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The Pulse March 5, 2012

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

“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 your art?” Or “What is one current trend that you wish would go away?” As artists, we are curious by nature and there is a longing to see inside the hearts and minds of artistic souls of our own kind. That is the beat of our lives – The Pulse of Mixed Media!”                                                                                                                                       

Join Seth Apter at his blog The Altered Page as he celebrates the release of his book The Pulse of Mixed Media. “31 Artists, 31 Days” is the event taking place throughout March where you’ll be introduced to the 31 spotlight artists featured in his book. In the end of the 31 days, three books will be given away.

I was honored to be asked by Seth to be one of the 31 invited artists to contribute to the book and to participate in this exciting launch blog party. Today is my day. Day 5, and I am excited. I cannot wait to get my copy of the book, to touch it, to turn its pages, to swoon over it.

From what I gathered so far, I concluded that Seth is a lot like me, like you, like all of us, a being with many beautiful contradictions. He is a pack leader, yet a loner. A nature boy, yet urban natured. Organized yet spontaneous. Shy, introverted, yet social, communicative. Driven, mature, yet childlike, playful. These contrasting elements make for a fascinating individual with a definite strong “pulse”. Seth Possesses an immense life force and significant capabilities to connect and collaborate with other like-minded individuals. His disposition to community is commendable and selfless.   

I am grateful to Seth, it is through his visual challenges and keen questions that I found a piece of my soul, one I have not known before.

These are my two images appearing in Seth’s book: one is a self portrait and the second answering the question: How do you express vulnerability in your art?


Just Roll With It


1. deb - March 5, 2012

Hello Orly!

So nice to meet you! I found you and your lovely art through Seth’s blog! I hope you’ll pop over and visit me! Hugs! deb

2. Kathryn Dyche Dechairo - March 5, 2012

Your description of Seth is just perfect . . . . . love how you express yourself through your artwork. Congratulations on being featured in Seth’s book, I can’t wait to receive my copy which I’m hoping will be here any day now.

3. Grace - March 5, 2012

congratulations on being included in Seth’s book. I’m so glad to have been introduced to your work, I’m really enjoying browsing your blog. I love the layout and color compositions in your works.

4. eric - March 5, 2012

I just re-discovered your blog. As Seth said: A feast for the senses.
I fully agree.

5. Kathryn - March 5, 2012

Love your work. Always so original

6. eb - March 5, 2012

veiled music
warm and golden
memory and imagination
rolling, wandering, gathering…

beautiful contradictions – holding this thought

your writing about Seth is insightful, generous, layered with beautiful contradictions – like two dancers embracing – each and both leading and following moving through space with grace – asking us to join in…


xox – eb.

7. sam aka sheila sabatino - March 5, 2012

orly–i am just sitting here in awe–incredible pieces of art–thank you so much–sam

8. Melva Bates - March 5, 2012

Hi Orly, stumbled on your blog via Seth’s. He is so right in what he says. You certainly do have a nice way with words. They seem to get right inside of you. They spin around for a little while, settle then make so much sense……… will keep on following.

9. Robyn - March 5, 2012

Orly, I love your two images from the book and I also enjoyed your description of Seth. Looking forward to reading more about you in The Pulse of Mixed Media.

10. Cathy Walters - March 5, 2012

wowza…you’re work is incredible! So glad to find you from Seth’s blog!

11. Marie Danti - March 5, 2012

Wow, your images are fantastic! Can’t wait to see them in “THE BOOK”!
Thanks so much for the wonderful description of Seth.

12. Lisa Jurist - March 5, 2012

Orly, such beautiful words and art…you are truly gifted. Looking forward to reading more about you when I receive my copy of the book!

13. karen cole - March 5, 2012

Your work is the type that one could return to over and over again and still find new things to discover in every thought provoking image, line, color and shape. That is what makes a piece extraordinary.

Loved your description of Seth. You indeed know how to weave your words.

I am very happy to share some space in this book with you Orly.

Toda rabah


14. lynny58 - March 5, 2012

Congrats on being in what looks to be a wonderful new book! I can’t wait to get it.
What great ideas Seth had…and I love the way you illustrated them. Beautiful work!

15. Leslie Avon Miller - March 5, 2012

Your work…is exciting, intriguing and it pulls me in to see and experience all there is to discover. Is that little you in your dress? Now I want to know more…

Congratulations on your compelling work and on being featured in Seth’s book.

16. JIll Zaheer - March 5, 2012

Wonderful to learn about your work, Orly. Keep looking at your paintings and am intrigued by your use of dark and lights, lines, movement and the way you express your thoughts. Just beautiful. So glad to be sharing my work with yours in the book. Can’t wait to receive my copy. Smiling at your description of Seth!

17. elle - March 5, 2012

Congratulations! This is a great complimentary post for both you and Seth.

18. Norma - March 5, 2012

Orly your work if so fabulous. I’m glad to have found you through Seth and drink in your visual bounty of wonderful. I like the way you use blocks of color. Everything is strong. Your work is going to go a long way in teaching me to see. *smiles* Norma

19. Denise Paccione - March 5, 2012

Orly, these pages are exquisite. So beautifully nuanced. As always, I can amazed and inspired by the depth and variety of the creative impulse you express in the world. Thank you for your gifts. And thank you for this introduction to another wonderful artist.

