Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

This piece is a collaboration my mother did a few years ago. She did the brush painting and I did the calligraphy.

A collaboration I did with my mother. She did the Chinese brush painting and I did the brush calligraphy.

Today, as  I pause to think of all the things I am grateful for, family is number one on my list. Thank every one of my family and friends for being a part of my life.

Love and blessings to all, Candy

Sharing Paper Art

These are art students who were part of an amazing group who all made their costumes out of recycled materials. This photo came from Maria Raleigh of Collage, an art supply store, in Portland, Oregon.

These are art students who were part of an amazing group who all made their costumes out of recycled materials. This photo came via Maria Raleigh’s trip to Oaxaca last year for Dia De Los Muertos.  Maria is from Collage, two art supply stores, in Portland, Oregon. 

Life has been more hectic than usual lately, and with my normal hectic life, that’s saying something. The result was that I missed making my post last week. The good news is that I have just finished a major project (I was the coordinator for a huge community-wide Arts, Crafts & Collectibles Holiday Sale) and now will have more time for my art. The sale was a huge success and we will be able to purchase more art for our community. It was well worth the time and effort that went into this successful event.

This is an envelope from Jean Wilson of Pushing the Envelopes. If you enjoy looking at creative envelopes, you must check out her blog!

This is an envelope from Jean Wilson of Pushing the Envelopes. If you enjoy looking at creative envelopes, you must check out her blog.

For the month of November I have been sharing the art of other artists who work with paper on my Facebook page. I have made a point of sharing the art of people I know personally as well as searching the internet find lasix and finding artists I don’t know and including their work. It has been a fun journey.

Emma Boyes makes the most incredible paper cuts. This one shows one she is in the process of making. You can see more of her work on her Facebook page.

Emma Boyes makes the most incredible paper cuts. This shows a paper cut she is in the process of making. You can see more of her work on her Facebook page.

Check out my Facebook page if you would like to see more of the art and artists I have been sharing throughout the month of November.

Eye candy in the extreme. This is an installation of folded paper by UK artist Richard Sweeney. I can't imagine doing this, but I sure enjoy looking at it. You can see more of Richard's work on his website.

Eye candy in the extreme. This is an installation of folded paper by UK artist Richard Sweeney. I can’t imagine doing this, but I sure enjoy looking at it. You can see more of Richard’s work on his website.

This calligraphy piece was done by my friend Sally Penley for the "Out of the Silence" exhibit. Sally is a fellow left-handed calligrapher whose work I admire greatly. You can see more of her calligraphy and those of other calligraphers here.

This calligraphy piece was done by my friend Sally Penley for the “Out of the Silence” exhibit. Sally is a fellow left-handed calligrapher whose work I admire greatly. You can see more of her calligraphy and those of other calligraphers who exhibited in the “Out of the Silence” exhibit by clicking here.

Check out my Facebook page to see more artists and paper art throughout the month of November.

Enjoy, Candy

P.S. December will be “Inspiration”  on my Facebook page.

 

Thanksgiving Paper Leaves Wreath

The colors here say "Thanksgiving" to me.

The colors here say “Thanksgiving” to me.

This wreath started as a demonstration piece. I showed how to make this wreath during the First Friday Art Walk last Friday. I really loved the colors and thought the wreath would look levitra great on my front door for Thanksgiving.

Looking great on my front door!

Looking great on my front door!

If you are interested in making one for yourself (it’s easy, just takes a little time), check out my blog post: Autumn Leaves Paper Wreath.

Enjoy, Candy