Drawing with Blades

Old & new work! The huge Celtic piece was inspired by a drawing I made with a Sharpie when I was a teenager. I have yet to turn every line into two lines, to accentuate the Celtic cross-over effect. It’s so meditative. I need to replace my blade every 10 minutes or so. I love…

She’s a whirlwind in a thorn tree…

This is a loose step-by-step of how I’m creating this papercut. I hope you find it useful! My sister, who I’m making this for, said she’d like a picture of a goddess. I took a Johnny Cash lyric as my muse and title of this piece – A Whirlwind in a Thorn Tree – a…

Paper Moth Heaven

Paper Moth Studios is here! I’ve been ankle-deep in cuttings and confetti for quite some time now. I love the mindfulness and meditation of paper cutting; just following lines, cutting space, making way for light to shine through. I’ve been in heaven. What would a paper moth’s heaven be? A lightbulb? I think so; good…

Rock paper scissors?

I’m very proud to dispel the myth of the rock, paper, scissors game. With my paper-cutting I go through about five to ten blades a day – all worn down and useless as butter knives through the sheer force of paper. So next time I play that game and someone throws two fingers in my…

petals and sugar water

This little guy has been with us all winter. Butterflies always land on me and stay with me like pets. I wonder if there’s a name for this? Do I have a particular taste, maybe like banana or sugar water? I glide around the house in slow motion to make sure I don’t harm it, like Tai…