Thursday, May 1, 2014

Roosting Chickens

 Here is one of my latest projects. A couple of weekends ago, I decided to try my hand at chickens.

 The chickens were fun to cut even though the feathers were a little tricky.
For my final piece, I glued the two chickens down on the paper together. By cutting the birds separately, I could play around with positioning them just where I wanted them. This  piece will be a part of the Art Squared auction in Spring City, Utah on the Saturday before Memorial Day.

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!