Paper-cut Peace

Peace on Earth Paper and tissue paper in a window! (c) Trudi Murray 2014 Photo: (c) Derek Winterburn

Peace on Earth
Paper and tissue paper in a window!
(c) Trudi Murray 2014
Photo: (c) Derek Winterburn

I’ve never done a paper cut picture before, and always thought it was something I would try one day. I’m not usually one to start small if large, ambitious and ridiculous is available, so I decided to make an enormous ‘stained glass window’ style paper cut design to fill my studio windows. It’s also nearly Christmas – why not use the windows to wish the whole world glad tidings?

Beginnings

Beginnings

I had a nagging feeling that it would be quicker and easier to write individual greetings cards to the entire human race, but undaunted, I embarked on a marathon of cutting, sticking and problem solving.

Cutting and cutting...

Cutting and cutting…

It wasn’t always easy, especially when trying to think out how to get the words to read properly. Thinking in reverse made my brain hurt, a bit like parallel parking (that’s another expensive story).

The pieces are so fragile.

The pieces are so fragile.

Hours of sticking.

Hours of sticking.

Eventually I managed it, after hours of wielding a scalpel (dangerous), tearing up tissue paper (messy) and balancing on the window sill (precarious).image

But… Peace eventually reigned in my corner of the world. May it reign for you too.

Peace on Earth!

Peace on Earth!

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