Thursday, January 29, 2015

Snowflakes Galore!


I cut these snowflakes out of computer paper, size 8 1/2 " squares.  Sometimes it is easier to trace a paper plate and start with a circle.  Then you don't end up with a "square", unnatural snowflake.  These are beautiful when placed on a window, so that you can see through the negative spaces.  Gorgeous!

Thursday, December 25, 2014


POLISH PAPER CUT..."CIRCLE OF ANGELS"

I cut white paper into a circle.  I then folded it in half, fourths, eighths, and sixteenths.  The paper was quite thick at this point.  (This is similar to folding snowflakes.)  I drew with pencil on the triangular section and made half of an angel.  Then I stapled it together, to keep it from sliding around.  I cut out all the negative spaces in and around the angel.  Carefully opening up the folded circle, I saw all my angels along with little birds and Christmas tree shapes, along with the Star of Bethlehem in the middle.  I hadn't planned it that way but was surprised to see the details after it was unfolded.  I glued it onto red shiny paper.

Friday, December 19, 2014

ICONS by Felicia Dvornicky

Our Lady of Czestochowa  2013


Icon...."THE NATIVITY"

"Polish Nativity Scene" Wycinanka



POLISH PAPER CUT...Fragment from "Polish Nativity Scene"

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pysanky Eggs with Christmas Designs 2013



Tea Bag Foldings

This is a folk art that developed in Europe where tea came in colorful wrappers, too pretty to throw away.
A new art form was born when these little squares of colored paper were folded in repeat designs, similar to Origami (Japanese Paper Folding), to make 3-dimensional ornaments and beautiful handmade greeting cards.


TEA BAG FOLDING Christmas Cards....


 








TEA BAG FOLDING ORNAMENT



TEA BAG FOLDING Christmas Ornaments




RECTANGLE AND TRIANGLE CHRISTMAS CARDS


When I use to do paper cutting lessons with children in elementary school, I would use give them shapes like the triangle or rectangle to have them use their imagination and make them into Santa Claus or Christmas Tree designs, using cut paper.  They came up with some very interesting "many faces of Santa Claus," and the Christmas trees had some very unique symmetrical objects cut out on the branches within the tree shape.  The paper was always folded in half in order to teach the children symmetrical design.

WYCINANKA: "CHRISTMAS TREES"

Abandoned Sled watercolor





      This painting was entered in a show at Glenora Music and Art Festival, where I won First Prize in Watercolor!.  Then I was in the Hammondsport, NY Art Show, by Keuka Lake, and actually won BEST IN SHOW!  I was so amazed and happy to receive such recognition!
     I was inspired to paint this when I remembered sledding down the hill in the winter with my brother and sister. We had an old-fashioned sled like this one which could be steered with the bar across the front. It was fun sliding down the hill and then climbing up to slide down again. I think this kind of sled was wonderful!  I hope you feel nostalgic when you look at it.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns


Jack-o-Lanterns Carved with Hot Knife



Monday, July 28, 2014

ICONS by Felicia Dvornicky

Our Lady of Czestochowa  2013

                             St. John the Evangelist 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

MANDALA DESIGN

I used a ruler, pencil, and markers on
white paper to make this design.  It's
very symmetrical and colorful.  I like
to incorporate my feelings in my art.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

CHINESE PAPER CUTTING: Year of the Horse 2014



I used colored computer paper and cut out the horse with
sharp pointed scissors. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

MANDALA BY FELICIA


I took a MANDALA design class at Franklin Street Gallery in Watkins Glen, NY.
I used a compass, ruler, and markers to make a design which displayed my inner feelings.  
                       
                                          

"GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES"



I like to draw in my sketchbook when I am
watching television.  I felt like making lines
moving to the Vanishing Point.  I traced all
the lines with markers and then colored in
the "squares" with various colors.  This design
reminded me of the checkered flag that is
waved for the winner at stock car races.  We
have Watkins Glen International Raceway, 
which is about 20 miles from here.  I think you
can see the waving flags, as you look carefully
at my drawing.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MOTHER'S DAY PLASTER PYSANKY PINS

This is a project that can be done in your classroom.  You will need plastic teaspoons, Plaster of
Paris, a plastic mixing container, pin backs or safety pins, acrylic paints, and brushes.  First, mix
the plaster by using water first and adding plaster.  Pour plaster mixture level into each teaspoon
and place pin back or safety pin in wet plaster.  Let dry.  They will pop right out of the teaspoon.
Now you have a smooth egg shape to paint your design.  When finished, coat with clear nail polish.
Don't dump the extra plaster down the sink.  Just squeeze the plastic container, and it will crack off.


PYSANKA IN A STAINED GLASS DESIGN






I started with black dye on my egg and waxed lines that I wanted.
Washing the egg in Dawn Dishwashing Liquid and water, I removed
the black background.  Now I just dyed each color and waxed over it,
creating a stained glass appearance to my pysanka.  These are special
dyes that you can get from PysankyUSA.

Friday, May 9, 2014

"JOSHUA TREE"

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PISANKA SPECKLED TURKEY EGG


COLORED BEANS ON HOLLOW EGGS...


1 comment:

LaReta said...
It was nice meeting you Felicia. Thanks for stopping by Oak Hill. These eggs are beautiful. I homeschool my children and was wondering if you teach any classes? What an art!!! Blessing to you.
LaReta

Ps The tea bag folding is beautiful too.