Wednesday, October 9, 2013

30/30: Trudi Sissons


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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"My biggest dream as a schoolgirl was to be able to buy the largest pack of Laurentian pencil crayons available.


I would bring them to school and the teacher would allow me to stay in at recess so I could sharpen each pencil in the good pencil sharpener.


Some things never change."


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Although I have never met Trudi, I have known her for almost as long as I have been online. She participated in my very first online version of The Pulse in January 2008 - just 5 months after I started blogging. Since that time, I have been involved in many projects she has hosted and she has been a part of many of the projects that I have developed. She has always been a supportive friend, a generous artist, and an extremely good soul.

Trudi is equally adept in so many aspects of mixed media art too, whether it be digital art, painting, collaging, stitching, working with fabrics, box making, or more. She has a way with color and composition. Furthermore, her work always carries with it and elicits a strong sense of emotion and story. And what truly sets her apart is her imagination -- it is limitless.

As a bonus, Trudi put together a 48 second video that shows the steps she took from start to finish to create The Chairman, a piece she contributed to the book. Click play and be amazed...


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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. 

60 comments:

Jo Murray said...

I reckon Trudi is a bit of a 'digital Dali'. Wonderfully imaginative work.

Mia A. said...

So beautiful, these works really evoke feelings.. Good drawing, but the use of color is what really makes them come alive.

Angie said...

Magical Awesomeness!!

amy of four corners design said...

I was lucky enough to win one of Trudi's giveaways once...so I have a mini-collection of her art...so grand...

Linda Naprstek said...

Seth Thanks for showing me her work, I will be a follower Linda

Nan G said...

I am new fan of Trudi's now! Thanks for the intro, Seth.

queenb2u said...

Digital art is always facinating to me...Trudi just has the knack for color and composition. Love her work. Thanks, Seth.

Roberta said...

I really enjoyed the video! It was so interesting what she did electronically and by hand with Van Gogh and Betty Edwards. Loved it!

elle said...

Great video and inspiration!

.Trudi Sissons said...

Thanks Seth!

Darlene K Campbell said...

I also like the imaginative qualities of her work. I can lose myself in it. Off to find the video Roberta and Elle mentioned.

Rachel Whetzel said...

So much fun getting to "know" all the artists in your book, Seth! Trudi's work is totally cool.

Leslie said...

That video was very inspiring, as is Trudi's work! Thank you for sharing her and the other artists with us!

Joan Waites said...

Thank you for the introduction to the artist and her beautiful work!

Kimmer said...

Wow. Love her work.

Hue and Me Art said...

Oh wow....I did this same exercise...don't know what happened to it though! Love what
you did with it digitally!!! WOW
I'm a new fan too!

sf said...

Lovely! (And honestly I hope my name is drawn; will do a pasticcio write-up!)

jodi said...

This is so fun being exposed to all these wonderful artists!

Doris said...

Trudi's work is phenomenal!

Patty H said...

Love the video of her process. Thanks for introducing my to this wonderful artist!

~*~Patty S said...

Your description of Trudi had me shaking my head in agreement...
she is a continuous wonder creating a broad range of really fabulous art pieces and such a lovely person to boot!
oxo

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous, rich colors!

Holly Shaw said...

I love Trudi's unapologetic use of imagery, especially in the ballerina piece.

Bill said...

I love her first piece of art shown. Very cool!

donnaj said...

Always enjoy seeing digital work that people do-since i'll never attempt it :)

Barbara I. said...

Once again you've introduced me to someone new, Seth. I loved Trudi's short video and the pictures of her very interesting art. I have not tried digital art yet. It's something I may decide to look in to. For the giveaway:
bkisrael@gmail.com

Sandy said...

I'm amazed!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow..just AWESOME!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Awesome!

Deborah J Bein said...

lovely, a new artist for my collection!
dbein@hvc.rr.com

Candice Thomas said...

Yes, Tridi's work is awsome. I love her imagination and use of color. You could study some of her pieces for a long time and feel like you are discovering something new each time you look! Thanks for sharing.

Irma said...

So glad you introduced Trudi- love her art!

Jan said...

Such interesting, colorful and creative work! Thanks.

Laura Strack said...

Loved that video. Trudi is certainly amazing and I could have watched a 2 hour movie, if she was the writer. Thank you, Seth!

Ramona Daniel Gault said...

Trudi Sissons: a new discovery for me. I love finding a new artist; thanks so much, Seth.

Lynda said...

Lots to explore about Trudi... thanks for the info/link...

madelincwolf said...

Amazing video;amazing artist! And, thanks for the giveaway.

Christine Kiehl said...

What a delightful post! Duh, I just realized that it is YOUR book. Am I slow or what? I am so thankful that you had invited them; and they all accepted; to do the online intro and share!!! This month has been a total blast! Thank you so much! Huggies!

Marilyn said...

Yes, Trudi is a very talented and generous artist. She helped me "dress up" my blog when I was a relatively new blogger. I purchased a couple of her digital collages and have them hanging on my "other people's art" wall. I love her work.

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Beautiful work.

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Chris said...

Trudi's work is amazing, I loved the video!

Barbara Mason said...

Loved watching the way Trudi processes her work...I have seen her works before but now this combination of drawing and digital make so much more sense to me. Thanks to Trudi & you Seth!

Hastypearl said...

Ok. This one was a GIVEN! Love her...this is fun, thanks Seth! Laura

angi eharis said...

Another amazing and talented artist, u are so lucky seth and now we are lucky as we get to meet these amazing artist! Aloha, angi in hana

Pd Packard said...

Wonderful digital collages! Loved seeing the video - thanks for sharing the process, I know it's work.

Hester said...

Truly amazing!

Peg Englishman said...

Trudi's work is lovely. thank you for sharing her work :)

stlbarb said...

Trudi puts so many elements into her artwork. Just gorgeous!

Ruth L said...

Great collage work.

Eva said...

These are amazing mixed media works by fantastic artists. I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing the art.

Larry said...

I've admired Trudi's work since I first saw it on the Deviant Scrap website. She is truly inspiring.

Mickie said...

Ok, now I truly enjoyed her blog. I too love pencils and she is a great artist.

Lura said...

i really love trudi lots. what a great way to meet so many different artists. xoxox

Parabolic Muse said...

Just awesome. Just fabulous. Incomparable.

Jorin said...

Wonderful textures and I love Trudi's dream of the largest pack of pencils - sounds like my own dream.

Gillian Pearce said...

Amazing work and a lovely story to go with it!