Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Week Links: 89

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 89...

1. Cyanotypes: making a comeback.

2. A tour through the Farrow & Ball factory via Decor8.

3. Very excited to see Warhol by the Book, an exhibition at the Morgan Library in NYC that highlights Andy Warhol's career as a book artist.

4. I love type. I love ceramics. I love that combination in the work of Laura C. Hewitt, first seen in in this post on Colossal.

5. In advance of his exhibition opening May 6 at Matthew Marks Gallery in NYC, Jasper Johns shares the process behind his monotypes.

6. The history of photography in five minutes.

7. What it really costs to run an art gallery - from the New York Observer.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Scrap n' Art Giveaway

I am so very pleased to have my line of rubber stamps from Impression Obsession featured in the February issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine. This online publication focuses on paper crafting, traditional and digital scrapbooking, and card making.

Different stamps from my collection at Impression Obsession were provided to their design team and the results, along with full supply lists and creative tips, are being presented in the current issue of the magazine. 

Here are just a few of the projects...

 Terre Fry

 Teresa Horner

 Lynda Lindley

 Kathy Adams

Normally there is a charge to access the monthly magazines. But Scrap n' Art has provided a code so that I can giveaway to all my readers a complimentary one year subscription. Head over to the site to subscribe and enter the code snarocks. 

While you are there, check out the entire feature, read more about Impression Obsession, and click on the interview that I had with the Scrap n' Art crew. 

AND head to this Facebook post to enter their giveaway for a piece of my original art that features my Impression Obsession stamps.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Workshop Update

I am adding new workshops to my 2016 schedule and will very soon be posting my classes for the second half of the year as well.

I am also planning some pop-up classes for the first half of the year and the first ones I am announcing will be held at The Occasional Artist on March 5th and 6th in Glendale, Arizona. Registration will open soon.

I have already been busy booking classes for 2017 and am excited to be heading to multiple international destinations and many US locations that will be new to me.

If you are unable to join me for these workshops, you can be a part virtually, as I will from now on be Periscoping from every class. Follow @alteredpage at the Periscope app.


Details and registration info for all can be found on my workshop page.


February 19-21: Artistic Artifacts - Arlington, Virginia

February 28: Pratt Institute - NYC

March 5-6: The Occasional Artist - Glendale, Arizona

March 13-18: A Case of Curiosities Retreat with Roxanne Evans Stout - Taos, New Mexico - Retreat Full

April 1-3: Everything Scrapbook - Lake Worth, Florida

April 10-11: A Work of Heart - San Jose, California

April 13-15: Art is You Retreat - Santa Rosa, California

April 24: Pratt Institute - NYC

April 30: Pratt Institute - NYC

May 20-22: Ephemera Paducah - Paducah, Kentucky

June 6-10: West Carlton Arts Society - Woodlawn, Ontario Canada - Workshops Full

June 18: The Ink Pad - NYC

June 25-26: Kept Creations - Whitman, Massachusetts 

July 13-31: Art is Mixed Down Under Mixed Media Roadshow - Perth, Sydney, Noosa Australia

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Week Links: 88

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 88...

1. Instagram love: check out Judy Jacobs Art and her abstracts -- filled with dreamy colors and rich textures.

2. Kind of obsessed with the photos by Eberhardt Smith in this article on wood artisan Joshua Vogel.

3. Anastasia Savinova creates the most fascinating and unique photo collages capturing the spirit of cities, first seen in this post at City Lab.

4. Once a month, Gayle Montgomery shares a comprehensive listing of gallery shows, workshops, art events, and other creative must-sees in her series Living Art on the Edge.

5. Mesmerizing video of markers being tested.

6. I am utterly fascinated by this process of using molten metal to create from Barry Smith and Fiona Dempster.

7. Creative Carte Blanche is a new site for creatives who want to join an online community which will "inspire you to approach your art with a sense of freedom and spirit of exploration." There will be monthly creative adventures to join and they kicked off their site with a video that includes the responses of 14 artists, designers and crafters to the question what advice would you offer to help somebody develop their own unique style?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

It's a Wrap...

I have spent the last 4 days at the F+W Studios just outside Cincinnati, Ohio recording videos. 

F+W Studios is the parent company of both Interweave, the company that brings us the magazine Cloth Paper Scissors, and North Light Media, which published my 2 books among many others.

I completed 4 mixed media workshops that will be available in June as streaming video, downloads, and DVDs.

The studio is the real deal, with multiple lights, cameras, and monitors.

They created a set that had the vibe of a corner in a NYC loft.

It was even decorated with my own work.

I worked with Amy Jones, who played multiple rolls including producer, director and on-camera student for 2 of my videos. We had a ton of fun and I so wanted to take the clapperboard home. But I left it there cause I want to be invited back even more.

Cherie Haas, whose name you might recognize as the person behind most of the postings on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog, was my on-camera student for the other 2 videos.

Erin is definitely one of the 2 best camera operators in the business.

And Justin is the other.

No team is complete without a mascot and the studio has Ellie. And that is Ellie's dad, also known as Al and the best photographer who shot all the stills for my videos.

Wish I could bring you these videos immediately but June will be here in the blink of an eye!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Week Links: 87

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 87...

1. What's on your desk? 6 artists share their desk space with you.

2. And speaking of work about 100 famous artist studios.

Francis Bacon

Alexander Calder

3. Totally in love with this artwork from Mary Beth Shaw. And you will never believe how she made it.

4. Really excited to head to the Grolier Club in NYC to see Blooks -- an exhibition of things that look like books but aren't books.

5. I am always mesmerized by whatever Elena Nuez posts.

6. Instagram love: Amy Duncan from Four Corners Design. Love the simplicity of her vignettes.

7. Juts in case you missed it: my top ten trends in mixed media for winter 2016.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Outside the Zone

My column The Creative Pulse in the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors is all about the benefits of stepping outside your comfort zone.

The following ideas are just a few that I have included in the article:

-Crack open a supply that you've never used.

-Take a class in a technique that's outside your wheelhouse.

-Work on a collaborative project with other artists.

-Add another layer to a piece you are satisfied with but know could be better.

-Usually use a paintbrush? Use your hands instead.