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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Macro Monday - Pretty Papers


In German it's scherenschnitte, Chinese jiahzhi, Dutch knippen, Ukrainian vyxynanky.  You get the idea. Crafts artists from all over the world have the patience to spend hundreds of hours cutting paper into elaborate folk designs, all the patterns held together in one continuous piece. 

This particular work was one of several wall hangings at the Heirloom Restaurant in Midway, Kentucky:


And here are some macros--or at least closeups--of the panel.  Note the tricky cuts on the rabbit's leg:


For more closeups from all over, or to enter your own macros, be sure to check out Lisa's Chaos here every Monday.

15 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

Faye, that is just amazing work ... wow!! so decorative & detailed. would love to see it in person ... up close & personal. wow wee!! ( :

Misty DawnS said...

This is absolutely beautiful and adorable!

Carol L McKenna said...

Dazzling papers ~ great macros ~

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Jan n Jer said...

Wow these are beautiful...the patience to do this is amazing!!!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Hi Faye- beautiful fragile cuttings!Nice macro ...and what a coincidence that I just started to look at this once very popular artwork.Thanks a lot!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Very pretty!

Gattina said...

Wow ! what a beautyful artwork !

Leovi said...

I love these macro, beautiful compositions. Exquisite frame.

Living Life said...

I can't believe the intricate details in this beautiful paper art. It must takes hours to complete. Do you remember Oragami? I love making paper art!

George said...

These are marvelous paper cuts. I can't imagine the talent and patience it takes to make these.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful paper cuttings. It must take a very patient person to do that. It would not be for me.

Brian King said...

Nice macros of some intricate paper!

Laura said...

beautiful macros!

Carletta said...

I did some of this many years ago. Not so elaborate as these however. :)
You captured these beautifully!
Wishing you a wonderful holdiday season Faye!

Icy BC said...

It takes skill and talent for sure! Beautiful paper craft!