Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paper Cut Art

Aaaah, I FINALLY had a chance to make some of MY art.  The paper flowers and graphic design have taken up a lot of time lately, so as soon as the commissions slowed a bit, I carved out some time for myself to create my own art.  I spent all day Wednesday and Friday making art.  Friday was my birthday, and since no graphic design projects had immediate deadlines, I decided to spend my birthday doing what I love.

The paper flowers left me with some new skills in working with paper.  I've got the paper-cut bug, I guess.  So here is what I made on Wednesday:

This was the first.  I am mostly experimenting with the new medium here.  It is called "Bird Secrets" and it is 8"x10".

I also made a silkscreen print for the first time since the class I took.

This is 8"x10" and it is one of just five prints.  Both of the above pieces are available to purchase at  my etsy shop.

Here is the one I made on my birthday.  I woke up early and laid in bed thinking of what to make for the longest time.  I didn't even remember it was my birthday until Mat woke up and said, "Happy Birthday."  I haven't attached the pieces to the background paper yet, because I'm debating whether or not I think it's complete.

It's called, "Guilty in the Woods" and it is 11"x14."  I'm really loving this medium.

Last week was the first chance I had to use my art studio for MY art.  It felt really good to be using this space for that.  Really good.

Oh yeah, I shaved my head.  (Buzzed to 1/8th of an inch, actually) 

 This is semi-art related.  In my art I try to have no fear in revealing myself.  Through my art I am raw and exposed.  Well, with this new do I feel unashamedly exposed... in a good way.  I've had mixed reactions, of course, but it doesn't really matter.  It's something I've wanted to do for a long time and I finally did it.

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  1. bravo brave girl...on the nu du, it's very becoming on you ...I too have always wanted to do that!!

  2. I've been thinking about it and I think the guilty I'm the woods one need something else composition wise....It doesn't look finished for some reason, but I'm not sure why? I didn't see the woodgrain on the trees before either :) something in the trees above her head like more branches or leaves or something?

  3. Yeah, Carrie, I agree. That's why I said I wasn't sure if I was done or not. I'll work on it and post again! Thanks for the feedback, always welcome.


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