Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The way this punch art thing works...

I get lots of comments that people just don't "see" the things I do in punches.

One answer could be, I am just weird that way.

Another could be, I have a habit of looking for things.  Seek and ye shall find (kinda).

My upline, Jenifer, got a a taste of this when we were shoebox swapping and cleaning up from making the cauldron.  She picked up the top piece of the owl that we had punched away - held it upside down and said "what does this look like?"

I said "hair".

"No, besides hair"

"I give up"


She was right - all it needed was a head - so I grabbed the jewelry tag punch (that we had used for the broom) and gave him a head.

Of course, this is in black so it is really a "turtle shadow", but I'm pretty sure you could change him to green.

Wouldn't he be cute with that duck I did a while back?  Instead of the snail?

So when you are playing punches- check your "punch droppings" - you may discover something fun!


tltcreations said...

what a great turtle. Also right side up it look slike batman hat for a costume. Love the new background colors on your page. toni =0)

Whimcees said...


I love that little duck! One of my many Ellen favorites! Now this cute little turtle! I keep saying, you are like that energy bunny and keep going and going! Your creativity knows no end!

Great mew blog background and heading! :<)

Wishing you a good day today!


Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post. Very interesting insight. But - I'm not trying to be mean, but it looks like a fat man doing push ups! LOL May with the right kind of paper I'll see the turtle. Thanks!

Ellen Kemper said...


See - you have caught the punch art disease too - you start seeing weird things in bits of paper!

Oh someone PLEASE turn this into a fat man doing push ups!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

ok, when I started scrolling down to this post, I saw a black cat, sitting with it's back to me. think it would fly? I may have to try, but the turtle is great, too.


Ellen Kemper said...

I can see a blog project.

I'll post odd shapes and y'all tell me what it looks like.

We'd do no analysis like those ink blot test things...

How diverse the ideas are. I love it!!!