A self-taught artist, Emily told me she's always been passionate about drawing and has sketched nearly every day as far back as she can remember. When her husband began working with stencils in his own art work about five years ago, Emily took up his X-acto knife and played around with cutting paper, which turned out to work perfectly with her drawing style.
Some of Emily's cuttings have a touch of whimsy and others are composites of perfectly sliced straight lines and stacked semi-circles. For example, here's the Golden Gate Bridge spanning a map of the area.
She's a whiz at screen printing original paper cut designs on organic cotton tea towels and pillows, and also makes a variety of sophisticated animal "stuffies", as she calls them.
In fact, at first Emily's paper cuttings were used primarily for screen printing, but recently she's turned to designing more shadow box scenes.
You can read about Emily's paper cutting/screen printing process in this post on her blog, and see more of her work via her website, Facebook, and Etsy shop, bird mafia.