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Lestat’s Coffee House Replica

Lestat’s Coffee House Replica

While I was working on my most recent replica house (post coming soon), I was commissioned to create a Lestat’s Coffee House Replica. I’ve really enjoyed the paper architectural pieces I’ve made and with this one in particular, I felt my creativity unleashed. As always, 

Scenic Vacation 2021

Scenic Vacation 2021

As some of you know, we took a “staycation” this month. It was the first meaningful vacation we’ve had – well… ever. Or, the second one if you count the cross-country trip we took when we moved from California to Maine in 2008. I don’t 

Wawenock Golf Course Monogram

Wawenock Golf Course Monogram

Last summer I prepped to make a replica golf course for my boss’s birthday. I searched the internet high and low for layouts of his favorite courses and really didn’t have great luck. My original idea was to make a paper replica of the whole 

Hummingbird Theme Letter B Monogram

Hummingbird Theme Letter B Monogram

A month or so ago the President of the Guild of American Papercutters contacted me to create a monogram for their Director of Outreach. This was a gift being given to her at the annual conference. She provided me with a photograph of a wedding 

Floral Gaelic Double Wedding Monogram

Floral Gaelic Double Wedding Monogram

I finished up this incredible monogram today. I am calling it a Floral Gaelic Double Wedding Monogram, but in reality it’s just a double monogram that I incorporated specific themed concepts into. These include the two primary flowers and greenery from the wedding bouquet, the 

Here We Go Again, Copyright Violator – Blue J’s Designs

Here We Go Again, Copyright Violator – Blue J’s Designs

I absolutely hate having to deal with copyright violations. It’s just not something that is enjoyable. It’s stressful. It’s argumentative. And worst of all, it really – I mean REALLY – gives me a negative outlook on human beings in general. So here we go 

Paper Portrait of Marigold the Cat

Paper Portrait of Marigold the Cat

I got two orders back-to-back to create a nearly identical cat. Both cats were black with amazing amber eyes and a long brownish mane. Gorgeous cats and perfect subjects for my foray into pet portraiture as the colors were simplistic and it was more a 

Pair of Cardinals in Berry Bush

Pair of Cardinals in Berry Bush

One of my husband’s co-workers was interested in getting a custom piece made. My husband – being my biggest cheerleader – always shows the guys my artwork and most of the time I think they probably just “ooh” and “aah” out of respect for him. 

Paper Cat Portrait of Bean

Paper Cat Portrait of Bean

I made three quilled cat portraits back in like 2016 or 2017 and I haven’t attempted one since. The style I used at the time was an artsy, scrolly, kind of whimsical one that incorporated scrollwork and coils and other quilled shapes. The end result