Monday, October 28, 2013

30/30: Marit Barentsen



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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"Born at the seashore. Daughter of creative parents. Made in Holland. In love with music from the sixties. Flower power girl. Dreamer and rationalist (can they go together? Yes they can!).


Creator. Art teacher. Poet. Writer. Art journaler. Artist. Story teller.


Wannabe mermaid. Blogger. Pedagogue. Mother. Lover. Insecure little girl. Wise old lady. Free spirit."


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Marit and I have crossed paths online for many years. I have been involved in a number of projects that she has hosted and she has been a participant in several that I have developed as well. She is best known as an artist for her stunning art journals. She paints, writes, collages, draws, sprays and splatters her way to create personal, colorful, unique and often times dramatic journal pages.

Marit is a very generous soul who brings her creativity into many other projects in addition to her art journaling. For example, she is the mastermind behind Featuring, an art journaling and mixed media magazine that she edits and publishes on her own. If you haven't seen this magazine yet, you are in for a treat. And that is also true with regard to the artwork and words that Marit contributed to the book.
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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. 


54 comments:

Ruth L said...

Very inspiring art journal pages, thanks for sharing.

Jo Murray said...

Multi-talented and multi-tasking diva, Marit is a very worthy member of the group featured in your book.

Marit said...

Goodmorning Seth, and thank you for introducing me in such a nice, warm and colourful way. It is always fun to see which art pieces others pick to show - and I like your choice! I am honoured to be in the book with all these amazing artists!

Nan G said...

Met Marit thru WOYWW. She's a great addition to your book.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Marit is amazing!! Her and I 'met' online YEARS ago and I am just in awe of her!! She is truly a wonderful artist!!!!

elle said...

Thanks for the introduction to this great art journalist. Wonderful blog!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

I've recently been getting familiar with Marit's work and am so glad you included her in your book. Her work is so inspiring.

Rachel Whetzel said...

<3 Marit! She has been part of my creative life for a while now... and she rocks.

Irma said...

Hi Seth,
I always look forward to finding out about art journal artists I haven't come across yet. Double goodness - you've also mentioned Marit's magazine I must look into. Thank you!

Le Loup du Chat alias Sandrine Deleuze said...

Days are too short... to discover so much inspirations, we should ask for days of 36 hours maybe ? :P thanks for sharing these !

Chris said...

Marit is an inspirational art journalist. Thank you for the introduction!

Hue and Me Art said...

Inspired me to start working on mine again. Her pages are awesome!

Janelle Marks said...

I would love to win a copy of this wonderful book.

Robert said...

Marit is simply amazing! She is one of those artists who seem to have been born with both incredible talent and boundless energy. Her 'brainchild' Featuring Magazine is a wonderful resource and inspiration for mixed media artists and art journalers, the world over. If you have not seen it, you are in for a treat when you hold any one of the four issues Marit and her editorial team have published. You can receive your very own inspiration delivered right to your mailbox by ordering Featuring online at featuringmagazine.com!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

so talented...wow!

Barbara Smith said...

Love Marit and her exuberant creativity! I just ordered her delicious looking magazines and can't wait to get them! In the meantime I'll be spending a lot of time exploring her website...it's bursting with inspiration!

Kim Caine said...

Thank you for featuring Marit! She is wonderfully talented and I found out about her through Daisy Yellow. She has wonderful influence.

Jana TangledPen said...

It's awesome to see Marit's work being published in your book. I admire her work.

Patti said...

Congrats to Marit for being another amazing artist in your new book. I look forward to seeing it.

Great post
Cheers Patti

Lura said...

i have seen your things posted before cause i remember the red one. and loved it. xoxo

Peg Englishman said...

I love Marit's work and her magazine "Featuring"! so cool to see her here! :)

angi eharis said...

truly amazing artist and giver, and u too seth! aloha,angi in hana

Patty H said...

Marit's journals are fabulous! I love the book arts and especially the personal nature of journals. Thanks for sharing her with us.

artatag said...

How wonderful to see Marit in your great book! I love her inspiring work!

brytstar said...

Love Marit's work!

april dawn said...

Congrats!

Vickie Scarlett-Fisher said...

I am loving this Seth. So many great artist you have introduced to us.

Don Madden said...

Great art journaling techniques with lots of depth and creativity

donnaj said...

Great work, now to go check out more!

Monica said...

her work is always fascinating even if the language is strange.

trish quilty said...

thanks for the artist Marit's introduction. i love meeting all the artists this month.

McMGrad89 said...

Featuring has been a fun project to work on. You have definitely featured an amazing person today, Seth. Glad to see you have a new book.

Leslie said...

Another artist who is new to me. Thanks for the introduction!

Pam Parker said...

I am familiar with Marit through the wonderful FEATURING magazine which I have read from the beginning. I am learning new things every time I hear from her.

ginigin said...

Marit is one of my favorite art journalers and i love to read her blog. Fun to learn a few more thing about her!

kim said...

I am so glad to have found your blog. Love to when your book.
Claytonrk@Yahoo.com

Bill said...

A wannabe mermaid has to be a fantastic artist!

Sandy said...

Always grateful for more art journal inspiration. Thanks for bringing the amazing Marit into my artistic life!

Deborah J Bein said...

graphic and compelling! dbein@hvc.rr.com

Kristina W said...

I've been so lucky to belong to a few groups that Marit posts in. Her art is so inspiring!!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I need to go rake a look at her blog and the magazine. Interesting work!

Mickie said...

Love her journals!!

Darlene K Campbell said...

Ah ha! I didn't realize she was the mastermind behind Featuring magazine...which I LOVE!! Great work on that magazine Marit.

Kim Mailhot said...

So love seeing my wannabe mermaid friend from across the sea celebrated in your books, Seth. Marit's journals are so inspiring !
Thanks for sharing her with us this way !

Christine Kiehl said...

I'm a wanna be Mermaid too and I love her artistic talents! Thank you for sharing!

Lura said...

i just love your art journal pages really awesome stuff. will have to look for your magazine. really want to win seths book he is quite amazing himself. xoxo

Hester said...

Love Marit's collages.

Barbara I. said...

Super fun collages. Love Marit's art. She's another artist that I am not familiar with so I'm loving this 30/30 so much! bkisrael@gmail.com

madelincwolf said...

I have never made an art journal, although I have "journaled" many books worth. MArit is very inspirational and I may give it a go!

Clare said...

Love Marit's art, she is an amazing and generous soul. My first ever visit to your blog too Seth. Now I am not going to get anything done all day as I don't want to leave it, perhaps I could just live here, in your blog. ;)

Barbara Mason said...

Oh art journaling always makes me want more time in a day....soon. Love Marit's style.

Jorin said...

I love Marits way of art journaling.

DogsMom said...

She sounds like someone I could get along with. I will head over to her blog to see more of her creaticity.

Gillian Pearce said...

Interesting journal pages, enjoyed reading about Marit.