Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday inspiration

Happy Sunday, friends. ☺

Today's inspiration from French artist Anastassia Elias is quirky and a whole lot of fun! Elias creates whimsical artwork inside toilet paper tubes. She says her ideas for each miniature creation come from scenes of everyday life. Once she knows the scene she wants to create, she uses manicure scissors to cut tiny paper shapes, then manipulates them into place with tweezers—with remarkable results like the ones you can see in the video below. Visit her Web site (found here) to see more of her artwork. (Click here for more of her toilet paper tube art.) Enjoy!



Wishing you all a creative and inspirational Sunday. ☺

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    1. :) I don't know about me, but these people I feature certainly are. Have a lovely Sunday!

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  2. Seriously cool -- and something I never would have thought possible. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I wouldn't have thought of it either. Glad you enjoyed it. ☺

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  3. She is right...I will never look at a toilet paper roll the same way again.

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  4. Yes, it really is fascinating how to create Anastassia Elias!

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  5. Wow I can't even imagine the talent it must take to create things like this...wow.

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    1. Yes—and to even be able to come up with ideas like this amazes me, too.

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  6. So cute! My mom used to love cutting out her miniature paper dolls with her sister. They made them from scratch and they saved chocolate wrappings for shiny paper details like buttons. She would love this.

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    1. It would be fun to do that with my daughter, although I don't know if I have the patience. :)

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  7. I'll be a roller coaster one would be great!
    Happy Sunday!

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    1. That would be cool. :)

      Hope you're having a nice Sunday.

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    1. This artist has a ton of patience!

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  9. Wow~ very inspiring indeed. Happy Sunday:)

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    1. Thanks, Melgie. I hope yours was a good one. :)

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  10. Wow. To cut those tiny little figures so precisely is amazing!

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    1. It would take a steady hand for sure!

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  11. Thanks Dana, you find the most creative and interesting videos.

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  12. I love cut paper work! I used toilet paper and paper towel rolls as forms for crocheted Christmas ornaments.

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    1. It's fun to think about what kinds of things can be created using items we'd normally throw away.

      Have a great week!

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  13. How incredible! I wonder what she uses to keep the tiny pieces in place. Crazy glue?? She must have a very steady hand!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm not sure I would have the patience. :)

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  14. Wow. That is so super cool! Goodness, seeing the world through a creative eye... --This almost makes me want to go exploring and figure out what every-day item I can turn into a work of art. Almost. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. :) I'm not an artist at all, but I've been thinking about attempting to illustrate some of my poems somehow (not necessarily like this). We shall see... ;)

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  15. Well I guess that's one way to recycle. Those paper rolls are remarkable! I can't imagine the intricate work that's involved.

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    1. LOL True! I wouldn't even know where to begin, but I think I'd like to try.

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  16. You know I was just looking up toilet paper tube crafts on Pinterest and thought I had some pretty good ideas on what to do. Now everything I make will just look like what the product was originally intended for, haha. Neat, though!

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    1. LOL Too funny! I'm sure your projects will be great. :)

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  17. I know she uses scissors and an x-acto knife, but sheesh..how does she DO that???

    The soccer one blows my mind. She cut out all those little tiny squares to make the net.

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    1. They're pretty amazing when you take a close look at them. As you said, the detail is astounding!

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  18. I swear, it's *so* awesome what creative people can come up with:)

    The most I've ever done with those tubes is make "loose-fitting" binoculars :)

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    1. I've used paper towel rolls to make telescopes a few times in my life. LOL

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  19. Oh my goodness that is truly amazing Dana. What a creative person and with toilet paper rolls that is just so much fun!

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    1. I love how she's able to see beauty where none exists. :)

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  20. Wow - amazing! Wish I could do that...

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  21. That is pretty impressive. It looks amazing...

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    1. I agree. I wish I were half as talented. :)

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    1. I love how intricate her designs are. :)

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  23. Hello Dana,

    I love your sunday creations there are just awesome every time. Thank you so much for your comment on SWS, and yes I did enjoy my foot massage and I was lucky enough to even get more without asking anything. The lovely vietnamian girl made me a head and shoulder quick massage.

    My best for the rest of the week and happy fourth of july !!!

    Grace

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    1. That was really nice of her—and I'm sure relaxing for you. :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Grace. Have a wonderful Thursday.

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