Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This Year's Neule

It has been awhile since I have posted, but Christmas is just around the corner. That calls for taking a few minutes to cut a new neule design. This year it is an angel singing. It is a really nice to have a new addition hanging in my front room. I'm thinking that next year I will have to add a new string for neule hanging. It is getting a little crowded. I hope that your holidays are merry and bright this year!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


The sunflowers are starting to bloom along the roadside, and I was inspired to try my hand at some more papercuts. The top cut is 11 x 14, and all the black lines are cut paper. It got a little tricky to keep the lines straight as I tried to glue the colored pieces on underneath.

This sunflower was much easier to accomplish because it much smaller at 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. The paper lines were much more stable.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hanging Out with Friends

Here is a papercut that I cut a little while ago based on an old photo. I wanted to try something a little bit different by leaving the black paper around the outside. I didn't think about the staples that I used to hold my pattern on top of the black paper, however, so I ended up with staple holes along the outside. Fortunately, those are easily covered up with a mat.

Friday, May 10, 2013

It is About Time for Another Papercut

It has been awhile since I have posted anything. I just can't believe how busy life has been lately. I finished this papercut this week for the Art Squared auction at Spring City, Utah over Memorial Day weekend. I had originally planned to place it over a watercolor wash, but I changed my mind when I was finished. I think it looks like a doily.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

This Year's Neule

This month has been busy, but there is always time for a neule. I was glad to fit in at least one. I picked a less traditional theme for this year's creation. It is now hanging up with my others.      

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snow White

The days are becoming colder, and it made me think of this fairy tale. This is the queen, Snow White's mother, sitting at her needle work on a cold winter's day. She pricked her finger and three drops of blood fell on the snow on the ebony window sill. For some reason, this made the queen think of her unborn child and come up with the name Snow White.

I hope that all your holidays are festive this year!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Finally Another Fairy Tale

It has been awhile since I have done a fairy tale cut. This is a scene from The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Here the soldier is given a magic cloak that will make him invisible in exchange for sharing his food with a fairy disguised as an old woman. With it the soldier will be able to follow the 12 princesses and discover why their dancing shoes are wore out every night. The lesson of this is that you should always share the last of your food with whatever senior citizen happens to cross your path. Good things will result.