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Trying my hand at paper cuts

I have been intrigued by the technique of paper cutting for years. When I was a young mother, I copied a pattern from a Country Sampler magazine and painstakingly cut out the design from a piece of tea stained calligraphy paper. I created one little heart to symbolize each of our family members, framed it and hung it on the wall of every home we rented while traveling across the country for the U.S. Coast Guard.

For the past 4 months I've been staying and working from home, sequestered, to try to stay safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. I have many hobbies so my free time has not been wasted, although I have missed the social interactions that come from occasionally leaving the house. I have had paper cutting on my list of things to try. A few weeks ago, I had some free time and decided to give it a go. Turns out I really love it. I was so inspired that I created 6 illustrations in a weekend.

I think my career in graphic design helps me to see the interconnectedness between the foreground and the background and I have really enjoyed how they are turning out. I love combining my love of graphics and my favorite quotes. I'll be adding more art to the site soon. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it!

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