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Knife-Wielding Maniac

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Helen Musselwhite

©Helen Musselwhite

Helen Musselwhite’s website isn’t terribly impressive, although it does include the following sentence:

“Our dog is definitely NOT allowed in as he likes the taste of paper a bit too much and is liable to run off with a mouthful of offcuts . . .”

If you go by her site, you’d think she’s only completely 4 pieces of paper art. This is a wild underestimation. If you search for Helen Musselwhite (not a common name) on Google, you get 6 billion results (I may have rounded up slightly, but only slightly).

©Helen Musselwhite

If you’re wondering how she achieves this level of precision, it’s because she cuts her paper with scalpels instead of Xacto Knives. That’s impressive, and a little scary, and a lot bad-ass.

She is inspired by the English countryside, which explains why much of her work is so bucolic and nature-centric, but she’s so much more than that. I hope you enjoy her whimsical, wonderful work as much as I did.

paper 9

©Helen Musselwhite

paper 7

©Helen Musselwhite

paper 6

©Helen Musselwhite

paper 5

©Helen Musselwhite

paper 4

©Helen Musselwhite

paper 3

©Helen Musselwhite

paper 2

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©Helen Musselwhite

©Helen Musselwhite

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Knife-Wielding Maniac

  1. Wow. Those pieces are amazing. I love the scalpel bit, too. Edgy!

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  2. I like the “wintery” scenes the best–I hope nobody thinks I am wishing away summer.

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  3. These are very nest. I would never have the patience for so something like this; I’m glad somebody does. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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  4. Not nest, neat. Jo

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