Friday, April 30, 2010

Extra, Extra...!

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Newspaper.....even a mundane object, in the hands of an artist can become a work of art.



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Aren't these fashions amazing? Who wouldn't want to live this fantasy?



Newspaper can be a great wall treatment...shellacked , lime washed or tea stained....


Stock market sections or foreign prints are nice against antiques....



Ok, these are technically not newspaper, but I love these coy made from US dollar bills....still trying to find a source for them...



Holly Anne Mitchell is the creator of this unusual jewelry...



She makes everything from bracelets to cufflinks.....


Origami stars make up this bracelet...

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Need to wrap a gift?  How about grabbing the newspaper! Aren't these fleur de lis clever?


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I would love to open this package....great way to go green ....


Danish artist Gugger Petter has taken newsprint to a higher level. She creates large textile pieces for corporate venues and public collectors.

Gugger Petter photo
For over twenty years Gugger has worked with newspaper depicting observations of daily life.

Gugger Petter photo
Through a weaving process, she is able to create the textured surface trapping the news of the day into a unique time capsule.

Gugger Petter photo

This is what artists do...see an object not as it is...but what it can be...try to look at your world through different eyes today!

13 comments:

Cashon&Co said...

oh this was fun!

Gina said...

Theresa, this is an outstanding post. Who would have thought of all these possibilities.
Thank you for bringing these outstanding ideas to us. I loved every single one of them.

Patrick Gracewood said...

Wonderful post.
No need to tea stain, time and light will yellow newsprint all too quickly.

trouvais said...

So incredible! Its just that much more astounding that an artist can see under the everyday items we rush through. Thanks Theresa!

Theresa Cheek said...

Oh Patrick....you take all the fun out of it! You of all people ought to know an artist can't leave something alone! I want to grab a brush and do SOMETHING to change it, make it mine, make it unique, make it ART!

home before dark said...

Truly newsworthy.

Theresa Cheek said...

HBD-touche!

Janet Grace Riehl said...

Theresa,

"This is what artists do...see an object not as it is...but what it can be...try to look at your world through different eyes today!"

Your way of seeing and sharing is so vital for our media-based culture. Thanks for taking us back to the basics.

Janet Riehl

Fauxology said...

Nice -- super cool post. I love the gift wrapping, will have to steal that idea... :)

La Dolfina said...

That was an amazing post!!
Artists really do look at things differently. That was absolutely fascinating :)
Thanks

ParisBreakfasts said...

Love these papery dresses and jewelry!!
so witty

Sanity Fair said...

Theresa, thanks so much for your tip on Fred Cox's blog! I loved his work when I saw it at the show house.
I've seen several "newspaper inspiration" stories, but nothing like this - I'm especially fascinated by the jewelry! Really unique. I'd wear those pieces in a second. And wouldn't it be fun to do it with foreign newspapers? Particularly in mandarin or Japanese?
-SF

Kelle Dame said...

So glad I stumbled onto your blog! Great post and very inspiring. Very happily following and can't wait to see more :)

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