14 Jan

A Beautiful Side Table Reborn

I thrifted this side table all the way back in June 2012 from an interesting furniture store no longer in business on The Drive. I was walking past the shop and the table was sitting outside with a note on it asking who would be the one to make it beautiful again. At a $15 […]

07 Jan

An Updated Container of Good Things

In 2018 I started the habit of noting good things down on paper that happened throughout the year and collecting them in a special container. This project is inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Happiness Jar, and it was a much-needed project of looking at the good in what was a difficult year. I opened the container […]

02 Jan

2018: Year End Review In Twelve Photos

It’s my annual year end review of some of the things I made over the course of the previous twelve months. It started off as a difficult year because of the flood, and I only recently realized I spend almost seven months without a dedicated studio. I worked on a lot of small projects, struggled […]

14 Dec

Work In Progress: Pattern Mixing 2.0

For the past few weeks I’ve been slowly working on the first in a series of new paper cut pieces. The work has been slow because for the first time ever I am drawing the design first before cutting. I usually generate the designs by cutting directly, with minimal pre-planning. It feels like a big […]

07 Dec

Paper Ornaments and Circle Punches

I recently made new decorations for the Steamclock Software office Christmas tree. I felt we needed some in a more seasonal appropriate colour, and I was interested in trying to make a few things with a new smaller circle punch. I started with a huge pile of circles from red and white paper to make […]

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