seth, and congrats again.

sf said...

Wow, Seth! You know you have rocked our world - the proof is in the numbers..can't hardly wait to see what you have in store for the rest of the year...and on beyond...

Janine Whitling said...

Wow, 500,000 is a HUGE number. Congratulations to you. Its all your hard work and commitment to the arts and the arts community that reward you. Your generosity is uplifting! with love, Janine (janineATjaninewhitling.com.au)

Rosie Kearton said...

Hi Seth and congratulations - that figure is mind boggling! It's been such a pleasure following you over the last few years and seeing your blog grow - I don't visit often at the moment but you are still on my favorite list! Please count me in to the giveaway - thanks for all your devotion

liberal sprinkles said...

Congratulations on hitting half a million and thanks for all your wonderful projects!

Grace

Annie said...

Congratulations!! Yours was one of the first blogs I stumbled upon even before I set up my own. So thanks for inspiring me to go for it set up Inkhaven and for creating something that has drawn so many people in. Here's to the next exciting adventures! Please can my name go into the hat? Thanks. Ax

Carol Lee Beckx said...

What a wonderful achievement - 500,000 - a testament to your talent and a lot of hard work.

I have come across so many interesting artists, many of them in my new country, Australia. I think it's the sharing quality of your blog that makes it so special.

Raylee said...

congratulations & thank you for being so generous.

Judith said...

Seth - Congrats on such a significant milestone! That old saying, "If you build it, they (we) will come." is so true! Wishing you continued success.

Toni Baxter said...

Seth----goes to show that taking your boat to the horizon doesn't mean you'll fall off! Have a blast, then off to a new adventure!

James said...

Seth you have opened my world to so many techniques and thought processes. Your insights and choice of art seem to come at the exact moment I need it. Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity. Vicki

Sharon said...

Seth, I have admired your work since I bought a copy of The Pulse many many years ago. I will never forget that you emailed and told me that it only consisted of text, just to make sure that I would not be disappointed. I loved it and still love reading it. I recently bought a copy of your new book. Perfect! And I will be buying the DVD's! Can't wait! Thanx for all that you do.
My email is busesrkool(at)yahoo(dot)com

Barb said...

Like you, I find it amazing that you have had that many hits....but you make it easy for them to come and stay a while! Congratulations and may you double this number in no time.
barbt44@tpg.com.au

Natasha said...

500,000 hits!! Well done and congratulations. It is due to your own effort and dedication to making this site what it is. And inspiring everyone and making us all feel welcome from beginner to accomplished master. Thank you. :)

Judy Shea said...

Wow.. 500,000! That is a mind "bloggeler". You definitely have touched on the pulse, Seth. Thank you for your generous offer.
Judy: judysheart@gmail.com

Caterina Giglio said...

congrats! you know that this is more than a blog to most of us, it is a touch stone for our little art community... or rather your numbers say it is a BIG community and growing!!

Pattio said...

You have worked so hard for your success, very well deserved I'd say.We are lucky to share your talent and community you create and YOU! :)

Cheers Patti

Anita said...

Congratulations on your 500,000. I'm not surprised though, you are truly inspiring.

ArtPropelled said...

Oh what a wonderful bundle!!!
Seth, thank YOU for all you do for the blog world. You deserve recognition for all you put into it. Congrats on your 500,000!

Annie said...

This is wonderful Seth, congrats!xoxo

louciao said...

It would seem that obsession is more than its own reward. Congratulations!

elle said...

Blessings abound. Both on the giver and the receiver. Thank YOU!

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Glad to be one of the first post 500,000 commenters! Thanks for inviting us all on this marvelous ride with you! You so deserve all the wondrous things that have happened this year. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!
Erin

Cathy said...

Oh how I would love to win!!! :) thanks for the chance!

btw, I know that SO many people read blogs in a reader, and I don't think that counts on your blogger feed...so I'll bet the number is closer to a million.

I'm so happy for all your success!

zaknaps(at)yahoo.com

Carol said...

