I am writing to you all this morning under the beautiful skies of Southern California, though a little overcast at the moment. The true brightness of this day for me is to announce the release of "The Pulse of Mixed Media Artists..." by my dear friend, artist and author, Seth Apter.
The first time I found Seth's blog was back in the early part of 2009, when he put out a call to join in on "Disintegration Manifestation". At the time I was living in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and felt it was a perfect project for me to participate in. Unfortunately, my husband became ill and I had to pull out. I will never forget Seth's graceful response to me, and his encouragement that there will be more to come in my future, fulfilling my artistic appetite. He was right, but little did I know my future would include being one of his highlighted artists in his first published book.
One of my highlights teaching last year at ART-Is-You was meeting Seth in person and seeing his table of art. Seth is one of those kind of persons who makes you feel as if you have known each other all your life. He is a very gentle and kind soul, my kind of peep. I look forward to meeting up with him again this coming October back in my home state of Connecticut. Seth will also be teaching this year. How wonderful is that!
Since I am away from home right now to bury my dear mother-in-law, I am unable to have my hands on my copy of the book that will be waiting for me upon my arrival home. The anticipation is great. Maybe I should try and sneak out and find a copy here at a local bookstore. I know Seth's book is filled to the brim with thought provoking questions, art, and more.
Here is a peak at my two offerings.
My second piece titled "Thought That Breathe"
So these are two of the questions Seth had asked me that I had to respond with creating my answers. There are twelve more questions Seth asked of the 31 featured artists plus many more for the over 100 other artists who participated. Thank you Seth for your labor of love creating this publication. Thank you for inviting me and mostly for being my friend.
I will now leave off with a question for Seth. I know you don't sleep, so maybe sometime soon you can take a few and answer this:
Please give me 31 words that say something about YOU, as a person, artist, etc. Smiling - Jo xoxo
Amazed by the opportunities, ready to take chances, seeking those moments. Hoping to make a difference, make it matter and make it better. Knowing that forever is a very long time.