Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Stops Along the Way

The Thread that Weaves: I have been working my way through an online workshop taught by Roxanne Evans Stout from River Garden Studio

I have been taking my time on this project and savoring each step along the way. 

She has just decided to extend sign-ups through spring. At the end of the workshop, not only will you have a handmade book to treasure but through Roxanne's videos and exercises, you will better be able to identify the "thread that weaves" through your art.


The Big Road Trip: Join Marit Barentsen from Marit's Paper World as she takes a virtual trip across the United States. 

Every Monday, starting 2/25/13, Marit will highlight a city or state by first sharing a guest post from a local who will talk about their home from an artist's point of view and then post her reader's thoughts and experiences about the same place. There is no charge for gas and no tolls along the way. This is one trip you will not want to miss.


One Fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole: Lynn Cohen from Getting my Feet Wet has just released a book that highlights her experience of one year of drawing in public over lunch at the restaurant Tacos Jalisco.

Filled cover to cover with her sketches and accompanying thoughts, this book is a gem. The drawings are filled with life and a bit of whimsy too. Any artist who has ever dealt with the self consciousness that comes with drawing in public will doubly appreciate this book.


The Ground: The third issue of The Ground print magazine was just released. The Ground is a current, edgy magazine that focuses on art, music, photography, and fashion. 

It is also a community of artists and writers that offers many networking opportunities. This recent issue is titled The Balance, and like all their issues, also focuses on a charity - in this case Unicef.


El Anatsui: Those of you who are in or close to NYC have the opportunity to see Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum. El Anatsui is a Nigerian-based artist who creates the most amazing sculptural pieces made from found materials - most often bottle caps. 

These shimmering pieces, which he manipulates almost like fabric, are large in scale, completely unique, and truly awe inspiring. The following picture gives you an idea of the size.


The Craft Donkey: Lacey from The Craft Donkey is highlighting some of my work and words on her site in a section aptly titled Men Craft Too! 

If you have never been there, her website focuses on craft-related tutorials, challenges and giveaways. Thanks so much Lacey for spotlighting my work and my blog.


Maureen said...

I've had the great pleasure of seeing El Anatsui's work. It's marvelous. The light he manages to get into his materials is amazing.

Some fun stuff in this roundup!

Jo Murray said...

So much to see, read, and do...and so little time.

Lisa said...

i am simply blown away by El Anatsui's work.. just purchased the third issue of The Ground...what a brilliant pub. thanks for keeping us in the know!

The Creative Beast said...

WOW! there is a lot of great work showcased here!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Roxanne is from my neck of the woods and does some fun work. Lots of great work here and Lynn's book IS good. I bought it and love seeing how far she has come in drawing and painting and being fearless in public. Very encouraging. Worth reading.

Carol said...

A fabulous showcase of art, Seth! I going to explore them all. Thank you!

Bill said...

So much to see this time. I love the beautiful blues you've been using.

rivergardenstudio said...

I am so glad you are enjoying my workshop Seth, I just love seeing your progress and these pages are wonderful.

mansuetude said...

feel that Gravity and Grace pulling me

Gwen Buchanan said...

Seth, the huge bottle cap piece is utterly amazing!

Lynn Cohen said...

Thanks so much for plugging my book Seth! I appreciate how you support other artists works!

The other works here are wonderful to see! Yours and theirs!!!

Parabolic Muse said...

Wow wow wow.
I find this hard to believe.

But seeing...