A ONE-OF-A-KIND GATHERING OF MIXED-MEDIA ARTISTS!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Just log onto www.toginet.com for a brand-new,
Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski!
3 pm -5 pm EST 2 pm – 4 pm CST 1 pm – 3 pm MST 12 pm – 2 pm PST
Call into the live show with your questions or comments for my guests
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MEET MY CO-HOST
Artist, Author, Art-Community Builder
Seth Apter is a mixed media artist and author from New York City, working with paper arts, books arts, and textural assemblage. His artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries and his artwork has been seen on many websites and published in books, national magazines, and independent zines. His blog, The Altered Page, is a gathering place for artists and a visual journal of his own artwork, photography and collaborations, as well as a showcase for artists he admires and his creative experiences in NYC. His first book, The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed, was published by North Light Books in March 2012.
Together, Seth and I are going to delve into those secrets and passions…chatting with five of the fantastic artists featured in his book!
Seth’s creations are beguiling and inspiring!
CLICK HERE for Seth’s blog, where the gathering happens!
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Teacher, Artist, Author, Crafts-Products Designer
About PAM. . .
Pam Carriker teaches internationally as well as nationwide and is the author of the best-selling book, Art at the Speed of Life, released February 2011. Her articles and artwork can be found in over 30 publications including Somerset Studios (Cover Artist Nov/Dec 2010) The Stampers’ Sampler, Art Journaling (Cover Artist Summer 2010), Somerset Apprentice, Where Women Create, Artful Blogging, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Studios.
Serving as a Directors’ Circle Artist for Stampington & Co, she has also created instructional videos for Strathmore Artist Papers line of Visual Journals, and various lines of rubber art stamps. She is enjoying developing a line of products with Derivan Matisse and has begun work on her next book.
Pam’s works are starkly original…
Two of Pam’s books…
CLICK HERE for Pam’s website, Living Art at the Speed of Life!
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Photographer, Artist, Actress, Art.wear Designer
Angela Cartwright, known for her memorable acting roles in Make Room for Daddy, The Sound of Music and Lost In Space, has been a photographer and artist for more than four decades. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally.
Angela’s work is a fusion of photography, painting and altered art, exploring the interplay of nature with man-made objects — creating combinations of shadow and light that compel the viewer to take a closer look. After capturing an image with black and white film, she treats the piece as a ‘canvas’, adding color as an enhancement that gives it a timeless quality. The end result is an intriguing blend of a painting emerging from within the photograph which she interprets with the use of acrylic, oil paints, inks, written word and ephemera.
Angela’s book Mixed Emulsions – Altered Art for Photographic Imagery was inspired by her collections of altered photo.art which explores Angela’s hand-painted photography and her unique altered art techniques. To explore mixed media visual narrative, she partnered with artist Sarah Fishburn to co-author In This House – A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques and In This Garden – Explorations In Mixed Media Visual Narrative. Angela and Sarah also collaborate on the QUality ART Zine Pasticcio Quartz.
Recently Angela collaborated on The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook with her movie von Trapp siblings from the movie The Sound of Music. Together they gathered their personal photographs, home movies and memorabilia to create a one of a kind scrapbook, sharing their story of making the movie with their fans around the world.
Angela has written numerous articles for magazines on photography and altered art techniques. Her art has been licensed for numerous products, including artist papers, rubber stamps and posters. She has also produced a clothing line that incorporates her hand painted photo art images on natural, easy to wear art.wear.
Angela’s artworks reflect her ‘unruly’ and observant worldview:
CLICK HERE for Angela’s art site!
CLICK HERE for news and info about Angela’s showbiz life!
CLICK HERE for sumptuous, unique art.wear by Angela!
CLICK HERE for Angela’s books!
The Sound of Music‘s on FACEBOOK, too!
