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I am a cut paper artist and I live in Arlesey, Bedfordshire. I'm originally from a small village outside Salisbury - Winterslow - in Wiltshire. I use a scalpel (and scissors too) to cut into single sheets of paper that I then layer from behind to create bold and striking images of buildings and places, expressing my love of the English landscape and the natural world about me.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Making paper animal faces at Pop Up 2012!

With extra special thanks to James Mayhew and Orchard Books, who took these photos of me at Pop Up Festival of Stories 2012. It's the strangest thing to see pictures of me talking, demo-ing and realising that that dress was a tad too short! I have done this in schools many times, working with children to make their own paper faces... this was the first time I WAS MIKED UP AND TALKING TO A CROWD. ITS WAS AS SCARY AS HECK! I just chattered away and shared my enthusiasm for making art from humble materials...and the children loved seeing faces appear out of the paper. It was such a lovely day making paper dragons and faces. I felt honoured to be part of it.

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