Thursday, November 6, 2014

Papercut Frida

So last night at about 10:30 I got an idea - 
One of those ideas that just had to be worked on right then and there!  So with my trusty Cincinnati Art Museum cup at my side I freehand cut out some facial features.  When I dropped the eyebrows on the counter it reminded me of Frida Kahlo. 
This morning I worked on refining the features somewhat.  LOVE how the nose turned out.  I doubt that anyone ever seeing that shape would think nose unless it was accompanied with the other parts of the face. 
Started working on a coffee stain that was already in my journal. . . 
She's wonky but she was handcut with no pattern or any type or rhyme or reason so I'm pretty pleased with how she turned out - although those eyes are more than a little crazy!! 
Doesn't everyone keep their brushes in a Spiderman cup?  You can tell that I am the mom of boys! 
Linking to Paint Party Friday and

13 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

BOLD and Fun!

Penny Stewart said...

Yes. This is ART and I LOVE it.

Faye said...

I am very impressed! Wonderful results.

Janet said...

She looks great!

peggy gatto said...

Fascinating and so awesome!
Bravo

Christine said...

lovely work!

Giggles said...

Wonderful process..she is lovely!!

Hugs Giggles

Alexandra said...

So beautiful, Michelle. I LOVE how you created the reflection on her face. Would love to know your secret. :) xx

denthe said...

Oh, I so love this. What a great idea!

Karen Maggio said...

Love this...

maryhansenrn said...

Your art is awesome. You inspire me!

My name is Erika. said...

This lady is so exotic looking and beautiful. I think its really clever to cut out the black paper as then go from there. The black really pops on your portrait too.

pauline said...

i LOVE your Frida!! I especially love those huge eyes & eyebrows... Your water-colour background is so cool too. Beautiful portrait. xx