May 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

Just a quick note about new work in my Etsy Shop. I decided to list for sale some of the many meditative geometric drawings I’ve been doing in recent months. At the moment there are only three, but by tomorrow I will add four more.

Each one is a unique abstract drawing using silver gel pen on a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ black cardstock.

Original Geometric Drawing in Silver Pen on Etsy »

Geometric Abstract Drawing in Silver on Black Paper »

Geometric Abstract Drawing in Silver on Black Paper »

Click the links below each photo to view the listing with additional detail images of each drawing.

Posted in etsy, Paper
April 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

I was recently feeling my output of completed artwork has slowed down, mostly because I am focused on larger projects that will take a long time to complete. So last week I decided to put the big projects aside and do a few small quick pieces.

I wanted to take the idea I’d explored with the heart paper cuts of creating my freehand designs within a set final shape. I chose a circle, and used a compass to draw an outline on the page. I created one white version backed with black paper, and one black version backed with white paper.

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Listing for this on Etsy »

Paper Cut Circles

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Listing for this on Etsy »

Both pieces are made from 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock and hinged to a contrasting piece of paper for framing. I’ve made them available for purchase through my Etsy shop.

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January 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

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 drawing anything other than the outline of the heart and lines to centre things on the page.

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Cut paper heart made of triangles on Etsy »

With the second design I decided to go with a more structured pattern of triangles working from a centre point within the heart. I drew lines radiating from the centre point and used a ruler to guide me as I cut. The end result makes the heart seem shattered. Take from that what you will…

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Abstract paper cut heart

Abstract cut paper heart on Etsy »

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