Inspiration and 3-D Art
I received some inspiration recently when my friend, Sharon, and I visited the North Carolina Arboretum. While there, we enjoyed some fantastic artwork that featured nature themes done in various mediums of quilting, photography and clay that were both 2-D and and 3-D. We were both so impressed with all of the artist's work and I came away inspired to try my hand at something similar.
Some of the artists used frames and added three dimensional objects to photographs or other two dimensional objects and used fabric as a background. So, I rummaged through my scrap fabric and home decor bins looking for items I might use. Luckily, I had recently purchased some "nested" frames figuring I could use them for something and the medium sized-one had the glass broken. This was actually perfect because I removed the broken glass and now had room for the 3-D items. I covered the back with some pretty blue scrap fabric, cut a stem from a silk flower, found some pretty butterfly, caterpillar and rainbow stickers and, finally, used a honey bee broach that was a gift many years ago from one of my sisters. I knew that I was going to use that honey bee pin no matter what! I'm really pleased with how my "arrangement" of 3-D art turned out!
I placed the completed artwork on our upper foyer table and I will be placing other items with it for a Springtime display. I'm tired of snowmen and ready to move on from Winter, even if Winter is not ready to move on yet. At least, I can have some Springtime on my foyer table! If you would like to read more about the artwork show at the North Carolina Arboretum, you can click on the link here. The art show at the arboretum is called, "Cross Pollination," and all of the artwork is displayed by themes of nature and the artist gave a title to the piece of art that reflects that theme of nature. I've decided to name my artwork display, "Springtime Calling." Of course, my artwork does not compare to the amazing art displayed at the arboretum, but I did have lots of fun and enjoyment finding objects to use and pulling it all together. A touch of Springtime is just what I need right about now! How about you?
Are you adding some Spring to your decor yet? Would you try a 3-D piece of art? Doing any DIY projects right now? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know. I love hearing from my readers!
Until Next Time,