{beautifully intricate}

Always many wonderful things happening in art, and as with Karen Knorr's Fables of Nature & Culture, which was a great pleasure to view in Paris last summer, am completely inspired by these beautifully delicate works . . .

Playfully light and lovely watercolour illustrations {above} by Christina Drejenstam. {via creative archive}

Amazingly intricate and beautiful paper designs {above & below} by London-based Russian graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya.

{via today and tomorrow

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Anonymous Tara Diane said...

pretties :). I really like the paper curling art, mostly because I tried to do it and realized it's a little harder than it looks, which gave me a lot more respect for it, heh.

December 18, 2008  
Blogger Rhia said...

That paper art is so pretty. I have seen it before somewhere. Amazing what you can do with just a stripes of paper!

December 18, 2008  
Anonymous visonariessince87 said...

I love the third one!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger Regardez Moi said...

I love the third one, too. They are all gorgeous.

December 18, 2008  
Anonymous Miss G* said...

The second one is so beautiful! You should have one "This is Glamorous"!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Miss G* -- what a completely fantastic idea :)

December 18, 2008  
Blogger i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

holy moly...Yulia's paper art is amazing!!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger Michelle said...

Ohhh,I love this, so intricate.

December 18, 2008  
Blogger breathing in the dreaming world said...

Amazing work, esp. the last one.

December 18, 2008  
Blogger franki durbin said...

You know... I look at creative work like that and realize I'm lacking the patience gene. Those are so intricate. Amazing. I adore the white on white one with wording. Very sophisticated.

December 18, 2008  
OpenID dolcechic said...

Gorgeous! I love the third one!!!

December 18, 2008  
Anonymous E said...

I absolutely love paper designs, I find them so fascinating. I end up just sitting at them and staring trying to figure out how on earth people create such amazing things.

December 18, 2008  
Blogger Azure Islands Designs said...

Lovely paper designs...

Just found your blog...it is wonderful...will check back!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger Megan said...

this is amazing. the colors in that last one are just gorgeous!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger Velvet and Linen said...

So pretty and feminine.
I love the first watercolor.


December 18, 2008  
Blogger cmoi said...

Amazing post. So gorgeous. I always enjoy visiting your blog, so inspirational.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger [J] said...

Gasp! These are AMAZING! I might have to just stare at these for a few minutes, excuse me...

December 18, 2008  
Blogger Ms Unreliable said...

I'm so excited that quilling is cool again (if it ever was)! Might have to dig out all my quilling supplies :D

December 18, 2008  
Blogger Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

omg, I adore the second one! Can't believe is just paper!
Hope you have a merry, merry weekend, darling!

December 19, 2008  
Blogger Tina said...

the paper designs are so delicate and beautiful!

December 19, 2008  
Blogger Dallas Shaw said...

ooooOOOOooh. love these


December 19, 2008  
Blogger A Day That Is Dessert said...

That last image is so beautiful! There is a shop here in Seattle that has a couple of curtains made entirely of cut paper like that - apparently the paper is treated with something to preserve it. If I had a space where it would go I would have bought one in a heartbeat!

December 19, 2008  
OpenID kat said...

I adored the second one so much I had to post about it!

December 20, 2008  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

That top one is so chic! And the second is achingly beautiful. Actually, I love all three. Happy weekend

December 20, 2008  
OpenID archivingfashion said...

I love paper art, but I've never been quite good at it... that last, one, however, is stunning. I wonder how much time that took....

December 20, 2008  
Blogger Aurine said...

The paper art is fabulous, whoever had the patience and skill to do it is amazing !!!

December 20, 2008  
OpenID cybill said...

Thanks for bringing these to my attention! That first image is exquisite, and the other two - wow, just wow.

December 20, 2008  
Anonymous Jiovanni said...

Jesus! Where do you find this gorgeous stuff!? I don't know if I can take so much pretty at once! ;)

December 20, 2008  

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