I have already been lucky enough to win something on your blog so you don't have to include me in the giveaway, but I wanted you to know that thru your blog I have discovered so many wonderful mixed media artists that have had an influence on my work. Congratulations on your well deserved success!

Michelle said...

Your work is such an inspiration. You actually make the things I see in my head.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Coffee Messiah said...

Congratulations yet again Seth -
It's been great watching your art grow and your many successes -
The World is an oyster and all one has to do is go out and pluck it out of the shell, or something -
And Thanks for the chance to win a great share = Cheers!

Maureen said...

Well, you know, Seth, if you weren't giving us a reason to stop by here we wouldn't be hittin' on ya.

Congrats!

Unknown said...

Wow, congratulations, Seth! Well earned. We (artists) appreciate YOU and the opportunities you have provided us. Thank you. And thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!!

sam brightwell said...

That's fantastic, Seth. Many happy half a million. I think you're doing so much good for mixed media art, and bringing so many wonderful people together. Thank you for creating The Altered Page.

Unknown said...

Well, well, too many email accounts. "Unknown" is me. Congratulations and thank you, Seth!!!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

You're right Seth, you have worked very hard and I am so happy to see it pay off in such a big way for you.

If I win, I will donate the book to our local library, which I have been secretly building up the mixed media section for the past 10 years (there was none when I first started going there!) and I'll keep the dvds.

lgmcat said...

Discovered the Altered Page not too long ago and am loving it! Keep up the great work! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Cindy Ellison said...

Congratulations on your having more than a half a million (yes, MILLION) visits to your blog! It is no wonder to me, your blog and work are first class.

Cindy Ellison
ccynthiaa@aol.com

Mary Dean said...

Congratulations. I have your book, but I'd love the DVD's. I'd be glad to donate a copy of the book to the Library, as well. Thank you for a chance to win.

Cartermaryd@hotmail.com

NANCY LEFKO said...

Wow, half a million...I know what an amazing feat that is and it is a tribute to the quality of art and inspiration you offer here at The Altered Page. Sending a cyber hug, my friend...congratulations :)

p-dub said...

Although I came a little late to the party that is "The Altered Page," clearly it is a worthwhile endeavor since I and so many have decided to hang out. You're a fabulous host and HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!! on this awesome, awesome milestone.

pweber(at)yahoo(dot)com

Discovery Cloth said...

This is sooooooo exciting! Congrats on 500,000!!!!!! You are an inspiration to so many and so generous to offer such an amazing give-a-way!!! Thanks for this opportunity. Sandy - discoverycloth@ymail.com

Joyce said...

Seth, it comes as no surprise that your blog hit this number...I'm sure more to come soon!! As you said, slow and steady wins the race, and you've won big time. Many congrats...as always, well-deserved! Joyce

michele hileman said...

What an awesome blog you have and the time you spend on it is noticeable.

Thank you for sharing and a chance for that great giveaway.

Michele.hileman@gmail.com

An Artaholic @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

You are so busy! Send me some of your energy! Or the giveaway will work, lol.

layers said...

Seth, I have to agree with you... the blog world has opened up so many opportunities and online friendships for you.. and for me too. Your blog is always so full of information, creativity, connections, and generosity.

Anonymous said...

Neato projects great stuff! Thank You for a chance for a giveaway... Pryfnest@midtel.net

susie said...

congratulations on all your accomplishments!!! and thanks for the chance to win such a cool giveaway. :)

Barbara L. said...

Thanks for your blog, Seth, and thanks for a chance to win a "to-die-for" giveaway.

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Count me in for your giveaway Seth! I agree that the internet is an enormous benefit to any artists. I have learned, shared and been awed by the incredible amount of talent I have access to via the web :).
Stay inspired!
Michelle
brainangles@cogeco.ca

Judy Shreve said...

Thank you for all your hard work in creating this space for us to gather and to visit with one another. You have opened doors and shown me artists - great discoveries! - all thanks to "The Altered Page"

Congratulations to you on your success - I'm sure there will be many more firsts!
xx

kathievezzani said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I appreciate being able to meet new artists through your blog.

