Papercut Silhouettes

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This is an original Papercut, an art form in which an entire image is hand-cut from a single sheet of paper.

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“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
-Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind

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“What? Are mermaids not sweet?”
“They’ll sweetly drown you if you get too close.”
-Wendy & Peter, Peter Pan

Via Tina Tarnoff.
Quotes via IMDb.

Melting Kitties

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Sweet little kittens are transformed in a fire. Crawling from the ashes come forth grinning metallic devils with sharp claws and fire blazing in their eyes.

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“Cats have always had a split personality. One minute purring contentedly the next hissing and temperamental. While they are cute and huggable they have a dark side associated with witchcraft and sorcery. Kisa was created to capture this duality. Kisa performs a slowly unfolding transformation from cute kitty to brooding skeleton.”

Via Pyro Pet.

Deer Dreams

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“Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you’re waking up to instant stress. You shouldn’t be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it’s time to start your day.”
-Sharon Gold

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“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”
-Douglas Adams

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“Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.”
-Dr. Thomas Dooley

Via Laura Makabresku.
Quotations via The Quotations Page.

It’s the Little Things

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I have always loved photography. These days I spend very little time in my art studio, my passion for photography having completely taken over.

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Oil & Water Abstract

With macro photography I escape to another little world. I love exploring the tiny details in nature that often get over looked.

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Rainbow Moss Drops

I think I am at my happiest when I am crawling around on my hands and knees exploring a small patch of moss dripping with sparkling dew in the early morning sun.

Via Sharon Johnstone.

The Masks We Wear

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“Slap a mask on a drunk and you’re going to have trouble. It’s like having a live reenactment of anonymous forum comments.”
-Randy K. Milholland

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“Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.”
-W. Somerset Maugham

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“Now what else is the whole life of mortals but a sort of comedy, in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each one his part, until the manager waves them off the stage?”
-Erasmus

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“We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.”
-John W. Gardner

Via the Mask Series with Saul Steinberg photographed by Inge Morath.
Quotations via The Quotations Page.

Peeking

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“They say dreams are the windows of the soul–take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.”
-Henry Bromel

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Mockingbird

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.”
-Harper Lee

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Keepers

“The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. They are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all; they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body.”
-John Adams

Via yamiaki.
Quote via The Quotations Page.