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When you are trying to tell someone just how much they mean to you, words can sometimes get in the way. There are people in this world with a gift, the ability to put words together to convey a message in a way which is both succinct and beautiful. Then there are people like me who either rabbit on for half an hour or mumble awkwardly.
From an early age I realised I was much better at letting people know how I felt by making them something instead. By creating something especially for someone I discovered the winning combination of being able to let someone know that they are special and worth the effort without looking like a gibbering idiot
There is something about a gift which has been created with you in mind which makes it even more special. This summer I have had the great privilege of creating a number of bespoke papercut designs to celebrate special occasions.
I’m thrilled to say I have been given permission by a recent client to show pictures of one of those bespoke papercuts. A gift from one sister to another, the brief was to create design featuring peonies that incorporate a message in a very discreet way.
Hidden messages in artworks are not a new concept but I was really excited that this design would be enjoyed on a number of levels. A beautiful papercut for everyone to enjoy and a reminder of a special day and a sister’s love for those in the know.
I decided that the message would be best hidden in the design as pollen stamens, so that viewed from afar it’s almost impossible to spot the message and yet up close you can clearly see the intricately cut details.
If you’d like to create your own custom piece with a hidden message just drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org