Joan said...

No surprise that you've had half a million hits...this is the standard for mixed media art...a zillion thanks for making your blog available to those of us who aspire to reaching our goals. All praise for you is well deserved.

Joan
LVJesse at Yahoo dot com (replace symbols for words and remove any spaces)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've had all kinds of internet and computer problems, so I even missed out on seeing I made the Still Life segment on Sunday. Had I been able to, I would have touted it, as well as your 500,000 hits.

I agree that you are the best of the best. I've been making mixed media for nearly nine years, and I am such a novice compared to you and what you have managed to accomplish over these past few years. I'm really impressed. You are my hero!!

As a result, I would love to win your giveaway. It's probably the only way I will ever be able to meet you and put my hands on these wonderful tutorials. All I can say is, it would be a thrill to own these DVDs and the book. (Please contact me via the cox account WHEN I win [grin]).

Netty said...

Huge congratulations and thank for this terrific opportunity. Annette

Crafty Brook Farms said...

Congratulations Seth!! You give so much to everyone. Thanks for all you do!

carlanda brown williamson said...

congratulations seth! i love your work and would love to win! thank you for being so generous!! carlanda lollie.lucy@hotmail.com

Cheryl said...

Seth, I am overjoyed at your success. I enjoyed meeting you in Bellevue, WA a couple months ago. I would love to own your DVD's. I got a taste of your process when you did a background demo and was pleasantly surprised to see you use many of the same techniques I use. Good luck in the future!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

So happy that all of your focused-isms and single-mindedness is taking you where you want to go!

Terrie Purkey said...

No one deserves the accolades more for all you've done for and with the art community. Crossing my fingers - and I know my blogger acct has my email...

Darlene K Campbell said...

Seth, And THANK YOU. I'm sure we all wonder what art life would be without your Blog....no surprise at the number of fans you have generated.Your blog is personal, creative and entertaining; not to mention the fact that it is a place every artist needs to stop by to gain info on what is spinning in the mixed media world. Congrats! I would be estactic to win your generous prize.

Lin Collette said...

I love your work and your blog. Haven't been able to get your book yet so would love to win a copy. Keep at it!

Lin
rhodyart@aol.com

texasbarb said...

I just found your blog through the Creative Mixed Media newsletter. I also just watched the Easy Mixed Media Surface Treatments video...and LOVED the preview!!

I'm just getting started with mixed media and just the 1+ minute of the preview was loaded with ideas. THANK YOU !!

Off to watch the other preview. I'll be spending time reading the rest of your blog.

texasbarb said...

I should proof read my comments before posting. I meant 10+ minutes of the video...sorry.

dellerd said...
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dellerd said...

I am so glad I saw a link to your blog on a friend of mine's wall. I am now following you via email and would love to win your generous giveaway. Thank you for offering and congrats on the 500,000 hits, makes me even happier I am following now....

Marcia said...

You're welcome! and thank you too for a very fun blog. I would love a chance to win one of your dvds (I already own a cop of the book). Thanks for the chance to win.

4roomsandthemoon said...

Seth, you are a Force! A million thank you's for all that you do!
Olivia

Dave said...

Congrats!! And may you have at least that many more!!

Julie said...

Congratulations, Seth! Best wishes for continued success.

jo said...

You're pretty neat, Seth.

barbara said...

hi seth! i have previewed your DVD and would LOVE, love, love to be the recipient of your giveaway.
barbara

Tanya said...
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jaeartworks said...

Greatest giveaway ever! Congrats Seth!

Caroline Gill said...

What amazing achievements, Seth! Absolutely incredible ... and you inspire us all as you find new avenues for creativity on the web.

coastcard[at]gmail[dot]com

Kim Henkel said...

Wow Seth, Congratulations. Your dedication and believe in community is wonderful and I want to say thank you. I own your lovely book, and continue to enjoy it. I have no doubt that the DVD's are just as wonderful. Thanks for the generous giveaway, whom every wins it will be over the moon delighted!

trish quilty said...

