March 17, 2013

Elizabeth Shippen Green's Influence

I've been taking History of American Illustration as part of the requirements for graduation and one of the first women illustrators is Elizabeth Shippen Green. I really like her style and wanted to paint something similar to what she did.
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Ta semester sem vpisana v razred Zgodovina Ameriške Ilustracije kjer sem spoznala eno izmed prvih ameriških ilustratork Elizabeth Shippen Green. Njen stil mi je izredno všeč pa sem se malo pozabavala z njenim stilom.

p.s. Photo I worked from is from the English show Downton Abbey. Slika po kateri sem izdelala svoj izdelek je iz angleške nanizanke Downton Abbey.

March 15, 2013

Idrija Bobbin Lace

Traditional art of Slovenia - Idrija (pronounce Idria) Bobbin Lace. Idrija is a small town in the East of Slovenia where used to be a great mercury mine. It still is there, but it doesn't flourish as it used to. Wives of the miners would develop their own style of lace, called Idrija lace. Not many women in Slovenia knows how to make lace, but if you look at it it is beautiful!

It takes a lot of patience and a very observant eye to complete beautiful work of art: bobbin lace. I enjoy making lace, because I like using my hands when I create.
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Tradicionalna idrijska čipka: klekljarice potrebujejo ogromno potrpljenja in dobro oko. Rada izdelujem čipke, ker obožujem ročna dela!