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.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Independence Hall

Last month, my family spent a week visiting some the sights on the East Coast with some of our friends. One of the places that we saw was Philadelphia. I thought that it would be nice to remember our trip with a layered papercut of Independence Hall.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Big Eater

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

Draper Temple

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

A Wedding Present

    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

The Young Artists

       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

Another Bird

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

Happy Couple

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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Castle Cuts

I cut this castle picture for my mother-in-law, who loves castles, for Christmas. I was just happy that I managed to find enough time to finish it before the holiday.