Workshop — Seth Apter’s 52 Pick Up

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Friday I disappeared down the rabbit hole by the river in the cutest shop ever (Eclectic Paperie) owned by the Amazing Kim(as Seth dubbed her) to a workshop with Seth(otherwise known as Mr. Uber Nice Guy) in my book…a whole day to play(thank you Superhero husband).  Eight women and the Amazing Kim spent the day painting, painting, painting, glazing, glazing, painting, spattering and then some collage on our marvelous card decks.

Mr. Uber Nice Guy Seth gave us great tips, techniques, tidbits and all manner of mixed media yumminess – and some good jokes – while we got lost in the art of play.  I met new friends, spattered paint(on my neighbor’s cards – oops) Got some spatter in return, realized thanks to Seth that rub ons have new meaning in my journaling.  Learned to think of materials in different ways – again, thanks to Seth.  Got some great tips from the other ladies as we traded ideas and watched everyone blossom in their own way, which I always marvel at and love.

A day of pure bliss which in the midst of my chaotic life was exactly what I needed.  Here are some shots of the day – you can see a snippet of the other card decks done by everyone…


Here’s my pile with several layers painted over my charcoal gray gesso background. I ended up using a folded piece of paper to make the lines and they really added lots of dimension.

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And of course thanks and a good hug from Seth…..


If you get a chance to take a class with Seth – RUN TO YOUR COMPUTER AND SIGN UP – DO IT NOW.


  1. Isn’t he great! I loved the class that I took at Art Is You.

  2. What a fabulous opportunity! your pieces & theirs are great. Seth’s is a wonderful world of amazing imagery to get totally lost in!

  3. Yay! Seth is coming to Australia!…..and I get to spend a whole weekend with him. I can hardly wait.

  4. What a wonderful way to spend a (found) day off! I am truly sorry I missed it, but will meet Seth in October at Art-Is-You!

  5. Awesome cards, what a great time!

  6. Nancy Lee says:

    In “card love” now!! Great colors as you said!
    If that were dinner none would be left! So much eye candy!!

  7. I’m sure there are 52 reasons to take a class from Seth. One, is that he is awesome. The cards look great. Nothing like slapping some paint around.

  8. Glad you had such a fun time, you deserve it after all that hard work. Looks great! Hugs, Valerie

  9. Made me want to get my paints out again. Interesting how each of oyu used “your” colours.

  10. Beautiful, reach in colours and intuitive creations. Fantastic pieces!

  11. Oh yes, so much goodness on one day! It looks as if you had a fabulous time making these terrific papers. I don’t suppose Seth comes to Scotland much.

  12. What a wonderful collection of art and you look so happy, just great, this must have done you so much good!

  13. pamelaarts says:

    Well I certainly hope Seth gets out here to San Francisco soon so I can take a class like that too — jealous!! He is awfully nice — he put a link to my blog in a recent post which was unexpected and very nice of him. Now I want a class too! xo

  14. I know you had a wonderful time – I was able to take that very class from Seth at Art Is You!

  15. I wish Seth would work his way to the center of the country, but I will enjoy and appreciate from afar. I adore those lines you created, and have picked up a new tip. Thanks for that. Those finished cards are fantastic. Great use of your chosen palette, too.

  16. How wonderful for you Corrine- a much needed break for your art soul! And with Seth Apter!!!- I can feel the bliss! Seth is a rock star in my book! teehee Thanks for sharing all the photos- I smiled all the way through your post! hugs my friend!

  17. Thank you so much for being a part of this workshop Corrine — and for you sweet and generous words in this post. It was a great day and I was inspired by all the creativity in the room. Watching you discover found drawings in your cards was definitely a highlight!

  18. What fun! I’m happy for you that you were able to get away, I know how strenuously busy you have been at physical labor. We really need to be able to work at our art, don’t we? Love what i see of your cards, can hardly wait to see what you do with them. Cute shot of you and Seth.

  19. I adore you – I adore him.. I wished I had been also there with you!♥♥♥

  20. Woo Hoo! Looks like so much fun! Your creations are a blast Corrine and I love seeing you there smiling with Seth and his super kind face. 🙂 xo

  21. Looks like tons of superfun…I am blown away by all those yummy creations! and so wonderful you have such a creative and loving day off 😉 wish I could take his workshop too, but I am toooooooo far away 😉 xox ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

  22. oh, how wonderful! you sure needed a day like this, and your cards are delicious.

  23. You are lucky (and wise) to sign up for his class! I am in love with the layers you’ve created!

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