I've been working on a new series of pictures, using black painted outlines and bright, slightly offset colours. They might be destined for cards or prints... not sure yet, but here's one of them, a Dala horse:
This papercut was commissioned to celebrate a new baby - and has just winged its way to Australia where the eponymous Minnie lives! It's the first time I've used gold leaf on this kind of papercut, and I like the way it turned out, always nice to add a bit of glitz!
Last week I went to Pick Me Up at Somerset House. I'd been a few years ago and wasn't overwhelmed by it, but someone at work strongly recommended it and I was so glad I gave it another chance. It was really inspiring, lots of designers and illustrators I hadn't come across before, and a really buzzy atmosphere. Here are some of my faves:
Earlier this week I popped along to the RCA Secret exhibition - where the Royal College of Art ask lots of students and artists (some very famous) to make a piece of work on a postcard, and they're all sold for £45, and you only find out once you've bought one who created it. I think it's a great idea, and here are some of my favourites out of a whopping 2,700 on display):
A few months ago I did some illustrations of some of the Oscar dresses from last year, and then suddenly the 2013 Oscars came around, and I thought I'd do the same again... (prizes for anyone who can guess all the actresses!!) (well, not prizes, but glory).
This has been a long time coming... but I've finally stocked my online shop with my latest papercuts - the tile ones (see below), and these wordy ones. A couple of the quotes are from Einstein (which surprised me when I found them - I'd always assumed Einstein quotes would be sciency and unintelligible, but it turns out many of them are just lovely).
In the spirit of thriftiness, I made all my Christmas presents this year. Here's one - a tile-inspired papercut with gold leaf 'grout' for my sister Daisy. I'm planning on doing more of these to sell in my online shop early in the new year...