Friday, December 2, 2016

Take Flight...

The new issue of Bella Crafts has arrived. This free eMagazine is 90+ pages and includes art and craft tutorials, articles about social media and technology, artist interviews, tool reviews, and more.

Happy to share that the issue includes a tutorial for my artwork Flight.

(available for purchase in my online shop)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Seth's Favorites: Now In Stock

As many of you know, I recently released my own, limited edition set of 4 paints with PaperArtsy.

Thrilled to announce that because they have been so well received, they are no longer "limited" but instead will be available on an ongoing basis.

Thrilled to also announce that my second set of 4 paints, with all new colors, will be released next month.

Many of you who have tried the paints have asked me about easily ordering the paints in the US since PaperArtsy is a UK-based company. Ask and ye shall receive. I have decided to begin to stock and sell a select grouping of their paints in my online shop.

Additional sets of favorites will be added soon.

And my own, original set of colors is also available (although it is again backordered and will ship in early December)


I have been using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paints for several years. They have become a go-to for me for several reasons...

1. They dry fast. As any lover of layers knows...quick drying means you can move to the next layer faster too.

2. They have a matte finish. This is good news for you journalers and mark makers - any and every pen/pencil/marker writes on the surface. No more ruined pens!

3. The paints come in a variety of opacities (Opaque, Semi-Opaque, Translucent) and are clearly labeled so you know which paint has which property.

4. There is a range of over 100 colors and that gives you a major choice.

5. And perhaps the most important reason - the names of the paint are too cool to pass up: Guacamole, Purple Rain, Smurf, Yellow Submarine, Cheesecake...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

IG Love: Michelle Geller

Instagram has become a source of inspiration and a place of exploration for me. I am constantly discovering artists who are new to me and whose work speaks to me. Wanting to share my finds with those of you who already are on IG and the many who may not be on the platform, I have decided to share my "finds" on my blog in sporadic posts entitled IG Love.

IG LOVE 1: Michelle Geller

"I made this journal to document a trip that I knew would be very special - my daughter and I went on a week long road trip that started in Twain Harte, California where she had worked during the summer for the U.S. Forestry Service (she's a botanist) and would end with several days in Joshua Tree.

We traveled through the Yosemite Valley and along Highway 395 which was a part of the state I knew well from many camping trips my family had gone on when I was a little girl.

Our plan was to do a lot of hiking, camping and exploring so I needed this journal to be connected to the earth.

I tea- and rusted-stained vintage ephemera using a technique I learned from Orly Avineri to make the pages.

I the bound the pages using found leather and string into old German book covers.

This journal is very fragile and vulnerable and every time I touch it, I risk damaging it...just like the spectacular places my daughter and I visited on our trip.

It is also soothing and comfortable to hold...just like the memories my daughter and I created on our trip and the tender childhood memories that my heart carries."

Thanks Michelle for allowing me to share!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Week Links: 126

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 126...

1. This video of Japanese craftsmen making handmade paper is mesmerizing and very meditative.

2. And speaking of meditative and mesmerizing, watch this video of the making of Vertical Emptiness, Onishi Yasuaki's 2013 installation at the Kyoto Center. You will not believe what it is made of.

3. And speaking of unexpected materials, carved stone suspended on burlap from Eduardo Terranova

4. Rae Missigman shares her journal pages, her "timer technique" and a video of her process in this guest post on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog.

5. The African Bricks: I find these colorful, mosaic artworks by Charis Tsevis very compelling.

6. Have always loved the collages and combines from Robert Rauschenberg but also excited to have come across an artwork from him that is unexpected...

...and a fascinating article about Rauschenberg, an artist who worked to "crack the secret language of junk."

7. Flashback link 2015: Venice on My Mind. The making of a journal page...

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Making Of...

Archivo Storico

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cyber Monday Sale

As a thank you to all my wonderful peeps out there (i.e., you), I am celebrating Cyber Monday - November 28 - by offering you a 25% discount on all my products - stamps, stencils, paint, dies, embossing folders, DVDs, books, and more. 

Just head to my online shop at my website and use code CYBER25 for the discount. Now, for the fine print: the code is good only on 11/28/16 from the hours of 12:00am EST to 11:59pm EST. Discount is not valid on original art or shipping. Once an item is sold out, code will no longer be valid for that item.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Time After Time

Happy to be featured today on the Spellbinders blog sharing Time After Time, a new artwork highlighting the use of layers in mixed media art. Head over to this post to see more pics, read the list of supplies used, and follow along with a step-by-step tutorial.