Dragonfly is finished

Sorry about the quality of the image. I am using TurboScan on my iPhone because I don't have a scanner large enough to scan the entire image. Turboscan is pretty amazing considering that the software is on my phone.


New papercut in progress

This will be a 10"x17" dragonfly when it is finished. I haven't decided yet whether I will add a second layer to it or let it stand alone. 



I have been working with a high school student from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of MN to produce a collaborative papercut. The young woman that I am working with was granted a wish to go to London! You can see the images from her trip in her design for the papercut. This was her first time working on a papercut and she did an excellent job! We both shared the cutting part. I really enjoyed the collaboration!

I wanted to either take a picture of it or scan it. Since the papercut is 10" x 15", it was too big for my scanner so I decided to try turbo scan on my iphone. It actually looks pretty good.

It is now finished and is being framed. It will be auctioned off at the Make-A-Wish Ball in May. 


MN Original

Last fall I was invited to be on a segment of MN Original, a weekly arts series produced by Twin Cities Public Television. I was filmed in my studio working on a papercut that was commissioned by the Roseville Library for their children’s room. It was really interesting and fun being filmed for the segment and I was very happy to have had this opportunity. Thanks to the production crew for making me very comfortable during the all day shoot!

The segment will air this Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 6PM on channel 2 and again at 10PM. My story and the full episode will also be posted on their website www.mnoriginal.org. Visitors to the site will find additional content, web exclusive videos and links to MN Original artists.  

The finished papercut can be seen in the previous post.

Thanks to all of you who have supported me!


New papercut

I just finished a papercut for the Roseville library. They asked me to do a garden piece for their children's area. The papercut is 18"x30" before framing and took almost 4 months to complete! If you live in the area and haven't been to the library yet, you should visit. It's really a beautiful building and they have a lovely garden area outside.