January 2014

30 Jan

One Self Portrait a Month: Leftover Pieces

Just in the nick of time, with a few days to spare, I managed to shoot the first self portrait in a new series. As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’d been thinking about taking one self portrait a month for the next year. A simpler version of 52 Weeks of self portraits, but […]

27 Jan

Paper Cut Work: Black Hearted and Shattered

A friend suggested making paper cut hearts using black paper instead of red, and it led the designs in a completely different direction than the previous ones. I used triangles as the repeating shape within the form of a heart. The first version has randomly cut triangles. I cut these freehand without a ruler or […]

23 Jan

A New Self Portrait Project (I Hope)

Over the past few weeks I’ve been considering what my new projects will be for this year, and I realized I would like to do something with self portraits again. I can’t stand the idea of taking a self portrait a day, and I don’t want to redo 52 weeks of self portraits, but I […]

20 Jan

A Collection of Cut Paper Hearts

I’ve been productive since my last blog post, with three more paper cut hearts available in my Etsy shop. Valentines Day sure has been inspiring this year. A heart of leaves » A heart of curves and crescents » A heart of many shapes » Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and is cut by hand from […]

15 Jan

Valentine Cut Paper Hearts

I’m a little obsessed at the moment with cutting these heart-shaped pieces. I’ve found myself working on a few ideas in my head, which is always the sign of an obsession. I completed two different designs earlier this week. The first is a piece with two hearts, one large, and one small. I drew the […]

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