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starting tomorrow, march 1st, seth apter of the altered page will be kicking off a blog tour called 31 artists, 31 days to promote his new book, “the pulse of mixed media: secrets and passions of 100 artists revealed” and several of the artists featured in it.  he will be posting every day, as will the participating artists.  this amazing book can be ordered on here.  despite what it says on amazon, the book’s official release date is 3/2 and from what i understand (per seth), copies should be shipped and on shelves by mid-month.  i personally have three copies coming my way and cannot wait!  i’ve looked at the preview at least 20 times in anticipation of the book’s release and it’s finally almost here!

31 artists 31 days, seth apter, the pulse of mixed media blog tour

be sure to visit all artists featured in the book (i bet seth will have a list on his blog) and mark your calendar for march 25th as that is my day to participate.  at that time i will share the pieces i have in seth’s book, some secrets and a passion or two.  i think i will also have a celebratory give-away because that’s just the kind of girl i am.

there will be heaps of additional events schedule around seth’s book promotion so make sure to check out his blog so you’re in the loop and don’t miss out.


i’m sure you’ve already heard, but i’m telling you again anyway because it’s sooooo worth telling!  seth apter‘s very first book “the pulse of mixed media” is due to hit the shelves on 2 march, 2012.  i haven’t seen the inside of the book yet (of course), but i can tell you without a doubt that it is going to be one of the BEST mixed media art books of all times, if not THE BEST.  you can guarantee that i will be buying several copies of this book.  here is a peek at the lovely cover with multiple mini-peeklets of so much gorgeous and delectable art that it makes me with it were march 2nd right now:

the pulse of mixed media by seth apteri’m loving everything on that cover so much i just want to lick it!

i am so very honored to be a part of this book (yeps, i’m in it though would be hugely plugging it either way)!  seth is one of my all-time favorite artists, bloggers and people i’ve never met but plan to so being within the pages of his first-ever book is such a monumentally huge thing to me.  i feel so very grateful to have been invited (thank you, seth!!) and so honored to be in a book with so many amazingly talented artists.  i’m not going to tell you what’s in it or give you peeks… just wanted to tease you with the cover and say you must go get it!  it will be available for pre-order on amazon and i will let you know when that is the moment i’m made aware.

also, seth now has a email list sign-up on his blog so you can sign up there to find out all new deets as he shares them.  go on now…

the pulse, studio scapes, the altered page
join the altered page on sunday, september 12th for StudioScapes, the newest installment of the pulse. on that day, and continuing on consecutive sundays, stop by to see images of vignettes from the studios and homes of nearly 150 artists, each one chosen by the artist as their own favorite.  mine will be a part of this tomorrow, so make sure to check it out if you are remotely curious about what crazy pisces girls keep in their studios.

i’ve been quite quiet for a long time but am excited to be nearly caught up.  i’ve been prepping for two shows, potentially a third, remodeling parts of our home, redecorating others and jumping in head-first to the world of homeschooling (that’s the short list).  i have SO many new things to share and will do so soon.  for now though, make sure to check out StudioScapes!  i’m very excited about this new chapter of the pulse and know you will be too.

also, the pulp redux collaboration is back in action — we had a few little slow-downs for bit bit but i should be receiving TWO books in the coming week and new stuff has been posted on our pulp redux blog.  you really must go peek!

i was really good at taking my photos on may 1st for part two of the disintegration project but have slacked in posting them. the truth of the matter is that is was an insanely gorgeous weekend which is a rarity in portland during april and i got distracted planting peas and beans and basil and corn and tomatoes and carrots and radishes (even though i think they are gross) and peppers and… you get the picture. i also built 45 feet worth of a 55 foot fence on thursday and weeded about 55 gallons of blackberry bushes. it’s been a fabulous four days in the yard.

anyway, to my point regarding seth apter’s disintegration project (of the altered page)…

the last time i’d checked on this bundle (my then five-year-old son designed it, as a reminder) it appeared to be a pile of mush in the grass. with all the new sun kissing it dry, it doesn’t look too bad. in a way it’s a bit sad, but it’s still super brittle and some of the metal bits are beginning to rust.

here you can see it a tad bit better on a huge bag of compost:

the other bundle looks way too untouched, sans the fetus shaped piece of sun bleached paper:

to make up for “her” pristine-ness, i’ve opted to bury her for another 30 days. i thought that right next to this pretty little flower in a particularly wormy place would be good. let us hope she looks more disintegrated in thirty days’ time.

part two (or part three depending upon how you look at it) will transpire on august 1st. most of you are totally aware of what that means. i’m so very excited!.  seth rocks. 🙂

to view more “reveals”, go to the altered page and look on seth’s side bar. there is so much eyecandy to gaze upon!

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview and feature Seth Apter of The Altered Page as this month’s “LOVE”. Check it out at to read the interview and get a seriously huge amount of tantalizing eye candy. You will also find a link to his Etsy site where you will want to spent some of your dollars in order to adorn your walls with his pretties. 🙂

Sneak preview of his genius, for anyone who isn’t already familiar with Seth’s work:

Go look, quick!

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