Monday, May 03, 2010

CREATIVE TUESDAY: PURE IMAGINATION



(Past Dreams - paper cutting-pen and ink)


For this Creative Tuesday theme, Pure Imagination, I decided to try another paper cutting. First, I sketched the figure and then cut the paper from the drawing( using it as a template)..I discovered mid-way through that I really needed sharper scissors ...You live and you learn, though, right? I added an Art Nouveau-inspired design and then some outling(dots) around the figure and the decorative design with my trusty Faber Castell pen.

Dreaming or a euphoric dream-state was sort of the motivator for this one. Well, that and studying Pre-Raphaelite art for the last several months for a writing project.

20 comments:

La Petite Gallery said...

That is very well done.
Terrific.
yvonne

Betsy said...

Rebecca ~ this is beautiful! I love your paper-cutting entries the best!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Great job Rebecca, as usual. I guess you folks are floating around too. Did you ever see so much rain. I been so busy haven't stopped by for a while. We had our Golden Anniversary last weekend and all kinds of fun things going all. Take care girl.
QMM

Kiki said...

Super gorgeous..very beautiful..and carries a lovely vibe! Awesome work!
Kiki~

Mmm said...

So delicate and lovely. You can tell you've been inspired by art nouveau and your art history! You must be one incredibly patient woman, surely, to cut all that out?!! :) Thank you so much for adding your lot this time around. I'm sure everyone else will love it too. OK, adding it now.

BTw, i love how you add those little dots to give that little bit of unexpected and detail to the whole piece. Wonderful.

Zuzana said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning. You have an incredible talent.
The forms and the design remind me more of the Art Nouveau actually.;)
Lovely!
xoxo

Zuzana said...

Ok, I see you wrote that in your post actually, sorry to have missed that, oh.;) A least the Art Nouveau comes through very well.;))

Rebecca said...

Everyone,


Thank you so much for the kind comments!

Zuzana,
Yes, mostly Art Nouveau for this one:)

LadyCat said...

This is beautiful! I agree, it has a very dreamy feel to it.

Christine said...

This is a standout, as usual...I get that dreamy quality right away. Wow.

Lizzie said...

Lovely contribution. :)

lissa said...

I see a dreamer,just awaken from some sweet dream, nice job

Bachelor said...

WOW.. looks like you are fine-tuning your creative skills here. This is just stunning! Very creative. Again, thanks for sharing your talent with us.
:) The Bach

Polly Singer said...

This is so lovely...I want one. Seriously, this is the most lucious art work I have seen in a very long time.

Rebecca said...

Polly, thank you so much. I am so honored that you think so!

I hope you can make it to the opening on the 14th.

Betsy said...

Happy Mother's Day, Rebecca! Hope your day was special!

La Petite Gallery said...

Wishing you all a nice Mother's Day.. The Preakness race is not far off,,yvonne

Rebecca said...

Yvonne,

We're all rooting for Calvin and Super Saver:)

Betsy and Yvonne...Thank you for the well wishes...Had a lovely Mother's - hope the same for both of you:)...

La Petite Gallery said...

Well Calvin did't make it. Don't know why. The weather for Memorial
Day in Maine is the very best. It's such a delight. Your cut out silhouette is wonderful. I assume you took a class for that. Have a great Memorial Day.
yvonne

Charm and Grace said...

Loving your artwork posts!! This is beautiful; I had to click to enlarge so I could see the details. Really lovely!

Blessings,
Christi