Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Commission for a Newborn and Nude Cuts

Recently I got a very meaningful commission from an old friend.  Allie and I were best friends as kids and we were stuck together like glue.  We had a lot in common; we were both petite, could burp like lumberjacks, and mostly we both loved art.  We drew, painted, braided, beaded, and sculpted.  All the time.

So when recently she became pregnant and asked if I would do a paper cut for her baby's bedroom, I was pleased and honored.  Her baby will be named Winter Rose so she asked for either a snow flake or a rose.  I said, "How about both?" and she trusted me to make the whole piece without even seeing a sketch first.  So here is the art named "Winter Rose" for Allie and Ryan's future daughter.

"Winter Rose" hand-cut paper, 10"x10" by Heather Clements

"Winter Rose" (detail) hand-cut paper, 10"x10" by Heather Clements

"Winter Rose" progress shot, by Heather Clements

So congratulations, Allie and Ryan!

In other news, I have been making some nude figure paper cuts for an upcoming exhibit at CityArts Cooperative.  I will  share just a couple with you today.  Both of these are just 4"x6" and will be very affordable at just $30 each!

" 'Tude" hand-cut paper, 4"x6", by Heather Clements

"Mother and Child" hand-cut paper, 4"x6", by Heather Clements *SOLD*

While these are reserved to hang in the exhibit until the end of September, you can contact me to purchase one and it will be marked as SOLD in the exhibit.  After the exhibit, the piece is all yours.

Green Tip #4:  Basic H Cleaner.  Soap is so bad for our health and our environment.  The chemicals seep into our skin, our soil, and create grey water, which requires a lot of energy to clean.  Basic H can be used for just about ANYTHING you need to clean.  That means it simplifies everything.  Instead of dozens of cleaners for different tasks, all you need is Basic H.  Just google it and you'll find many sites you can buy it from.

Used to clean:
  • body
  • hair
  • dishes
  • counters
  • clothes
  • floors
  • windows
  • pretty much everything

Clean credentials:
  • nontoxic
  • natural
  • doubly concentrated
  • biodegradable
  • no phosphates

Inspiration Source #4:  Beatrice Coron.  Beatrice is a fellow paper cut artist.  Her inventive narrative paper cuts are all told with beautifully executed silhouettes.  Her website is here.

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