Thank you for visiting my website. My online shop is closed from Sunday May 9 through Sunday May 16 as I indulge in a staycation in NYC. The shop will officially reopen - with many new additions - on Monday May 17. I am also excited to announce that after a long delay due to the pandemic, I will reopen International shipping with a big International shop event from Friday May 21 to Sunday May 23. Stay tuned for more details.


Flea Market

Join me on Sunday 4/25 1pm EST for the grand opening of my newest shop section: The Flea Market. Here you will find one-of-a-kinds and limited quantities of ephemera, oddities, treasures, and one-offs - both vintage and new. When they are gone, they are gone.

At 3pm on Sunday 4/25 I will be hosting a FB Live sales event with additional items.


New Release: PaperArtsy Stamps

I am thrilled to share with you my newest release from PaperArtsy: 3 new stamp sets. These are available and shipping now in my online shop.







I know have a total of 21 stamp sets with PaperArtsy, along with 24 mini stamps and 24 colors of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics.


PaperArtsy Stamp Mashup

In January of this year, PaperArtsy had a series of posts on their blog highlighting artwork created by seven artists using a mashup of stamps from four different collections:

-Ink and the Dog - their orginal core collection of stamp images designed by Mr. PaperArtsy himself - Mark Franich - and now numbering over 130 sets.

-France Papillion - the newest designer in the PaperArtsy family.

-Courtney Franich - her abstract and collage-based stamp images are right up my alley.

-Seth Apter - otherwise known as me.

The mashup of different designers was very cool but what really impressed me about this series was the absolute unique and awesome artwork that the artists created. Click on the artist name to be taken to the original blog post and on the stamp images or names to be taken to that item in my online shop. Thanks for looking....


Miriam Frazier




Nikki Acton

ESA 15


Ellie Knol

Mini 56


Corrie Herriman





Helen Chilton

ESA 15


Keren Baker

Mini 33


Autumn Clark


Mini 39


The 12 Days of Sethmas

Relics: The Exhibition

Join me for an online exhibition and sale of my new series: Relics. Eight pieces, all between 4 x 4 and 5 x 5 inches, mounted on cradled wood panels, and nspired by the concept of Relics. Each piece is $165 plus shipping, with International buyers welcome. Roxanne Evans Stout will share eight of her own pieces inspired by the same term as well. In addition, we are showing seven 12 x 12 inch collaborative works on paper in our series called Fragments of Fragility. The exhibition takes place here on my Facebook Profile on February 7 at 3pm eastern.


WHEN THE DUST SETTLES - not for sale
















Beyond the Background: Registration Open

Registration is now open for the recorded version of my 1/30/21 FB Live class...

Learn just what to do with the dozens and dozens of backgrounds you have in those piles!

Fragments of Fragility


Class Registration Open: Beyond the Background

Beyond the Background: A FB Live workshop with Seth Apter

January 27 at 2:30pm EST or January 30 at 7:30pm EST

Registration Now Open

We all have dozens hundreds thousands of backgrounds made – in piles, in boxes and in drawers. Let’s face it…they are fun to make. But what comes next? What do you actually do with a background? This 2-hour Facebook Live class will tackle that question through a series of makes, demos and discussions that you can join in on. This is not a traditional, project-based workshop where we focus on creating one piece of art during class time. Rather, we will be focused on reviewing approaches to going Beyond the Background, specifically with abstract art in mind. I will share with you ways of thinking and doing as we go through multiple options for going from background to completed art. With each approach, we will start with a new background and, using supplies that you are already likely to have, put the techniques in action.

This class is technically Part 2 of my 2020 Facebook class One Layer Away, where I shared my approach to creating layered and dynamic backgrounds. You do not have to have taken this earlier class but it is still available should you want to. Specifics are shared in the supply list further below but, if you want to work along during the Live, have at least 4 backgrounds ready to go. They can be from the One Layer Away workshop or your own supply. 

This class runs in a private Facebook group so you need to be a member of Facebook for access. Cost is $25USD. Please click here for more information and to register.


New Art

New to the shelves of my online shop:


Promise of Another Day


Chronicles - Sold. Thank you


Taken - Sold. Thank you


Where We Are Going - Sold. Thank you


New Class: Beyond the Background



New FB Live online workshop. Registration opens January 12 here


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