Thursday, June 12, 2014

Gold Digger


Time for a treasure hunt! This post is my own contribution to the annual, online Buried Treasure project. You can find the links to each and every participating artist in the previous post on my blog.

This is the 6th annual version of Buried Treasure and this collaboration has been held on my blog since 2009. You can click on the following links to see what I have "dug up" in prior years:

2009

2010

2011

2012
Billboard

2013
Contexture

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2014

For this year's post, I have wanderlust on my mind. I have been traveling all over the United States teaching workshops for several years. I was fortunate to also teach in Mexico just a few months ago. And in August, one of my dreams will come true when I teach in Australia as part of the first ever Art Is You Australia Mixed Media Road Show retreat. I have already begun to think about the travel journal I will make to fill with memories.

With that in mind, I bring you a re-post (edited) from 2011

Whenever I travel, I like to create a visual journal that acts as a repository for all my memories;  a book that I can flip through at any time and be brought right back into the thick of the adventure. I try to journal at some point on each day of all my trips, while the experience is fresh in my mind.

A few of my travel journals, filled with memories...

Greece (click to see the inside pages)

Italy  (click to see the inside pages)

New Mexico  (click to see the inside pages)

And my newest journal, which itself went on a journey from here...


to here...

London and Prague

A glimpse of what is inside...









You can read more about my journal-making process on Bridgette Guerzon Mills' wonderful site amanobooks in this interview from 2009.

14 comments:

Mary C. Nasser said...

So great to see ALL your buried treasures, Seth.
I love love love that CONTEXTURE piece! Exquisite!
Congratulations on your work and workshops!
Thank you for hosting Buried Treasure!

Renee said...

Awesome books! Can't wait to see what you make in the future.

Gallery Juana said...

These travel journals are inspiring! I really like the layout and materials for the New Mexico journal.

Since taking your workshop on book-making, I've been wanting to make another one. Your buried treasure post has sparked some ideas!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My favorite photo from this year's post was the one showing all the supplies you used. What a great way to start the book. And of course, it's a real winner, too.

As always, thanks for sharing your art and thanks for hosting this really fun blogging event.

Marjie Kemper said...

So many beautiful projects! Love that spinning carousel piece and all it represents, and your travel journals are truly gorgeous.

Jo Murray said...

An absolute cornucopia of delights here Seth. I'm going to get a cuppa and start enjoying.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I spent quite an enjoyable hour or so pouring over this and all your previous posts since this was my first time at this event.

Your work is absolutely wonderful, Your travel journals just blew me away. My first altered book was about my travels--very elementary work--now I see what is possible when my skills grow up!

trish quilty said...

As usual such inspiring creative work you excel at. Thanks for sharing all the books and interviews Seth.
Am working on my 52 pickup, love every minute of it. Actually kind of soothing and meditative as one works.

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Love this post, Seth! I make travel journals for all my trips too( and I recently went to Prague). Loved seeing yours. Everything looks great -- thanks for sharing - so inspiring.

Raylee said...

thanks for sharing your art.
contexture has all the colours & textures i like.

cecile graven said...

Great to be able to 'browse through' your traveljournals.
Both the NewMexico- and the Greece-journal are fav's to me.
All of your work is very inspiring to me.

~*~Patty S said...

Wanderlust is something I so relate to...what a thrill it must be to turn the pages of your travel journals Seth!
Just seeing photos is a real treat
AND Australia next = WOW that will be brilliant too I'm sure.
Thank you for another exciting Buried Treasure event this year...
I am enjoying visiting so many blogs and artists!
Happy beginning of the weekend
oxo

JackieP Neal said...

Seth, What great Buried treasures you have chosen to share with us! Every photo was more intriguing than the last- if that's possible with your art! You are so incredibly talented and your art always leaves me yearning for more!
Thank you so much for putting together this wonderful collaboration of artists!This has been fun!
Jackie")

johanna said...

i really spent quite some time with your post, clicking through all of your wonderful travel journals. such an inspiration, each of them! i´m sure i will enjoy the bloghop, too - thanks for hosting this!!