Monday, December 14, 2015

A Cafe Giveaway


Happy to share that my work was recently featured in Artists' Cafe Volume 9. This yearly publication from Stampington & Company culls articles from previous issues of Somerset StudioSew Somerset, Art Journaling, Somerset Apprentice, and Somerset Workshop. This is one of my favorite magazines as it it really is like a "greatest hits" issue. And because the articles comes from 5 different magazines, there is a wonderful variety in the projects that are shared. For example, this issue highlights encaustic work from Serena Barton, art journal pages from Finnabair, mixed media work from Lynne Perrella, stamp carving from Pam Carriker, journaling from Dina Wakley, and so many more.

My project featured in the magazine was from a collaboration I completed with Sarah Whitmire between 2008 and 2011. We each created our own handmade and handbound books, which we traded back and forth via mail for the three years of the project. Our theme was nature and sometimes we created our own pages and other times we both worked on the same page.

Here is a glimpse into my book...











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GIVEAWAY

Stampington has generously donated a copy of Artists' Cafe Volume 9 to give away to one of my lucky readers. All you need to do is to leave a comment to this blog post and you are eligible. Comments close end of day on Friday 12/18. The winner will be contacted by email so please be sure I have your email address.

79 comments:

Jeff and Jana said...

Fantastic work and congratulations on being published!
Cheers!
jana.freeman@cox.net

Irene said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition and thanks for the heads up into this publication....have to look for it!

Shelby Pizzarro said...

EXCELLENT news! Congratulations. The Stampington titles are wonderful treasure troves of inspiration...and your work deserves to be included!

Jorin said...

That sounds great! And congratulations for beeing published.
Jorin

elle said...

Greatest Hits! Certainly a welcome addition for the bedside stack! ;^)

Kerry said...

Love following you! Cheers! Kerry Molina
kerryc627@yahoo.com

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Beautiful work Seth! And here is my email signet333@msn.com
I would love to see and read your article in the magazine so throw my hat in the ring! Thanks!!
Tina xo

flowers said...

Very inspirational and earthy.
flowergurl4eva@gmail.com

Carole M. said...

A most deserved recognition, Seth!!! Congratulations on yet another wonderful tribute to your amazing talents!!

cHim-prints said...

It seems that you would have to have a lot of faith in a person to turn over your work and say, "here, do whatever you want to this." Beautiful collaboration.

Debbie said...

Congratulations to a great artist

Lisa Winnard said...

Beautiful. Every page is so delicate. Stunning.
lisawinnard5@gmail.com

Johnel Logan said...

Inspiration abounds. Love your pages and look forward to more amazing pages. Artjojo@gmail.com

Karen Nein said...

Congratulations, Seth, on this well deserved honor. The journal is a beautiful tribute to nature!

Lillian Roskell said...

This is a beautiful work, just beautiful xx

Laurie Hill said...

Congrats on your publish. Love, love the journal full of texture. I just love journals period. 2148charlie@gmail.com

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Congrats, and pick me, pick me!!

Randi Kuhne PhotoBlog: Central Florida Photos, Blog, Travel Photojournal said...
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Randi said...

What a lusciously textured journal! randikuhne@gmail.com

Peg Seliga said...

Your work puts a sparkle in my eyes on a cloudy, rainy, cold Minnesota day.

Rosa Vera said...

As all your work, beautiful and creative. Rositavera@aol.com

Belinda Spiwak said...

Love your altered book pages. The composition is wonderful. I love looking at the found objects - adds such depth. Thanks for the giveaway!
Happy holidays!
Belinda

Diana Gabriella said...

Well done, Mr. Apter!! I always love the details in your projects! :)

Kathe @ krbartist@hotmail.com said...

Beautiful work Seth and Sara. My birthday is the 18th so maybe!!!

GardenScrapper said...

What a gorgeous piece of art!!!

Beth said...

Wonderful book!

Irena Stefanova said...

Congratulations for beeing published.
Irena
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Connie Rose said...

Awesome work as always, Seth! And cool giveaway. Happy Holidays!

suzieq23 said...

Wowsers, what a cool project. You are such an amazing artist with such an astonishing imagination and talent. Thank you for the chance to win the mag. Cannot wait to see the real thing. I look forward to your class at the Queen's Ink, Savage, MD, next August.

Katherine said...

Congratulations! I love your altered pages! Thank you for the chance to win.

Joys said...

What a beautiful journal. I love the idea of passing the journal back and forth. Three years! You must get an award for perserverance. I'd love to win the mag of top favorites.

Joys

Gwen Lafleur said...

What a gorgeous book! Thanks for the heads up... I don't always pick this publication up, so I'll be on the lookout now!

madelincwolf said...

Great concept...sumptuous book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. e-mail: phoebewolf5@hotmail.com.

Nan said...

Hi, Seth! That is one cool journal! Gives one some new ideas for art journaling! Thanks for sharing!

Kay H. said...

Fabulous! Love the variety but continuity of the work.

azviatx said...

Collaborations yield such surprising and insightful results. Thanks for sharing your pages and the publication.

Christi Conley said...

I love how you can take seemingly unrelated elements and make them appear to have belonged together all along. When I do that, I end up with a hodge podge. . . Thank you for the chance to win ~ Christi StampinDiva at Yahoo dot com

Gaby Bee said...

