Tuesday, July 2, 2013


I am very happy to be continuing work on the papercuts. Life gets busy, but i am trying my best to take time to do my artwork and practice this new technique. I am grateful for everyone's encouragement and feedback.

I was contacted by a friend to create a papercut of the design of the state of Alaska's marriage certificate (which is a beautiful landscape image). She gave it to a friend as a surprise birthday present who immediately recognized it and loved the paper cut interpretation. It is so nice to have been involved in the surprise.

My big cartel online store is doing well too. I am getting a lot of traffic.
Please check out my online store if you haven't yet had the opportunity.

Monday, May 27, 2013

New Website!

Over the past few months I have been pursuing my papercutting techniques as a profitable medium, continuing mail.art creations, and writing the mail.art curriculum for art instructors to use in the classroom.

I am excited to share that I have opened up a Big Cartel online store for my papercuts. Please visit it and share it where appropriate through social media. Click here.... Sarah Ritchey

I am also excited about a few upcoming mail.art exhibits that I have been gearing up for in Uruguay and an additional assignment given to me using paper weaving! Very fun.

More to come soon!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Speaking Voice Papercuts

I've been working very hard on these new figural papercuts. I am on my way to gathering a sufficient number to works to display for an exhibit eventually. I have really enjoyed how these have turned out.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Very excited about a personal invitation for a Mail Art call!

Montevideo has been named the 2013 Latin American Culture Capital by the Union de Ciudades Capitales Iberoamericanas (UCCI). The Zona 598 Art Gallery is calling to Mail.Art artists to exhibit their work in honor of this nomination. 

The art will be on exhibit this summer and then added to a catalog and to their permanent collection.

I have more work to do!

Monday, February 18, 2013

I am slowly developing my comfort and flexibility with these new papercut designs. I'm happy to share my first attempt at a non-silhouette person designed from a photograph I took of my son at the top of the Seattle Space Needle.

It's a little rough, but I hope to post more soon!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I now have a FaceBook page for Mail.Art. Please check it out, "like" it, and share!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy New Year!

I am thrilled to share a new technique that I have started to play around with.

For Christmas this year my husband gave me a calendar filled with artwork created by the Northwest artist named Nikki McClure. She creates paper cut designs. Her work is truly original and unique. Contemporary Genre Art or daily life imagery using only black paper and an X-Acto knife.

Since the beginning of the year, I have been sketching out my own designs onto cardstock and postcards and then cutting away the positive and negative portions with an X-acto blade. There is a simple, fragile beauty to the finished product. I am going to keep working with this method of mail.art until I have a completed series. So far this is what I have created.