thumbelina

A little girl in a great big forest. That's how I feel right now. Only my forest isn't really full of trees but mountains of things to do. I guess that's a good thing but sometimes I wish there were more hours in the day!

Here is my latest addition to the shop - Thumbelina.



If you click on the image below you can see it a little larger and clearer.



I really like how these are all turning out and I have a lot of fun making them. This weekend I realized that I can't see myself making more than one of each. They just wouldn't feel as special. I initially offered to make them limited editions but now they are going to be one-of-a-kind. Once each is sold... that's it. I do think I'll make more of each character or idea but the composition will be different for each.

One thing I may not have explained about my pieces is that each layer (typically two per piece) is entirely cut out of one sheet of paper. There are no bits and pieces. The only obvious additions that are small and added last are the colored pieces of paper. Other than that they are full sheets placed back to back.

I'm also thinking of making some new block prints to my new collection. My linoleum blocks are calling my name.

This is a little recycling project that I've been working on since last week. It's taking much longer than I expected and other things have pulled me away from it. Hopefully I'll have it completed by the end of this week and I'll be able to show it off.



Have a great day everyone! :)

11 comments:

  1. These are adorable Patricia. I love the touches of color. I think you're right about the one-of-a-kind approach too, and it will be easier for you, rather than trying to recreate something exactly.

    Your edges are so clean. How often do you change your X-acto blade?

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  2. Thanks Annie! You know I don't really know how often I change my blade but it is fairly often. I just get a feel for when it's getting rough and off it goes.

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  3. Congrats on your craft tags over at Craft!!

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  4. fabulous design..i really like the shot of color!

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  5. Love the one-of-a-kind paperwork. I am so impressed with your style - very classy. Is that a magazine bowl in the making? I can't wait to see!

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  6. Hi Patricia. I just saw your paper tags on Whipup! They look great. Congratulations :)

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  7. patricia, I'm in AWE of all your cut paper work and use of recycled paper goods (i've just been catching up on your blog :) ) and congratulations on the recognition for your tags...so well deserved. you are a great source of inspiration!!

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  8. Thanks Kristin... you're too kind! :)

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  9. Very curious about this recycled speel of papers and seeing what it turns out to be.

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  10. the thumbelina picture looks beautiful framed on the wall - so lovely

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