I would not miss reading your blog. I do not have many bookmarked, but yours is one of 4. I so enjoy reading whenever you post. Patq

Jen Crossley said...

Seth you have given us all so much I cant imagine life with out your wonderful blog and your giving nature.Hope to see you again next year when I come to New york again that was the highlight of my trip.
Congrats on every thing
Jen

Hester said...

Seth, Congratulations on your success! please include me for your fabulous drawings.

Hester

onlakemartin@yahoo.com

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Yikes! A half million hits! Now that is a lot. And very well deserved. I have really loved looking at your blog and seeing all the wonderfully creative things you do.
Keep up the great work and congratulations.
Pamela
pgerardphoto@hotmail.com

Bev said...

oh wow i am so happy for u and its well deserved Seth u have put so much into this congrats

hugz bev
leofaerie17@gmail.com

Khryseis_Astra said...

Congrats! :D I've enjoyed your blog so much!

Kadynastar78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Mim said...

I love your blog and your books - just wonderful
Mim@dogpeoplerule.com

Gina said...

congratulations Seth! ... always lovely to read; interesting, inspiring - good luck to whoever wins this one! >>> Gina
fynearts@gmail.com

Barbara I. said...

Congrats to you dear Seth. I have never met you personally but you seem like such a nice person - a gentle soul. I'm sure other people "feel" it through your words. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome giveaway. Should I be one of the lucky ones please contact me at bkisrael@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

Tanya said...

So glad to see you reach your milestone, you are well on your way to a million and I know you will get there. Thank you for this awesome opportunity to win this awesome prize. Its Been great to connect with you and to read your blog,
tmac1999@gmail.com

Cathy Farrell said...

Congratulations on a wonderful achievement!

TinaW said...

Congratulations on having such a wonderful year! It certainly seems like you have worked very hard to get here and you deserve all the happiness coming your way.

lydiapuenteharris said...

You're awesome.love your website!:)
Lydiapharris at yahoo.com

susan in seattle said...

Seth, Do you ever sleep? Man you have worked super hard for the half million! I really appreciate getting to know all the artists featured in your book! It makes me think that I could do that too! I'd love to be a winner - your DVD's are really enticing.

susan in seattle said...

ooops...forgot my contact stuff:

sooze820 (at) msn (dot) com

Carol said...

Seth, huge congratulations! Half a million hits - just shows how much you are loved and appreciated. Your give-away is very generous and certainly one I'm sure everyone would love to win, including me, so thank you for the opportunity, and thank you for the wonderful blog.

Lynn Lucas said...

Congratulations Seth that's a fantastic milestone. I love that you are living your dreams and that you generously share your experiences and knowledge. In doing so you provide inspiration for those who follow your blog..

Laly Blue said...

Gratitude is the path to true and utter joy, something I'm very much working on these days, and your post is such a beautiful and inspiring example of it! Congratulations and a huge thank you for connecting us all! You deserve every bit of your success, so enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!
Laly (www.lalyblue.com)

Isolina Perez said...

Congratulations!!!! I loved your work instantly when I took your workshop offered through The Ink Pad. I'm not surprised you reached 500,000 hits - you're popular :)

Isolina
Solygirl7@aol.com

Isolina Perez said...

Congratulations!!!! I loved your work instantly when I took your workshop offered through The Ink Pad. I'm not surprised you reached 500,000 hits - you're popular :)

Isolina
Solygirl7@aol.com

Eileen Bellomo said...

You deserve every success. Your blog, and your commitment to a true mixed media community represents the very best of the internet. Thank you for introducing me to so many wonderful artists and here's to the next 500,000!

jeannie said...

APPRECIATE - (uh-pree-shee-eyt)
verb
value highly
admire, adore, applaud, apprise, cherish, enjoy, esteem, extol, honor, like, look up to, love, praise, prize, rate highly, regard, relish, respect, savor, treasure
x 500,000. WOW!

