Today I’m sharing images of a Blue Jay in a craft project and an art one.
For these Blue Jay earrings, I scanned one of my pen and ink drawings and filled it in with blue color in a Corel program.
I reduced the images and printed them on cardstock. First I tried printing them on decal paper, but the color didn’t transfer well.
I cut out the teeny tiny images with these crane-shaped scissors and glued them onto blank wooden earrings.
The next picture shows a painting I did of an adult Blue Jay on a nest. I used watercolor paints to create this painting.
I previously shared this image in Jay – A bird always in my life. Different species of these intelligent and adaptable birds keep appearing in my life.
The earrings are a “craft” project and the original painting is “art.” What’s the difference?
The main difference between art and craft is that the art cannot be reproduced whereas the craft can be. Art is the creative expression of one’s emotions and feelings while craft is the ultimate creative, tangible output from a particular talent.Pediaa.com
In other words, I could make multiple copies of the earrings created from a print, but I could never paint the exact same painting since my internal thoughts and feelings will be different.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.Henry Ward Beecher
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