Monday, April 12, 2010

So if you've caught wind of The Last Unicorn Art Show that's opening this week, you should totally go to it. Why? Because I can't get to Chicago and you have to go and take lots of pics and give Peter S. Beagle a big hug for me, that's why!

I was fortunate enough to be asked to do a piece for the show ;) They didn't have to ask me twice, hells yeah! I decided to try doing an *actual* papercut this time, rather than a digital one and let me tell you, they are not one in the same. Oh my God, the mess. The frustration. The do-overs and the 'it's still not quite right why isn't there an undo function?!'. But oh, the joy of having a little tangible unicorn to hold ^_^



Sadly my digital camera quit on me (the second one this year) so I do not have any decent pics in focus of the final piece, aside from what I could scrape up here. :/ If anyone is at the show, please snap a few good pics! With luck, this piece will not come back to Berekely and it will help raise some moo-lah for charity.





I ended up calling the piece "Careless Sea Foam", a nod to one of the first lines of The Last Unicorn book. Be sure to check the white caps next time you're by the sea... you never know.



Thanks for looking as always!

17 comments:

Bill Robinson said...

WOW!!! This looks amazing! Great job, steph!!

Sarah Forrester said...

Wow, this turned out incredible, Steph! Soooo beautiful :)

Shane said...

WOOOOOOOT! WHAT! totally awesome Steph!

TheDanimator said...

This is insane. I'm sooo glad you made it a for-realz paper cut-out!!
Awesome job, lady!

damon said...

wow super good!

potato farm girl said...

Sea foam! It makes King Haggard happy.

Alina Chau said...

This is amazing!!

Thomas said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love it!

devin platts said...

oh my gooooooooood. the frustration was well worth the end product :O soo gooood!!!

*daisy said...

OMG Steph! That's GORGEOUS!!! : D

*daisy said...

ha ha ha! Just so you know, your piece already sold! I emailed Jeremy all like "how much for that purdy steph laberis piece?" and he said it's been sold already. ha! So congrats!! : D

Ashly Picazo said...

Wow this piece blows my mind! It is huge and so intricate! I love paper cuts and you have taken it to another level for me! Just, gosh, GENIUS! <3<3<3

Miss Withers said...

Awesome! Looks amazing!

Adam said...

Steph that is freaking INCREDIBLE! Serious paper cutting skills, love it.

Katherine Haynes said...

Hey Steph! It's Kat from animal proportions. This is so full of win that I don't even know what to say! Awesome job!

***Jeannye Yahya *** said...

Hello how are you? My name is Jeanny'm from Brazil and I am starting now in the area of freelance!
I would say that .. you are simply awesome! you do beautiful work! perfect! the lot of you will conehcer for their work because if a person imagines v. good and creative!
I see you in conceptart.org and went to see some illustrators, and inadvertently found you!
I have no words to express what I feel in seeing their magnificent work!
I would love to try to make rum paper board like that of unicorns that you did! Was perfect! You're wonderfully creative! Congratulate yourself!

Aida SofĂ­a Barba Flores said...

I really want to do something like this!!!