Hello! Last week I was painting a dog portrait which I still haven’t had chance to finish! Instead I’ve been working on a couple of other commissions, which has also been fun.

I can share this work in progress with you as it’s for my sister who has asked me to design a piece for an Indian Summer marketing campaign she’ll be running for her business later this year. After doing a bit of research on Indian designs, I decided that the beautiful patterns lent themselves to being transformed into an intricate paper cut.

This is it so far, held up to the window with yellow paper behind.

I think I’ll back it with a mix of colours though, to reflect the Indian Summer theme.

I loved drawing out the pattern, filling out an A4 piece of paper with raindrop shapes, loops, flowers, fans and circles. It was like doodling!

Cutting it has been really good fun too, I love all the little curves and intricate shapes. The fish scale pattern shown in the picture above is one of my favourites!

There’s still quite a way to go, so I better get back to cutting! I’ll leave you with this photo of Sam and other kitesurfers at Westward Ho! today. πŸ™‚

I’m sharing this post on the following blogs: Nifty Thrifty Things, Handmade Harbour, Manon Popje’s Illustrations, Be Different Act Normal and Tatertots and Jello.

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