colour……… not sure

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Colour, working with colour I find difficult in a paper context………..  to me white on white is magical, ethereal, ghost like.  Its simple but has great strength, its architectural,  its my choice for paper work, feels more structural, captures the essence and feels like a design and not just decoration.

However I thought I would try colour and try crepe paper……………  I enjoyed cutting and crimping, progressing from the photocopy paper prototype of last week.   However, it feels frivolous, decorative, like icing a cake and not the same as working in white

What does this mean?  its something very powerful, brings up many emotions, something I want to explore over the coming weeks.

fragile, delicate, fit for a princess

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Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart: William Wordsworth

 My paper journey swept me off my feet today, literally…………  shoes, delicate, fragile, made of paper.  My first attempt, these are just first prototypes and excited about making more…………….  as I make them I sit patiently, cutting and crimping, folding and shaping, watching my vision become reality.  Its amazing, from a flat piece of white photocopy paper, some love and vision, and hey presto a fairy tale shoe fit for a princess.

Ready for packing

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At last………………… two hundred flowers, 3 trees and over 600 butterflies are now boxed in perspex display cases and ready to be packed in bubble wrap for their 250 mile trip north!!!!!!!  Next photos they will be in situ!!  I cannot begin to express how much joy this project has given me.

 

Ready for packing 3 on Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

abundance – paper cut / sculpture

abundance, I love that word it conjures up so much in my mind…………  picture no 3, the tree is now in the fullness of its green summer coat and the fruits of the  pollinated  flowers are beginning to grow.  Mother earth is working hard now and is in full flow……..tree-abundance-3tree-abundance-3-detail

Awakening – paper cut / sculpture

this is no 2 in the series, when the day light lengthens and mother awakens from slumber, slowly new life begins its upward journey from the darkness, shoots burst through the soil and buds burst open upon the tree, like white frothy lace adorning the the branches,tree-awakening-2tree-awakening-2-detail