Friday, June 20, 2008

Flyer for Kick Start my Art

Well, the flyers are done! They'll be at a bunch of local starbucks and related businesses

Also, my piece is done, but I'm not unveiling it for a few more days because I need to get it custom framed. It's going to be real funky!

I hope some of you will be able to make it

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Introducing: Branches


7x16 papercut
11x20 matted

Original hand-cut papercut
I was going for a funky, fresh take on the traditional tree silhouette. I imagine this piece above a fire place, desk, or a calming piece in a bedroom. I hate doing the usual so hopefully this is achieves the goal of abstract, yet recognizable.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Work Space revealed

Well, it's saturday morning, I'm bored, and we just got a new camera last night and I'm dying to take some cool photos.

SOoooo... I took a photo of my work space.

I'm in the middle of a new piece, It's a bunch of tree limbs at a funky angle cropped much wider than it is tall all just to look cool, abstract, and striking.

Otherwise, this is where i work. It's a cheap folding table from Target that is the perfect size for any of my three cutting mats, my computer, at least one cup of coffee at all times, and whatever random stuff that happens to accumulate there. As always there is a respectable pile of paper bits in various locations.

That's it. Take care

Monday, June 9, 2008

I am giving away THREE FREE $75 value anniversary Papercuts!!!

I am giving away tree free 8x10 papercuttings to celebrate the first anniverary of my marriage. The pieces are valued at $75 each and the listing for the custom papercut can be seen here:

As some of you know, the first anniversary is the “paper” anniversary.

Here’s the details

I will be giving away THREE free 8x10 papercutting.

-You must nominate yourself or someone else in a comment on this blog post

-You or the nominee must be having you first wedding anniversary some time in 2008

-You must provide your wedding anniversary date

-You must tell me why you love the person you married or why the couple you nominate deserve the piece.

-I will need a fairly large image of you or the couple, preferably in a profile.

***The best three responses will each get a free piece***

I will be notifying/announcing the winners on Sunday

It's done!

Hi everyone,

I'm really happy to share this piece with you all. As stated earlier it's a papercutting of the tree Jen and I were married under exactly 51 weeks ago.

Here it is framed, and hanging in our bedroom. It's 34x18 so it's really huge!:)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Paper Anniversary

The first wedding anniversary is traditionally a gift made of paper. Well, our own one year wedding anniversary is June 16 so Joe has designed a completely awesome papercutting for it. He's working on it as we speak, actually. We were married in the Boston Public Garden and the design is branches of the tree we got married under. The frame size is 34" wide and 18" high, so it will take up a large piece of our wall, and we're going to hang it in our bedroom has the "headboard" to our bed. It's looking beautiful- I'm so excited! Will post a picture when it's finished!
Here's a picture of us last year under that big beautiful tree. My older brother is the one in the center performing the ceremony. This photo was taken by the best wedding photographer ever, Rachel Hadiashar at Merge Weddings.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Okay, you've seen the sketch, now here's the real thing:

I made a 3d version of the chandelier piece just to see how it would look. I really like it, but I need to work on the material since it's hard to cut because it's so thick.

I hope to make it in a variety of colors and materials since they are simple, easy to ship, and easy to put together. My intended use is some sort of simple centerpiece in smokey acryllic, or a decoration on a buffet for a fancy party or whatever. In Acryllic, it should be strong enough to put a plate on. In paper, you can attach things like actual crystals hanging below the "candels" or drape necklaces on it to make it sparkle. It's a lot of fun!