Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Buy Local!

With Joe recovering (but still working!) it's time to regroup and plan some more. We've been working hard to juggle the dozens of custom orders that have been flying in and are finally almost all caught up.

We're going to stop taking as many custom orders in the next week or two and focus instead on revamping the stock of readily available pieces. We've done a few photo shoots in the beautiful state of Maine (great to be back!) and Joe will be working on starting several new designs inspired by the coast/sea, Portland architecture, and the inland plants and trees.
We'd really like to appeal to the local art scene which is sooo vibrant in Joe's home town of South Portland. Practically every car supports a "buy local" sticker, and art is always one of the most popular local buys!

Also, keep a look out for a new PapercutsByJoe business card design and new business-card-like fridge magnets. Tons of things going on!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rule #1 of Papercutting

Rule #1 of Papercutting:

Cut the paper. Do NOT cut your hands.

We take time now to remember this important rule of papercutting. Joe had a bid of an accident while working on trimming shipping materials for his art and ended up needing stitches to attach his thumb. Yeah, not a fun way to start the working day! We'll keep you posted on how he's doing, but for now we leave you with this amusing picture of his sad boo-boo face.

Scherendoodle- Original Papercutting unfolded

My first video of a quick folded papercut I did while still in Florida. Unveiling it for the first time! I'm thinking of doing snowflakes for charity this winter. Perhaps donating any money to cancer research. Sound good?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


So we were at Starbucks a few days ago, shocking I know, and I saw this cup and had to get it. It was on sale too! I figure since my very first show at a real museum was sponsered by starbucks, was about scooters, and I actually sold my piece this was pretty perfect. It holds tons of coffee too!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Strike up the band

Thought I'd share one of the more recent custom pieces Joe has been working on. Most of the custom work lately has been for anniversaries and birthdays, but this piece was going to some of our former coworkers who just moved into a new house. They have a dedicated music room and aspirations of starting a band together. What better inspiration than a funky tryptech of a bassist, drummer, and pianist. There's a possibility that a guitar will someday follow, but for now it's these three energetic images which will inspire the three steadfast musicians.

More pieces to come later (I think there are currently four in the works...)

Friday, August 1, 2008

International Shipping!

We now ship everything world wide, so please be sure to check out your favorite pieces to see the new revised shipping. Are you in Mexico? Canada? the UK? EVERYWHERE else? No problem! We'll get the art to you!Also, if you aren't on the mailing list, please check out the link to the right. We occasionally send out email updates telling you about events, new pieces, and discounts.