Saturday, November 19, 2011

'The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed', by Seth Apter

Seth's new book is now on pre-order with Amazon! I can't wait to lay my hands on this's going to be very exciting to see all the different artists included. I have to admit, I'm in the book and that's part of the excitement, but in the end if it's done by Seth Apter it's got to be good.

If you don't know Seth, hop on over to his blog and get to know him. It's called 'The Altered Page' and it's always a fun and exciting time there. Seth has no end to his ideas on collaborations, exhibits, materials etc. etc. etc. 

And don't forget to pre-order your copy of  'Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed by Seth Apter'!

Best... Canace

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Next stop... BEACON..... please step carefully....

 That's what you will hear if you take the Metro North train out of New York City. Normally Beacon is one of the stations where I catch the train for a day in the City but this past Saturday it was a new gallery for 'The Biffs' (Janet and I) to show our work...just jewelry this time. Funny how things happen... one day you're on an art studio tour meeting new artists.. next you're at their house for lunch.. and the next thing you're in a new gallery!

This is the River Center Gallery, part of the Scenic Hudson. It sits right on the Hudson River as part of a little park, right next to Dia (look that one up) and the train station. It's a converted barn and a fabulous space.
 Reception was Saturday evening... with a great turnout.
Janet welcomes you to the River Center

Setting Up


Our Table.. see the Hudson in the background?      
 These are some of Janet's pieces on display.

And these are mine below:
 Many Hudson Valley artists represented along with their Hudson River landscapes...

Hope you enjoyed your visit to the River Center in Beacon... next stop.... 

Best... Canace

Friday, November 11, 2011

Rusty, juicy, FREEBIE

I find nothing more beautiful than ornate cast iron... especially rusty cast iron! It's the first thing I gravitate to at a flea market. One thing that I love to do with the iron is to make prints of it on muslin and it's so easy. I just spray the iron piece with a little vinegar/water solution, lay the fabric over or under it, wrap in plastic and let nature take its course. Try it.. it's beautiful!

Use the fabric in your books, making dolls, assemblages... use the image to make stencils,incorporate into graphic arts... use your imagination. :o)
Here's one of my favorite pieces to play with:

 I hope you'll find something great to do with the image.. love it if you'd share later!

Best... Canace

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Out My Window

This morning, around 7am or so I happened to look out the window when the mist was just lifting and the sun peeking through the trees. I thought it was quite beautiful and thought I'd share it with you.

And later in the day my gorgeous Maple...

Autumn brings such mixed feelings. The beauty of the trees and the crisp fresh air is like no other season, but oh baby... what comes next... brrrr!

Enjoy your autumn day!

Best... Canace