This Mother Taught Herself To Make Art Out Of Leftover Paper And The Results Are Amazing
What simply started as a way to reduce paper wastage has now turned into a niche talent for this mother
On Tuesday, 18 December, Twitter user @jazieeey shared with the world photos of her mother's artwork.
It may look like any other painting at first glance, but Jessika pointed out that the "painting" is actually made out of papers.
Speaking to SAYS, 21-year-old Jessika Mustafa said, "[I]t started when there was a lot of coloured paper around the house because of my after school assignments."
"So instead of throwing all the paper leftovers, she thought of coming up with something," Jessika told SAYS.
"My mom is generally into art since forever. She sees art in almost everything," she added.
Jessika explained that her mother, 50-year-old ("But 25 years old at heart") Laily Abdul Hamid, gets her inspiration from nature.
"It has been around six years (since she started) but it was an on-off activity for her as she was a housewife," added Jessika, who is a self-taught freelance makeup artist.
"She appreciates Chinese cultural arts, so as you can see, some of her art evolves around it."
Each piece of paper is carefully folded and pleated, then "organised accordingly into various shapes and looks".
Just look at that attention to detail!
Jessika said her mum currently only sells her artworks to friends and acquaintances due to lack of exposure
If you'd like to order one of Laily's artworks for yourself, you can drop her a WhatsApp message at +60182240691 or support her journey on Instagram!