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The Oak Bonsai, strength and longevity wishes. by KarineDiot The Oak Bonsai, strength and longevity wishes. :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 137 4 Ikebana Inspiration with Orchid and Camellia by KarineDiot Ikebana Inspiration with Orchid and Camellia :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 34 0 Alice and the Cheshire Cat Book Sculpture by KarineDiot Alice and the Cheshire Cat Book Sculpture :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 398 65 Hedwig on books Paper Sculpture - Harry Potter by KarineDiot Hedwig on books Paper Sculpture - Harry Potter :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 65 10 Hedwig Paper Sculpture from Harry Potter by KarineDiot Hedwig Paper Sculpture from Harry Potter :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 54 2 Ikebana Inspiration - Sakura Poetry (close-up) by KarineDiot Ikebana Inspiration - Sakura Poetry (close-up) :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 42 2 Ikebana Inspiration - Sakura Poetry by KarineDiot Ikebana Inspiration - Sakura Poetry :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 62 0 Ikebana Inspiration - Gerbera and Allium by KarineDiot Ikebana Inspiration - Gerbera and Allium :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 33 0 Ikebana Inspiration - Lotus by KarineDiot Ikebana Inspiration - Lotus :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 25 2 NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE BOOK SCULPTURE by KarineDiot NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE BOOK SCULPTURE :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 138 15 NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE BOOK SCULPTURE SIDE VIEW by KarineDiot NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE BOOK SCULPTURE SIDE VIEW :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 104 9 NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE BOOK SCULPTURE by KarineDiot NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE BOOK SCULPTURE :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 134 15 The Princess and the Pea Book Sculpture by KarineDiot The Princess and the Pea Book Sculpture :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 422 61 The Little Mermaid Book Sculpture with lighting by KarineDiot The Little Mermaid Book Sculpture with lighting :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 130 27 The Little Mermaid Book Sculpture 3 by KarineDiot The Little Mermaid Book Sculpture 3 :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 42 0 The Little Mermaid Book Sculpture 2 by KarineDiot The Little Mermaid Book Sculpture 2 :iconkarinediot:KarineDiot 38 0

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All Mediums Contest: Your Take On It
Dear members,
Welcome to yet another projecteducate contest in which all art mediums are accepted. We've got a bit of a different prompt for you this time around, and we hope you will find it as exciting as we do! Please carefully read all the details below to find out how to enter!
The Prompt:
For this contest, we are going to present you with a wide variety of inspiring artworks from a large variety of art mediums. To enter the contest, you are going to pick 1 of these pieces of art, and you are going to create your own version of it.
What does this mean exactly? We all have different styles, different art mediums, different interpretations of certain concepts and emotions, different visions, etc. For this contest, we want you to take one of these already existing pieces, and use it as the inspiration for your own new piece, based on it.
Your entry can be in any medium you choose, so for example, if you choose a digital art piece, your entry can be any art
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Weekly Features Faves
Its that time of the week again!
 
Featured Faves! :D (Big Grin)

If your new or not new, or just never paid attention to my journal before, I have been trying to pick out favorites I have favorited throughout the last week and feature them in my journal.
  I normal try to pick out 12-13 arts to feature from artists here on DA that have under 1,000 watchers.
If I picked out your art to feature however it is not just because you have under 1,000 watchers, it is also because i really like your work! I think it is brilliant and you deserve more watchers and attention.
Here are some wonderful art works from artists I faved earlier this week! Enjoy!









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[Commission] Ethereal Blue by craftsbyblue [Commission] Ethereal Blue :iconcraftsbyblue:craftsbyblue 344 75 Warning-arrow by freemager Warning-arrow :iconfreemager:freemager 193 13 Koi Pond Picture Frame, Version 1 by PepperTreeArt Koi Pond Picture Frame, Version 1 :iconpeppertreeart:PepperTreeArt 456 46 little gardener - Briar Rose custom by fuchskauz little gardener - Briar Rose custom :iconfuchskauz:fuchskauz 158 29 Calluna by AnnaBelial Calluna :iconannabelial:AnnaBelial 602 153 Peace by kevron2001 Peace :iconkevron2001:kevron2001 210 12 Golden Dusk Ballerina BeadDress by pinkythepink Golden Dusk Ballerina BeadDress :iconpinkythepink:pinkythepink 388 72 Custom: Star Trek NG Bead Dress by pinkythepink Custom: Star Trek NG Bead Dress :iconpinkythepink:pinkythepink 241 35 Daisy Ballerina BeadDress by pinkythepink Daisy Ballerina BeadDress :iconpinkythepink:pinkythepink 363 46 Believe in your future by Ming-Shuw Believe in your future :iconming-shuw:Ming-Shuw 4 3 It's time by Ming-Shuw It's time :iconming-shuw:Ming-Shuw 2 8 2015 Witch Cottage by MacLeodDragons 2015 Witch Cottage :iconmacleoddragons:MacLeodDragons 4 0 Blowing Bubbles by AquaSixio Blowing Bubbles :iconaquasixio:AquaSixio 15,915 778

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Hi everyone !

Sometimes video is easier than words to explain a creative process. So here it is !! Hope you will like it ! ;)

English version:

French version:
  • Listening to: the birds singing outside
  • Reading: my heart
  • Watching: my future
  • Playing: with my keybord
  • Eating: happiness
  • Drinking: joy

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KarineDiot

Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
France
Hi everyone !

My name is Karine, I am a french book sculptor living between France and Luxembourg.
I am reading passionate, I love old books and I need to be creative with my hands, so since 2012 I've found my perfect addiction.

Through miniature and intricate 3D paper scenes, i try to give to second hand books another life and way of expression. For me, it's a way to offer the possibility of pursuing the journey, to excite the dream beyond the end of the story.

I find old books on flea markets where I like to go and I choose the one who inspires me the most.
I read it and only after, I try to represent the story, or an important scene, with its own pages. I don't use any other paper because i want to prove than books are rich by themselves and don't need anything else to reveal their treasures. That's my mission !

Everything is small, detailed (i love to give more realism !) and made by hand (no laser cut or punches). I don't reproduce twice the same sculpture (there is so much to explore!) so each sculpture is a unique art piece.
Each one of them requires between 200 and 400 working hours to be complete.

I don't transform any 1st editions, precious books covers, or church books...

I sometimes add LED lighting to emphasize details, increase realism or poetry.
I sometimes use thin wire to support the structure (in my trees for example), but I try to hide them to preserve the illusion of magic.

You will see that my favorite themes are Andersen's tales, fairy, nature and humans feelings but my tastes constantly evolve.

Thanks for visiting and if you are curious about my technique, follow me on Facebook where I share works in progress
and news about exhibitions...

You can also enter my shop (Etsy) to check what I have for sale at the moment.

Contact: karinediot@gmail.com

ETSY SHOP: www.etsy.com/shop/KarineDiot
MY FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: www.facebook.com/KarineDiot.Bo…
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/karinediot.b…
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fernanda-quintino Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
I'm sure you know this, but i gotta say your work is absolutely mind-blowing. Congratulations!
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KarineDiot Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much ! You know, It's always good to receive such compliment ! :) When I start to doubt, it gives me energy ! ;)
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superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
happy birthday
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KarineDiot Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks ! :blowkiss:
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CaroFrescoDolceFlata Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday :)Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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