Scratch Art by janetb

Scratch Art

Spring cleaning continues; and in keeping with my goal of photographing a treasured item in each room I complete, I chose this artwork in the den today where it hangs in an antiqued silver, wood frame. My favorite of all the art I created during my long ago years as a student at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, this scratch art scene celebrates my love of nature with the Matsuo Basho quote expressing my feelings perfectly. Looking now, I remember how I loved scratching each line into the somewhat gummy black paper; and come to think of it, I might still have a few sheets of the paper and my old tools stored away somewhere. Perhaps I'll have another go at this technique in the future.

I praise you, Lord, for my classes at The Art Institute — what fun I had!
This is stunning work - fav
April 27th, 2020  
Such talent! This is so unique and touching. I do love a good Basho quote, too. ;)
April 27th, 2020  
Beautiful
April 27th, 2020  
This is just lovely, Janet - so glad you recognized its potential and had it framed back then. I would imagine you really enjoyed that class. What a great subject to work on. It would be fun to try this again and if our world stays slowed down longer you'll have a chance to show us another perhaps.
April 27th, 2020  
Beautiful artwork
April 27th, 2020  
Scratch art takes such time and diligence. I like the quote you included.
April 27th, 2020  
Such a beautiful piece of artwork. so lovingly created.
April 27th, 2020  
Wow, it's beautiful artwork, Janet. You are so talented.
April 27th, 2020  
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