You cut a pretty sweet Silhouette baby…

I love my little Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter. This little baby is amazing, I can create just about anything I want in Adobe Illustrator and it will cut it out! I currently use the built-in Robo Master program to cut .DXF files, but I have the instructions somewhere to cut directly from Illustrator, but I like some of the controls I get . I do need to order some new backer sheets though. (It comes with one, and had I been smarter, I wouldn’t have leaned my sweater-clad arm on the sticky surface…DOH!) Hoping to order one this week, and then start designing some new pieces. I’ll be offering my custom-designed cutter files in the shop for instant download as well!

Tiny Forests

Yuken Teruya corner forest

Yuken Teruya "corner forest"

I came across the work of Yuken Teruya, and I had to share- I thought these were absolutely beautiful. I really love the play between the negative branch, and the dimensional extended arm… wait till you see what he does with paper bags!

“Yuken Teruya manipulates everyday objects, transforming their meanings to reflect on contemporary society and culture. Cutting trees out of paper bags and cardboard toilet paper rolls, he creates meticulous and intricate art works, small and enchanting worlds, which relate to broader concerns.”

So much more here…