Monday, October 21, 2013

30/30: PD Packard



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 believe that there is an absolute law of harmony that is accessible to all.


From this law is an endless source of inspiration and knowledge that I rely upon when creating and executing my artwork.


Through my prints, watercolors and hand-bound books I am driven to express this source of inspiration and knowledge as unconditional love - not conditional romance."


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During the period when I was finalizing the artists who would be contributors to the book, I also was exhibiting at a show in NYC called Parallax. PD was in the booth directly across from me. She was showing exquisite prints but what really got my heart beating faster was an accordion book that she had made. Not just any old accordion mind you -- hers measured 25 x 25 inches and was over 8 feet long when fully opened. She had me at hello.

I spent a good deal of time hanging out with PD at the exhibition and we have remained in contact since. She is a fascinating and compelling person who creates art to match. Her process, much of which is shared in the book, is so interesting to me. She combines a sense of precision with a sense of freedom as she creates and in doing so, makes truly unique and thought provoking artwork.
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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. 

40 comments:

Jo Murray said...

PD's prints, books, and collographs have to be among the best I have seen. It's great that your book will make her available to many more people.

Ruth L said...

Her prints are astonishing, and her books are real art pieces!

Angie said...

WOW!!! Sorry to use such a mundane word but she took my breath away.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Interesting lady and even more interesting process. A very poetic turn of phrase.

Beanie Mouse said...

I just LOVE that Chinese calligraphy picture.....!!

Nan G said...

I so agree..."interesting lady and interesting process". Her work is outstanding.

elle said...

It was great to read about PD's process and inspiration. Lovely work.

queenb2u said...

Collagraphs and prints...I'm hooked and inspired by PD's work. Thanks, Seth.

Irma said...

8' accordion book?! Yikes! Her art seems very unique. Seth, you got a great mix of artists in this book !

Peg Englishman said...

that accordion book is quite amazing and unique! so glad you shared :)

Deborah Gregg said...

What great messages delivered so beautifully.

Rachel Whetzel said...

I am beyond thrilled with all the new (to me) artists you have introduced me to through this book, Seth!

Blessedsue said...

Incredible art, so inspiring.

Thank you,
Suzanne

Hue and Me Art said...

Very excited to see this talented lady is going to be in the book! I so want to win one!!!

trish quilty said...

thought provoking artist. WOW

Bill said...

Her butterfly piece is beautiful! I've always loved the simple beauty of oriental art.

Hastypearl said...

You had me at...the dried plant life is glued down...Laura:)

donnaj said...

8 ft long book is impressive in itself~now to check out more!

Renata said...

I love her process and how she is true to her loving intentions.

Carol said...

Very interesting! I intend to explore more.

Darlene K Campbell said...

Hoping there is a photo of the accordian book in your book Seth. Her work has easily captured my attention.

Sandy said...

Such artful expression via an accordian book!

Candice Thomas said...

Wonderful philosophy and inspiring artwork. Wish I had a chance to meet her.

Lynda said...

PD's work is quite compelling... need to investigate more...

Chris said...

So interesting!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

That butterfly print is amazing, and I love the piece with the two heads. Need to see more, especially, that accordion book!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous artwork this"

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madelincwolf said...

I have made small accordion books and seeing one in such a large format was truly inspiring. PD Packard's work is amazing.

angi eharis said...

another fabulous artist, we are so lucky to be exposed to artists that are so inspiring and good! aloha, angi in hana

Mickie said...

OMG....all I can say is WOW! Very interesting and impressive!

Barbara Mason said...

Wow each of these 3 works are by the same person!?! I like them all! Inspiring.

Barbara I. said...

As a book artist I am so impressed with the accordion book that PD created. . .amazing! Her prints and collagraphs are top notch. bkisrael@gmail.com

Patty H said...

PD is so inspiring!

Carol Beckx said...

Excellent work with great depth.

Parabolic Muse said...

Yet another artist you've introduced me to. Her work is varied and fascinating.

Jorin said...

Very nice butterflies.

DogsMom said...

This may be one of my favorite entries in your new book. The process sounds fascinating.

Christine Kiehl said...

I like her artwork and her point of view. Fun artist.

Gillian Pearce said...

Love reading about others creative process. This was inspiring.