Scherenschnitte

This German craft of paper cutting, translates to ‘scissors cut’ I use an x-acto knife to cut my original designs. All my work is cut by hand, by me.

I draw inspiration from nature and folk art.

Hen

Hen

This hen was done for a class project.

sheep

Ewe

Designed to hang as mobile.

Size 5″ x 3″

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Garden Girls

Size 7″ x 9″

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Wedding Swing

This piece is one of a series, that I designed to celebrate a wedding day. The heart is left blank so that the couple’s name and wedding date can be added.  Size 10″x 7 1/2″

Lullaby

Scherenschnitte

The Scherenschnitte  technique of paper cutting inspires my work as well as folk themes, vintage illustrations, nature  etc.

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Ash Tree Leaf

Size 4″ x 6″

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My Holiday Card 2009

Size 6″ x 4″

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Taters

This portrait was made to honor the life of dear Taters, a small dog with a big heart.

Size 5″ x 7″

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Family Tree

This commissioned piece was hand cut from the provided family ancestry information. The trunk of the tree holds the client’s immediate family, the birds representing the parents, their children, the eggs in their ‘family’ nest. From there, the right side of the tree, branches off to showcase the paternal side of the family, the left side of the tree branches off to display the maternal side.

Size 17″ x 17″

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Fishing Fan

A celebration cutting for boy’s birthday.
8 1/2″ x 11″

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Bessie

A pet portrait, commissioned for a birthday gift. Photo provided by
the owner, inspired by my 2013 calendar.

Size 5″ x 7″

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Sunflower Heart

This piece is one of a series that I designed for celebrating Weddings and or Anniversaries. The heart is left blank so that the couples name and wedding date can be added.

Size 10″ x 7 1/2″

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Commission

Here is a very special paper cutting celebrating 20 years of friendship. I incorporated the recipient’s hobbies, pets and loves. I enjoy the challenge of designing a custom cutting that reflects the personality of the individual whom it is made for.

Size 8 1/2″ x 11″

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Animal Hats Calendar

This is a twelve page calendar with a different humorous animal for each month.

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Birdie Heart

This piece is one in a series that I designed for celebrating weddings or announcing a new baby. The heart is left blank so that the couple’s name and wedding date or the baby’s birth date can be added. It can be cut in two sizes, one that fits an 11″ x 14″ frame and the other an 8″ x 10″.

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Woodland Wedding

This piece is one of a heart series, that I designed to celebrate a wedding day. The heart is left blank so that the couple’s name and wedding date can be added.

Size 10″ x 7 1/2″

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Sailor Boys, Twin Birth Announcement

This piece is one of a series,
that I designed to celebrate the arrival of twin boys. Each sail can be
personalized to share the child’s name and time of delivery.

Size 10 x 7 1/2 inches.

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Mother Goose Themed Birth Announcement

This piece is one of a series, that I designed to celebrate a new baby’s birth. The heart is left blank so that the baby’s name and birth date can be added.

Size 10″ x 7 1/2″

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Twin Birth Announcement

This piece is one of a series, that I designed to celebrate the arrival of twins. It can be customized to reflect girls, boys or one of each, along with the names and time of birth of the babies. The parents’ initials are included, ‘carved’ into the tree trunk.

Size 10 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

newsis

A New Baby Sister

This piece was custom made, to celebrate the arrival of a new baby girl. Now both boys in the family are big brothers.

Size 10″ x 7 1/2″

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Ray Scott’s 80th

This paper cutting was made to honor the birthday of dear Ray, BASS fishing founder and family friend.

Size 8 1/2″ x 11″

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Heart of the Harbor

This cutting was an entry in a Newport poster contest.

Size 7″ x 12″

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Mom and Infant

This portrait was made to celebrate the birth of the family’s first grandchild. Image cut from photos supplied by the client.

Size: 8″ x 11″

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Marianne’s 50th

This portrait was made to celebrate a 50th birthday. Elements of NYC and Copenhagen, as well as two dog portraits are details in this paper cutting.

Size: 9″ x 12″

50th

50th Wedding Anniversary Invitation

This cutting was created to use for a golden anniversary invitation.

Size: 4″ x 6″

reunion

Reunion

This cutting was made to celebrate a reunion of friendship, from a chance meeting 55 years ago. Design elements include letters exchanged, along with Denmark and America.

Size: 8″ x 10″

buttree

Woodland Spring

This piece was cut in celebration of spring.

Size: 17″x 17″

garden

The Garden

This cutting was inspired by a desire for spring.

Size: 18″ x 18″

foxtree

Fox Tree

In this cutting, I utilized symmetry, to fill the tree around the sleeping fox.

Size: 16″ x 16″

springsong

Spring Song

A free form cutting.

Size: 18″ x 24″

forest

Northern Woods

Details in this cutting are flora and fauna from an eastern woodland.

Size: 17″x 17″

web

Web and Key

Size: 8″x 10″

hearthome

Home’s Heart

Size: 15″x 24″.

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Shell Heart

This piece is one of a series that can be customized. The blank heart
can be personalized to celebrate a birth, wedding or anniversary. This cutting was
inspired by Sailor’s Valentines.

Size: 10″x 7 1/2″

 

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Calendar 2014 Detail

For these illustrations, I watercolored prints of the paper cut originals.

Size: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

Calendar_2014

Calendar 2014

For these illustrations, I watercolored prints of the paper cut originals.

Size: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

Bison

Bison

Prints made from my original paper cutting are hand colored with watercolors.

Size: 8″ x 10″

Harvest_girl

Harvest Angel

One in a series representing the four seasons.

Size 7″ x 12″

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A New Baby Sister

Custom cutting to celebrate the arrival of baby Caitlin.

Size: 10″ x 7 1/2″

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Texas Bride

Commissioned paper cutting celebrating the union of a new couple and their kids. Site of the ceremony and clothing details drawn from client’s photos.

Size: 14″ x 12″

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Butterfly Trio

Paper cutting, incorporated with paper collage elements.

Size: 5″ x 7″

Animal Heads

Animal Trophies

Part of a series of based on faux taxidermy.

Size 4″ x 6″ each

Lion

King of the Jungle

Size: 10″ x 12″

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Birthday Tribute

Paper cutting made to celebrate the 70th birthday of a physician, who has passions for wine, reading and travel.

Size: 11″ x 14″