Sunday, March 13, 2011

Collectors Edition: Chapter 11

Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Links to the first four projects (Secret Sunday, The Book Guild, StudioScapes, Viewer's Choice) can be found on the sidebar of my blog.

Collectors Edition is the fifth installment in which your favorite artists share their favorite collection or obsession.

I'm obsessed sort of with altering Barbies.

What I collect to use in my art.


Wool and felt.

White The Rabbit with ephemera - I'm addicted to pianting these guys!

My travel bag for camera and art materials.

Photoshop and html – I’m using it to bling my blog and to create collage and mixed media images for myself and Etsy.

My obsession is catching a good flying crow picture on one of my photo shoots of the many flocks ("murders") living around my area.

I have some major art journal obsession going on. Also can't do enough digital art including digital collages, digital alteration of simple photographs etc. Photography is my most ardent passion and I use my photographs as the basis for many of my projects.

My current obsession is creating my own reusable graphics for collage, altered books and art journaling.

Gail Pierce

Horses, it is said, exude strength, power, and beauty. My horse collection has changed from the plastic ones of my youth to the treasures I have found on my travels. I continue to add photographs of horses to my personal image bank to use in my work some of which can be seen on my blog.

'Horses make a landscape look beautiful' Alice Walker

Next Collectors Edition Post - 3/20/11

Open Call

The artists from The Pulse have shown you let's see yours!

If you would like to participate in Collectors Edition, sign up by leaving a comment to this post. Then on Sunday March 20th, share one or more of your collections/obsessions in a post on your own blog. Please email me at when you go live so I can add a direct link to your site on my blog. That way you can visit The Altered Page to find all the participants. And to the artists who have already been posted as part of Collectors Edition - I know you have even more collections so I hope you will also join in on this open call.


Michelle said...

I love the White Rabbit piece - stunning!

Thanks for the great collection on show this week.

LaWendula said...

Hi dear, thank you so much for putting me in this lovely collection. It's so nice to get some insights in other people's art and stuff.
Have a great sunday!

Svetlana said...

It's been great seeing what we tend to collect. My collections are growing each day and space is getting narrower. Who knows I may need either to move out or buy bigger place in the near future.
I let you know when the picks are posted.

Holly Dean Artist said...

These collections are so inspiring! I've found new artists to follow and have been noticing what attracts me... I would love to take part in this visual sharing of collected "stuff"!

Julee said...

Oh, yes please! I would love to share. Thanks for the opportunity!

amy of studio four corners said...

its been very interesting to see what others collect...yes, count me in on sharing my collections - will do so on the 20th- thanks
amy of four corners design

Lisa said...

colorful, varied and interesting...always a kick to see what others collect in their treasure stash..

Kris said...

I'll do this! Thanks for taking the time to bring us all together :)

femminismo said...

Such fantastic artists and great ideas - inspiring photos. Glad to catch up with you again. Oh, those art journalers! Aren't they something???

Stephanie said...

nice collections here...a little bit different and all very interesting.

I'd love to share some collections...puttin' it on my calendar.

Anonymous said...

i dont have a blog maybe this is a good reason to start one as at least someone might come to see it i have lots of stuff as i think most artists are hardcore packrats obessions well its always something this is a wonderful invitation and generous of you and what makes the www worthwhile

Rebeca Trevino said...

every chapter in the "collectors edition' has been so inspiring. i find myself looking forward to Sunday.
thank you Seth!

Anonymous said...

Sooo many wonderful collections! Thank you for asking for more! Has me wondering what else I collect?!

Dayna said...

I've loved this weekly feature and I do believe I'd like to play!

Parabolic Muse said...

I would like to join in! thanks!

Jilly Z said...

Find it interesting that there are so many different kinds of altered photograph collections that people are using in their art. Even in this one venue, just love the unique subtleties of the variations. Can't wait for your open call collections post!!

Marcia Beckett said...

Hi! I have a bunch of collections I'm going to share. I will post the link when I have completed the postings. :)

Marcia Beckett said...

Here's Part 1 of My Collections-- which is my autograph collection that I started when I was a little kid. It's not a direct collection related to art, but there's some cartoonists and artists in the collection.

chris fondi said...

i have lurked on your site for two years... yikes. that sounds ominous. i have found many inspiring ideas and people here.
now i jump in as a collector of many collections. and so much more than thank you for a thrilling site.

Anonymous said...

I'm in! I don't know just yet what I'll post...but I have a couple of days to come up with a challenge!!

Mescrap said...

i have finish taking photos of my latest obsession. Will drop you an email once i get them upload.
Thanks for the great collections that can peek at glance at your blog.

Mescrap said...

My current collection

Lise said...

Here is mine ! :-)

xo. Lise