Monday, March 29, 2010

The Brave Little Taylor

I have always enjoyed a fairy tale where the hero uses his brain instead of his brawn. The Brave Little Tailor is a good example of this. The only time he uses is muscles is in the beginning when he hits those seven annoying flies, and who could fault him for that? Flies can be very annoying, and they don't listen to reason. Our brave tailor uses his brains to outwit giants and bad kings and wins a kingdom and princess in the process. That's not to bad for a man who earns his living making clothes. In this cut our hero is heading off into the world to see what he can make of himself. He unconcerned that he is entering a giant infested wood.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The last couple of days I have been playing around with borders. I have been intimidated by floral borders for awhile, so it was good for me to stretch a bit.

For the most part, I am satisfied with the results. These will make nice thank you notes sometime or maybe I can put a poem on them and place them in a frame. I haven't decided yet.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Weathervane ATCs

I'm sorry that I haven't posted for a couple of weeks. Sometimes it is easy to become distracted by other things.

This month's theme for my ATC trade is weather vanes. I was surprised by the variety of weathervane designs that are out there. I picked some of my favorites to use as the basis of ATC papercuts. I found that the letters were the hardest part to cut. This first one is of a sun and moon.

I like the idea of a llama on top of a weathervane.

I think the mice on the directional letters on this one was a nice touch.

The crane on this one will always know what direction it is flying.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I'm So Glad That It Is March

I'm very happy to be done with January and February. March is such a much more pleasant month. I love it when the promise of spring is in the air. I knew spring could not be very far away when I woke up with this cut in my head.