Celtic Inspired Art Card and Mega Insect Hotel

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img_5859-1My Celtic inspired Illusion-Fusion ‘Horses, Hares & Swans’ art card is now available at Etsy.  I am still in such admiration for Iron Age Celtic artwork. It combines shape-shifting illusions with geometrical and decorative designs in a way that dazzles me. You see circles and rotating designs in which faces appear and disappear; in which animal forms materialize and disappear again. As if the viewer goes through a shamanistic consciousness changing experience.  The questions and challenges surrounding Celtic art and the fun of experimenting with blending animals, shapes, and forms keeps me busy.

Talking animals. I like to show you a huge insect hotel that my family came across during one of our walks. In fact, it is so well designed, small mammals, birds, and reptiles might seek refuse in it before winter comes or before a passing storm. Being impressed by this hotel, I feel obliged to write a recommendation for my animal friends.

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Grand Insectum

Set in the Dutch estate of Amelisweerd, a few km outside the Medieval town of Utrecht, this  high-end hotel is your top-location where you feel pampered. Come and enjoy culinary delights, relax at whatever suites that fits you, and hibernate till you can overlook Amelisweerd’s lush green meadows again. Occasionally you will meet fellow guests with mammal, bird-like, or reptile appearances; should this lead to you feeling uncomfortable, our front desk personal will relocate you without any extra costs. We offer Royal Suites, Junior Suites, and Double Suites. Hibernating at the Insectum is all about your well-being.

Paula Kuitenbrouwer

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Celtic Artist Card

 

Celtic Art Card by Paula Kuitenbrouwer
Celtic Inspired Art Card by Paula Kuitenbrouwer
Text on Card Paula Kuitenbrouwer
Text on Celtic Art Card by Paula Kuitenbrouwer

This is a handmade card showing the illusion of an antique golden-silver disk with Lapis Lazuli inlays. There are four boars, many swans, and 4 hidden faces to discover. Inside the card there is a full colour inlay and an extra inlay with the following text: My Celtic Art Project. This is my contribution to my ‘Who are the Celts?’ course at Oxford Department for Continuing Education, week 5 ‘Make your Own Celtic Art’ (2017). At the end of a demanding week of studying participants were challenged to make their own Celtic art. I used Golden/Silver ink-pens, an ordinary Bic blue pen, art paper, a protector, and many rulers to create an illusion of a golden plate decorated with silver and Lapis Lazuli boars. Notice the boars, hidden faces, and many swans.
© by Paula Kuitenbrouwer

This engaging card comes in protective cellophane, a name card, and a seal sticker. All in all this is an art project card that will entertain its (new) owner and it leaves plenty of room for a handwritten text.

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