It's week four of Sally's Focusing on Life 52 Photos. This week we were challenged to create something. I make jewelry, but I thought that would be too easy since this is a challenge. So what to make? At lunch I was reading an old issue of Victoria Magazine and came across a feature on Sharyn Sowell who made cut paper silhouettes, and I just had to try my hand at this intricate form of art.
I got my inspiration from a greeting card, drew it on a sheet of art paper, cut it out and attached to to a black background. I have to say it was very difficult to cut those tiny parts out at the bottom. Of course I didn't have sharp scissors, and my fingers got sore very quickly. Possibly the old 'practice makes perfect' would apply here, but I think I'll pass on this form of art.
Since time was running out I cried Uncle, threw in the towel and made a piece of jewelry.
I love to see the bright green tips of plants poking out of the ground, signaling springs eminent arrival. This necklace was made with a gorgeous asparagus pendant from Mary Harding, pretty Czech beads from Arte Bella Surplus, and Vintaj chain and components.
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