Friday, April 10, 2009

Unexposed Talent: Half a Cup of Tea

Half a Cup of Tea, this week's Unexposed Talent, caught my eye while window shopping on Etsy a few weeks ago. The shop features miniature paper treasures that capture the imagination and fascinate all who see them.
Glory, the Hong Kong-based paper artist started out as a buyer on Etsy, but during her year of browsing the endless shops, her creativity was stirred. She began honing her paper engineering skills, and after a series of small "accidents," ended up with a line of the most fascinating tiny paper sculptures.

Here's what the artist has to say: "I like to picture a complete scene with meticulous details everywhere. I imagine I'm painting a tiny picture with my knife. The process is painstaking, but the result is stunning and satisfying. And I always like to incorporate emotional elements or storytelling qualities in my art."
Her pop-up bookmarks are a delight and would be a cherished gift for the reader in your life. The 3"x 3" framed Cuckoo Cuckoo Miniature Paper Sculpture , with its mind-boggling details, would be a conversation piece for years to come.
Visit Half a Cup of Tea's Etsy store and you'll quickly be as enchanted as I was.
To read more on paper engineering and pop-up books, check out the post In Praise of Paper Engineers and Magical Lives from the blog, 'L' is for Latte.