Beauty is simplicity to me.
I love the simple things in life.
I especially love color in all it's ranges.
This post is celebrating the beauty of Turkish Creativity.
Enjoy the color.. and enjoy Turkey for a moment too.
This last weekend we as a family went to a Muesum here in our city and there is a husband and his wife who do traditional Turkish art called paper marbling or in Turkish EBRU. I have included pictures to record how fasinating and beautfiul it is. Everything they use is natural and each piece is unique, no two pictures are the same.
EBRU (marbling paper): is the art of transferring the patterns prepared on the surface of the water to a sheet of paper.
|The girls are so interested and I love that they were able to sit so close and watch everything.|
|Here he is flicking differnt colors of paint unto the surface of the prepared water.|
|He uses differnt tolls, like a scredriver to move the colors around.|
|Tulips originated from Turkey. Tulips are literally everywhere in the spring here. |
Usually the paintings are of differnt colors of tulips.
|This is just a normal piece of paper where the image will be transferred onto.|
|Autty gave this gentlemen a flower (weed) she had picked so he gave her his demenstration picture.|
These are both demenstration pictures, they end up selling the demenstration ones for just 10 liras.
(About 7 U.S. dollars)
The more expensive ones are flawless and have an amazing range of color and detail. I would like to go back and buy one but these two are for the girls for now. The experience was an absolute joy.
When we got home I kept thinking about how we too could try marabling, we ended up with some fun prints of our own...but that is for next time. :)
Paper marbling with shaving cream. Check out our experiment at home with paper marbling.
It was a lot of fun.
Click here to visit our marabling with shaving cream post.
I have been considering doing a GIVE AWAY based on 'Celebrating Turkish Creativity'. I thought these paintings might be a good option.
Tell me what you think?
I would love to know if others would want an origanl Paper Marbaling piece of their own from Turkey?