Sevva on PCDaily

You might want to reach up on the shelf and blow the dust off Elena Sevva’s vessel. Her polymer-covered jar makes a charming accent with an ancient flair.

I’m drawn to Elena’s piece because my first impulse when covering my own items is to chase all the seams and smooth away the imperfections.

What if you and I celebrated and featured the flaws and highlighted them with paint like Elena does? Could you allow yourself this approach? Could I? Just wondering.

See how Elena embraces looseness and imperfection in her artworks on Flickr and Facebook.

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  • reply Karen Lee Price Luda ,

    I’m absolutely MAD about her work, and visit her site regularly. I feel inspired by her creations in much the same way that Claire Maunsell appeals to me. PCD keeps the juices flowing, pointing out wonderful artists on a constant basis. Many thanks.

    • reply Lorrene Baum-Davis ,

      Whoa! I so totally agree with you. Fresh and not overworked. Some artists do NOT know when to stop. She does.

      • reply Gera Scott Chandler ,

        I love the organic effect…it nudges the imagination to get to work.

        • reply Lisa Heller ,

          Awesome. The practice of allowing “flaws” in my work shows real progress in the move away from the box of absolute perfectionism. I believe it should be practiced and embraced because it is freeing and allows more time for the actual creating part. Thank you Cynthia for starting my mornings.

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