Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Witching Hour

I spent a little time cleaning my art room this weekend and was inspired to get into a little hand crafting with what was laying around. I made this newsprint paper doll ( after seeing a photo of an inspirational piece in Somerset Workshop) which was buried under stacks of paper! I cut out the doll's body and face ( from Dover books) crumpled newspaper for her dress, added black roses and straw marigolds and cut out boots, hat and star embellishments from Halloween inspired artist paper. The little broom was an ornament of mine and placed her on some fun artist paper . This is my entry for the Three Muses this week where the theme is " The Printed Word".

49 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous entry. Got a laugh at the term hand crafting. I never realized that's what I do. I really love your hand crafted Halloween doll. Now you're all ready to decorate and celebrate!

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  2. I like this one so much! Everything works together in such a great way. I am working on a deep looking into autumn and this is a wonderful playful muse!

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  3. Oh wow Lori your witch is great.
    Absolutely beautiful. Love them.

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  4. ooooo Lori this just gorgeous,love it!!
    Fantastic!!

    Jayne :-)

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  5. OMG! I'm absolutely enthralled and enchanted with your beautiful paper doll, Lori! She's fantastic!!! I'm glad you rescued her from your work table!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

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  6. And another wow wow from me, this is gorgeous. x

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  7. So great and funny idea ! you make papers flapping ! it's absolutely adorable, Lori, congratulations

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  8. She is amazing, Lori! The crumpled newspaper is SO effective and the flowers give added charm.

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  9. Brilliant composition, and a wonderful piece of art from a few scraps :)

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  10. Lori I am in awe of your art; this is amazing. You make me want to go and crumple some text.....:-)

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  11. She is perfect for the theme and the entire piece is so well balanced. Don't you just love working with women? I enjoy dolls and faces in every medium possible. Your paper doll is truly just that and quite special!

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  12. Wow! She has to be the most beautiful witch I've ever seen!

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  13. Fantastic Lori great 3d witch...I love it...super job!

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  14. Your paper doll is absolutely stunning, Lori!

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  15. Ah!!!
    Clever and so pretty, just old newspaper and your creativity!!!

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  16. Another facet of your talent! She's delicate and beautifully done. Perfect in every little detail. Kudos!

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  17. Outstanding, amazing piece, Lori!

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  18. Stunning piece, as always, Lori!

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  19. oh Lori!!!! this is so much fun!!! love the twisted papers and that cool dress!!! wonderful work!!! as always!!!

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  20. If I crumpled newspaper it would never look like this! Absolutely magical! xx

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  21. Really wow!!!

    I love everything about this piece.... especially that dress! Amazing :)

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  22. So beautiful. What a fantastic piece of art.
    Love, love, love it.
    Sue x

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  23. Lori, I'm out of words - you have again shown such a talent in making a collage! I love the way you have made a crumbled piece of newspaper look a really marvellous dress. Fantatstic piece!

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  24. Lori, everything you create is wonderful, but oh now my friend, this is something else. It is mind blowingly brilliant and scrumptious and delicious and HAS TO BE ENLARGED to see all the minute detail. Nothing less than a standing ovation from my corner.

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  25. Lori, your Witching Hour is fantastic.

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  26. Wow this is so gorgeous! great image!!!

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  27. now all is said, all compliments given... i can only second that!!!

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  28. This is amazingly fabulous Lori!! WOW!!!!

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  29. What an exquisite entry, she's so bewitchingly darling!
    ♥Sharon

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  30. This is wonderful; I'd love to touch it!

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  31. Lori, this entire piece is fabulous, beyond words! Your witch...gah! she's perfect with her crumpled words. You gave her a perfect world. I have that exact issue of SW that gave you your inspiration. You are a master!

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  32. Looks like my comment didn't make it so I'll do it again. I said that the printed pages dress is so clever and gorgeous. I love how you worked this into the 3 Muses challenge. Fantastic piece.

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  33. Once again, Lori, you have inspired me!
    Another great image and a lot of play in it as well!
    Glenys

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  34. Brilliant Lori - I love her tatty dress with the paper flowers so much... It almost makes me want to print out some fabric like that to make into a skirt!!! =)

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  35. Superbe Lori !!!! Magnifique ! Quelle créativité ! j'adore !
    Amicalement Mary.KG

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  36. Lori, this is gorgeous! Isn't there just something about Fall that makes you want to work with hands-on materials? Maybe it's handling those colorful falling leaves...your witch is brilliant, love the colors and 3-dimensional effect. Standing ovation!!

    Diane
    XO

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  37. You are so talented :)
    This is a wonderful piece of art!
    I love her and she is all recycled up!! Love it!!

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  38. What a beautiful and fantastic piece. Very special!

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  39. Wow Lori - this is lovely! I love looking at your work - so evocative!

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