Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sing A Little

This papercutting is based on a photo I took in Banff, July 1st, 2009. My family and I always go to Banff for Canada Day because there's so much going on, and it's free to get into the park. I spotted a male sparrow near the city hall trying to catch flies. I took a series of photos of him, mostly blurry, but two shots came out very clearly - in the one I reference for this drawing, you can see that the fly is just a little blur. I bet sparrows live for days full of tasty flies!

This project wouldn't have been possible without a generous donation to my paper stash by my friend Scott, a fellow schnipster. The silhouette is cut from black handmade paper that is very fibrous and so soft. It was like cutting fabric. Click for a larger view.

Paper ::: 8x10" ::: May 9, 2010

Christine Bennett
Purple Pony Art


  1. Hi Christine, I love it. The silhouette on the music background is perfect.

  2. Thanks :-) It's hard to believe I have had this paper for almost a year and never put two and two together!

  3. Very cool! What a great look you have there!

  4. Thanks guys :-) I have lots of handmade paper, so I'm not sure what I'll be up to next!