Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Calling all Paper Lovers!

oh boy do I have some cool links for you today! I was totally blown away by some of these, and I can only dream of such creativity with "just" paper. The paper in itself are just art pieces in some of these!

First, take a good look at this one. Playing with paper just has something magical to it, and these artworks show just that in The Beauty of Paper Art. And Art it is, with a capital A.

Now, let me blow your mind by this one. It's called "Patience" and you'll see why.... My jaw just dropped when I saw this. There is an interview with the artist Randi Parkhurst right here that you can listen to. It's about the making of Patience. I loved hearing her talk about the process and how the video finally came to be. Isn't this just amazing???

Isabelle de Borchgrave is a belgian artist who, for one thing, makes replicas of dresses that are shown on old paintings. You know the renaissance ones with the great details? She reproduces them in PAPER. I was told that she mainly uses pattern paper (like what you use for dress making) and then paints it and decorates it to look like what is in the paintings. When you hold the pictures of the paintings next to what she makes, the resemblance is uncanny. It's like they walked of the painting and are there, life size. Here's a video of one of her expositions called "I Medici - A renaissance in paper", this one was held in Florence and is now in Brussels. I sure hope to go see that one! Oh and don't be afraid to click on the other links too! Here's another video of her work. It's in French, but you'll get the idea. It's called "Dreams in Paper". Oh yeah, I can only dream of such things! Some more info about this great artist can be found here. You can even take a peak into her Brussels based studio! More pictures of her work can be seen here but let me tell you, if you ever get the chance to see her work up close, don't hesitate! It's sooo much better in real life! I haven't seen it yet, but did see my mom's pics and they are better than what I can point out to you here. Really.

Oh and I have a really neat little project for you that I found on YouTube. Imagine this with some little pictures on it, like a brag book or something.... It's small enough to keep on your coffee table and for sure a great conversation starter! If you make it and have pics of it, let me know, I'd love to see it! :-))

For now, I have a card to show you that just pales against these artists' work. But, I still do like it. It's made following the DWYT sketch 24. Yeah, I'm a little behind there, but I don't always make them immediately and what can I say? Some sketches just don't appeal to me at all, so I'll look for an older one that will work with the image and scraps of papers I have at hand. Enjoy!

Sorry, no idea where that rubber stamp image came from. I got it in an image swap and there were no specifics with this one. The butterfly image was painted with water paint colors, the cheap kid stuff. Who says crafting is expensive??? LOL :-))
I hope you had fun following all the links in today's post! Let me know your thoughts about all this, okay?
Have a nice day!



Mary Anne Gruen said...

Thanks for the links! I had no idea such beautiful things existed! They're just amazing!

Admin said...

wonderful blog thank you and i wanna know your opinion on my blogs

Joyce across the Pond said...

I just stumbled on your blog - thanks for the paper sites....mind boggling...love the apples and pears....someday.

Marshall Lynch said...

i also love papers,nice blog.
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