Sunday, July 17, 2011

Relaxing cutwork on Sunday

I sit and watch our sheep graze and hope that we have come to an understanding about boundaries. On  Thursday we got a flock of 17 sheep and were not ready for them, so they had the run of the place so to speak. Friday we finished setting up the electrical fence - the Economical version- and they laughed at that. Saturday we had the almost the optimal version (4 as of opposed to  2 strings of wire) and they seem to be respecting this so far (knock on wood).   No, no sheep drawing as yet :)
To try to relax my brain I got out my art knife and played with a bird doodle and a sweet cheeks image.
- just a scrap of plane  paper

- added black acrylic paint and then a 3d type lacquer finish. Do not really like the result here and it stuck to the paper. Need to invest in felt-pens if I wish to colour the cut work as the paint makes it too soft and sticky .

Hope you have a wonderfully relaxing Sunday and pop by Sophia's Sunday Sketches to to see some wonderful art.
Cheers

20 comments:

Nicola said...

wow I love that bird so pretty and delicate :0)

Catherine... said...

Hi Jehanne,
Can just imagine the sheep running riot... I had a similar experience with chickens a few years ago... our fence was not quite high enough..and there was me thinking that chickens can't fly...we chased the darn things all round the garden and neighbours garden two doors down...

Glad you finding time to relax...love the little foot and leg we see just disappearing into the roses....have good weekend..

Giggles said...

I think they are both wonderful! What intricate work...wow!

Hugs Gigges

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your creative style ~ Boundaries are hard ~ even for people ~ am sure the sheep will get the idea soon ~ I have one little dog to herd ~ not sure I could deal with that many sheep ~ enjoy today ~ over from Sketch Sunday and thanks for stopping by my blog ~ namaste, Carol (artmusedog)

Marlene said...

Love cut work and your bird is marvelous. Sweet cheeks is definitely sweet.
Good Luck with your sheep.

Sophia said...

Gosh, never thought of using my knife to do paper doodles. What a brilliant idea! :) Thanks for participating again this week. Hugs :)

Christine said...

nice job with the bird cutout. Happy the sheep are under control!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I don't think I would have the patience for all that tiny cutting and detail...I love it though!
cheers, dana

EVA said...

Wow - what detail and intricate work! You did a great job!

Joni Nickrent said...

What a fun way to doodle...requires a lot of patience though...not sure I could do it, but you have mastered it perfectly! Beautiful work! POP ART MINIS

Tammie said...

these are both cute and so well done. But that second one made me smile and smile. Thank you.

WrightStuff said...

Is that a cheeky fairy climbing in that plant pot? What fun. Paper cutting is indeed very relaxing - I think it's because you have to focus so totally on what you're doing that all other stresses get banished - or, in your case, baaa-nished!!

Missy said...

Can't wait for sheep drawings. Your cutwork is sooooo cool, and you're so good at it. The bird is adorable and the other piece is awesome.

Jehanne's doodles said...

ahh what precious comments. I treasure them all :)
Yup Lisa, that is the little fairy from saturday :)
I had not actually thought about it- why it is so relaxing but I think you are right.

Icy BC said...

You're so creative, and I have to agree with everyone here, your bird is fantastic.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Phenomenal work. I am a huge fan of cut paper art and just adore the delicate nature of your work. Really great to see.

art2cee2 said...

Your cutwork is so very pretty! :-)

Heather said...

WOW - I am in awe of this work - I just love cutwork - you've got great talent with this! have a great day - sorry for the late visit - i was out of town! xo

Holly said...

Holy cow. That's amazing. Did you do that freehand? You are amazingly versatile.

aquariann said...

Wow, your cutwork is amazing! That must take a lot of patience.