I like all the weathered texture! Brilliant Seth,

Happy Holidays
Gaby

Marit said...

Another beautiful collaboration Seth! I was inspired by the collaboration that you and Jill had and started some sort of 'back and forth' book with another artist last year... it is very inspiring and so much fun to find new pages in my mailbox that I 'respond' to... we work on it for a year now and we're not planning to stop sometime soon... I love it! I would also love to see your work and read the article in this Sommerset magazine so please count me in your draw. Have a great week, hugs from Holland (P.S. Thanx for your email about the creative books... it/you helped a lot!)

Renee said...

Thanks to you and Stampington for this generous giveaway! You are so talented and your work is amazing, I can't wait to see this issue. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. Fingers crossed. Renee.zarate2015@gmail.com

Mary Thoma said...

I can see this book being carried around the Shire by a young hobbit asking if someone will take him and this book to Rivendell for the fairies to decode and interpret the meaning of the elements of each page so he can learn of the power of these mysterious symbols and marks. Enchanted, nothing short of enchanted.

hennies.pennies said...

Big congratulations! Your work is amazing and inspiring. Thanks for putting it out into the world for me to enjoy!! Be especially blessed....

Anne O said...

Love the collaborative book! So rich in texture and detail.

Katie said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Janine said...

Wow... that is quite amazing. All the work that went into it. Just beautiful.

Kay Wallace said...

With art and texture to meet, it can be explosive, and you have achieved that here! Wonderful work, Seth!

Annie Hooten said...

Spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

Annie Hooten said...

Oops - forgot my email - Hootenannie4@aol.com

Vonnie Diehl said...

Like going to an art show, so much to seein one piece!

Unknown said...

I love this, so organic.
riley.pamela@gmail.com

Scrappy Diva said...

What a gorgeous issue! Congrats on your work being published, it is an amazing collaboration and an honor well deserved. Thanks for the chance to win! Contact me at marilynnew at gmail dot com.

Ann Isik said...

Great stuff. Hope I win. You should have my email, but if not: ann dot isik at annisikarts dot com. :)

Joanne Van Genderen said...

The Altered Page continues to be one of my favorite art blogs. Love your work, Seth.

janice pd said...

Oooo...pick me pick me! Currently building a mixed media library. Love your work.

jacquerose said...

I love your work and you have inspired me!

Darlene Campbell said...

Hi Seth, I remember being in awe with this book when you first showed it. Collaborating with another artist would be both exciting and a scary I suppose. I am also a fan of all of the Stampington magazines but I have yet to get my hands on this one. Thanks for a chance to win a copy! Cheers-Darlene

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heaads up. Will go get it. Love your work as usual...pat q

Nadine Wong said...

Would love to see your work in Artists Cafe. Thanks to you and Stampington for the opportunity to win the magazine.

Jan said...

love the shared project. Also love all of Stampington and co.'s publications. So inspiring.

jcanyon@msn.com

Bea said...

Your book looks so interesting and gorgeous...b

Bill said...

Your book looks like a collection of your greatest works all by itself. Wow! Congrats on being in the magazine!

Angie in AZ said...

Whoa! Amazing eye candy! I'd love to win!

Rachel said...

I would love to hold this book in my hands, and really experience it.

Annie Choate said...

I love the subtle colors you've chosen. They remained me of many walks taken in the early spring or late fall. The shapes you have usse are very evocative of a specific time or place in nature. The textures you use remind me of benchmark or the humus of leaves and plants on the forest floor.

Carol Feiner said...

Your pages are beautiful, and I would love to read your article in Artists Cafe.
carolena1948@yahoo.com

Jeanne Kelly said...

Great projects! Looking forward to reading more about them in this publication!

angi eharis said...

This book leaves me speechless, it is so wonderful, love, love, love it! Aloha, angi in hana

cecile graven said...

so many reactions. I would be very happy to win that magazine. If only fom the article about your work. I do hope to win. It is my birthday you know. Maybe that brings luck. In case my email-adress is hard to find, it is cecile.graven at hotmail.nl

Pakrat said...

Such an awesomely cool journal - you rock Seth

simply me said...

congrats Seth!! and thank you for the give a way! You are always such a big inspiration to me :)

Brenda, bdeer2@yahoo.com

Carol said...

Wonderful Seth! Thank you for the chance to win something you made. It was good to see you in Stampington's magazine.

Alison said...

Congratulations, I love the whole look of the book, the colours, the embellishments. I would love to win!

Dale Rye said...

How wonderful is that! I would love a chance to win - many thanks.

Pamela Levingston said...

Wow that is a great journal!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous book - I love each different page!

azviatx said...

Hip hip hooray! Good workings, as is your usual. Always fun to read more Seth in print. Good luck everyone.

JackieP Neal said...

Oh Seth!! congrats to you!!
This article was one of my absolute favorites of yours- I am so glad they published this one! The journals you and Sarah worked are breathtaking!! Well done my friend! Fingers and toes are tightly crossed!
ox Jackie

Jessica Salinas said...

What an amazing book and an awesome accomplishment. Congratulations! I love Artists Cafe and always enjoy reading it when I am able to grab a copy. I would love to win this one, if not I will have to go out an buy it for sure.

sunset cabin said...

thumbs up to being published in this magazine. Stampington always does a nice job and I am happy they are sharing your talents with us.