I took a writing class in college which was odd for a math major.....
but I thought it would be fun and quite frankly EASY. Needless to say, I was quite mistaken! The Prof. would talk excitedly about a topic and I would get excited too. I started getting creative and thinking about different story lines. Yet, this excitement always vanished when they would give you a word or a page count. Maybe it was because I was a numbers person but you utter tell your story in 5 or more pages and I go completely blank. That is why I could completely relate to this article about how a blank sheet of paper or canvas can be so daunting to most people. Can you relate? Here is a great story.
Artist Cuts Elaborate Designs With Astounding Details From Single Sheets of Paper
For some, a blank sheet of paper can be daunting. For a lucky few, however, the empty space provides an opportunity for endless ideas. Such is the case for British artist Pippa Dyrlaga, who specializes in the meticulous art of paper cut-outs.
Based in Yorkshire, England, Dyrlaga has practiced paper cutting and printmaking for over ten years. Each one of her intricate creations is made from a single sheet of paper, a precision knife, and hours of patient work. Before the artist puts knife to paper, she draws a loose outline of the design in pencil. Then, Dyrlaga cuts spontaneous details in the paper—working in sections to slowly build up the complexity of the image. Lastly, since everything is drawn in reverse, the artist flips over the cut-out to reveal the “clean” side of the finished artwork. Can you imagine?
Aren't they beautiful?
So I've been doing a little creating of my own. Jesse James Beads (One of my favs) is having a Lucky You Contest and this is my entry. Do you like? Click Pic for more Info!
PS If you know of anyone who might enjoy this romp, please sign them up HERE!