Monday, May 6, 2013

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."  Pablo Picasso

You can look at that quote very philosophically or very literally. :) I took it literally.

Let's see what was destroyed in this creation:
  • an English dictionary that was chewed on by my dog a couple of years ago
  • my Mom's baking dish when I used spray paints to experiment with a technique that produced that red and yellow circle
  • a window wiper when I used it for removing shaving cream and paint while trying out the marbling technique - it has paint stuck on it
  • should I count the torn painted paper?
  • how about the plastic wrap that I used for making that green and yellow pieces?




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22 comments:

  1. terrific recycling, producing fab results and am sure was a lot of fun to do. Hugs Annette x

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  2. Great work, you do clearly illustrate the point Picasso made. I like the music too, what is that song?

    Aldo is that modgepodge used in the beginning of this? Such a great piece done in an art journal.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I use matte medium from Liquitex to glue things down. And the song I picked from YouTube when I edited the audio. Have no idea what it is. :)

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  3. it truly is an amazing thing to recycle, create, pour one's self on the pages..

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  4. Very well done. Recycling, quote, finished pages....wonderful!

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  5. Loved to read your list of the things that were destroyed to create this wonderful piece.
    Have a great week Natasha

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  6. Love her face - her jaw line is exquisite. LOVE that you make us videos - thanks. It's so much fun to watch you create. hugs, Donna

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  7. Wonderful piece, and I have that quote on my wall! Valerie

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  8. I love this quote - it links in perfectly with my own fear of making a mess and therefore not creating new things and trying out new ideas.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  9. That is inspirational, what a great idea

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  10. Lol, seems you and I had similar thought processes when approaching this quote! Great stuff Natasha! How did you like the shaving cream marbling?

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    1. Thank you! :) I loved shaving cream marbling. I didn't expect it to work that good.

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  11. Excellent video my friend. That was a lot of destruction! But, you created a beautiful piece of art ;o)

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  12. Oh, you asked about taking the tree when we left our old house. We had to tell the people we were first and if they agreed to it, then we were aloud ;o)

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  13. I wouldn't call it destroying, I'd call it recycling. And in a very beautiful way too!

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  14. I love your videos Natasha and I really adore her green hair! She is a beauty!
    fantastic to watch your progress! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Seems a very destructive time was had, you did indeed take the quote very literally. :).

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  16. I hear you with the "destruction" thing! I really messed up my new computer printer when trying to run tissue paper through it. My old one worked perfectly for it, but then it stopped connecting to the computer. Anyways... I hope your mom isn't too mad about the baking dish. :)

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  17. Lovely destruction work Natasha!

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  18. haha, love your description of everything that was destroyed =).
    We do tend to destroy lots when making art, don't we. Love your painting, she looks so sereen.

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  19. Fantastic post and video. Loving your list of destruction... it made me happy!

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  20. A wonderful piece- and fun hearing what went into its creation.

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