contemporary collage paintings
the process
Leslie Avon Miller

My life flows when I'm in my art.

Jean De Muzio

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I want to tell what the forests were like.

Story in a Forgotten Language 

14 x 14 

Leslie Avon Miller

I want to tell what the forests
were like.
I will have to speak
in a forgotten language.

~W.S. Merwin

Close some doors.
Not because of pride,
but because that no longer fits your life.

~Paolo Coelho

I keep trying to change what I do all because of too much thinking, 
instead of letting it happen. 

What I do keeps on insisting to be here the way it wants to be. 
For that I am grateful.

You can’t help but be true to who you are; 
nobody can tell you how to be a good artist. 
Your soul is going to be in there anyway, if it exists at all.
 It can’t be some programmatic, rigid, 
ideological thing that’s outside of your own experience.

~Ellen Phelan

The only way you have anything to 
offer as an artist is to please yourself. 

 I am still telling stories in the studio, and dancing in the process.

Story to be continued.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

On the International Road to Connection

 Short Story 1
by Leslie Avon Miller

If you attended the book signing for The Pulse of Mixed Media in Bellevue, 
this is the finished version of the piece on which 
I demonstrated mark making with various tools.

Seth is always busy and on the go. That's why he is a blur! 
Le Marche St.George in Vancouver

The Pulse of Mixed Media.

The Pulse is strong, healthy and having a wondrous bon time.

Patricia Larsen and her daughter, photographer Klee
Also in attendance was Patricia's daughter Janaki Larsen
Janaki is a potter making extraordinary works in white.

Then it was on to Washington, 
where Seth and Donna Watson met in Donna's stunning Japanese gardens.

If you have read the book, you know that 
Seth asked a number of questions. 
One of them was "Can you share a secret?"

Well I can share 5 of them!
Here are 5 secrets you may not know about Seth:

1. Seth can accomplish a lot in a 15 minute block of time. Blog, tweet, facebook, email; did I leave anything out?

2. He can strike up a conversation with anyone…the busboy, the host, an artist, the retail clerk.  

3. He is a night owl. It’s a good thing the internet community is open 24/7.

4. Tea drinker.

5. Seth is a peach. But you probably knew that.

Alicia Caudle and Donna Watson had a chance 
to visit after the final book signing event.

image by Seth Apter

A inspiring time was had by all.

Left to right

Robert Stockton
Leslie Avon Miller
Delorse Lovelady
Lisa JonesMoore
John Arbuckle
Donna Watson
Jeane Myers

Congratulations Seth. 
I hear your book has gone to a second printing. 
Way to go!

You can see more images of the book tour here.