Friday, 30 January 2015

Do what makes you happy

Just a snippet of a hand-sized papercut I gave as a Christmas gift for my best friend featuring a phrase which has been, and continues to be, particularly important to her. A reminder that finding happiness day to day in the little things can be everything.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Lincoln Cathedral

This is a close-up of a papercut commissioned by one of my Lincoln-based friends as a Christmas gift to his parents. Without a doubt, this is the most intricate bit of cutting I've ever done, but very pleased with the outcome! Thank god I didn't slip..!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Inked guitar

As a little change from my papercut work, a good friend of mine asked me to design a tattoo for him. Personally speaking, the idea of creating a piece of art to be inked on someone's body forever is a pretty daunting one, however it only reinforced how important it is (regardless of the brief) to ensure that my client is 100% satisfied with the outcome and that the design is finished to the best of my ability.

A few weeks after receiving my finished sketch, the illustrated guitar was a permanent fixture on my friend's arm!

Love is love, regardless of gender

It's been quite a while since my last post so there's lots to catch up on! I got another part-time job mid-November working as a barmaid at my local pub, so it has been a bit of a juggling act but I'm slowly getting used to splitting up my time between my jobs and my artwork! On top of that, with the build up to Christmas, December was one of my busiest months to date regarding commissions, so expect an influx of blog updates over the next week or so!

Starting from where I left off, this papercut was completed back in November as a wedding gift. As someone who believes strongly in the equality of same sex marriage I was so proud to have the opportunity to help celebrate the occasion and couldn't wait to get cracking on the design! The client requested that I included two, interlocking, male gender signs and also spoke about the couple's passion for music. The design process of this papercut was enjoyable not only because of the freedom of the brief, but because of the flexibility the musical theme gave me when sketching out the papercut's composition - it was really fun to put together!