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In today’s post I would like to introduce our Featured Artist, for October 2011

Seth Apter

The Altered Page, Seth Apters amazing blog

The Altered Page, Seth Apters amazing blog

I discovered his work thanks to Julie Prichard but for those of you who haven’t yet found Seth, here is a little more about him and his work.

Who you are: 

Seth; Seth Apter from The Altered Page.

Where you are (which country you are based in)?

 Seth: I live in New York City in the USA.

What you do:

Seth: I am a mixed media artist, blogger, soon-to-be published author, and collector of too many doohickeys, thingamajigs, and whatchamacallits to count.

An-Object-Found; by Seth Apter

An-Object-Found; by Seth Apter

What got you started in your creative journey?

Seth: A serendipitous meeting with an artist named Patricia Larsen in Vancouver, Canada. She owned a gallery at that time and although it sounds somewhat dramatic, my life was forever changed after I walked through her door. I was creative in many ways before that moment but never in the visual arts. I met her at a very transitional time in my life when I was completely open to discovering new options for myself. Patricia unlocked the artist in me and has fully supported my creative journey ever since.

What inspires you? 

Seth: Like many artists, I can find inspiration in almost anything. I think my biggest inspiration though is New York City. Everywhere I turn, I am surrounded by creative fuel. Of course there are an endless number of museums and galleries where I can experience the work of both emerging artists and famous masters. But more than that, I am inspired by the people, the architecture, the window displays, the graffiti, the design, the food, the style, and the never-ending energy of NYC.

Catori; by Seth Apter

Catori; by Seth Apter

If money,time and obligations were no object, what you would most like to do?

Seth: I would travel all over the world, set up a temporary studio in every country, absorb the local culture, and create. 

What do you enjoy most about your creative work/life?

Seth: Art for me is like a pendulum, swinging from completely isolated to socially stimulated. At one end I can get so lost in the process of creating that I lose complete track of time and become unaware of everything going on around me. At the other end, I am deeply connected to other artists through my blog and social media sites.

Blending both these extremes has brought a sense of balance to me. And that balance is what I enjoy most about my creative life.

Soar by Seth Apter

Soar by Seth Apter

Links

To find out more about Seth and his work, please visit his blog and website, details below. 

Thanks to Seth Apter for being our Featured Artist of the Month for October 2011.

Check out my dedicated page to the Featured Artist of the Month, to find out more about other artists who have been involved in earlier interviews.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

 

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Just a quick extra post to let you know that you can find out more about my art and craft over on Seth Apter’s site; The Altered Page.

Style File from Seth Apter's Pulse

I took part in his collaboration project  called The Artist’s Pulse. Head over there now to read all about it. Style File Chapter 10.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Last week I was reading Seth Apter’s blog The Altered Page and he had this wonderful idea of re-posting one of your favorite posts from the past. So for my first venture into a collaborative project of this kind, here is a video tutorial that was previously shown on my old blog and never quite made in onto here, until now…

How to Create Your Own Backgrounds using Dye Based Inks

 

 

 

This one of the first films I made and I have hopefully improved on the lighting these days.  Here is a better view of the example show demonstrated in the film;

This was the example of a handmade background, as shown in the film.

This was the example of a handmade background, as shown in the film.

 

Here are some other background papers I’ve been making;

My favorite colours from Ranger produced this piece.

My favorite colours from Ranger produced this piece.

 

Firery tones in this one

Firery tones in this one

 

Green tones this time.

Green tones this time.

 

Grungie reds make a wonderful background paper

Grungie reds make a wonderful background paper

 

Same as the earlier piece but now with a layer of irredescent spray. It is subtle until the light catches it just right.

Same as the earlier piece but now with a layer of irredescent spray. It is subtle until the light catches it just right.

 

The stamps were by Katzel Kraft and all the inks used were Ranger’s Adirondack dye based inks. Applied as shown in the film.

 

Its been great to get these on here at last. They had been forgotten, but now they are here. Do let me know what you think. A rating or two would be great if you are on You Tube ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsXM7RO3IU8

To see the work of others who are taking part in this collaboration, please visit Seth Apter’s blog; The Altered Page.

Thanks for this oportunity to join in with this project Seth, it has given me the nudge I needed to get this post on to this WordPress blog.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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