I am in the process of creating a series snowflakes featuring endangered species. A portion of the proceeds from these snowflakes will benefit the World Wildlife Fund. Stay tuned! :)
I love to do character snowflakes because they're so difficult! Beloved characters are so recognizable that you have to get their "look" just right to appear realistic. I don't sell character snowflakes, out of respect for the original artist's copyright protections. These are a labor of love... and believe me, they can be laborious! :) If you have a (symmetrical) character you'd like to challenge me with, send me a message!
Foliage, Flowers, & Feathers
Greenery is one of my favorite things to cut, and also one of the most difficult! Tiny pine needles tend to curl, and long stems intertwine during the framing process. It often takes me at least as long to frame a foliage snowflake as it does to cut it out. But they're so lovely, and they look beautiful year-round, so it's worth it!
There are two ways I tend to cut snowflakes featuring wildlife. One is to position the subject so its symmetrical, which results in a cute, simplified version of the animal/bird/insect. The other is to cut a silhouette, which can be more detailed and realistic. Each design is simultaneously cut through 12 layers of buffered tissue paper, so tiny details can be incredibly difficult. The results of the two different styles is dramatically different!
The Great Outdoors
I am rejuvenated and inspired by nature, so I feel very fortunate to live in Ithaca, NY, home to 100+ waterfalls! Here are a few snowflakes inspired by my star-gazing and sea-gazing.
Holidays & Celebrations
Each year, I add to my collection of holiday snowflakes! What started out as a Christmas-based craft has become a year-round celebration. I love trying to create a "snowflake" that wouldn't be out of place in the middle of summer :) Here's a collection of snowflakes that I've made for different holidays and life events throughout the year.
Wintry scenes just make sense in snowflakes! :) Here are a few of my favorite "snowy" snowflakes.