Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Week Links: 1

In my travels on the Internet in the past week, I have found so many inspiring and informative blog posts that I decided I needed to an entire post of my own to share them with you. Realizing that this happens every week, I have decided to make this a weekly feature on my blog every Sunday. 


Sit back, grab a cup of (fill in the blank) and be ready to spend some time in blog heaven...

The always amazing Michelle Ward has generously shared a complete step-by-step tutorial for her unique Debris Journals in this post on Somerset Place, the blog for Stampington & Company. I've seen these journals in person and they are spectacular.

Jennifer Coyne Qudeen reviews day 5 of her week-long art retreat with her friend Pam. It may be in the US but she calls it OZ....as in Dorothy and Toto. Take a look at the pictures of their mark making, tags, handmade books, and more. And check out all the other days of this special experience.

File this link under shameless self-promotion. Katie LaClair from the blog Back Home Art has posted an interview that she recently did with me that shares my process, inspirations, and experiences as an artist. Plus there are pictures too! 

Crystal Neubauer from the blog Other People's Flowers has a series of ongoing features in the last few months that have included Found Object Friday, Studio Spotlight, Redemption Stories and Slow Down Sundays. One of my favorite posts among the many series was a post written by Bridgette Guerzon Mills.

Denise from Grrl & Dog shares her art journaling and writes a post that once and for all will make you believe that "normal" is overrated. Her realness and rawness is apparent in every word and every journal page...and is a breath of fresh air to me!

Veronica Funk shares her thoughts on inspiration and shares some wise words about the beauty of being an artist.

Journal artist Kelly Kilmer has put together the definitive guide to inks, acrylics, and empty markers that is useful whether you journal or not. She names names and also includes a list of tips that are very helpful. Bonus -- she also lists links to her other informative posts on pens and markers.

14 comments:

Sharon W. said...

What a wonderful start to a new day and a new month of creativity! Loved 'em all. I look forward to this, for sure!

amy of four corners design said...

what a great idea Seth... I will look forward to this - thanks! And I pegged that tutorial from Michelle Ward about her cardboard journals...I'll be doing that!

Jennifer said...

What a great idea Seth! I'm honored to be included. Pam and I had a fantastic week in Oz (aka Kansas). Our only plan for the week was to work with paper. The rest was just pure fun!

Jo Murray said...

Thanks Seth...a wealth of inspiration here.

Val S said...

Oh, dear, so many links that I must look at. I guess I won't get all the housework done today...

Kim Henkel said...

My blog perusing has been limited lately as the day job has been taking all my time, but I know where I am heading with my free minutes! Thanks for the wonderful suggestions!

Crystal Neubauer said...

Bridgette's post is a favorite of many. She is as talented at crafting words as she is her work. Thanks so much for including my blog this week Seth!

michelle ward said...

Thanks for the shout-out Seth. I'm off to check out your other recommendations. Happy to see I'm considered a WEEK link, not a weak link. *wink*

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the great round up!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks, Seth!! :)

trish quilty said...

thanks so much Seth for all the blog listings. Some I already follow but others will definately be explored.Will look forward to each Sunday!

Tami said...

I actually have been spending more time on my blog because I have been teaching some local mixed media classes and my students love it. My business has evolved, and I'm not sure what it's really going to look like in even then next few months, but I love blogging about it. My readership is very slowly increasing, actually, but it's such a slow process. Fondly, Tami

Parabolic Muse said...

Your recommendations are always rewarding. I didn't know about that somerset blog. What have I been doing?!
Anyway, off to visit the blogs you visit regularly because I know they are stellar.

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Thanks for the links, Seth -- I clicked 'em all and was rewarded! All very interesting and fun.