Billie said...

Many Congratulations Seth,

Your book is amazing, so much inspiration just like the blog. Every visit here, sparks a new idea and makes me rush to my studio to try something new.

I wish your DVDs as much sucess as your book is having, well deserved.

Thank you for all your hard work and passion that you put into the blog, the love you have for your work and your blog shine through in each post.

Best wishes

Billie

Please put my name in the hat, I'd love a chance to win.

Carolyn http://syrinxasylum.com said...

Wow, Seth, congratulations! I know I have been very inspired by your blog and your work, and I thank you for your hard work. I am excited by this giveaway, I would love to win so consider my name dropped inthe hat :)
Thanks again

QuinnCreative said...

That's a wonderful accomplishment, Seth. I am amazed by your dedication, your fresh approach, and your constantly updated ideas. Half a million visitors have been delighted, surprised, and inspired--that's quite an accomplishment.

Please drop my name into the hat.
Email: QuinnCreative [at] yahoo [dot] com

Kathryn said...

Congratulations Seth, if anyone deserves all this wonderful stuff, its you. What an incredible journey you're on and thank you for encouraging others to pursue their own. You truly are an inspiration.

queenb2u said...

WOW Seth, I'm impressed! But, I'm not surprised. I'm the one that needs to thank you. I visit The Altered Page each day to see your new creations, new projects, and new collaborations. You have been my inspiration on many levels...words don't do my gratitude justice. So, a big Thank You. You deserve the best.
I'd love to win.
bethbynum@aol.com

shelleymhouse said...

Congratulations Seth! And thank you for the inspiration.
(art@shelleymhouse.com)

Jane Wetzel said...

Holy smokes! What an incredible giveaway :) Your are such an inspiration- thank you for all you inspire!
jakewetzma@aol.com

Bill said...

I guess great things happen to a great guy. Thank you for sharing your success. And your talent! :^)

Bill

kamiguen said...

Congrats Seth! Always find your posts interesting and love following the links for added inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win too. kamiguen@westnet.com.au

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Congrats Seth on passing the 1/2 mil mark! You deserve all the good things that come your way, for all the good you have given all of us! Thanks for the chance to win a fantastic bundle.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Congrats Seth on passing the 1/2 mil mark! You deserve all the good that comes your way for all the wonderful goodness you have given us. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous bundle.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

NM_Creatrix said...

Seth, I have followed you for quite a bit of time and wish you continued success. I would LOVE to win any of the prizes!

improv cloth said...

Seth,
It sounds like your blog has gone viral! Fantastic!
Now that I'm incorporating mixed media into what I do again; I also think of you and all the amazing artwork you post...It is very inspirational. Thank you and congrats!

Joanna said...

Many many congratulations for your well deserved success. That's a wonderful giveaway too!

Jan said...

Having read your blog from nearly the beginning, I am aware of all the hard work you have invested in it and your artwork. You deserve all the success and I wish you much more. Having just started a blog, I can appreciate all your hard work even more. Thanks, and I am looking forward to what comes next!

nelda said...

Congratulations and thank you for having a wonderful, meaningful giveaway for your fans!
Thank you!

Jan said...

Having read your blog from nearly the beginning, I am aware of all the hard work you have invested in it and your artwork. You deserve all the success and I wish you much more. Having just started a blog, I can appreciate all your hard work even more. Thanks, and I am looking forward to what comes next!

Grace said...

Wow. 500,000! Congratulations. It really does sound like a fantastic year for you. Thanks for sharing your art with us. grace(at)gracemendez(dot)com

Peggy Cain said...

WOW that's alot of hits congrats!! I have already learned so much from you from your blog now I can't wait to see the videos Have a great weekend! Peggy C
bubbesbiz7@gmail.com

Denise said...

Congratulations, Seth! You've become a go-to blog for me to find out what's happening among my favorite mixed media artists. Thanks for the celebratory giveaway opportunities! ~Denise

irene said...

kudos for your accomplishments, seth. i am new to your blog but have been so inspired by both that i included a blurb on my blog.

