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Looking for something creative and unique to make for that special loved one.  Try Linda’s HEARTFLAKE!  I’m going to give it a try and will share the results.  Don’t forget to share yours!

OK … It’s Valentines Day and here’s my heartflake …

Heart Flake (800x722)

Originally posted on Booksphotographsandartwork's Blog:

As I was looking through this Kirigami book by Jeffrey Rutzky I decided to try making the heartflake since this is the month of February.




According to the book this is an adaptation of a design by Cindy Higham. It starts off with a starburst fold and now I will try to take you through the steps to make this heartflake. Goodluck. :)


I should have erased the 6 inch markings but since I did not, just ignore them for the rest of the time.

Fold to the right along the dotted line.

And then fold the same flap back, in half.

Now fold the far right bottom up the the left along side the crease.

Then fold the same flap back, in half the other way.


Draw out the red pattern onto your starburst fold and cut the white parts away.

I used scrapbook paper which was a little…

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A very cool technique for painting ‘dreamy’ leaves from Linda at Booksphotographsandartwork!

Originally posted on Booksphotographsandartwork's Blog:


Paint a leaf with colors of your choice.


Press the leaf onto the paper.


Gage it to see if you will have the right shape.


With more water manipulate the paint into the leaf shape on whatever parts did not transfer. You will get a softer more dreamy effect this way.



Add stems and little dots and specks of color like you normally find on leaves.

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I only recently discovered, and am now delighted to be following, “we drink because we’re poets“!  In this post, a viewpoint is shared on the difference between photography and photographic art. A question I’ve often wondered about myself. Leanne Cole: of Fine Art Photography spoke directly to me with her opinion.

Originally posted on We Drink Because We're Poets:

A couple of days ago, Leanne Cole published a post after being asked by one of her readers for her opinion on the difference between photography and photographic art.

Not an easy question to answer even if one were to write a complete volume on the subject. I’ve asked her for permission to extract part of that post here for you to read…I’d like to really thank Leanne for her gracious permission to manipulate her articles and post these photos.


 Leanne writes:

“In my mind photography is more about recording what is around you, using angles and Photoshop just doing the basics to make it look good.  Photographic art is more about doing a lot more. It is about expressing yourself.   It is about ideas, finding ways of expressing those ideas.
… I asked [Google] about Photographic Art, and it come up with fine art photography.

“Fine art…

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