Thursday, 30 October 2014

Little White Dress - Amazing Papercrafting

Hello Everyone,

I trust this finds you well and having a good day.

Back in September a stroke of luck took me to the Mill on the Fleet, at Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries & Galloway, just in time to see Isabell Buenz's exhibition, Little White Dress.
Isabell is, like many of us, a papercrafter but with an approach that is certainly very different and possibly quite unique. She manipulates both handmade and industrially produced papers to create the most stunning pieces, including a collection of fairy tale dresses and accessories, such as the amazing shoe below, all made from delicate white tea-bag paper.
Her love of the structures and patterns in the natural environment has, she says, been the inspiration for this collection.

I didn't get the camera out and take any photos at the exhibition ... there was nobody to grant permission ... and, as it just happened to be the last day of the exhibit, there wasn't even a brochure or leaflet left to take away. However, I did speak to a very helpful lady in the gift shop who couldn't help me at the time but promised that she would contact the artist and see what could be done for me. She was true to her word too because just a few days ago I received a package of these images of some of the exhibits, together with a message from Isabell herself, for which I send my thanks.

I don't think my papercrafting will ever reach these heights but it was truly inspiring to see just what can be accomplished with some white paper, the know-how and a lot of imagination.

Thanks for dropping in ... I hope you are as impressed as I am with Isabell's work and maybe you, too, will find it inspirational.

Happy Crafting,


Carole Pollard said...

Stunning photos what a fabulous exhibition this must have been Love and hugs Carole x

MagsB said...

Oh wow oh wow, these are amazing! The shoe is my favourite, but they are all awesome! How wonderful that the artist sent you these pictures, I'm sure they will inspire so many crafters!

love Mags B x

Sue said...

Oh wow Elizabeth these are total works of art how clever! huggles Sue xx

Hettie said...

Wow! These are amazing. How kind of the artist too. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra H said...

Ooooh so pretty!!