Kim Fisher-Anctil said...

Wow! That's a BIG number :) I enjoy getting your emails and always feel inspired to create. Congratulations and blessings to you.

IrelandBrady said...

What a momentous achievement! I am thrilled for you! May your life continue to bring you happiness and unexpected surprises ....

Diana Louie, The Village Fabric Shoppe said...

What a great and well deserved accomplishment. And what a great soul for wanting to share!

dryadart said...

well one in half a million doesn't seem like good odds - but - would love to win. Congratulations on all your well deserved success.

Dawn Wilson said...

Congratulations Seth!!! What a wonderful journey you are on and I want to THANK YOU for sharing it with us. You are a generous soul and deserve it.
Dawn Wilson

hollyllama said...

Congratulations! Well-deserved recognition for a great blog and a talented guy! :)

Chris said...

Congratulations and well done Seth!
meissner51 at gmail dot com

Jo Murray said...

You are a star Seth.... even in Australia. Congratulations! It just goes to show, hard work pays off. A generous giveaway that any of your followers would be delighted with. Good luck one and all.

Kate Burroughs said...

You deserve it, for all your hard work posting your blog and coming up with questions.
Aloha, Kate

Marilyn said...

Seth,
You have earned each one of those 500,000 hits. I don't know too many artists that are as dedicated and have such an online presence. There are a few, but just a few. Keep living your dream!
xo
Marilyn

Periwinkle said...

Hi. I just discovered your blog and signed up last week but I'm glad I could help push you over the 500,000 mark. I look forward to following your posts. And I'd LOVE to win copies of your books and DVDs. Thanks.
pattielane@gmail.com

Jobee said...

Hi, Seth,

I have enjoyed your book and recommended it to my VISUAL JOURNALS group. I am sure I would learn a lot by viewing your DVDs.

Wishing you continued success,

Jo B.

Journal Swag said...

Yay, Seth! I'm so happy for you. You deserve every bit of success you have and have yet to receive!

Good for you!

Sheila

p.s. I love your book!

CERULEAN said...

Hi Seth, congratulations!

Let's make a wave for Seth:)

http://ericadamajournal.blogspot.nl/2011/08/making-waves.html

Lynne said...

Congratulations What a wonderful givaway !!!!

Fallingladies said...

Congrats and as the others have said, thanks for the giveaway!
Andrea

Jacky said...

Thank you from the bottom our hearts Seth....you have welcomed us all, created a wonderful community of like minded people.
2012, a year of firsts...I like that! Wishing you much success and happiness in what you do.

This bundle looks so exciting. I have fingers and toes crossed!

Jacky xox

Lisa Hoffman said...

Toldja.
Not that you're going to see this comment buried at the bottom of ...what?...a million other comments?

High Five, my Man. You da' best.

Lisa Hughes said...

Congrats on the magic number of 500,000. Wow, that is incredible! May 2012 continue to be a trajectory for your ideas and talent.

Cait McQuade said...

...and still counting! I just started working in collage, and surfed here from another artist's page. So much to learn! So here's my hat in the ring: caitlin(dot)mcquade(at)gmail(dot)com

donnaj said...

Congrats on a great year-here's to many more!

upstateLisa said...

Congratulations on your book and 50,000 hits!

Dianne said...

You continue to inspire and encourage us, so congratulations on your blog success, and the book publication! thanks for all you do!
dbcarey_2000@yahoo.com

LA Smith said...

Congratulations, and thank you for all the inspiration.

sheilasab@sbcglobal.net said...

hey guy---bundle me up !!! what great gifts--Seth, you know how much you have helped me--you deserve anything and everything that comes your way--i just don't know how much time you have to sleep!!! sam

ART*ticulation said...

You know Seth all the thanks goes to you, plane and simple. Thanks for eveything and the ride.....YOU ROCK!!!!!

Kathy said...

