Many of my ideas came from a simple notation of “what if?”: yesterday while taking some photos of some of my latest my paper cut,I noticed one was done on black paper, another one was in while.All of sudden, I … Continue reading
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The butterfly effect
Few weeks ago, I was at a huge craft fair and saw one booth which sells butterflies and bugs and nothing else. The insects were framed in shadow boxes. I was really attracted by the colors and patterns of them. almost tempted to buy one but didn’t. although the seller told me the insects were farm-raised but the idea of the insect’s whole propose of life as my wall decoration just did not sit well with me.I walked away without buying any.
later, after I got home thinking I could create my own butterfly with paper and paints. This is my result “forever spring” watercolor painting with paper cut and sculpture, some of the butteries are 3D as well, 12″x19″
This is my latest watercolor/paper cut , although it is rather small compare to the others I had done but it took days to complete. I had spent the last month working on my paper cut. Today, back to painting … Continue reading
Cosmos with morning glory, the final version
I made this watercolor/paper cut a couple years ago. I entered it in an exhibition shortly after I finished it. When the show was over I kept it wrapped for almost a year and only recently I removed the warping. … Continue reading
Wild Orchid watercolor/ paper cut
My latest watercolor/ paper cut “wild orchid” 20″x22″ is my most intricate one to date which took many days to compete but i really enjoyed the process because with each cuts my thought was just focus on what is in … Continue reading
Art imitating life
Last night, while in bed I look over at my blooming orchid by the window. An idea came to me: often, I use my orchids as my subject for photos and painting. It would be fun to take photos … Continue reading
Watercolor paper cut with shadow
Today with the temperature drops to -30C and is the coldest day of the year so far. However on the bright side, the sun is out. I took advantage the bright light to take some shots of my watercolor paper … Continue reading
Je Suis Charlie
It might be small but the pencil is mightier than bee sting.
Orchid pop up card
How a simple idea expanded
Last week, I was making some bookmarks mainly try to use up some of the small strips of paper I had saved in my studio. Somehow my simple paper cut bookmarks started to expand and more ideas unfold:
At first, I made some bookmarks using the image of Dahlias and then I started to expand into paper cut pop up cards.
Here is the first one I made.
Almost as soon as I finished the first, as I was looking at it and feel the need to make it better for the next one: instead of having the whole flower pop out, I let only the center part as the pop up part. It seems to make it more three dimensional.
This morning, I decided to make envelop to go with the bookmarks and cards.