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Brilliance and light

Candlelight is always so soothing — drawing is too. The flower that is in this set is one of the doodles that I go to frequently. Like so many projects before this one, a small drawing got it all started. It wasn’t going to be anything other than a sketch but then the candle cover came to mind and I was off!

For those of you that follow my Instagram account you may have caught some of the in-progress videos and photos I posted to my stories feed. I enjoy sharing informally like that because I don’t get so hung up on making a perfect video or taking the best photo. I enjoy other artists’ behind the scenes so I’m hoping you’ll enjoy some of this too. I’ll try to keep it up with other projects.

Brilliance – 5″ square card

Let me tell you, taking photos of projects made with white paper is a hard thing to do! I wish my whole shop could be white but I don’t do it because a) everything would look too monochromatic and b) it’s just hard! Not only that but (confession time!), it’s hard for me to focus on taking photos when a project is coming to an end. My mind is already wanting to start something new. I read somewhere that a creative mind is like having 100 browser windows open all the time. It’s so true.

The photo below is my favorite. I love the contrast and the way the paper doesn’t even look like paper. My biggest wish would be to make these covers out of something durable like wood. If I had a laser cutting machine I’d be making them now. I think my best option would be to find a manufacturer or a licensing partner. We shall see…

In the meantime, if you’d like to enjoy these (the shadows cast on the walls are beautiful!) now you can order them at the shop here.

Fancy photo shoot on our kitchen island – haha!

2 Replies to “Brilliance and light”

  1. Diane says:

    Thank you for the “browser with 100 windows open” notion. I feel like that this morning as I decide which creative impulse to follow.

    I always love your work. That you play in white so often is one of the reasons I enjoy it so. But if you could get some of it lasercut in wood? ooh!

    1. Patricia Zapata says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Diane. I’m glad I’m not the only one with all the browser tabs open. Haha!

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