Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cuttin It Up in Snippyville

This paper cutting

is a portrait of me, but it was not done by me.

When I opened the email attachment with this snip inside, I about fell out laughing. It illustrates a adventurous tale of winter that I wrote about the other day. The one where I fall in the snow and can't get up again? What a great treat to see this! It really captures the spirit of the story.

It was snipped by scherenschnitte artist, Melissa Clark. Here is her blog: Cuttin It Up Amongst the Sagebrush: An Adventure in Papercutting. Check it out.

My favorite pieces of her work, besides the one of me, are her fairytale snips.

Hansel and Gretel


Maid Maleen


Robin Hood


She also snips professional pieces


as well as writes books.



Quite impressive. I was honored to have her snip an illustration of me.

Thanks, Melissa!

13 comments:

LDH said...

Ha! So perfect! She got your hat, your poles and your camera! hehe... You are such a good sport, Jan! Your kids in school are so lucky to have you for their teacher!

Julie said...

How awesome is this!!! She does beautiful art work!!! An honor, indeed!!! It is the cutest snip of your unfortunate event, I must say!!! LOL! :)

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Fantastic, it really captures the moment...

Oh to own a pair of snow shoes... let alone need them... lol

fantastic work, what a superb artist...

X Alex

SCB said...

How brilliant to have your portrait done, and beautifully too! Made me laugh all over again. Sara x

Melissa said...

Thank you for all your kind words. I'm glad that it made you laugh. Your story was just begging for an illustration.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

LOL that is perfect and made me giggle too. In fact as we saw the news reports from your area last night, I relayed your adventure to the Hubster!

ZenCrafter said...

That's a laugh-out-loud piece, Jan!

smoothpebble said...

How fun, I mean now looking back and all, certainly not at the time of the craziness! and wow she is quite talented!

random Cindy said...

That's hilarious! I had to go back and read the previous post, what a great story and told so well!
Melissa does beautiful work, I love the layering, amazing!

Kathy said...

How wonderful that you have had your snow story brought to life in Melissa's snipping design! Thank you for showing us her work!

I have a little something to send you, please contact me with your e-mail.

Maija said...

Your snow adventure brilliantly immortalized!!!

Flash said...

What a thoughtful gift for you!

Oh yeah, I saw a 3D snip on flickr that I thought you might like. You can find it at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nelatankosic/4343936750/in/pool-whipup

sallgood said...

Hi! Just found you this morning! I'll be back to visit for sure- I also teach elementary school art and love to be inspired. Thanks for sharing!