Queen Bee

This is a piece that I've been working on for a number of months. It took so long not because it was exceptionally difficult to draw or cut, but because I couldn't figure out what I wanted it to do. I had trouble visualizing what a 3-D Papercut might look like. I wanted this Bee to be in the shape of the common honeybee Apis Mellifera. I drew it out on the computer, quite proud of how realistic it appeared.

Originally there was a bit of honeycombing on the bottom, almost like a signature. But it eventually got cast aside. In the end it all came together because I bought a large piece of mountboard thinking I would cut it down to be A4 size. Instead when I lay the sheet of paper on top I realized the border effect would work wonderfully. So I drew a passable crown to suggest just who this bee is and added in Regina to the name.






29th Birthday

My best friend turned 29. We are rarely together on either of our birthdays and so I get great joy out of making sure what I send is exciting. This year I decided to make a card. Conveniently I had scraps of paper and card from other projects and left over red envelope from a failed previous Christmas card that was never sent. 
 


I wrote a nice message on the back, but the front appears as if it's been cut out in stencil form. But in reality they are pasted on the front of this heavy white cardstock. I agonized over the color arrangement. I think it came out well!