Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lamps With Soul ~ and More


My camera is recharging so I can't take pics of my new pieces yet and I feel like I've neglected my blog this week, which will just NOT do. I thought I would randomly choose another one of the stores that I have 'hearted' on Etsy. This week's shop is wyldewoodpapers where the specialty is brilliantly
handcrafted lamps made from handmade paper and found objects from
nature. The lamps are called, "lamps with soul" and the name is perfect for these magical and enchanting creations.


"Lilith", the lamp shown below is one of my favorites, and sadly for me, it has been sold. In each listing, the artist gives a description of how she creates the lamps, from raw fibre to finished product. Part of the description for Lilith reads, This lamp is made of handmade hickory bark paper. I start with the raw fiber. After cooking in an alkaline solution, the pure fibers are beaten to make a slurry and then formed into sheets which are wrapped around the twig framework. As the paper dries it takes on it's own character.Lilith is embellished with a various lichens and twigs and has a soft aqua coloring.

My title suggests that this very inventive and creative artist offers more in her shop - and she does! Delightful organic paper 'wyldestars' that would look fabulous hanging randomly in the yard, and even though there are no wall sculptures available at present, there have been in the past (a reason right there to bookmark this site and check back!).

She Who Sleeps - Leaf Sculpture

Wylde Star 6

And, did I mention that this multi talented artist also makes jewelry? Please check out her Bijouxterie Papier shop on Etsy and to delight in an overall view of all the creations, visit her website: Wyldewood Papers



The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

Sue... Holy Cow...these are beautiful... Thank you so much for posting and sharing! How are you doing...I miss you!
Have a great Sunday and speak to you later

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Those are just stunning..Thank you for sharing these. I really love "She Who Sleeps"....

Jan Moulder said...

Thanks for sharing my work, Sue!! The artist you featured last week (mygrandmothershands) is a very good friend of mine! Small cyber world, huh? I've just started mine own blog,, so one of these days I'll be happy to return this honor.


Zan Asha said...

Just too beautiful. Some of the shapes remind me of the Moroccan lamps. There is an earthy appeal...will have to check them out!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

WOW Sue, these are fricken awesome!!! They sure do have soul, thanks fo rsharing these wonderful creations:)


Yovanka Black said...

Oh my... these are sooo beautiful and "Lilith" is my favourite too :) WOW what an amazing artist!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

WOW I'm am so so impressed.
They are wonderful. And yes I do feel like they are soul lamps.
When I was in Spain we were in a Moroccan neighborhood and they had lamps like these for sale... but your are fabulous!

3rdEyeMuse said...

thank you so much for taking the time to share this artist with us ... her lamps are incredible and I am dashing over to her sight to drool a little bit more. :)

Kims Art said...

I am loving this also. I am going to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Kerin said...

You are finding some real treasures as these are so gorgeous!!! I didn't get a chance to comment on the other post with My Grandmother's Hands but I am so loving her work also!!! I nearly passed out when I saw the Cabinet of Curiosities. That is beyond cool.

I hope your camera is finished charging soon so I can see what you've been up to!!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue!
Your blog is so great!
Thank you again for your generous spirit in honoring and sharing our work!
It was such a pleasure to be featured!
And this week you have chosen one of my BGFs Jan and her amazing work!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can say for a fact that her lamps are even more gorgeous in person than they appear to be in I am sitting next to my very own as I write this!
You are the best!
Kim (GH)

Sue said...

Kim and Jan, It has been my pleasure to feature both of you. When I see artwork that speaks to me and makes me wish I had more cash on hand at the moment, I like to tell everyone
about it! (LOL, I'm not really that much into "misery loves company").

Wishing you both lots and lots of sales!

FlightFancy said...

I'm in awe! what beautiful work! I so want one of her creations

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Sue...what a find! Her work is absolutely breathtaking. I am definitely going over to check her out.

Jan Moulder said...

Hey Sue, Pop on over to my blog. You've got an award there waiting for you!