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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.”

 

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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 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.”

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Brian Mock

 

Brian Mock

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Wicker Art – Take 4

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Kew Gardens – Wicker Mushroom – Tom Hare

 

 

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Wicker Art – Take 3

Beach Decor Shop

 

 

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Jennifer Heller Zurick

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Wicker Art – Take 2

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

 

 

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Wicker Art – Take 1

Pith + Vigor

 

 

“Wicker Balls” by BySilent – ImageKind

 

 

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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 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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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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Mr. Crayola – Take 2

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“Navajo Meeting” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

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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“Mountain Man” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

 

 

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“James Arness” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

 

 

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“High Country Morning” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

 

 

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“Geronimo” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

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Mr. Crayola – Take 1

My friend Marsha sent me information and pictures in an email about 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.

 

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

 

 

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Burt Reynolds by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

 

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Tom Selleck by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

 

 

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Seascape by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

 

 

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River Elk by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

 

 

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Quigley by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

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A Beautiful Drawing

My friend, Madeleine Jacobs posted a drawing she did recently. I’m in awe of her talent.

Drawing by Madeleine Jacobs

Drawing by Madeleine Jacobs

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Paper Art – Take 8

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Origami – American Museum of Natural History

 

 

 

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Paper for Crafts – Etsy

 

 

 

 

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YouTube – Trick Art on Line Paper

 

 

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You Tube – Tutorial 28 -Quilling Made Easy

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These are Cookies? – Take 3

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These incredible cookie designs are so beautiful, you won’t want to eat them! Created by pastry chef and artist Judit Czinkné Poór from her cake-decorating shop in Ajka, Hungary, these complex designs are helped by Judit’s skills as a porcelain painter.

 

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photos by Me’zesmanna via Emily Davis, trendingly.com

 

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Paper Art – Take 7

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Newspaper Recycle Ideas – Google Play

 

 

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John Evans – @DistinctBoxes on Twitter

 

 

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Origami-Inspired Wildlife Paper Lamps – Fubiz

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Paper Art – Take 6

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DIY – HandmadeCrafts – YouTube

Each of us can start with the same pieces of paper, and each of us creates something different. It delights me how some creative people can think completely outside the box. Where I might try to draw something on the paper, this person creates a lovely, three-dimensional flower.

 

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Fubiz Media

And this person creates an amazing paper sculpture!

 

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Google Play – 3D Paper Art

And this delights the child in all of us!

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Paper Art – Take 4

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http://www.thiscolossal.com – Colossal Art Design and Visual Culture

 

 

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1000+ Ideas about Cut Paper Art – Pinterest

 

 

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1000+ Ideas about Quilling Art – Pinterest

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Wonderful Rock Garden

Recipes from Heaven via Ann Gilstrap

Recipes from Heaven via Ann Gilstrap

I absolutely love this. I think that if ‘I’ were doing it, though, I would put down black plastic and maybe some shot-crete on that before building my design to keep weeds from growing up between the stones. It’s gorgeous, though, isn’t it?  Thanks so much for sharing it with me, Ann.

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When Wood Comes Alive – Take 12

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Wood Pallet Art – YouTube – KIP

 

 

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Carved Jewelry Box – YouTube

 

 

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Wood Plank Art – Pinterest

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When Wood Comes Alive – Take 11

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“Sunset” – 1000+ Ideas about Art on Wood

 

 

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Wood-burning Patterns – 1000+ Ideas about Wood-burning in Art

 

 

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Wood-burning, Pinterest

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When Wood Comes Alive – Take 10

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“Bloom” – 1000+ Ideas about Art on Wood

 

 

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Wood – Pinterest

 

 

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CNC Milled Maple – 1000 + Ideas About Wood Sculpture

 

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Oil Paintings I Love – Take 7

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Ru.Aliexpress.com

 

 

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Oil Paintings I Love – Animals – Take 6

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Kyle Buckland – Jenn Counts

 

 

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Leanne Wildermuth – Artist by Nature – intricateart.com

 

 

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Artist Unknown – Pinterest

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Button Art – Take 12

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Painted With Buttons

 

 

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Oil Paintings I Love – Animals – Take 5

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Bathroom-Bedroom-Mondernism (I wish I could make out the name of the artist here. It’s David Stribbling, I think.)

 

 

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KG03 Direct2Artist

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Button Art – Take 11

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Etsy.com-BellePapiers

 

 

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Laura Bell – BellePapiers – Etsy.com

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Paper Art – Take 3

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Paper Drummer – She Hirata – via SmashingMagazine

 

 

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Indian Tree via SmashingMagazine

 

 

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Castle – Wataru Itou – via SmashingMagazine

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