Sunday, March 18, 2012


it's my pleasure to support seth as he celebrates the release of his book, The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed. to say that seth has been supportive of my art and this blog would be a vast understatement - he commented on my first post in 2008, and his support has not stopped since. and the thing is, he's done this for lots of artists!

in case you're not familiar with seth's art, here's an example... how on earth he finds the time to make art and network like crazy is beyond me...

seth apter, click here to learn more about this piece


you can find his art at his blog, the altered page; you can also find out more about the book, as well as links to the artists from the book who've been featured - one each day - in the month of march.

for the book each of the 'featured artists' had to answer twelve questions, and we thought that these posts would be a good opportunity to get revenge, uh, i mean get to know him better...

my questions (and his answers) were:

me: of all the places you've lived or visited, which place do you feel you resonate with most?

seth: I have 2 answers to this question. In terms of places I have lived, it would be NYC hands down. To me this is home. I connect with the energy, the vibe, the creativity, the food, the art, the opportunities, the pace, the people, the architecture... really with it all. In terms of places I have visited, it would be Italy hands down. I have been there twice and every single moment was magical. Breathtaking art, gorgeous people, sensational food, stunning landscapes, endless history... how could i not resonate?

me: the person who has had the most impact on your creative life is...?

seth: Right now, the person who is having the most impact on my creative life would have to be my editor Tonia Davenport. Working with her on this book has really changed the way I think when it comes to all things creative. Throughout the whole process of writing this book she has challenged me to push myself and to think outside the box. She has shown me how important it is to take an idea further than I might have in the past. And she never settles for something when it can be better. A good philosophy for art but also for life.

wait, what, seth?! you answered those "with a twist"! you mean i could've done that?!! well in that case i'm officially (ha ha) changing my answer to the question: "If you had your choice of fame versus income as an artist, which would you chose and why?" my new answer is:

neither! the only reason i paint and draw is that it makes me happy.

'devil, angel, me' ~ oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic paint on plaster cloth

this is part of my self portrait for the book, titled 'devil, angel, me'... it only seems right that i show you the 'devil me' part since she's contributed quite a bit to this post... ; )

seth's put out an open call for art that will be shared on his blog and possibly travel with him to become part of artist panels, book signings, and exhibitions. if you're interested in more info, click here.

i'm wishing you wild success with your book and all endeavors, seth! maybe we'll finally meet when your book tour gets to the west coast!

XO

43 comments:

  1. Ooh, la, la, Lynn, Your style is cool. I love your work. I adore painting faces too and we use many of the same supplies so it was a treat to see your tutorial on how you paint a face. Congrats on being in Seth's book. I'll look forward to returning to your blog.
    Darlene

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  2. Love your comment Leslie!
    Hi Lynne, congratulations on the book. I adore your artwork and loved this post.
    xo

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  3. love your questions for Seth. really is that how you see yourself, devilish, more than angelish? can't imagine! but wonderful painting.

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  4. Congratulations on being included in the book. Interesting to see a devilish self-portrait!
    Grace

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  5. I just received this book, and happy to see you were included! You inspire me to create for the sheer joy of it! Congrats!!! ~Sam Johnson

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  6. Great post! Love your self-portrait(s)! teehee
    Congrats on being part of Seth's book! You always inspire me!

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  7. Loved your contribution to Seth's book, I've been inspired by so many incredible artists as I've flicked through its pages.

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  8. I love the little devil portrait! :0) Congrats on being in Seth's book, too.
    xoxoxo

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  9. I can become lost in your faces Lynne. You create a magical world of these beings that have a aura of peace and serenity. I like to imagine where they live and what it would look like.......besides the brain of a very creative woman.

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  10. Well, when I saw you were in the book, I bought a copy straight away. I love that your unique vision will be shared with all those unsuspecting buyers. Rather subversive ... me likey very much.
    xxxxx

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  11. Found you via Seth's blog. How glad I am. I love your work. The faces are really great. Especially the little devil....... Methinks there's something you want to tell us?
    Melva

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  12. well my little acorn flower - you are my inspiration...xox ani

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  13. Congratulations to all, Lynne! I am intrigued with the concept of your self-portrait, as it has been a theme I also painted on in the past. Happy Spring, my devilishly clever friend! xxoo-sus

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  14. Really enjoy your approach to self-portrait work.

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  15. Each new artist Seth Apter introduces me to is a gift! Now I am here meeting you, and enjoying scrolling through your wonderful blog enjoying all that I see and read. Isn't the book terrific?
    I know I will come back again and again.

