Saturday, September 2, 2017

By the Book

Two very exciting events are happening this month, both related to books - an area in art very close to my heart.


Marjie Kemper has started the Mixed Media Art Book Group on Facebook. In August, members of the group used Dina Wakley's book Art Journal Freedom as inspiration and created any number of artworks based on any project in the book that resonated with them. Marjie also provided weekly prompts. Over 380 images were shared. 

For the month of September, the last month of the group, Marjie has selected my book The Mixed-Media Artist as inspiration.

I am excited to see the work that is inspired by the pages of this book which, if you are not familiar, is not a traditional how-to book but rather an intimate look at the creative process of the artist. 

Intrigued? There is plenty of time to join the group and play. If you need additional incentive, anybody uploading their work in the group will be eligible for some goodies based on random draw...



Autumn Clark has just started a new challenge blog all about books - the Mini Album Makers Blog. The site offers images of and tutorials for artist books from a very talented design team. This month reveals the first challenge and I am the sponsor. The challenge happily has few rules and limits. You simply upload images of a completed artist book and link back to your site so people can see all the details. There is already some beautiful work shown. 

At the end of the month, a participant will be chosen at random to win a prize package provided buy the sponsor. I mean...who wouldn't want stamps and stencils?


And speaking of books, stay tuned for a page-by-page reveal of my newest artist book: As it Had Been


Gloria Stengel said...

Seth, thanks for sponsoring our first challenge at Mini Album Makers! The prize looks amazing!

Redanne said...

Marjie is such a lovely person and she is such an inspiration. I love that she is so encouraging in her groups too.

Thanks from me too Seth, for sponsoring our first challenge. Your book looks so beautiful, look forward to seeing more! Anne

Deb said...

Wonderful Seth, Marjie is such a generous and sharing person as are you, thank you for sponsoring the first challenge at Autumn's new challenge blog, what a wonderful prize! Deb xo

Jackie PN said...

Sad to see Marjie's group coming to a close so quickly, but I do have this book- your book- so I am hoping to play along!

As for Autumn's new group- Yay! Great that you are sponsoring her first challenge- how cool and generous!

and one more thing, did I see a thought on a new book? very interesting!
Jackie ")

Marjie Kemper said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Seth, and congratulations on the other feature as well. I'll be sure to check out Autumn's challenge and all the beautiful work shared there.

A Pink said...

Congrats on both counts! Seth . Its so kind of you to sponsor and support Autumn with her new challenge blog and Marjie with her book group and offer up such generous prize bundles too.
I have your book and am hoping to join in the creativity in Marjies group this month. Fingers crossed no curve balls scupper my plans.
You really are an all round great guy ,

SewPaperPaint said...

Wow, Marjorie is always up to something collaborative and inspiring! I'm thrilled to learn about her new venture. Thanks a million for your support in our new challenge and for the shout out!