Tuesday, October 15, 2013

30/30: Jennifer Coyne Qudeen



30 artists...30 days. Spend the month of October with me at The Altered Page to meet the 30 spotlight artists in my book The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists. See them in action in their studios, 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 Mixed-Media Artist.


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"I am a mark maker,


storyteller, surface design explorer, a rust junkie


and a thorough believer of asking what if?"


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I first "met" Jennifer online in 2011 when she participated in my Buried Treasure collaborative project. I felt an instant connection with Jennifer at that time as I realized that we shared a common interest: rust. She is the self described rust junkie. While most people outside of the mixed media art community might not understand why this was so exciting to me, I know many of my blog readers will absolutely get it.

Jennifer creates the most wonderful surfaces in fascinating ways -- as can be seen in the pictures in this post and in those she contributed to the book. I was lucky enough to meet Jennifer at an art exhibition in NYC last year. It was great to connect with her in person and share some art time together. And I can say for sure that she is every bit as interesting as the surfaces she creates!
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GIVEAWAY

For every comment you leave in October on one of the 30/30 posts on my blog, you will have that many chances to win a signed copy of The Mixed Media Artist. I will be giving away a total of 3 copies. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have (but only 1 per post please). Please make sure I have a way to contact you. Winners will be announced in early November. 

51 comments:

layers said...

I think that it is wonderful that you feature the artists in your new book... so supportive and creative at the same time.

Angie said...

I too love rust as JCQ says "it has vibrancy and mysteriousness" "and begs to be explored, to be played and experimented with"

Jo Murray said...

Mark-making with rust could easily become one of my favourite techniques. Particularly after seeing Jennifer's work.

Jo Murray said...

Mark-making with rust could easily become one of my favourite techniques. Particularly after seeing Jennifer's work.

elizabeth bunsen said...

Jennifer Coyne Qudeen is my rust muse, fellow adventurer in the extraordinary pleasures of tea bag paper play, and what-iffing. I have my fingers crossed that someday she will come have tea, line up some stripey rocks and play with me in my rust garden. I love her quiet aesthetic. Excellent choice Seth.

elle said...

I am so enjoying this month. Seth, your write ups are delightful and the artists amazing!

queenb2u said...

Yummy rust. I too love rust. Fascinating art. Love JCQ's work. Oh, did I mention that I love rust? Another great choice, Seth.

Nan G said...

Who knew there were some many rust junkies out there! Thanks for introducing us to another truly inspiring artist.

Hue and Me Art said...

I love Jennifer's work....all that
rust and the marks it makes...amazing!!

ArtPropelled said...

I think it was the rust that drew me to Jennifer's blog a while ago, so yes I absolutely get it.

Luanne said...

I am becoming very enchanted with rust, in part due to your artist profiles. Thank you for sharing!

Chris said...

Love the rust! Very cool work!

Anonymous said...

I love the layers of distressed goodness.

Jennifer said...

Oh goodness...I'm blushing sitting here reading all the lovely comments that have been left. Thank you to all! Most of all, huge thanks to you Seth for extending the invitation to be part of such a wonderful project. And congratulations on book #2!!!

Bill said...

Anyone who is a rust junkie is a-okay in my book!

Lynda said...

Another treasure discovered, with Jennifer's art/site... thanks Seth!

Ruth L said...

Great surface texture!

Kim Mailhot said...

Love Jennifer and her rusty marks !

Leslie said...

I love Jennifer's rusty work! So nice to know that I'll be seeing more of it in your book!

donnaj said...

love the images you shared of her work. Only fellow rust-lovers "get" why we are so attracted to it. Now to check out more of her work!

trish quilty said...

As you know I too love rust its stories, and really enjoyed Jennifers' art amd blog. Thanks for featuring her.o

Hester said...

Beautiful rust.

Kathy said...

I've found a kindred soul! On our various flea-marketing trips, my sister eyes my rusty loot anxiously and declares "There's a tetanus shot waiting to happen". I just grin with delight

Darlene K Campbell said...

Mysterious beauty. I LOVE RUST. Going to visit her blog straight away. Thanks for the introduction Seth.

Hastypearl said...

Woohoo! I'd love to get inside of her talented brain! Laura

Pd Packard said...

Luv all the shades achieved through using "rust" - really something!

Candice Thomas said...

Beautiful surfaces. Would love to see Jennifer's work in person.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I do love rust as well and as a matter of fact have a fresh batch from my recent trip to my stster's cotage. Nothing too noteworthy, but oerhaps a colage of it would be appropriate.

Deborah J Bein said...

me rust junkie too.....
dbein@hvc.rr.com

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I love rust too!

Irma said...

I'm really into the earthy color palette that Ms. Jennifer uses;
Seth, I'm finding out about new artists I've never hear of and that is an amazing thing in itself, even if I don't win a book ;) Thank you!

madelincwolf said...

Rust often is often seen as decay, blight and generally something to be discarded or scrapped for whatever metal is left. In this context it becomes an exciting medium for creating art. Thanks for including Jennifer in your book!

Mickie said...

Being a lover of rust I was truly intrigued and exploring her blog was a delight!

Laura Strack said...

I couldn't shake my stare of her photos. Mesmerizing....I need to know more!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what great surface treatment she does!? AMAZING!

Teri said...

I see some of Elizabeth Bunson in this work. Maybe it is just that we are all "reinventing" what is already out there. I have been sewing on paper forever, like some of these that you feature. I guess what is great is even greater!

Barbara I. said...
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Barbara I. said...

As soon as I saw the word, "rust" I knew that Jennifer was a kindred spirit with you Seth. I am quite fond of rust myself! I enjoyed looking at her website and viewing the vimeo video about India Flint's "rusty art work" too. Jennifer, Elizabeth B. and India all love rust!!! I look forward to checking your blog each day for the next installment of 30/30! bkisrael@gmail.com

angi eharis said...

we love rust junkies! love her work and her marks, tx again seth! aloha, angi in hana

Trace Willans said...

I love JCQ, win a book buy a book, looks like I am going to have to have this one. So many of my favourite artists.

Patty H said...

Rust in enticing, although I haven't tried it yet. I even have the materials! Jennifer might be the one to inspire me to actually do it!

Renata said...

Who knew rust could be so beautiful!

Peg Englishman said...

I love Jennifer's use of texture......very inspiring :)

Beverley Baird said...

What fabulous pieces! Love the rust and the texture!

Sandy said...

Beautiful! Feel so lucky to be introduced to all these Creatives and learn about new techniques and processes!

Blessedsue said...

Incredible art, so inspiring.

Thank you,
Suzanne

musictoliveby08 on YouTube

Lura said...

you sure have made your mark seth. this book is to die for. xoxo

Jorin said...

The texture and the rust - I love this.

Christine Kiehl said...

What if? GOod question. I like Jennifers style! Thanks for sharing her!

Gillian Pearce said...

Love the "what if" question in her work. I find so much of what I like comes from happy surprises!

Jennifer said...

Many thanks to everyone for their touching comments about my work. It's always good to find kindred spirits and it seems that the world is filled with rust junkies. What a wonderful thing that is!