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  16. Dear Lynne, What a super post- filled with your artwork, questions and answers posed to Seth- and your thoughts about your art!
    I've been scrolling through your previous posts and just adore your Madeline-the style is so captivating. Very glad you have been showcased in The PULSE!!

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  17. ha ah ha!

    did you find those lil'ol' red devil horns out walking in the woods?

    xo

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  18. I love your work, Lynne, and have enjoyed being introduced to you, today, on The Altered Page, and in Seth's new book! Your blog, too, through both your images and your words, is a delight! I will be stopping "heart and life" from time to time to see what you're up to.

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  19. I have always shied away from faces in my own art so really admire your study of them and inspired to take some chances. I know I will enjoy following your blog. Thank You.

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  20. Lynne your art has a gentle fierceness. I love this. No pretense whatsoever. Endless strength. I am inspired by this and aspire to it. Now all I need is the bravery to pick up a brush. I think I will pick one up for a wee period today. Gosh your art is over the top fabby. I love it. *smiles* Norma

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  21. your art style is unusual and meditative. i have just ordered some plaster cloth having read about it in Somerset Mag and cant wait to try it.

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  22. Following the participants has been very enlightening and I'm so glad to hear you can do it 'just because'. thanks

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  23. Lynne, this is a fabulous post, from top to bottom!
    Painting and drawing because it makes you happy is one of the best reasons I've ever heard. It's true for me also but I've never proclaimed it so simply. thanks.

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  24. congratulations lynne! what an honor to be included in such a fabulous book! I love all of his questions he really pulls the reader into the art and artist!
    xo

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  25. oh ... right... such a devil... but i do love it... and loved the book... so fabulous.. congrats xo

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  26. Oh-exciting-and congratulations! Another one to add to my shopping list! I love to see people I 'know' in books too-a lovely warming feeling!

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  27. Lynne...

    the peeks inside your sketchbook are a-maZing!
    Can I just curl up with one for about a week?....

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  28. hi lynne, you are my superhero. i wanted to make sure i said that(:

    i'm not kidding.

    i like seth and i admire his work. he is a kind, generous and talented soul.

    xxa

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  29. fun to read your interview

    love your self portrait, truly fun and awesome.

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  30. Lovely, and thoughtful questions for Seth. I feel like I'm really starting to KNOW him now! Congrats on being one of the 31.

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  31. How lovely to be included in Seth's Book. Your self portrait is fantastic. Your questions for Seth are fantastic. Your reasons for drawing and painting are fantastic. Your work is fantastically inspiring, and looking at it makes me feel so happy. And it's so nice to see what you look like! Marg, oxox

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  32. Devil Me .... with an angel on her shoulder. Smiling at your self portrait, Lynne..... though I changed the title for my own amusement since I can't imagine you seriously unleashing your inner devil. Looking forward to seeing your art and answers when my book arrives. I also enjoyed Seth's comment about how Tonia "has shown me how important it is to take an idea further than I might have in the past. And she never settles for something when it can be better".

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  33. Lynne, I love your faces and your beautiful journal. So much talent, it's delightful to meet you.

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  34. I came to visit your blog via Seth's blog hop for his book. I love your artwork! I'll be stopping by often.

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  35. I have seen Seth's book here and there on the internet and just ordered it yesterday from Amazon. I did not realize you were in there until I was looking through it on Amazon's web site...how wonderful Lynne! Your devil self portrait is fantastic! I am so excited to receive the book!

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  36. I'm your newest follower! I found you from Seth's blog and just love your style - look forward to following your journey!

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  37. Oh Lynne! I'm so proud and happy for you. I Adore your painting on the cover. It just almost rises from the page, its so alive.
    xxx
    julie

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  38. Angel Lynne! Thanks for sharing your art and responses with me and all the readers of my book. I am so pleased you are part of my journey and that I have had a chance to connect with you through the blogs, our collaborations and now the book!

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  39. Hi My friend.
    I remember that painting..I am so excited to add that book to my collection.
    So how is the air up in your side of the world? LOL
    Hugs,
    Katelen

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  40. i have hugely enjoyed your post AND your wonderful pieces in seth's book. i'm so very glad that you are part of the amazing artist's pulse. your paintings are divine -- i adore them.

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  41. Dear Lynne, I love your 'devil, angel me' that green is delicious, and seeing your work and reading your thoughts in "The Pulse of Mixed Media"
    And I am SO excited to be part of this project with you!!
    Is it spring by your creek yet?
    roxanne

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