Saturday, November 05, 2011

marathon weekend

 I have been waiting for the perfect moment to share this magnificent piece created especially for me by
the incredibly talented Amanda from "Our Humble Abowed" -  You are probably wondering what it is.  Take a closer look.
 Imagine yourself in New York City.  One of my most treasured cities in the world.  I have always loved maps and cities and industrial design.  
 Here it is all framed and ready to hang.  I just adore it.  My favorite part of Manhattan is Central Park and I asked Amanda to create a modern tribute around that.
 My sweet framer said this piece was "insanity" and he wondered how did she do this?  It is all cutwork and she does this while raising two little ones?  I now call her Amanda scissor hands!

Just like I imagine how can someone run in the marathon? It is marathon weekend and I want to wish all of the marathoners all the best.

19 comments:

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

That is incredible!

the gardener's cottage said...

this is an amazing piece. i would never have been able to guess what it was.

i ran the la marathon once. once was def enough for me. it was hard.

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for your amazing post about my artwork! I'm so glad you love it!! It was my pleasure working with you. I can only hope you love this piece as much as we love the painting you made for us. :) Have a great weekend!

Sherri Cassara said...

Wow wow wow! That is incredible. And I love the meaning behind it for you.

bluehydrangea said...

Such talent!! I love it!!

Marcy said...

That is impressive!!! Wow!

I think I would lose my sanity if I ever attempted something so intricate. She is amazing.

quintessence said...

Wow - what an amazing piece!! I don't know if you saw, but when I was in London, I saw many talented paper artists. It was incredible what they did with scissors and some creative ingenuity!!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Beautiful ....I do love maps!

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful piece of artwork. I marvel at what you and other artist create. Such a meaningful piece for you to own.

Chantal Larochelle said...

Very cool. I love the aesthetic of it. I'm sure it looks lovely hanging on your wall. Found you through Blogs of note. Congrats! :)

ekgarin said...

As you said it's a"magnificent piece " and fantastic.

Carrie'sCreations said...

That is amazing!! How fabulous!!

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Joyce said...

Beautiful!! I love maps too. I have been trying to find a map of our little town to enlarge and put on our wall. xo

Summer is a Verb said...

Cool beans. Already scheming what I can have her make for Babe's office...XXOO

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annie said...

Yes...what an amazing piece...and to think that is all cut out, such intricate work...but beautiful beyond words.

LindsB said...

woah, that is one crazy piece of art! I cant even imagine all the time s cutting that thing- it really is amazing!

iheartorganizing said...

Amanda is so talented! So in love with your piece!

xoxo,
Jen