I never win these but I always try! Your blog is one of the most elegant out there. I always am inspired

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks for being and ongoing source of information and inspiration!!! Of course, I'd also like to be included in the draw....heh, heh, heh...

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Congratulations! WOW! You are changing the world with your honesty, your insight and your art. Thank you for all that you have put out there for all of us!!

Theresa said...

Good times Seth! May the hits keep on coming...best to you and yours.

Michael Cochise said...

Congratulations! I am new to the 'altered' world and discovered your blog vis Amazon author pages of Jill Berry and Quinn McDonald. I am eager to explore your posts and lessons much further; thank you for the opportunity. Best wishes, Michael (mcy3@yahoo.com)

shamhat said...

Congratulations Seth! There's so much inspiration on these pages!

shamhat208(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan said...

Your workshops look so inviting so know your book will be wonderful.. Hope I'm your winner!!!!!!!
(susan) lsgaf@sbcglobal.net

~Babs said...

Having been out of town, I am very late to this party, but please,,,if I may,,,be included.
Thanks for this wonderful and generous opportunity!

Nelda Ream said...

Congratulations, Seth! What exciting news. I love your book and the DVDs look so interesting.

Penny said...

wow, what a number, I dont think I can get a handle on it either.
congratulations on a blog well done.

Brian Kasstle said...

A heartfelt congratulations on all you have acheived Seth! And thank you for your support of your fellow artists!

Anonymous said...

Love your books, and thanks for all the inspiration! Carol M from Greenville

tgarrett said...

Seth- Congrats on that milestone-wow! What an exciting giveaway! Thanks for your support- it is an honor for me to have a piece in your book.

Carolyn Dube said...

Wow! That is one huge number and it will only be getting bigger!!! It was such a joy to read your post today because your joy was jumping off the screen. Wonderfully infectious way to start my day!

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

Congratulations! What fun to give back to all of your readers...Thank you!

LuniLadi said...

A new follower here...and SO excited to find you. I see I have a LOT of catching up to do....but there's SO much inspiration that it will probably be "the two-step"...one forward, one back. lol
Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway. Thanks even more...just for being.

glowingwheel said...

THE THANKS GO TO YOU, Seth! Thank you for continuing to bring together such a wonderful community of artists, for continually inspiring and engaging so much potentiality, for being the warm and compassionate and caring soul that you are.

I'd be glad to drop my name into that hat!
elms72701 (at) gmail (dot) com

Marit said...

Wow, that's quite a number of hits Seth!!! I have been off the computer (aaargghhh - when computers break down we notice how attached we are to that machine, isn't it?) but back online full force now and just in time to congratulate you! I would certainly love to win your package... count me in! - Oh, and I 'see' you next Wednesday ;)

Sharmon Davidson said...

Seth, you deserve every bit of success you've achieved. you are proof that hard work and perseverance really do pay off. Can you come and talk to my students about that? They get really tired of hearing me say it...

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Count me in here at Number 166 in the comment line...that is if I hit the send button in time (very unlikely as I am a long-winded gal as you know! HA!). Seth, you are a gem, a peach, an educator, a friend, a thinker, a seer, an artist, an enabler and buckets more art friend! You did for me what you talk about the internet doing for you...so thanks for that. In my 'speak' I just mean that you opened my eyes and now I feel capable. Like I said, you are an enabler. Have a tremendously splendid Sunday in New York. I'm having one of those in Vancouver, Canada. *smiles* Norma

Lora Martin said...

Congratulations, Seth, and thanks for what you share with us as well as a chance to win some great books!

Gretchen Olberding said...

I am new to the Altered Page but I find it so interesting that I will be hanging around!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

You are so busy my head could spin! But I know your two feet are firmly on the ground, and your head is down looking for rusty items....

Melva said...

Congrats Seth. Your blog is so unique. I follow constantly. Thanks for taking me to such unusual places.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling I am going to win.
I love your blog, thank you very much
for coming into our lives, Seth.
hunt.peggy@gmail.com

sf said...