20. Kelly - March 5, 2012

How awesome! Congratulations Orly! Yes indeed your words, art, creativity and work is amazing, this I have known for quite sometime! Exciting for you and I look forward to getting this book! See you soon;)

21. chris - March 5, 2012

Oh, the self-portrait! Tres-cool!
I’ll be at Artfest and hope to get a chance to see your work in person!

22. Kiki - March 5, 2012

Hi Orly,

I* am happy that you are included in, what looks like, a very interesting book. Congrats, an aunt of a family member.

23. Monica - March 5, 2012

Hooray for YOU Orly! I can’t wait to see the book especially to see YOUR artwork in it =-)

You are truly one fabulous artist!

24. Terrie -Creative Explorer - March 5, 2012

Both of your pieces are great; my fave is the self portrait. Beautiful colors and textures! – I’m visiting from Seth’s blog.

25. Seth - March 5, 2012

Thank you Orly for sharing your art and words in my book and for this tremendous post. It is fascinating to read what you wrote about me because…it is so true.

26. Nicole - March 5, 2012

That’s great Orly! The book looks really good; I “looked inside” on Amazon, and there was one of your lovely pages! How cool is that?! Congratulations.

27. kathryn - March 5, 2012

just love that second piece!! How awesome to be in that book…it sounds super interesting!! Congrats!

28. daineheinrich - March 5, 2012

I have come back to look at “just roll with it” several times. Truly beautiful and passionate work here.

29. rivergardenstudio - March 6, 2012

Orly, I can hardly wait to see what you have done for “The Pulse” and love what Seth posted about you. Your art is amazing!!!

30. rivergardenstudio - March 6, 2012

Oh, and I love what you wrote about Seth too!

31. Elizabeth - March 6, 2012

Congrats, Orly! Well-deserved!

32. pearlandroses.wordpress.com - March 6, 2012

Congratulations! Your work looks beautiful and your words are moving. Can’t wait to hold the book in my hands. Pnina

33. Donna - March 6, 2012

So excited to see these gorgeous pieces here dear Orly – you are such a cutie in these portraits – you look really happy in the top one, and I am curious what it is you are doing – I need to go out and get Seth’s book and read the accompaniment to these works – they make me happy to see this evening…thanks for sharing you with us!

34. dryadart - March 6, 2012

congrats on being part of this marvellous project – I am enjoying browsing through your blog – and I know I’ll be back when I see “teach the kids how to create not art make”. Looking forward to journeying on with you on my laptop. Thanks for sharing your unique talents and vision.

35. Lisa Hoffman - March 6, 2012

Your beautiful work speaks volumes. LOVE your journal-work. I’ll be back!

36. apaperbear - March 6, 2012

Congratulations to both you and Seth! I love what you wrote and I really love the artwork you created for the book. I can not wait to get my copy to dive into!

37. ronitneemansalei - March 6, 2012

so so so beautiful Orly!!! and what Seth wrote about you and your blog is so true. Well, I see that there is another person who is going to see you for the first time…..that makes few of us! Congratulations!

38. Bleubeard and Elizabeth - March 6, 2012

This is the first time I have visited your blog and it’s a real shame I have not been here sooner, especially since I like Brian Kasstle’s blog so much. It took Seth, the veritable matchmaker, to bring me here. I really enjoy your blog and what you are doing. Although I don’t journal, I truly enjoy the energy of it all.

39. Darlene K Campbell - March 6, 2012

Hi, What a bebautiful and right on description of Seth. Your journal pages are amazing. I love how honest your expression of self is in your art. Both poetic and raw. I will be back to take a look again. SO inspiring.
NAmaste, DArlene

40. Donna Watson - March 6, 2012

Congrats on being included in Seth’s book and I love your two pieces in the book too.

41. Aloha Kate - March 6, 2012

Congrats on being in Seth’s book. I am so sorry there will be no more Journal Fest. I was planning to take a class from you this year.
Aloha, Kate

42. alteredbits - March 6, 2012

i am so excited to have found you through seth’s blog and to be a part of this wonderful book and blog tour with you. i LOVE your work and fell head over heals for your piece that is displayed in the book preview. both pieces are gorgeous!

thank you for the wonderful post!!

43. Marit - March 7, 2012

I’m honoured to be in the same book with you (although my art isn’t in there, just my answer to a quesion.) I LOVE your pages Orly!

44. alexa - March 12, 2012

Many congratulations! I especially love your Just Roll With It piece.

45. Kim Goodwin - March 16, 2012

Hi There ! Congrats on your published work with Seth and the other talented peeps . I am really looking forward to learning more about you and your art process.

46. Carol - March 17, 2012

Hi Orly, I’m so pleased to find you and your wonderful art via Seth. Congratulations on your work in the book.

47. bkisrael - March 25, 2012

Love your art and your words. Thank you for sharing both with us. Congratulations on being included in Seth’s book. He has good taste!

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