Award-winning Polish-American folk artist from Elmira, NY, specializing in Wycinanki Polish Paper Cutting and Pisanki Polish Egg Decorating.. Featured Folk Artist on WSKG-TV, selected for "Out of the Ordinary: ..a traveling 3-year show, several one-woman-shows, won Best in Show 4 times, taught hundreds of people folk arts for 35 years, appeared on local television shows, TV newscasts, and newspaper. NYS presidential Easter egg representative 2008. Also working in Fine Arts.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
WYCINANKA: "BIG FLOWERS IN A TINY VASE"
I love the big, gorgeous, and graceful feeling of these flowers in their tiny vase. I started with green paper, folded, and drew half the stems and leaves with pencil. After I cut them out, I glued them on the white heavy poster board. Each flower had to be folded in half, cutting out two at a time....the background color first. Then the smaller pieces were cut the same way and glued. I use white paper glue that dries clear. It's amazing to think that they cut these wycinanki in Poland using sheep shears!