Monday, May 14, 2018

T Stands For A Fabulous Win


My gift I won from Lissa at Rain Swept 7 has arrived.  I couldn't be happier.  T participants remember I promised to show when it came.

This is the gift I chose.  Does the artist's style look familiar to anyone?  I'm fairly certain it will to Susi, Kate, and maybe a few others who are mixed media artists.

I was told I could pick ANY art up to and including $40.00 USD from any Etsy shop.  I was sure the artist was on Etsy, so I contacted him (yep, it's a him) only to learn he is no longer selling on Etsy and none of his art was less than $45.00 (again USD).   However, when I explained what I had won, he offered to sell me any of the pieces he still had in his shop that were marked $45.00 for $40.00.  I jumped at the chance and asked Lissa if it had to be an Etsy shop.  She is a big advocate of helping artists, so she agreed to purchase this piece for me.

For some reason, none of the photos I took of the invoice were focused.  I couldn't believe it when I downloaded them from my camera.  However, I bet you can still read the artist.  Although I hid my address, it wouldn't have mattered, because the image was so out of focus, you would never have seen it, anyway.

Yes, the artist is my dear friend Seth Apter, who generously treated me not only to the reduced price of the painting, but also to a jar of his RUST embossing powder.  Seth has such attention to detail, too.  Everything was carefully packed, detailed, and nicely marked.  The name of the art work is Windows and I love it.

If you aren't familiar with Seth or his work, please visit him at The Altered Page.

BTW, Bleubeard and I are in his first book, "The Pulse of Mixed Media" too.  I remember when this first came out, how thrilled I was to see our names in print.

Here's what I wrote when I saw the credits the first time:
I know a lot of people ask, including Seth, why I use the name Bleubeard and Elizabeth. There are SO many Elizabeths on the internet and many of them just use their first name when linking to a post. By including Bleubeard as part of my blog ICON and icon name, I set myself apart from others. It may sound silly, and it may be in vain if one of us gets run over by a truck, but until then, both Bleubeard and I will dance in the street (as long as there are no trucks present) for seeing our names in print.

Back to the real world, I am just thrilled to own a piece created by Seth.  And I can't wait to get some VersaMark to try out the embossing powder, because mine is no longer usable.  And please stop by Seth's and maybe even let him know how lovely this piece is I won.

Of course, I didn't think to include a drink with this post, so I have called on my friendly web site Pexels for help.

It's been so hot here, I opted for some refreshing iced tea with a sprig of mint.

But I know some of you don't want to give up your hot tea, so I've covered that, too.

And coffee drinkers like myself will just have to smile and sip an ice cold tea today!

Now it's your turn to share a drink related post.  Your post may include photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Please share your direct link below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.



Just to let you know, Seth's book, The Pulse of Mixed Media was printed in 2012.

33 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely picture from Seth Apter, enjoy! And congrats in being in his book, what an honour! I will decline your offer of iced tea and stick to coffee. Happy T Day, Valerie

johanna said...

of course i know seth´s art and how nice you got this fabulous Piece from him. plus the rust embossing powder!! so cool!!!
have a great t-day!

jinxxxygirl said...

Oh Elizabeth i know how excited you are for your win! Woot woot!! I do know Seth Apter and often visit his blog... Congratulations woman!!! and Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

Helen said...

woo, hoo!! what a great prize. Seth is a lovely lovely guy and I can well believe his generosity. Enjoy the embossing powder!

Meggymay said...

Wow, you chose a fabulous piece for your gift. He is so talented and has such fantastic creative ideas. You will treasure this and I'm sure you will have fun with the embossing powder. I didn't know you were in his book many congratulations on this as well.
The iced tea looks refreshing and just right for warmer days.
Happy T day wishes Elizabeth.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I guessed at Seth from the start - what a fantastic piece! How lucky to have the embossing powder too! I am waiting until Rowantree get theirs in - they are on order but not surprisingly they are in a queue! How great to see your names in print too ...and in Seth's book...an honour indeed! Congratulations!
I won't be touching your tea although T might be envious! I'm pleased you liked your little gifts and card! Things just didn't work out last week for me! Big hugs, Chrisx

Linda Kunsman said...

what a really special piece of art to own-especially when it's from someone you admire so! It's definitely a fit for you with the rust, organic colors:) And how nice that he sent you some of his embossing powder too - I know you will put it to good use. It is very special indeed to be gifted with a piece of art by someone you admire...
and than you for sharing not only the cold tea but the hot tea as well. Still into the hot tea here. happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

Cool! That's a great win, and how cool to get it from your friend Seth Apter. I didn't know you were in his first book. That is pretty cool-and impressive. I love learning little tidbits about you as I know you longer. :) Thanks for sharing! And of course, happy T day too. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen said...

Oh Elizabeth! This is wonderful to have an original piece from Seth - it is simply AMAZING!That textures and the colours- Gorgeous! And he really seems to be a wonderful and generous and very nice person and artist, that's why I often comment on his blog.Super with the extra of him! He almost answers each comment in a nice way and I also love him teaching, enjoyed some of his online courses at Artist Network and his techniques always are stunning. As you already know I am very proud of you beinig listed in the Pulse of Mixed Media!Well deserved dear Elizabeth!Your art always speaks to me and inspires me!
Happy T-Day my friend!
Hugs, Susi

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, so happy that you won and that you were able to choose a piece from an artist you really wanted. I am not familiar with his art so will stop by. not familiar with rust dusting powder either so will definately look into that too.
I love the piece you chose.
This is deinately time for ice tea-we have been unusually hot here for several days now-hoping the rain cools us off bit.
Just making sure too that you received my package.
Happy T Day Kathy

craftytrog said...

