Today is Thursday! Alphabe-Thursday that is!
Today's letter, S, is brought to you by scherenschnitte, an old Swiss/German folk art .
As a child I loved paperdolls. I had shoeboxes filled with them. Even as a young girl I wielded a pretty mean scissors - only pristine cutting would due for my little precious paper babies.
Paper has always been a favorite of mine. Hence my forays into atc cards, collage work, etc. One art form I have always admired but have never been able to master is scherenschnitte. My attempts are rudimentary at best. (One winter I did decide to decorate my windos with snowflakes - 300 uniquely shaped flakes later I had a pretty spectacular holiday display - so much so, Mother Nature decided to make sure that I still knew who was boss. That winter we had more snow in the southern Va area than anyone remembered in a long time!)
Here is a link to a site that I think has some lovely work, and the artist, Cindy Ferguson generously shared many of the patterns for us to try for ourselves. She also has links to other paper cutting artist's work that will knock your socks off. The adorable little squirrel header up there is her creation for her blog. So, go, look around, maybe even download a patter and start snizztersncizzler - oh, for goodness sakes! Start cutting!