Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pretty Paper Pictures

As I was browsing Helen Musselwhite’s delightful gallery tonight I started to realise I recognised a few of her folky forest images even though it was my fist visit to her site. That’s because they've popped up on a few other blogs before. She’s got hundreds of images, though, and I don’t think I’d seen any of these ones here. Even if any of you have already seen them they’re so charming I’m sure you won’t mind a second viewing.

You know, these have literally inspired me. I can’t draw anything more than stick figures and I’ve never ‘done art’ in my life. (By that I mean I gave it up at the start of secondary school because I had a choice between it and music. I played the guitar, you see, and thought it was really cool. Worst decision ever considering I‘m clinically tone deaf. Who thinks it’s a good idea to let 13-year-olds make these choices?)

That said, when it comes to sitting cutting up bits of paper for hours on end I’m as happy as a pig in the proverbial. And so I briefly delved into the whole paper collage thing a few months ago. Unsurprisingly, my stuff ending up looking like what a four-year-old takes home to their mammy. Seriously, ‘shabby’ doesn’t quite cover it. However, I’ve about three unfinished ‘things’ lying around that I’m now toying with trying to salvage. Practice makes perfect, as they say, though I’d happily settle for anything almost half decent.


JJ Beazley said...

Well, I think you're very sweet, and I'm sure your paper thingys are just grand. You were thirteen once? Heavens! Love the fox.

Steam Spectre said...

I just love the owl an fox pieces. I've been wanting to try this too!

JJ Beazley said...

The more I look at these the more I like them.

The Pixie Knoll said...

Roisin, these pieces are absolutely beautiful. The wonderful detail to them through slices of cut paper. What a great find....a true treasure trove of imagination. I can look at these pieces all day. I admire the artist for having the patience to create such wonderful and fanciful pieces of art. Lovely and inspiring.

TheAmazingFoxworthBlog said...

They are so cool :-)

Damn them creating such greatness outta so little! Grr!!!

Megan said...

Wow these are lovely. I'm doing paper craft in art right now. This artist is perfect! Thanks for posting :D

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