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Karin
The land between the waters of the Genesee River, Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario.
Leader of a one-mom cottage artistry. Pop ups, paper cuts, paintings and prints, oh my!
Interests: art, family, food, travel, reading, love
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Here is a little animation of my latest pup up card design. This sweet snake comes to the fore during its year to shine with a asian style paper lantern in its mouth ready to celebrate the spring festival in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Choi to the World
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via papercutart.no Absolutely amazing. I'm in awe. Karen Bit Vejle says she is most comfortable with a scissors in her hand. Thank goodness. Look at the gift a pair of scissors in her hands have given the world! Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 30, 2013 at Choi to the World
This really struck me. I hope to show my son this through my choices. Following your talents and passions are possible with perserverence and creativity. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at Choi to the World
I love the combination of old technologies to create a modern magic show. Fantastic entertainment and educational too! I love TED talks, this one really pops!. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at Choi to the World
The end of last year was a busy time for me. After last years bumps (moving & broken wrist) I was able to return my focus to my work in the latter half of the calendar. I made a goal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Choi to the World
I quick slide show I put together of my Happy Jack pop up cards. These 160 happy Halloween faces were the result of a custom order. It was so much fun creating all the unique faces. No 2 were alike... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Choi to the World
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via pinterest.com I love how they used the simplest of pop-up techniques to create a CD cover with some major awe factor. My husband is the master of the mixtape err, CD. He makes great covers but I always thought... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 12, 2012 at Choi to the World
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Fascinating stuff. TEDtalks over at TED.com Of particular interest is a talk by origami artist Robert Lang. His TED talk is about origami in scientific applications. His talk is both amazing and funny, simple and wonderous. He has developed a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at Choi to the World
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via www.designsponge.com Found this tutorial on creating a repeating pattern on Design Sponge, thought it's a fantastic, however; obvious tutorial. I find myself thinking why didn't I think of that? I suppose if I really sat down to think about... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 9, 2012 at Choi to the World
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Jul 18, 2012
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Snapshots of Alessandra Sanguinetti of Magnum Photos taking photos of our son in our living room last night. Part of the House of Pictures project. The exhibit is this Saturday. Our postcard to come... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at Choi to the World
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The color of 2012...Tangerine Tango. That of course, is per the world's color authority -- Pantone. I love it! I love orange. With this year's, and next year's colors I was way ahead of the trend with that color combo... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Choi to the World
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I found this little ditty on Pinterest and had to immediately try it. I have a crate of clementines so off I went. I enjoyed some pomegranate and of couse, an orange to the golden glow of the peel. No... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at Choi to the World
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I had to conjure summer while in the throes of late autumn. It was time for the annual PABA calendar. A collaoration of over a dozen local artists here in Rochester, NY as a fundraiser for the Printing and Book... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Choi to the World
what a fabulous experience, her work is fantastic, such an inspiration!
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There is an expression "when balloons go up", that is meant to describe a serious situation or impending trouble. I suppose that phrase could describe the state of my blog. But life has been anything but blue. On nearly a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Choi to the World
Whether state governments follow Kansas' lead in the decision to take away funding for the arts or not, art will find a way. But what hurts my heart is the message it sends. Art is not important, it is expendable,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Choi to the World
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My nose has been to the grindstone preparing for Mayday Underground 1 week from today! Thankfully my absolutely stunning husband who had this week off took home and baby duty the whole week so I could get into my rabbit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at Choi to the World
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It has been another early morning for me. Since 3am... My eyes are heavy and with the help of earplugs I'll try to slumber through the little birdies' delight at the new day. Before I drift I thought I'd share... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Choi to the World
time to create is few. I'm trying not to get down about it and just do what I can. I have so much on my plate right now that I wonder how I'll ever get done. I am excited by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2011 at Choi to the World
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The inspiration. The result. The whole neighborhood. A brilliant realtor from Minneapolis contacted me to make these to be used as invitations for a Wine & Cheese open house to market the house for sale. It's my most interesting project... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Choi to the World
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Red carpet, fancy set, new hosts, who cares! We all know that the Oscars are really just all about the envelope! As visual artist and primarily a stationer, I am thrilled to see the envelope get glammed up, it is... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 27, 2011 at Choi to the World
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Over the Christmas holidays we visited the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh. While there we were consumed with seeing the Christmas displays, the train set, a fish tank, participating in a holiday scavenger hunt, and of course the lush and exotic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at Choi to the World
This has been dogging me for months and I finally have it figured out, well I haven't tried it yet but at least I have a recipe. I have a large painting commission that involves a lot of text. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Choi to the World