Dance Muse and 4 Different aspects of a Nebulous Thought

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Project by Patricelejeune posted 02-27-2013 03:26 AM 1619 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dance Muse and 4 Different aspects of a Nebulous Thought are by product of ³ism. By that I mean, I was sad to see all those nice shavings, scrapings, sawdust wasted, so I collected them by color not really knowing what I was gona do with them, just that I already used some on The Shacks.
I just decided to use them as pigment an tried to do something more like painting but with wood pigments and texture.
Dance muse is an abstract idea of a dancing gipsy I had drawn in the past and 4 different aspects of a Nebulous Thought apart from having a silly title is what the silly title means.

Detail of Dance Muse

Both of them just out of the press

Some details of 4 Different aspects of a Nebulous Thought

Conclusion, I now keep everything and am becoming a horder

-- Patrice lejeune

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 03:32 AM

Very cool Patrice I was wondering where they cam from.

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 03:34 AM


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 03:41 AM

I could stare for hours… Very resourceful, and beautiful!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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#4 posted 02-27-2013 04:10 AM

Interesting use of sawdust, very artistic. Myself I use sawdust as an additive to my soap when I wash my hands at work thus getting rid of that pesky grease and grim found on cars and trucks. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 02-27-2013 05:04 AM

Marquetry is one thing but artistic creativity and talent is completely another.
Just amazing mon ami.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 02-27-2013 05:32 AM

Wow Patrice…you are good. Out of shavings and dust you produce these marvelous works. I’m never throwing out even the tiniest piece of veneer again!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#7 posted 02-27-2013 12:21 PM

I’ve always wanted something to do with sawdust. This is absolutely beautiful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 02-27-2013 01:03 PM

Very cool work and the titles are too.

-- Tommy,

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#9 posted 02-27-2013 01:58 PM

Saving all those scraps and making art from them are two different things. I’m sure I could easily do the first but to make something like this is a whole different story! This is definitely something I would like to try but I’m sure there is more to it than just gluing scraps together and sanding LOL!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 06:34 PM

Thank you all. The hard part is not to do or visualize what you want, but actually make it happened, try and error are here for that. The good thing with working with scarp is if it does not work out the way you want sand it down, you haven’t wasted anything.
For those who are interested in trying, I am putting together an article “tutorial” for an australian magazine on fusion and sprinkling, I will post it when ready.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#11 posted 02-27-2013 11:45 PM

Beautiful! I’d really like to see the tutorial. I already have a problem with the nubbets (little bits) I keep—I think it’ll get worse now . . .

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#12 posted 03-02-2013 04:30 PM

Hi Patrice … it will be extremely interesting to view your video when ready. I love this collage of pigmented shavings!! Very creative!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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