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Friday, January 14, 2011

for nie nie


I don't normally include this, sometimes I feel like it detracts from the finished piece, but above is the original I used, from the beautiful and talented Stephanie Nielson's blog. (Go here to read her.)


And here is the finished product! This one was the most difficult so far; it had the most colors. And I have to tell you, it looked quite a lot like crap during the process. Cutting and gluing one color at a time seems to proceed very slowly and it looks rather awful right up until you paste the very last color (in this case, Janes red hair) and it brings the entire picture together. I think this is a metaphor for life. :)

6 comments:

Colleen said...

silhouettes show that life beautiful even when it is stripped down to simply color, pattern, and edges. although, i think you have a special knack for making things beautiful. :)

Bri said...

Colleen got it spot on. You see great amounts of beauty in common things and that is an amazing gift! Are you going to send Nie Nie the silhouette?

Stephanie Aurora Clark Nielson said...

this is so cool! thank you for thinking about us- i am honored!

kendralu said...

Thank you everyone, and thank you nienie! I feel honored to have such amazing friends who think such wonderful things about me. i also will say that i feel lucky to be able to express my love through art.

Celendra said...

Actually, it seems like sometimes they could make the world look MORE beautiful, from a therapy stand-point. Like, if people have issues with certain parts of their body ("I hate my acne" or hair color, etc), the act of creating a beautiful silloutte from a body that you don't consider lovely could be really theraputic.
Just my two cents - and also PRETTY!

kendralu said...

heather, i love your two pennies. thank you.