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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 6

Radiologist – ShoppingZonePlus

 

 

Baseball – ShoppingZonePlus

 

 

 

 

Welded Nuts and Bolts Dogs Sculptures – Pinterest

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 5

Weightlifter – Pinterest

 

 

Yardbirds – Baby Nuts the Dog Sniffing

 

 

Popular Mechanics

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 4

Metal Garden Art – Pinterest

 

 

Pinterest – Restroom

 

 

Pinterest – Fireman

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 3

Folf – Decor Decoration Putter

 

 

Funzug.com

 

 

Gunslinger – Enjoying Antiques on Etsy

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Button Art – Take 16

Framed Cat and Butterfly Button Art

 

 

Pilgrims – Nifty Homestead

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String Art – Take 19

Pinterest.com

 

 

 

DIY Bottlecap String Art Tutorial-Sam Rhymes with Ham

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Nut and Bolt Art – Take 2

I told you recently that I was thinking of seeing what – if anything – I could add to the world of nut and bolt art.  For this I would need to learn to weld. We have the equipment. We have the nuts and bolts and other assorted ‘stuff.’ I’m doing a survey of what is out there, and I have to tell you, I’m getting intimidated.

The people creating this stuff are really talented. They take a pile of stuff and create something that makes you smile. Their ideas are wonderful and their talent is great. I’m getting a bit intimidated, but I’m going to continue my research and then get out to the shop and see what I can come up with that’s different.

Meanwhile, here’s more of the wonderful things I’ve found –

Bored Art

 

 

Doctor – Shopping Zone Plus

 

 

Farmer on Tractor – Bolt People

 

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Button Art – Take 15

25+ Trending Button Wall Art Ideas

 

 

 

 

BellePapiers on Etsy seems to be the premiere button art artist. So many times, as I’m searching the net for button art that jumps out at me, it’s by BellePapiers

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String Art – Take 18

String Crafts – String Letters – String Heart

Isn’t THIS amazing! I would love to have this one.

 

String of the Art

 

 

String of the Art on Etsy

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String Art – Take 17

String art is 3-dimensional by its nature, but this takes it to a whole new level. I’ve never seen string art on top of string art to add things like the cute glasses, eyes, nose and mouth, and bow tie. I love it!

 

 

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I can’t tell if the artist used string, wrapping it around nails like you would do if you were doing embroidery, or if the bubbles are buttons. Either way, I love the creativity.

 

 

StringArtDIY.com

And THIS is simply unbelievable.

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 1

I’m thinking about trying to make some critters using nails, nuts, bolts, screws, and other small stuff. The first step is seeing what has already been created, and then seeing what spin I can put on the art, if any. I’m having a lot of fun seeing the wonderfully creative things people have created!

Papi and Guapo – Brown Dog Welding via Flickr.

 

 

“Basketball Players” by LeftOverStuff

 

 

Bike Chain Welding and Wiener Dogs

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Button Art – Take 14

17 best ideas about button art on Pinterest

 

 

17 best images about button art on Pinterest

 

 

 

17 best images about craft

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String Art – Take 16

Geometric String Art by Evan Tabor

 

 

Liczba Pomystow Na Ternat

 

 

Love Bird String Art – Herbert On Etsy

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String Art – Take 15

@originalsbysarahyoung

 

 

25+ Best DIY String Art Trending Ideas

 

 

1000+ Images About String Art on Pinterest

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Traditional Chinese Wood Carving

I found an article by Christopher Jobson on Colossal regarding traditional Chinese Dongyang Wood Carving that blew me away.

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“With origins that date back as far as the Tang Dynasty (around the year ~700), the Chinese craft of Dongyang wood carving is regarded by many to be one of the most elegant forms of relief carving in the world. The craft is still practiced in a few workshops in the region of Dongyang, China, and most commonly appears as ornate decoration on ‘everyday’ objects such as cases, cabinets, stools, desks and tables.”

 

yangkai 2013

 

 

yangkai 2013

 

 

Green Lake Hotel, Kunming

 

 

Green Lake Hotel, Kunming

 

 

Green Lake Hotel, Kunming

 

 

Leifeng Pagoda / Photo Courtesy Michael Lai

 

 

Leifeng Pagoda / Photo Courtesy Michael Lai

 

 

Leifeng Pagoda / Photo Courtesy Michael Lai

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http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/10/the-exquisite-detail-of-dongyang-wood-carving/ – Christopher Jobson

 

 

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Metal Sculpture I Like

Harriet Mead

 

 

Robin – Wire Sculpture by Ruth Jensen

 

 

 

 

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Brian Mock – Welded Sculpture from Found Objects – Take 5

Brian Mock – Welded Sculptures from Found Objects
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Portland-based sculptor

Mock says of his work:

“I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects. Giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging yet gratifying process. This type of work is also designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. Audience reactions fuel my motivation.”