Painter, Writer, Teacher, Rubber Stamp Designer
ALPHABETICA by Lynne Perrella
THE ALTERED SCRAPBOOK by Susan Ure
ARTISTS JOURNALS & SKETCHBOOKS by Lynne Perrella
ART MAKING & STUDIO SPACES by Lynne Perrella
THE PULSE OF MIXED MEDIA by Seth Apter
–Created an Arts & Culture Blog, like a creative crossroads….
–Now I’m working with a partner (Matt Wood) doing crazy, madcap illustrations for blogs, the web and everything ELSE under the sun. We’re out to prove that everyone can add our illustrations to their World!
[And they’ve brought their lighthearted, colorful splash to Mark Lipinski’s Blog–just look up top to see the vibrant banner they made for me!]
Welcome to Lisa’s bright World!
CLICK HERE for Lisa’s blog!
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Mixed-Media Artist, Teacher, Gemologist
Julie says, “I was born and raised in San Diego, a city that plays an important role in the intriguing multicultural and multifaceted larger art colony called Southern California. While other kids were forced to sit idly as their mothers systematically searched hordes of wallpaper samples in hellishly large books, my mom towed me to art stores to explore a myriad of wondrous art supplies. But it wasn’t until high school that my creative urge was truly awakened by an inspiring photography teacher. Receiving a few local awards prompted me to seek a profession that was equally creative and fulfilling. I obtained a degree from the Gemology Institute of America that not only included the grading of gemstones but gave me an appreciation of the natural beauty of gems and their artful transformation into pieces of jewelry. My professional time as a gemologist came to an end with the birth of my daughter, an event that saw the beginning of my career as an artist.
I have one non-negotiable prerequisite and that is the ongoing examination of my own motives in the creative process, yielding art that is both original and personal.”
Julie Prichard offers a vast array of affordable, mixed-media online workshops (such as the one pictured above!) at www.TheLandofLostLuggage.com.
Enigmatic and open-hearted at once, are Julie’s works:
CLICK HERE for Julie’s website!
Journal Artist, Stamp & Stencil Designer, Graphic Illustrator, Workshop Instructor
Michelle says, ” I enjoy experimenting in different art forms but always returns to my favorite thing – working with paper and paint in journals. I feel blessed to be on fire for creativity, with a constant curiosity about how to express that. I wear many hats – wife and mom of three, stamp and stencil designer, graphic illustrator, and workshop instructor. It’s been a privilege to be published in several books on journaling and related paper arts, as well as Somerset Studio magazine where I write a column: Make It Your Own.”
“I will be teaching three workshops this year,” Michelle reports. “My annual three-day venue at Valley Ridge Art Studio as well as two workshops in NEW JERSEY! for the Create Event in July. It’s been a long time since I’ve taught in NJ and I am excited to meet up with old friends in the art community and make some new ones.”
Michelle’s pieces display a flair for texture and typography:
CLICK HERE for Michelle’s website!
(check it out, the new stamps and stencils, below, are listed at a pre-order discount for a limited time!)
CLICK HERE to keep up with Michelle’s blog!
And, when your Mojo listening’s done…
Get your small-quilt thinking caps on (look, mine is fur-lined!!) and make a resolution with me to enter the NEW Alliance for American Quilts contest (the prizes are amazing – and your small quilt isn’t due until JUNE!!!)
The 2012 theme is “Home Is Where the Quilt Is,” celebrating the form and the meaning of Home. All techniques and materials are encouraged. Entries must be 3 layers–top, filling and backing and must conform to our contest guidelines–click here to download the “Home” entry form (3 pages).
THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO QUILTERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE (yes, you too, Australia, Canada, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Poland — anywhere and everywhere there are quilters!)
CLICK HERE to read more about this awesome opportunity to let your craftwork shine! DO IT DO IT DO IT WITH ME, cupcake!!! And thanks! xoxom
If you’ve never used Auriful Thread. . .
. . . then you haven’t really sewn!
Why not start off with my BASICS ?