Thursday, May 10, 2012

finally...

Recently a fellow blogger asked me if I found it harder to post 
on my blog the longer I waited. Well, given that my last post was written over 10 months ago...I must agree it's true. Procrastination? Deadlines?
Oh yes...no wonder I still have that reoccurring dream 
about the class I completely forgot until 
the final exam...
I'm bet I'm not alone here...

Anyway, I have returned with some exciting news to share with you. Author Seth Apter recently published his first book The Pulse of Mixed Media and I am honored to have one of my pieces included!



The book is an exciting and intricate survey of artists 
with many questions answered through words and art. My piece "passage" addresses the prompt "what is your biggest fear?"


 the number 21...a rite of passage...
though tempered as noted on Roman sundials


because life is open ended but finite...
jagged signs and symbols present themselves along the path, 
but we never truly know what they foretell 
or when the journey ends

the fear of stillness and silence, 
life deconstructed marching into the ages...



I must admit, my favorite part is where Seth dedicates the book to his mother, who passed away before the dream became a reality...

 It was she who gave me my sense of purpose and the desire and motivation to follow through with what I believe in, no matter how rough the road might become. I miss her deeply and hope that somehow, somewhere she knows that her dream for me of writing a book has now come true.

Much like Seth...it just fills your heart doesn't it?

If you'd like to share in the excitement with an opportunity to win a copy of the book, please leave a comment below. I'll draw the name of one lucky winner on Mother's Day.  

The Pulse of Mixed Media is also available for purchase at Amazon.

23 comments:

Alice said...

My recuring dreams about high school were that I couldn't remember my locker combination or my class schedule, and was constantly having to go to the office and ask them.

This looks like a fascinating book. The photos you shared are just lovely Thanks for the chance to win!

romantic decay said...

Beautiful piece Lisa!
I've missed your post, so glad your back.

mairedodd said...

lisa, your piece has that magical quality of balancing so much - complexity/simplicity, tranquility/movement, colors, textures, line...
very beautifully composed and executed... the muses were singing to you while you made this, weren't they?

Caterina Giglio said...

I was so touched by his comments as well...
your piece is wonderful as always and so nice to see your blog pop up on my sidebar! missed you!

Suzi Smith said...

Lisa that is another gorgeous piece.... and that quote from seth tugs the heart doesn't it! Hope you manage to show us a few more bits n pieces now that you've got a 'comeback post' done, lol!

(done the post with your silks at suzuscribbles.com)

Littlefoot said...

Your artwork is beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win such a cool book.
Hugs,
Linda

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm so glad I have you on my google reader so I didn't miss this new post....I've missed seeing your beautiful work. I would love a chance to win this wonderful book.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Lisa...how WONDERFUL it was to see a new post from you sweet girl!!! I would SO love to win this gorgeous book and I know I will love it even more knowing that your artwork is inside!!! Congratulations Lisa...you deserve it...hugs and love, Dawn

Barry said...

L-great to see you after a 'little' away time. Congratulations on having one of your works featured in Seth's book - it seems we know so many famous artists who have contributed to the book. You have woven and layered so much meaning and content into your work. Hope to see more of you and your work - no pressure. Go well. B

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Love your piece Lisa - se detailed and SO inspiring. It looks wonderful in the book.
Great to see you post again - hope you´ll stay and share more of your wonderful creations.

Chris Gray said...

Congratulations Lisa!

Count me in for the draw :-)

x Chris

Dorthe said...

Dear Lisa,

your artwork in this fantastic book is a new stunning piece --,so all I have missed seing here!
I would love to win Lisa, having considered purchasing the book as so many friends of mine are featured in it-CONGRATULATIONS!
Hugs,Dorthe

ersi marina said...

Your piece is beautiful and mysterious in a way. It sings and gestures and whispers to the viewer. Not sure about what. Life, time, trying to portray the unknown... I wish I could touch it. And I'd love a copy of the book, of course :)

Gayle said...

Great piece Lisa, I can see why it was included. Good to "hear" your voice.

donnaj said...

Beautiful piece of art!

suziqu's thread works said...

A magnificent piece Lisa and so love what it really represents more importantly!
Lovely to see you back posting!
Hugs,
Suzy

elena nuez said...

Welcome Lisa that joy having you here,
We miss you!!!
congratulations on your participation in this book, your work is simply stunning and is full of plenty of nuances that are very inspiring!
have nice day,

Elena

Gaby Bee said...

Congrats, Lisa! Your creation looks fantastic ... as usual:)
Glad to see you back in blogland. I've missed your posts.

Hugs,
Gaby

Elizabeth said...

Hey Welcome Back!! We have missed you! I was looking at Seth's book in the bookstore and it opened right to your fabulous piece!!! Huge Congrats!!
I am trying not to buy every art book I come across but I have suggested it to our library and Hopefully they will get it!!
I miss seeing your fabulous work!! Now I don't have to!!!

michelle ward said...

Lisa, I love your art! I love that you show some close-ups of the piece so that we can see the lovely details we might have missed in the photo in the book.

As a customer of your delicious ribbons I had never made the connection to you as a blogger until your email today had it in the signature. So fun to learn more about what you do....and that we are in the same book!

michelle ward said...

Lisa, I love your art! I love that you show some close-ups of the piece so that we can see the lovely details we might have missed in the photo in the book.

As a customer of your delicious ribbons I had never made the connection to you as a blogger until your email today had it in the signature. So fun to learn more about what you do....and that we are in the same book!

. said...

so good to see you back Lisa ! Your artwork is instantly recognizable in Seth's book and I always swoon over the multitude of textures .

Wyn Vogel said...

This is a wonderful inspiring view of your work!! thanks!!

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