So, a little about me, I am living in Australia's extreme south west, famous for being a) the oldest settlement in Western Australia and b) the site of the last whaling station in Australia.
Its a really interesting place, lots of gorgeous old buildings and some wild seventies-style ones. I live with my husband and daughter, who is two, and takes up a great deal of my time. I have found time, though, to get totally fascinated by papercuts, Amy Karol at angry chicken introduced me to them, and after years of making stencils to hand-print onto clothing, I realised that papercuts are my calling. I'm no Elsita (check out her amazing blog here - the woman is a freaking genius) but I love cutting paper and the finished product. I am to be part of my very first exhibition next month so I am wildly excited! I am also donating two peices to the Vancouver Arts Centre which is a local art centre, and they are to be part of a 9x5" exhibition which will be auctioned off between the 18th and 27th nov. The VAC doesn't have a website, which is bizarre, but you can read about them on the Albany city council website.
I'm really hoping this blog will help me network with other people who like/make this kind of art, so please feel free to post a comment, send me links etc. This is the first time I've attempted a blog, and I'm not that talented when it comes to computers, so if something on the page doesn't work, let me know and I will attempt to iron it out!
This bear/squid papercut (I'm thinking about calling it "square...is that lame? like, as lame as a 'liger'??) is for the VAC exhibition, I do them all by hand, there is no computer involved. Mostly because I'm not confident with them, and also because I love the simplicity of a sheet of paper, a scalpel, and a mat.
thanks for reading, watch this space!