July 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

A client contacted me through my Etsy shop last week to enquire about having a custom letter paper cut. We discussed a few different coloured papers, and she went with white. I drew the outline of the letter “C” and freehand cut the design.

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The finished piece looks dramatic and striking backed with black paper. I cannot wait to see this framed once this makes its way into the client’s hands.

View more paper cut typography on Flickr.

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July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

It’s always a thrill for me to introduce another talented, well-spoken, and knowledgeable friend to the audience of the Hot Talks speaker series. This month features a talk by Miranda Lievers, a photographer, entrepreneur, crafter, mom, and a zillion other things.

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The Art of Pinterest-Perfect:
A talk on learning by doing, and never assuming that you can’t

In a world where we’re inundated with Pinterest-perfect snapshots of seemingly impeccably executed culinary adventures, craft projects, and even home renovations, it’s enough to assume that everyone else has got this already and that you should probably just stay in bed. Not often perfect (but usually close enough), the “sure why not?” approach can lead to a funny story, a new skill, and the courage to say yes again.

Read the full description here.

The latest Hot Talk happens on August 21st at 7pm. Tickets are by donation and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Hot Talks: Miranda Lievers
Hot Art Wet City
Date: August 21st, 2014
Time: Doors 6:30, talk 7pm
Address: 2206 Main Street (at 6th Ave), Vancouver

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July 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

This is the last of the reworked paper cut designs from recent weeks. Now I can finally move on to create new work. Pictured here is how this one looked before I decided it needed a little more something. When I finished this initially it looked boring and incomplete, so I decided to add more triangles.

Work in progress paper cut design

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I added two small triangles offset from one another along each side, cut in the same elaborate style. When I was finished this time it felt complete.

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Updated triangle paper cut piece

The finished size is 14″ x 17″, and is hand cut from Strathmore drawing paper. The coloured papers underneath really make it pop.

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