Some holiday catch-up:
My brother received his paper cut, framed for Christmas and my mom got this one. She was surprised, she didn't know one was also made for her. It was cut at the 11th hour, at 2 am, with not enough light, but I just couldn't stop working on it. It was framed in white, wrapped, and put under the tree—so I realize, seeing it now, I had forgotten exactly what it looked like. I found this very cool super thin crepe-like paper that was wonderful to cut and has a very small wrinkled texture. (Here locally at paper zone, portland peeps.)
It's framed in an 8" x 10" white frame with very little breathing space, the paper cut almost goes up to the edge. I'm not sure if I need to float these more and give them more room. Framing them floating with more space makes them seem more precious and I am not sure if I want this folksy craft style of work to take on a precious capital A arty feel when framed. . . I need to experiment more. At any rate, I love drawing and cutting these, so I will have plenty to frame and experiment with. I changed blades on this one—the sisters there are small, the smallest is about the size of a dime.
Inspiration of late:
I just found Little Circus Design (via Bloesem) and her work is making me very happy. It's not paper cut, I don't think, but has the bold graphic look I am obsessed with right now. Please look at this one. Amazing.