Sunday, February 23, 2014

Caught in the Act

When I was recently out in California, I had the pleasure to meet Kathy Eldon at Creative Visions Foundation (CVF) in Malibu, California.


Kathy is a remarkable women and an inspiration to me...and so many other people. She has recently published her auto-biography In the Heart of Life: A Memoir and I can guarantee that you will be captivated by her story and moved and inspired by her life.



Creative Visions Foundation was founded by Kathy and her daughter Amy in 1998.


The organization was inspired by the life of Dan Eldon, who at age 22 was killed in Somolia while reporting on the conflict there as a photojournalist for Reuters. He was an artist, an activist and an adventurer and is well known for his art journals -- created long before the current art journaling movement. You can read more of Dan's story here and see a post on my blog from 2008 that highlights my visit to a traveling exhibition of his journals.


I included a tribute to Dan in my newest book The Mixed-Media Artist and was thrilled to be able to give a copy to Kathy in person. I was bowled over by her energy, enthusiasm, and sincerity. And you will be too...


Caught in the Act: Kathy Eldon and Seth Apter

I will be collaborating with Kathy and CVF on a new project and look forward to sharing the details with you soon. Stay tuned for more information on how you can be a part of this too!

12 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

I've also been intrigue by Dan's journals for years and so enjoyed watching the video. Looking forward to hearing more about your collaboration project.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING!!!

elle said...

Nice to see you interacting! Great video.

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Jo Murray said...

I remember your post on Dan and found his journals so amazing. Good interview...you'll be more famous than the President soon.

Lynn Cohen said...

What a fun video/interview! Sounds like more collaborations await you at every turn! Great plug for your new book too. Looks great! Bravo!!!!!

Nan G said...

Delightful video.

Hue and Me Art said...

Always inspiring Seth. Looking forward to your new project.

sona nast said...

I read In the Heart of Life and was captivated by her life and that of her son. Well worth reading. Looking forward to hearing more about your project together.

Patti Sokol said...

I loved your interview! I can't wait to hear more about your future collaboration with her. I am always so inspired by Dan Eldon's work and frequently flip through The Journey is the Destination on a regular basis.

MB Shaw said...

How exciting! I am so happy you had such a unique opportunity to meet up with Kathy. The video is a delight!! Congratulations.

oneartistjournal.com said...

Incredible Seth, inspiring post!