Friday, May 29, 2009

New Love

I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that I have a new-found love in paper art. I mean, I have always been inspired by awesome folks like Megan Brain, Kevin Kidney, and Ben Butcher, but I haven't actually tried working with scissors and glue and construction paper since...4th grade? It has definitely been a while.

It all started as I was trying to prepare some things for Maker Fair. I had bought a few pretty lanterns and I wanted to make something neat with them. At first I tried painting on the glass, but that didn't work very well at all. Excited by the thought of trying something new, this is what happened:

The birdies from my new banner were good test subjects. And look how they glow in the dark!

So the bad news is this: In my attempt to learn how to create paper sculptures, I didn't leave time to make more than this one lantern before Maker Faire. While it is very tempting to take this one with me tomorrow, I think I will try to make a few more before officially presenting them to the world. I mean, in a "for sale" kinda way. I'm sure I will have more to show soon. And more paintings , too. I promise.

Lastly, I decided to try out this Twitter thing. Its all the rage, ya know? You can follow my adventures here. Have a wonderful weekend!

18 comments:

Montse said...

Wow ! Brittney, I Love it! It's like magic and is funny to read how it all worked out!! Great Job! Hope you keep up with this idea, it's so original!.... and the glow in the dark....... double wow!!Good Luck!

kevin said...

wow what an awesome lantern!

ilPiccioneGrasso said...

I definitely love this lantern!!it's beautiful!

victoriaying said...

amazing! love the birds!

Tooninator said...

this is gorgeous!!!! I'd buy one for my place. It'd make the girlfriend so happy

RAWLS said...

wow...great detail!!

Josh Cooley said...

Must....own.....awesome....lantern!

elquecreequecrea said...

tus obras son geniales !!!!
Saludos

Mr.Breadcrumbs said...

Great work

Lainey Lee said...

Brittney, PLEASE MAKE ME ONE! It's so gorgeous! It would be fitting to have on my desk at PSU because everyone calls me bird girl already! Love the new passion, and once again I don't know how you do it. Miss you! Hope you visit me soon in NYC!

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themaykazine said...

I want ten.

kalonji said...

its simply beautyfull!!! bravo

Kyle T. Webster said...

So cool! Thanks for this post - boy do I need to escape my digital shackles and MAKE some stuff again. This is lovely.

pol! said...

HEyy i just ve discovered your blog! I really like your job!

I decided to comment this post, cause that lanters are great! And like you say its a new good thing to do. And always is happy to find some new good thing to do!
BYESSSS!

Goro said...

seriously amazing! I wanna see it next time :)

M3LLO said...

Wow, the lantern is pretty amazing!

costanza said...

I really love it!
beautiful!