Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Colorfly Studio - Cut Paper Collage

Not long ago Stephanie of Reading with Scissors sent along a link to Jennifer DeDonato's website Colorfly Studio, saying she recently had the pleasure of coming across Jen's work at an art show in Houston, Texas. Stephanie went home with one of Jen's cut paper collages and thought I would enjoy an introduction. I did!

Cut Paper Bird Collage / All Things Paper

Jen's colorful art has a fresh, summertime look with the overriding theme that life is meant to be treasured and enjoyed. I wrote to ask about her work...

Paper-Collage-Summer-Girl

Your collages have a warm, positive vibe that I find appealing. Is this a conscious direction you take with your work?

I noticed as well that my work was very positive about a year ago. My husband was the one who brought it to my attention. It was funny because I did not even notice it until others started pointing it out. It’s fun and I really enjoy spreading the positive vibe. Life is short and I don’t have time to be around negative attitudes so I keep my distance from all that.

Paper-Flowers
flowers for an Atticus Home store

Have you formally studied art or are you self-taught?

I get asked a lot about where I went to art school. For the most part I am self-taught... I have been paper cutting, drawing, and painting since I was teeny-tiny. I was always enrolled in some sort of art class my entire life so I kinda have a lifetime art degree…ha!

Paper-Collage-Party-Hat-Dog

My family is very artistic from my parents to my grandparents so it’s always been there. Growing up, my parents could see that I was artistic so they made sure I had art supplies around. Believe me, I used them up.

Paper-Flower-Wedding-Arbor
floral wedding arbor

Is there anything on the horizon you'd like to tell us about?

I have started to sell my artwork as greeting cards. I'm sending out samples and wholesale information to small card shops around the nation and have my fingers crossed it will be a successful venture.

owl-collage-birthday-card

Enjoy a stop motion video of Jen creating a bird collage. She blogs at Colorfly Studio and is on Facebook.

Wishing my U.S. compatriots a happy 4th of July!

Otto is anticipating burgers.



9 comments:

Sylvia said...

Wow! Stunning! I enjoy it too. Thanks for sharing, Ann.

Baukje said...

I love it beautiful
Greetings Baukje

Shylaashree said...

Ann the bird is awesome and great work

Stephanie Pounds said...

Oh, I think I might have to go back and get that dachshund. So cute!

SUGANTHI said...

The bird looks so bright and lovely. Very very beautiful work.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks, I love the detailing Jen puts into her birds.

Jan Castle said...

Me too...Otto has the right idea!!! The yellow bird is FANTASTIC!

Kathy W said...

Otto would certainly rate at LEAST one burger at my house. He's so cute.

Ann Martin said...

Kathy, :)

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