 

Brian Mock

 

Brian Mock

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Brian Mock – Welded Sculpture from Found Objects – Take 4

Brian Mock

 

Brian Mock

 

Brian Mock – Portland-based Sculptor. Colossal.

Mock says of his work:

“I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects. Giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging yet gratifying process. This type of work is also designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. Audience reactions fuel my motivation.”

 

 

Brian Mock

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Brian Mock – Welded Sculpture from Found Objects – Take 3

Brian Mock

 

 

Brian Mock

 

 

Brian Mock

Brian Mock
Welded Sculptures from Found Objects
Colossal

Portland-based sculptor

Mock says of his work:

“I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects. Giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging yet gratifying process. This type of work is also designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. Audience reactions fuel my motivation.”

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Brian Mock – Welded Sculptures from Found Objects – Take 2

Brian Mock
Welded Sculptures from Found Objects
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Portland-based sculptor. Mock says of his work –

“I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects. Giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging yet gratifying process. This type of work is also designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. Audience reactions fuel my motivation.”

Brian Mock

Brian Mock

 

Brian Mock

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Brian Mock Welded Sculptures from Found Objects – Take 1

Brian Mock via Colossal

Brian Mock is a Portland-based sculptor. He says of his work:

“I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects. Giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging yet gratifying process. This type of work is also designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. Audience reactions fuel my motivation.”

 

 

Brian Mock via Colossal

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Wicker Art – Take 4

Pinterest

 

 

Kew Gardens – Wicker Mushroom – Tom Hare

 

 

Landsskuekrukker

 

 

Inhabitat

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Wicker Art – Take 3

Beach Decor Shop

 

 

flickr

 

 

Jennifer Heller Zurick

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Wicker Art – Take 2

Newby Hall – Emma Stothart – Wicker Art Collection – Stephanie Moon

 

 

Pinterest

 

 

Pinterest

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Wicker Art – Take 1

Pith + Vigor

 

 

“Wicker Balls” by BySilent – ImageKind

 

 

Pinterest

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String Art – Take 14

The String Art Studio – Pinterest

Deceptively simple in appearance. Colorful and lovely.

 

Wood Strings, Whimsical Things – Pinterest

I love the idea of doing monograms with string art. The circular arrow makes a nice frame, doesn’t it?

 

 

Zelf Gemaakt – Pinterest

I have no words for this one. It simply glows and the design is amazing. At least three different shades of gold…

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String Art – Take 13

I’m Hanging It Up – Pinterest

The ‘steam’ coming up from the coffee makes this piece, I think.

 

Poop Emoji String Art – Pinterest

I love the pose of the cat, plus the density of the string work brings out the various parts of the body. Amazing.

 

 

Shamrock – Pinterest

This seems simple, but if you look carefully, there are four different shades of green string used. I also love the gold brad type nail heads to outline the shamrock.

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String Art – Take 12

etsy – 1000+ images about string art on pinterest

You call a painting in three parts a triptych. I guess this would be a quadratych? Anyway, I love the fact that this was broken up into 4 parts, then mounted on a shared background.

 

I love the color and action in this one.

 

 

filografi Art – pinterest

I find this one fascinating. I looked up the word, ‘filography’ and found out it means ‘thread sculpture.’ I guess this is a subgroup in the string art medium. The patterns here are mind-boggling. I love this.

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String Art – Take 11

Architecture Art Designs

I love having the string be the background and the negative space be the focus of the design. I don’t think this way, so I’m fascinated.

 

Custom Lettered String Art

Most people will do one thing as the piece. This creative person did a whole scene!

 

Dog String Art With Heart – Pinterest

Negative space again, with the special interest of the heart – the only part in color. I love this.

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String Art – Take 10

1000+ Images about string art on Pinterest

I just love the creativity in people. You give people several different colors of string, some nails, and a hammer. If you gave them to ME, I MIGHT come up with an interesting color combination, and MIGHT be able to make a simple, cartoony, MAYBE recognizable shape. Each of these people SEE something in their minds and are talented enough to recreate it on wood – in this case – but such DIFFERENT subjects, styles and color. Aren’t they amazing?

 

1000+ Images about string art on Pinterest

 

 

1000+ images about string art on Pinterest

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Mr. Crayola – Take 4

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“Chief Red Wing – Don Marco

Mr. Crayola
Don Marco, the Master Crayola Artist

Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920’s. His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life’s career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist.
Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art, using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring, he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand, including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida …

It’s hard to imagine these are done with crayons!

 

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Christ – Don Marco

 

 

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Clint Eastwood – Don Marco

 

 

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John Wayne – Don Marco

 

 

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“Eagle” – Don Marco

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