The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed
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The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed

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Listen closely...can you hear it?

Can you hear the voices? Thoughts, insights, confessions from the creative community sharing ideas, trading secrets, venting frustrations; asking and answering questions such as, "What color rarely shows up in your work?" or "How do you express vulnerability in you art?" Or "What is one current trend that you wish would go away?" As artists...more
ebook, 323 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Northlight
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I'll start off by saying that I'm aware of the authors blog but haven't visited it properly (yet!) it's more through word of mouth on other blogs that I know of it... and so don't know anything about the author. I do know of some of the artists featured within the book, either from seeing them showcased in other art/craft books or from already being a visitor to their own blogs/web pages. I must admit - the vast majority are new to me.

This is unlike any art or craft book I've read before. There...more
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book. I knew it wasn't an art technique or project book, so I had no expectations of that. I genuinely like hearing people's stories and view points on their work and so this book was really interesting to me. I didn't agree with all viewpoints (far from it in some cases!), but really you don't agree with everyone in life, so why would I expect to in a book. :)

Their was a good range of featured artists with a lot I was familiar with, and also s...more
Terrie Purkey
I received this book as a drawing winner and absorbed it over a weekend. The book shares thoughts, insights, confessions from the creative community of mixed media artists. There are tons of quotes answering a range of questions from the simple "What color rarely shows up in your work?" to the thought provoking "How do you express vulnerability in your art?" 100 artists share samples of their work and answer the author's questions.

It is beautifully laid out, full of beautiful images of all sorts...more
Diane Knauff
Loved reading the thoughts and views of other artists. As an artist, it helped to know that others struggle with the same issues as me and gave me ideas and new approaches for defining my life as an artist. It also has exposed me to several artists that I had not known about. I would have like to get a more complete impression of the individual artists. This was difficult because the book was arranged based on interview questions and with so many artists interviewed it was had to keep track of w...more
Elizabeth A
"If you gave 100 artists the same set of art supplies and asked them to create, you would end up with 100 unique works of art." This is how the book starts - sounds compelling right? Sadly, it is not. While the art and layout of the book is a delight, the actual text is simply boring. I do read Seth's blog, and while this format works for a blog, I expected more from the book.
Really enjoyed the 1st section with the same artists answering the same questions. The second section with a lot of different artists was less interesting in some ways because you didn't get a chance to "know" them.
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Seth Apter is a mixed-media artist from New York City, focused primarily on works on paper, book arts, and textural assemblage. His artwork has also been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and can be found in multiple books, independent zines, and national magazines. His blog, The Altered Page, is a visual journal of his own artwork and photography, as well as a showcase for artists he admire...more
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