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.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I hope that all your holidays are festive this year!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I sat down the other day and wanted another challenge. I have cut black outlines and added colored paper to the ATCs that I have made before, but I wondered how hard it would be to do the same thing in a larger format. This design is from a funny photo I took of my son trying to eat a massive hamburger earlier this year. The hardest part of the design was trying to work with the black outline. At the 8 x 10 size, it was hard to maintain the integrity of the shape while gluing it to the colored paper. I liked the result, but what I liked the best was the moans that I heard every time my son walked past the project. I was sure to hang the finished work up in a prominent spot in the house afterwards, at least for a few days. You have to get back at your teenagers some how.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Here is something that I should have added to my last post. Having cut the portraits of my nephew and his fiance, I just couldn't put my exacto knife down, so I made them a card to go with their gift. The card was 5 x 7 inches big, and on the front of it I did a layer cut of the Draper Utah Temple where they were married. The card took me as long to make as the original papercut. It was a fun challenge. I think I will have to try another one like it soon. Hmmm... I think I have a friend who is getting married in a couple of weeks.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Another wedding is coming soon. My oldest nephew is getting hitched in a couple of days. Since the last wedding present went over so well, I decided to do another cut for a wedding present. I just noticed that in both cuts the guy has his hand in his pocket. Why is that?
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
It has been awhile since I posted any papercuts. I have been going through a dry spell the last few months. Hopefully, things will improve soon. Lately, I have been watching a lecture series on the artists of the Italian Renaissance. That had some influence on this piece that I cut last week. It is 10 in. X 10 in., and will be part of an art auction held in Spring City, Utah over Memorial Day weekend. The two artists are based on a sketch that I did of two of my children last October.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
A couple of years ago I cut a picture of a robin in a tree. My husband really liked that piece, and he was sad when I sold it. He has wanted me to do another one since then. This week I finally got around to it. This time I made it a close up of the robin. The robin was cut separately and then glued onto the branch. I made the bird gray so that I could enter it into a black and white art show. I really had fun with the bird. When I get the cut back, I am going to see how it will look in a floating frame.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
My youngest brother-in-law was married last Thursday. I made this papercut for them based on the photo on their invitation. I had a hard time deciding whether to include facial features or not, but in the end I decided to keep it simple. It is a little creepy looking though.