Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Pulse of Mixed Media

Seth Apter's book came this week and I was excited to delve in, Seth is a mixed media artist from NYC. I instantly resonated with his book, and discovered that he was, like me, a psychotherapist. I retired to make art and so much of his book delves into the minds of artists, probing into their psyche and unlocking many sacred secrets which the reader can relate to. The book is also replete with fabulous artwork, incredible graphics and an easy to read format. You can read a page at a time, put it down, come back and it's new again. Congratulations to Seth and all the artists who contributed to such a wonderful book.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Creative Journaling with Nancy Lefko

Amy and I spent an exciting afternoon with Nancy at a journaling workshop in West Hartford, Ct. Nancy is an amazing teacher whose mixed media collages feature vintage images and witty phrases, capturing a feeling or inspirational message within each piece. Here is a sample of her fabulous journal pages.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

JoAnnA's Neckpiece

I was excited to receive in the mail yesterday a beautiful creation from JoAnnA Pierotti, an immensely creative artist who works in mixed media arts using vintage images, antique jewelry, lush fabrics, silken fibers, delicate laces and all things romantic and wistful.
Her blog is Moss Hill Studio.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Leo Sewell: Found Objects in the Realm of Fine Art

I was surprised and delighted last month to see the work of Found Object Assemblage Artist, Leo Sewell, among the work shown at the Palm Beach Fine Art and Antique show, where 6 & 7 figure sales abound amongst world wide dealers and collectors.
Leo Sewell is a renowned Philadelphia artist who has produced over 4000
works of art in his career over fifty years and his art is in over 50 museums worldwide. It shouldn't have astonished me, but it was a sharp contrast next to the hundreds of glitsy, shiny, jewelry pieces of Tiffany, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Art by
Lichtenstein, Miro, Warhol, Indiana, Motherwell, Asian artifacts, French Furniture and rare antiques. It was a delight to see his work included in such a famed collection......lowly nuts and bolts, rusty screws, broken toys, old rulers, cast-offs from junkyard heaps and other debris of daily detritus, took their place among the other royalty represented.
Prices for his tabletop sculptures were in the 5000 dollar range. His work is
represented by the Cavalier Galleries, INC.