Monday, December 30, 2013

Neurons IV complete!

Available unframed online and framed at art shows or on request.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Neurons IV in progress, base piece

The base layer is cut from light gray cardstock, the top layer will be cut from black.  Halfway there!  The piece will be matted and framed to 8x10 when done.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Large Mosaic Leaf

Finished cutting, need to set up matting and shadowbox for this sculpture.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen finished!

Second edition (2/3) of my PBGV piece is done!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Goldendoodle papercutting done

This is the final edition of this pattern- 3/3!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snow Leopard- final post

Last time I promise!  :)   The snow leopard is now matted and complete and up on Etsy.  It will be available unframed online and framed at art shows or in person.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Snow Leopard

Cut and painted.  No matting yet, hopefully by end of weekend.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas ornament papercuttings for runners!

I just finished my 'Run with Dog' papercutting Christmas ornaments.  They are both silhouette-style, cut out of black paper, and floated between two pieces of glass in a miniature wood frame.  They celebrate the passion of a runner and the joy of sharing that passion and the great outdoors with your faithful furry friend.  Great idea for the runner on your list!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Topography Paper Sculpture

Finished, background painted, shaped, and up online.  This is my first try for a series I would like to do going forward- detailed irregular pattern cuts shaped and attached so they rise and fall like a landscape from a watercolor painting.  It was a bit of a challenge since I had to use thinner paper than I am used to cutting in order to allow the multiple random bends and curves without the paper creasing.  I am happy with how it turned out, though I may try photographing it again with different lighting since I don't think the full-on shot captured the depth of the piece as well as I would have liked..

Standard Schnauzer papercutting

Final edition (3/3) for this one!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

'Neurons' papercuttings

In the summer of 2012,  I got accepted to the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair for the first time, and I was there I met a woman who was a graduate student in neuroscience at Michigan.  She was interested in commissioning a piece from me with a general theme of 'neurons' and left the details up to my imagination.  I played with sketches till I found something that I was happy with, got her approval on the design, and cut it and sold the piece to her.  I cut the pattern a second time, and sold that one as well.

I next decided to design an art card (2.5" x 3.5") with a similar theme:

Couple months later, she contacted me again and asked if I was willing to design another piece for her on the same theme, but double layered.  It sounded like a fun idea, so I did so.  Similarly, the second cutting from that pattern sold shortly after.

So I designed Neurons III- another layered piece.  And sold both editions of that one in fairly quick succession this past summer.

Neurons IV (layered again) is currently in my sketchbook under development.  I am hoping to have the patterns finished to my satisfaction within the next couple months.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Couple pieces in progress

Standard Schnauzer, edition 3/3.  This is a recut on a piece I just sold:

And a large mosaic leaf sculpture- will be about 6" long when done:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Seiryu, step 5

Done with the rough cut, now time to go back and put in all the tiny leaf veining and shadowing.

Seiryu in progress, part 2

Remainder of last night and a bit of this morning:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Seiryu recut in progress

A bit of last night and all of today:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Barred Owl in progress

After all my distractions trying to finish my jury pieces, I am finally getting back to working on my barred owl piece.  This is a new(ish) pattern, at least in that this is the first cut on the pattern.  I am planning on painting the background for this and framing it when it is done.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cairn Terrier papercutting finished

Final edition (3/3) on this one too!