Almost 200 comments! You go!

Morninglass said...

Life can be so amazing sometimes filled with twists and turns, so pleased your path has taken you somewhere where you like to be :) Congrats on your half million hits.

Morninglasstable@gmail.com

angelmom916 aka Linda said...

So amazing!!! Love to look at new and great art..I always get so much inspiration...Thanks so much for the chance to win...I love learning and trying new things..These would be perfect...

angelmom916 aka Linda said...

So amazing!!! Love to look at new and great art..I always get so much inspiration...Thanks so much for the chance to win...I love learning and trying new things..These would be perfect...

Jill Zaheer said...

What a great awe inspiring achievment! And I can see how you reached half a million hits when you can achieve 173 comments to one posting- in 4 days time! It's really a privilege to be in this inspiring community of mixed media artists.

Lindi Stevenson said...

Seth, you deserve all of the wonderful things coming your way as you have always been so generous in giving a hand up to those of us who are just beginning the journey. Half a million thank you's to you!

Holly Dean said...

I must be the 500,000th comment ;) Here's to you Seth! I am SO thrilled that I found your blog way back when. You have made the online community come alive for me!

magicinthewoods said...

Being a blogger only since this year, I have only begun to catch up with all the wonderful blogs out there, and yours is way up at the top! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy Gunther said...

Congratulations! Love hearing the joy in your words at the gratitude of those who follow your blog. Doing art is a joy to our soul to give as a gift for others to enjoy. Keep giving joy away through your gift of art! Nancy G

Lynn said...

Wow Seth, 500,000 is indeed a grand number of hits! You have made that happen! All your hard work that has gone into this blog and all you do has brought that many people to see what it is you create and offer other artists! I am happy for you! (If I were a family member I'd say I was proud of you too! ;-)

I am also excited for all you have created this year, the books, the dvds, the workshops, the collaborations, the interviews, the art shows in galleries, the book talks all over the country, my goodness, your list just seems endless. I know I am leaving a lot out.

I also feel that my blog and all the blogger friends I have made have made me the artist I am today. No doubt about it. It's an awesome thing to have and to continue experienc(ing).

Bravo to you, kudos to you, and I just see more and more years ahead of greater numbers and more exciting endeavors and creations pouring forth from your font!
Your cup runnith over with wonderful ART and goodness!

I am happy to have become one of your multitudes of blog friends.

Svetlana said...

Looks like I made just in time (although we already have Tuesday). Time difference can be a good thing.
Congratulations and thank you for the opportunity.

glimmering prize said...

look at all this love! congrats seth! best of luck to you.

eSeN said...

I think the encouragement and support you've given to other artists is starting to come to you :)

Thanks for the chance to win what looks like a fantastic bundle!

n.serene@gmail.com

lauraburlingamelee said...

Hi Seth -- thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art and talents with us! I love your work, and am thrilled with your giveaway - that's really generous and kind. :) Take care and have a great day!
Laura

PattiSokol said...

Seth,
I am going to be in you class next week at Create. I am looking forward to meeting you. I have been very inspired by your blog.
Congratulations on your much deserved success.

PattiSokol said...

Seth,
I am going to be in you class next week at Create. I am looking forward to meeting you. I have been very inspired by your blog.
Congratulations on your much deserved success.

Kristin said...

Congrats and thanks for the chance to win your goodies. I look forward to following along in the next 500,000.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Wow, Seth
All I did was blink and there were several posts I missed here! Truly, summer is flying by fast!
YOU have been such an inspiration to ALL OF US!!! The praise goes both directions~
I already won your book 'The Pulse' From Trudi of 'Two Dresses' but I would absolutely LUVVV to win one of your DVD's in the collage textures.
I don't know when your giveaway date ends, so I hope I am still allowed a chance. But, you know, it's not really about winning anything (I seem to be on a roll lately!) it is the comradeship of kindred mixed media artists is what it's all about. The more the merrier!
Cheers! For a fabulous year!
Teresa in California
tscat@sbcglobal.net