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« on: February 23, 2016 02:08:15 PM »

Torn as to whether this should actually be posted on the paper crafts board rather than here. What makes something art as opposed to craft and does it really matter? Anyway, here is my little abstract collage that I have decided to call 'Cut and Paste', hope you like it.

ETA: Regardless of your opinion of my work, I would love it if you would share your thoughts relating to art vs craft.
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016 04:03:13 PM »

I LOVE IT! The very first thing it made me thing of was a Parcheesi board. It seems familiar and yet wild and crazy!


« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016 04:19:13 PM »

Why, thank you Wulf! I had to google Parcheesi as I had no idea what a Parcheesi board actually looks like. I definitely see your point.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016 08:33:09 PM »

I like it. It reminds me of the inside of a computer.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016 07:03:44 AM »

This is wonderful! All the colors and shapes give it a very retro feel.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016 01:36:17 PM »

Thanks newtread and HSG, I'm so glad you like it and I love how you've all seen something different in it. Personally, it reminds me a bit of an 80s arcade game.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016 06:35:56 AM »

I love this! So colourful, so fun. I could see it hanging in a tiki bar or something like that! It totally has that retro vibe going for it.

This would be a great way to use up scrapbooking scraps too!


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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016 01:00:41 PM »

What a happy piece-I really like all the shapes, directions and colour combos you've played with-good eye for creating a harmonious and vibrant collage!

I think art and craft overlap so much more than people think and generally go with "if I say its art, then its my ART" Grin

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2016 12:29:58 PM »

Very bright and colorful, I like it. Smiley

As to art vs craft, personally if I'm going to label one or the other I think I'd tend to go with art is meant for seeing, while crafts are for using, like wearing or putting things in or playing with etc. Plenty of art is certainly crafted, and plenty of crafts are art as well, so there's definitely no clear-cut lines.
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2016 03:16:29 PM »

Thank you for the comments, guys, and thank you to alteredmommy and Monkey for your thoughts relating to art vs craft.

Like alteredmommy, I also think that the art/craft line is blurrier than most realise. Personally, I tend to think that art is supposed to convey some sort of message, and that the intended message should be known before the work is even begun. If that's the case, however, I think most work commonly accepted as being art is actually craft. It's not too difficult to contrive a deep message about a creation once it's finished and who, but for the creator, would ever have to know.

I hesitate to call anything I make 'art' because the finished product is usually a complete surprise to me, nor am I trying to communicate anything. I make stuff, or try to, that I find visually appealing, and that's it. I'm also not sure why I give a *%#$, but I do seem to care more than I like to admit to myself. Roll Eyes
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