i am so excited about this week’s dive topic. it was inspired by something i saw one of my twitter friends, suzy taylor (aka @FolkArtPapercut), mention the other day. the tweet was almost in passing, like “hey. that thing i was working on is done.” (i’m paraphrasing)… and then wham! she hit me with a link to the funkiest little papercutting i’ve seen in a long time. i’m thrilled to share it with you all, with her permission of course :-)
see for yourself…
now take a moment with this one. it’s all cut from one piece of paper, by hand, using a craft knife… and if you stare at it for a little while (i did for a long while) these little characters and vignettes start telling a story. one of my favourite details is the cat sitting outside the wood pile. follow her gaze…you just know she’s hatching a scheme to find a way up there!
very clever, delicate (can you see the chandelier chain?), and painstaking i imagine. i wonder how long it took from start to finish. i’ll have to ask her. you can see some process photos and tips in this post. and i just love the folk art style that infuses suzy’s work.
and with that bit of inspiration, i am looking forward to this week’s collection of posts. dive in and see what you can find. help spread the word by sharing the friday archive dive button. it’s over there on the right.
have a good weekend everyone. and thank you suzy, for letting me share your creativity with everyone here!