Monday, July 20, 2009

Dancing Scissors

This past weekend offered a lot of fun around my little town, including one of the best fine arts fairs the East Coast has to offer. I found many, many treasures at the fair. Far too many to take home to my already slightly crowded home. But I did find something too special to pass up.

Artist Ella Richards' paper cuts were so wonderful I couldn't resist. Her work looks like the love child between Shel Silverstein and Dostoevsky, had Fyodor chosen to illustrate his novels. I found several small pieces that will be just perfect in my little one's room.

Russian-born and living in NYC, Richards allows both landscapes to inform her art. In addition to being a talented artist, she's also a lovely person.

Find her artwork at or contact her at

1 comment:

Kate said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this!