Saturday, September 19, 2015

Out of the Box Saturday

It's all about me discovering something that is different. I don't want to post things that you and I have more than likely heard before. I want to find something different. I'll cover something sing | songy one week, and artsy | fartsy the next.

A long time ago I took a paper making class at Kansas City Art Institute. It was super fun! There were long nights of staying up in the studio. I made a paper kimono out of a white paper table cloth, pressed flowers, matte medium, and strips of sewn paper. We couldn't use any glue or string. It turned out pretty. To hold the flowers colors the matte medium AKA clear acrylic paint was used on top of them.  I had a friend that made a satchel. He found out that shoe varnish on paper made it water resistant. It was a fun class. I had a respect for paper after it.

This week I found PaperCutsByJoe. The artist is Joe Bagley. He's from Boston. What I love is that all of his art is cut by hand. No lasers used. He doesn't even use prints. It's all hand cut paper!

All artwork belongs to Joe Bagley. Please pin things from his Etsy Page to get him sales.

I really love his charming bikes that he has worked on!

This one is really neat. I like the one of Joe holding it up. It helps to see all the detail that went into making it.


Most of the time I'm not fond of hunted heads on the wall. Seeing that it's made out of paper, it looks way less intimidating. 

Lastly is a squid. He has a really neat octopus to that he's made.

Check out Joe's Etsy Page.
Check out Joe's Blog. He doesn't keep it updated, but it's still neat to look through.
Check out Joe's Facebook Page.


Masshole Mommy said...

That's not exactly what I think of when I think of the word "art". I know it's totally subjective, but a lot of times I find that I just don't get it, you know? My sister is an artist and some of her oddball stuff isn't art to me and it makes me wonder if she is the weirdo or I am.

The Cranky said...

This is SO cool Alissa, love it!

An Apel a Day said...

Defining "Art" is difficult! Each artist's and viewer's definition would be different.

It's a bit like defining what music is. Is screaming music? To some the answer would be yes, and others would say hell no.

That's the great thing though...we're all different. The world would be boring if we all defined subjective things the same.

Harry Flashman said...

Interesting. I bet he makes a lot of things people special order.

mail4rosey said...

I think these are all cool. I would love to be a bit more creative. I'm thinking of stretching a bit here soon to see what I can do. :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's amazing! People who cut by hand just blow me away. I try to clean up my paper cutting crafts that I cut with my Cameo and make a jumbled mess out of just touch ups. I can't imagine doing all those intricate designs by hand!


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