Seth Apter's "Buried Treasure"

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This is my repost for Seth Apter’s “Buried Treasure”, where artists repost a favorite blog post. I am currently at the end of a summer cold and I can relate to wanting to be home. Enjoy!


Spread 0065 – “Home”

February 29, 2012

Vintage and personal papers, crackle paste, tape, Adirondack Color Wash Sprays.

I’ve been under the weather with a cold the last couple of days. I was at work and the only place I wanted to be was home. Home under the down covers of my warm bed, snuggled with my kitties. Now you must understand my kitties don’t just like to be on the bed with me, they have their own spots on the bed. Hank, our female cat loves to sleep between my feet. Melrose our newest Maine Coon cat loves to sleep at my left side on top of me, and Tyler our 20 plus pound Maine Coon cat loves to sleep curled around my head like a furry hat.

Home to me is making dinner for my partner Ed after a long day and just sharing our day together. Home to me is spending a Saturday afternoon with good friends new and old art journaling, laughing and sharing. Home to me is spending a wonderful afternoon art journaling in my backyard in the sun all by myself. Home to me is sitting down to a nice cup of fresh mint tea grown in my garden. It could be an afternoon in the yard, trimming, planting, arguing over what we are going to replace and or plant in our yard with Ed. It could also be a big pool party with all our friends or an intimate dinner with friends on our patio. It could be me and my journal, just playing. It all means home to me.

P.S. Home is where the X is. Click on the photo for a larger version.

2018-05-03T13:39:57+00:00July 11th, 2012|Art Journals|9 Comments


  1. John July 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Brian, feel better! Great choice for Buried Treasure.

  2. Irene July 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    we both reposted our ‘home’ pages. home is moments that stay in our hearts, the simple pleasures, being with loved ones, experiencing our joys. you say it so well.

  3. L.A. Smith (@smithla8) July 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I love the richness of the colors and textures. Lovely.

  4. Marit July 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I hope you feel better soon Brian… so you can make more gorgeous art journal spreads! I enjoyed this ‘oldie’ very much!!

  5. Orly July 12, 2012 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Yes, such nice comforting homey post. It made me miss home, yet it was not as easy for me to define it. I feel that many places are home for me yet none of them are. My kids give me the strongest sense of home. I guess in the end home is where I am good to myself.
    Your home is so homey, the stunning garden by the pool, it feels even to a stranger, like home.

  6. Beth July 12, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Hope you feel better. Love the theme and the colors. Funny, I am just working on a piece-HOME. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Bleubeard and Elizabeth July 13, 2012 at 3:02 am - Reply

    I have to believe you must be feeling better by now. I could not imagine slipping under blankets, but then I realized you wrote this in the dead of winter, even if winter is sunny and warm (NOT HOT) at your place.

    I took a long look at this piece and you may have just inspired me to start some kind of an art book that I can actually paint in . I love what you did with the various elements and the crackle paste. Awesome.

  8. Janine Whitling July 13, 2012 at 5:23 am - Reply

    Hey Brian, thanks for the link via Seth. I’ll be following your blog posts now in my google reader. Look forward to learning more about you and your art

  9. raylee July 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    like your style…..will come back for a longer look.

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