Wow! Congratulations on winning a beautiful piece of Seth's art (I recognised it as his!) And how wonderful to be in his book too. I've taken a couple of his classes here in the UK, and He's such a great and generous teacher.
I'll be back soon to join in (for the first time in a while!)
Happy T-Day,
Alison xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Really cool piece of art and even more exciting to know the artist. I like your ice tea choice, but as a coffee drinker, don't you have coffee on ice? Heard some bad weather moved through KS. hope you and the boys are safe and sound. Happy T Day

Darla said...

What a great story from the Win to how you managed to get the art work of your choice. Amazing. I'm tickled for you. Many good things happen through internet relationships and this is one of them.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, many congratulations and your artwork is beautiful! How amazing to own this piece and have your name in print too, I can see why you are so delighted 😁. I can't wait to see how you use the rust Baked Texture too, that was so nice of him! Thanks for the tea and sending you a Happy T Day wishes! J 😊 x

Dianne said...

whoa, how cool is that!? Love Seth's layered and grungy style, and so generous of him to lower the price so you could own his piece! And a jar of 'rust' too!
the iced tea looks very refreshing...finally enjoying some warm weather now.
Not sure I'll be at the T party next week as we have another road trip coming up and a busy week. I'll be thinking of you dear friend!

Caty said...

Congratulations Elizabeth !! This artpiece from your friend Seth Apter is gorgeous, I love it too. I shall see a his page and his arts because I don´t know him. Wonderful your name is on his book !!! congrats !!
I like tea very muñch, ice tea or hot tea, don´t matter.
Thank you very much for sharing this lovely window of your own garden!
Big hugsss, Caty

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Wow, Elizabeth, I'm blown away by your fabulous prize! It's beautiful. I love Seth Apter's work and first heard of him from you. And now to learn also that you have two works published in his first book ... double wow! Should I start addressing you as Maestro Elizabeth?

I've been struggling to find an app on WordPress to enlarge images. So far nothing has worked. I'm not that technical. I wish I had a Scott nearby - lol.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ELIZABETH; conga ratz on your win; this piece is amazing....984 paws up as da tabbies say to Seth....totally cool ~~~ ☺☺♥♥

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Pretty easy to spot Seth. I have a couple of his book covers as art that I bought at Art is You when I took one of his book classes. He has branched out so much with his paints and stencils and all kinds of goodies. He is such a sweetie pie as a person and a wonderful teacher, glad you picked him. xox

Rita said...

Congrats! For some reason I can only see the left hand side of your photos but what I can see--looks great! :)

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Elizabeth, thank you for letting me know you got my package ok-hope you love everything-hugs

Kate said...

What an amazing piece of art by Seth! How wonderful that he gifted it to you. A treasure for sure. I am so glad that you shared this with us. And your tea looks delicious.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Seth said...

Thrilled that my art is now is such a good home! And I know you will put that embossing powder too good use too. As for me...I woful take iced tea any (and every) day!

RO said...

OMG! What is the likelihood of you running into his artwork, and that he actually mentioned you so far back? That's pretty amazing!!!! I love what you chose, and of course, I adore the kindness of both Seth and Lissa! Kudos on getting a gift that you really loved, along with the extra goody! Yes, I tend to drink Diet Green Tea with Mango, and also OOlong Tea. Heck, who am I kidding? I enjoy so many flavors! Hugs...RO p.s. - The "Genius At Work" looks so cool on your desk!

Jackie P Neal said...

Congratulations to you Elizabeth!
I love what you wrote about you and Bleubeard- how very clever to have your name that way!
Your teas look delicious!
hugs,Jackie xx

Lisca Meijer said...

My apologies for being so late. Life got in the way for a while. (Nothing serious though). But here I am...
Looking at the lovely artwork by Seth. Lucky you that you could get that piece. It is great to see your name in print. How awesome is that! You can be proud.
Thank you for the tea. I don't usually drink ice tea unless it is home made. The stuff they sell in bottles is sweet and I don't take sugar in tea.
A very belated happy T-Day,
Lisca

Sami said...

You chose well Elizabeth and from an artist friend too, which makes it more special.

Carol said...

Fantastic choice on the art piece!!!! It's GREAT!!!!
Sorry I am a day late but being a new Grandma is not as easy as it ws when the others were born years ago :) My time disappears the minute I wake up , but it's a wonderful experience!!!!

Jeanie said...

That is so exciting -- so, so, so exciting! And there you are! I'd be totally thrilled. IN print! And what a wonderful piece of art from Seth. A perfect choice. Oh, everything about this post makes me smile (including your description of your blog handle!)

My name is Cindy said...

Lucky lucky lucky!! Is that gorgeous coloured piece Seth's business card? I lov that as much as the painting!!

Pamela Gerard said...

WOW!! That is so cool -- you have a piece by Seth and he even lowered his price. What a nice guy. Good for you. I am a little jealous.....

Cindy McMath said...

That’s terrific Elizabeth, and what a great piece of art you received.

Divers and Sundry said...

How exciting! You chose well, I think. That's a lovely piece.