Why draw on paper when you can do the complete opposite – draw with paper. The art of paper quilling has been around for centuries, using small strips of coloured paper to create different shapes and turning them images, decorative pieces or even jewellery. I remember getting paper quilling packs as a child and twirling and twisting the paper to create birds, flowers, and a whole range of . . .
I have been neglecting this space for a little while now. Would like to blame it on the cold weather which made my hands freeze; -9 degrees that according to the weather forecast felt like -17 degrees. Shanghai has an odd sort of cold - the humid type that leaks into your bones no matter how many layers you're wearing. Evidence: My heater also broke down during the coldest weekend in 35 . . .
"Drawing with a knife" - that's what Hong Kong artist Bovee Lee does with much skill and patience. Instead of channeling her feelings about moving cross-country into nervousness or frustration, she created these intricate hand-cut paper rollercoasters. Talk about a good method of diversion... "In these works, I also draw parallels between one’s romantic relationship and our relationship . . .
I have a love for paper, stationery, and all things related. A little while ago, encountered the dilemma of having to give a couple of friends some green tea Kit Kats from Japan and found out that I had nothing to wrap them with (big gasp). Found a roll of scrap paper and decided to make my own... Presents always look nicer wrapped - we all too often get lazy and gift people in paper . . .