Monday, July 30, 2018

Art Down Under - Part 2

I found my recent trip to Australia very inspiring and was in an art making mode whenever I had a free moment. I am sharing this work in a series of posts. You can find the first post here and additional work below. Available pieces have just been added to my online shop

Iron Mountain (available here)

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Bird of Paradise (available here)

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Downloadable Collage Elements

As part of being the artist of the month for July at Cloth Paper Scissors...

I am offering downloadable, resizable and printable collage elements, each of which comes from a recent piece of my artwork. 

They are available free here. And if you use them, I would love for you to share the results with me.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Love Rust!

It is always exciting to see how artists use my products to create art and that is definitely the case when the artist is the company boss. Leandra Franich who, along with Mark Franich, runs PaperArtsy has made a wonderfully layered artwork using one of my just-released, PaperArtsy stamp set.

Pretty Rust!

She used many of the 12 new colors of Fresco Chalk Acrylics just released. See more images and read about the details of her work and the entire new release here

Friday, July 27, 2018

Phresh New Stamp Release


Thrilled to finally be able to share my newest release from Impression Obsession - four stamp sets to add to your ever growing collection.

Which type of creative soul are you? What words best describe your creative direction? Are you a Traveler, VoyagerSeeker, Wanderer or Explorer always on a creative quest? Or perhaps you are more of an Illusionist, InventorAlchemist or Magician, making art magically appear. Maybe you are a Rebel or Revolutionary, using your art to make a change. You could be the BohemianGypsy, Dreamer or Wayfarer, with an ever changing creative voice. Perhaps it is all about personal expression and you are in fact a Storytelller,  or Archivist. But no matter who you are, there is no doubt in my mind that you are an Artist.

We all have a story to tell. And for that we need language. Sometimes a photograph, a paint stroke, or a collage is the perfect vocabulary. But at other times, we need the perfect word. Take a look, as you just might find it here.

First things first. Without a doubt, now is the time to think out of the box and to draw outside the lines. It's now or never but take one day at a time and fully live your past, present, (and) future.

There are a lot of words in this new release...but sometimes you just gotta make your mark with something more visual. Time to get your Grunge Grid on and make art!

Have a closer look at these - and my entire stamp collection - here.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

New: PaperArtsy Stamp Sets

All your stamp lovers out there...I am excited to share my two newest stamp sets from PaperArtsy

The majority of my stamps with PA have been designed around elements that are part of my mixed media artwork. These represent a new direction for me and are all taken from my own photography from my travels.  

Eclectica Seth Apter Set 09 (ESA09)

The images from Set 09 were taken in the United States, the UK and in Australia. Clockwise from the upper-left, these are computer-altered photographs of a vintage game board, a typewriter keypad, a stack of paint cans, and an artist flat file.

This artwork was made using all 4 stamps, each in a different way.


Eclectica Seth Apter Set 10 (ESA10)

Images in Set 10 were created from photographs taken in the UK and the United States. Plus there is a stamp from a photo of a vintage, latin text -- cause you cannot have enough text stamps of course. Images, clockwise from upper-left are from photographs of a wish-wall of tags, latin text, a gas pump sign, a leafless tree and some 3D letters spelling out a favorite phrase of mixed media artists both near and far.

This artwork uses all but one stamp from set 10.

Click here to see the release post on the PaperArtsy blog, with more details, artwork and pictures.

These stamp sets are available at both online and brick & mortar shops. They can also be found on the shelves of my online shop.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Art Down Under - Part 1

One of my favorite parts of traveling is the creative inspiration it provides. I find that my art can change, in both subtle and dramatic ways, when I am away from home and on an adventure. This has always been the case when I visit Australia and my recent trip there was no exception.

Several of my workshops were hosted by Fiber Arts Australia and my use of fabric bits and stitching, already a part of my art to a degree, has noticeably increased as a result. Happily I found time to create a good deal of work during my stretch in Australia and am itching to create more now that I am home. Here are just some of the pieces I made, with more posts to follow in the coming days.

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Available pieces from this post have now been added to the shelves of my online shop. Stay tuned for more posts and additional work to be added there soon.