The end of 2015 was busy, as usual. Perhaps most notably, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation! I hope that means I will have more time for artwork in 2016 :) As a celebratory gift, my mother made this extraordinary quilt for me. Thanks Mom!!!!!
I did manage to sneak in a few Christmas paper cuts. The first piece is in the style of Alison Shriver, who makes some lovely silhouette cuts of antique furniture. Although the recipient of this piece has a few of Alison’s cuts, she idly mentioned that she would love a comb-back windsor to complement her collection. Say no more!
I also made some simple silhouettes of Pip and Tali (remember these cuts?). The hard part was getting the dogs to sit still long enough to get a satisfying picture in profile. That led to this glorious reject:
These profile silhouettes are custom made for some circular frames–I’ll be sure to post a picture once they are complete.
This year, my family also decided to start up a hand-made ornament exchange. I decided to attempt quilling, which turned out reasonably well thanks to a nice tutorial by Ann Martin of All Things Paper. If you’re interested in some legitimate quilling, do check out her blog. Next time I’ll be sure to buy an actual quilling tool, which for some reason is not carried in local craft stores. I ended up using a pen ink refill, which got the job done, but for some reason I suspect an actual tool would be much less frustrating… Pro tip: don’t use cardstock if you want a satisfying circle that holds its shape :P
Happy new year!