Keep warm, everybody!
Keep warm, everybody!
Hahaha, love it!
You never fail to amaze me with your wonderful creativity. Enjoy your snow day! :)
That’s a corking idea.
We don’t have snow today, but it was 7 degrees this morning in N.C. If I had my way, that’s where I’d be today, nose buried in a book! I love your snow scenes.
7 degrees in NC?! Holy cow! Hope you find your way to nest of blankets and a good book soon!
Brilliant and funny, as usual!
Thank you :)
I like the way you think. Hiding out with a book was always my favourite thing.
Me, too! Still is. I used to even do sit-ups while reading books! Now it makes me too dizzy. Too bad… maybe then I’d do some sit-ups, haha…
I plan on doing just that this afternoon. Nothing says heaven more than a warm quilt and a good book.
Add a hot beverage, and it’s pure bliss!
I’m under 5 blankets!
Brrrrr, that’s some cold! Hope you’re warm now!
Ha ha ha. I can really appreciate this when it’s 7 degrees F outside although it’s very, very sunny here in NYC. No matter where it is, avid readers will create their igloos. Since I’m from India, where the sun and the heat, not the cold is usually the problem, I can imagine your scenes with the little girl placing herself firmly in the shade of a very leafy banyan tree in the same pose! Thanks for a good laugh.
Haha! You are right! Banyan trees are common where I live now, and they are wonderful to escape the heat. So pretty, too!
Yes, that’s Tess! That’s one thing I distinctly remember about New England winters– how very deep the snow was. It would go right over your boot, down to your socks. Always had to wear plastic bags over my feet to play outside. Bleh.
It’s just as wonderful as I had hoped it would be! Thanks for posting that teaser yesterday!
Yay! Thank you!
Hahaha! Yeah, I can definitely see that!
Perfect! And my ideal version of a snow day.
Yes, each scene is created separately, then dismantled so I can reuse the paper for another project. I scan them at a high resolution and prints are available at my society 6 shop, which is linked in the sidebar. I have never sold an original paper cut, though I have sold many paintings.
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I can’t sew a bit, but I do love dreaming up outfits. That’s why I had to start the Catalogue for Paper Dolls. (Link here, for anyone interested… http://nicolesmeltzer.com/category/cut-paper-2/catalogue-for-paper-dolls/)
Nothing better on a cold day than snuggling up under a comforter with a good book and a furry pet by your side. :)
Perfection! That little igloo looks so cozy!
They always were! My dad showed up how to make them relatively quickly, and it was always surprising how warm you could be in one.
Hahaha! Thank you!
I was the same! Love it :) Enjoy the snow, here in the uk we just have rain :(
Just rain? What’s the point?
Indeed! Monumental levels of rain if that’s any better?!
Oh, I LOVE this! I remember my mother saying similar things.
Blogging from Ecuador,
Thanks! Moms are very wise, but sometimes they must be ignored in favor of MORE READING!
Thanks! Books trumped all in my childhood. Nothing better than being curled up with a good story!
Nikki, did you ever really do that? I mean, the snow fort is plausible (although, it’s pretty hard to make a snow fort with a roof), but spelling “Do Not Disturb” with pebbles is a bit of a stretch.
Yes. My dad taught us how to build igloos easily and somewhat quickly, and we made dozens of them over the years. As for spelling things with pebbles, is it really hard to believe that a girl who now spends her free time cutting paper into tiny scenes from her childhood would have had the patience as a child to spell things with pebbles in snow? hehehe
Fair enough. I love this story–I just noticed the mismatched mittens. Nice touch. :)
I want a Nicki igloo! It looks so cozy and fun!
So cozy! I’m a little sad that my own kid isn’t growing up in the frozen north. Will she ever learn how to build an igloo?
I feel like my kids have missed out on all the ice skating I grew up with. It was so magical, each winter. My kids have no idea… but then, they are growing up with beautiful mountains and ocean to enjoy, and wilderness all around. I imagine your daughter will feel the same way. It’s a trade off. ;-)
We had a snow day minus the snow lol!
We had 2 snow days, minus the snow lol!
Ha! This might be one of my favorites yet – and that’s saying something! And? The frayed edge detail on the snow? Amaze(snow)balls.
i love the final picture. My favorite activity- cuddled under a blanket with my kitty, reading
LOL “Nobody Messes with my reading time!!!”
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Everyone should read this. It’s lovely.
As soon as I saw the panel with you and the giant snowball I thought, “I bet she’s going to make an igloo and read in there.” Because that’s would I would have done!
It’s so me !!! How did you know ?!
Brilliant as always. I love your work !
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Where there is a good book there is a way…
Amazing work, so simple and effective. Really clever way to tell your story, and you tell it so beautifully.
Thank you, what a nice comment!
Hello! this is my first visit and I’m so glad that I ‘found’ you! Beautiful, whimsical, work. I think I might just get lost here for awhile and catch up on The Middlest Sister’s life. I can totally relate to finding the quiet space in the snow fort. My refuge was often the hay barn – I’d smuggle a book in my snow suit and hunker down with the barn cats in cold, rural Ontario winters. Thanks so much. Such a treat.
Thanks! Is a hay barn as dreamy as it sounds?
I’m a big fan of your work and your imagination, hence me nominating you for the Imagine Award! See my post for more details :-) http://sincerelykaterz.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/this-labyrinth-i-roam/
I have to wonder, why do adults even do this to kids? If a child wants to read, then……let them. The same goes for writing, drawing, and other solitary-but-beneficial activities.
This is fabulous :)
Happened upon you & have been flipping through these – I’d say “genius” but that’s so over-used…..Oh, how ’bout “mastermind” !
Haha! Better than acceptable :) Thank you!
Oh, how I can relate to the “do not waste your time reading inside, go outside more” … Never was an outdoorsy person – love your solution!
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I found this though a writing friend (thanks, Kate Belle!) and thought it was wonderful. Something to lighten your Monday!
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