"To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books.".....The Secret Teachings of All Ages

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Imaginary Interview With Seth Apter

I recently won a book, Seth Apter's "The Pulse of Mixed Media", from a giveaway on The Voodoo Cafe. After reading the book, and being intrigued by the questions Seth asked over a hundred other artists, I decided to pretend he had given me a call and asked me a few of the same questions. So here we go...my pretend interview.

Seth: What three words do not describe your artistic style?

Me: Cute, bright, minimalist.

Seth: Is there a color that rarely shows up in your artwork?

Me: Yellow (really, anything pastel).

Seth: What is your current art obsession?

Me: Perfecting the things I already know how to do, to take them to a new level.

Seth: What is your biggest pet peeve in terms of art?

Me: Pretension. Artist who describe their work and what that work is trying to say, in terms so esoteric no one can understand what they mean.

Seth: How do you express passion in your artwork?

Me: I think all true artists are passionate, or they wouldn't do what they do. Their art is their passion, and every piece would show that passion.

Seth: Do you deliberately hide messages in your artwork?

Me: Sometimes, but the most consistently hidden element in my work, even my jewelry, would be cat hair. I live with four indoor cats. There is nothing in my house that doesn't have a certain amount of cat hair on it.

So, there it is, my imaginary interview. Seth asked many more questions of the artists in the book, and they give very interesting, compelling answers. It's a very good insight into how these artists feel about their work, and why they do what they do, and do it so well.

And thank you, Seth. Call me any time. :=)

Here is a link to Seth's blog, The Altered Page.

Monday, April 9, 2012

I Won!

I'm very excited about winning Seth Apter's book "The Pulse of Mixed Media." Thank you, Rice, and the Voodoo Cafe for promoting the book, and the blog hop. I saw three new artists sites, and it was fun to notice the different way each artist presented their work. Blogs are such a personal window into how another person views their world, and shares that view with others.

Because I have an ancient computer (it's ten years old, and very slow, even on DSL), posting links to all the places I went, and to Seth's site, would take me FOREVER. There is a link to Rice's Voodoo Cafe on my side bar. My apologies, since I would love to post links to all the blogs I visited. However, come next Wednesday, I am finally getting a new computer. I will be at full speed again, and posting links will take mere seconds, instead of half an hour...each.

I also see, thanks again to Rice, who posted links to this site, that I have acquired a few new followers. That is very kewl! Welcome to all of you. Found in the Ruins is nothing fancy, but it's mine. I will try to post more often, so that you don't get bored, or give up on me. LOL

This is just another example of how the internet connects us all in wonderful new ways, and lets us share our hopes, dreams, and artwork with others.