Friday, July 8, 2011

Smooth Pebble Paper Cuttings

What can I say? I like swirls... thus, I like this friendly little village "where everyone gets along" according to its creator, Missouri paper cut artist, Jacqueline Basham.

The intertwined circles and Jackie's description started me thinking about the online paper art and craft community, and the way we share and inspire one another.


Jackie has a Flickr stream of beautiful photographs, and an Etsy shop, where you'll find more of her paper cuts that she creates with an X-acto, archival paper for the most part, and the occasional old map. She also has a lovely and currently inactive blog called Smooth Pebble. You might enjoy Jackie's latest post called Thank you. May it grab a hold of your thoughts on creativity and shake them up just a little, the way it did mine.

Have a wonderful weekend, my fellow paper enthusiasts. I'm going to follow Jackie's lead and take a stab at having a computer-free couple of days... with any luck some creating may actually occur!


  1. I so want to try paper cutting , this is so inspiring.The curves do look like it will take lot of practice. Her thank you post does make me feel like I know what she is talking about. At least the escaping part.

  2. good luck on your computer hiatus! i love jackie's smooth curved paper cutting, it's almost hypnotic. very soothing. =)
    have a great weekend, ann!

  3. wow...thanks for linking us to Jackie's blog. Not only is her paper cutting AMAZING but she has a beautiful way with words and helping (me anyway) look at things just a little differently (and she was dead on).

    We all need to step back every now and then just to re-group (kind of like when the power goes out..hehe)

    I am going to try it this weekend too....see you all Monday.

  4. thanks so much for the lovely post! have a great weekend, and enjoy your time away from the computer!

  5. Oh, gorgeous! I want this framed on my wall! Such an intricate design with so my interpretations :)

  6. Wow, that is amazing. I love it. I'm off to go check out her blog and her work

  7. I totally agree with what you have said about our little 'online world', Ann. Thanks also for the link to Jackie's blog and her words of absolute wisdom. Maybe we should all follow her example and take pause for thought now and then. I hope you enjoy your break.

  8. Thanks Ann.. so true.. have a lovely couple of computer free days.. thanks too for the link to Jackie's..her post is great and so is her work.. think what she said is sooo true and maybe something I need to practice as well..

  9. These swirls are so fabulous, can't take my eyes off these pictures. Am off to check out their site as well.
    Thanks for another great post!


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