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Hi all. I'm Cathy Mitchell Fauss and very excited to be a part of the ETSY community. My background is a BS in Accounting and working for over 45 years in Accounting/Office Management/Human Resources. On 12/18/15 I retired from my day job and am so happy to work full-time on my art work. My husband and I are in an empty semi-nest with our husky. The children are off living their wonderful lives and doing well and I'm very proud of each of them. I started to use the other side of my brain on this artistic journey only 9 years ago when a close friend was struggling with cancer. I had a picture in my mind of something that could be framed and put on her hospital room wall that might bring some hope and comfort. Thus, my first framed paper cut design coupled with an inspirational message. I continued to create more designs. Finally, I got the courage to show some friends. Their encouragement and gift orders gave me the impetus to…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 17
  • Joined January 5, 2009

Favorite materials

All types textures and weights of paper and cardstock, glass tile, glass, etch cream

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MySerenityWay
Paper cuts, Scherenschnitte, Prayers,...

About

Hi all. I'm Cathy Mitchell Fauss and very excited to be a part of the ETSY community. My background is a BS in Accounting and working for over 45 years in Accounting/Office Management/Human Resources. On 12/18/15 I retired from my day job and am so happy to work full-time on my art work. My husband and I are in an empty semi-nest with our husky. The children are off living their wonderful lives and doing well and I'm very proud of each of them. I started to use the other side of my brain on this artistic journey only 9 years ago when a close friend was struggling with cancer. I had a picture in my mind of something that could be framed and put on her hospital room wall that might bring some hope and comfort. Thus, my first framed paper cut design coupled with an inspirational message. I continued to create more designs. Finally, I got the courage to show some friends. Their encouragement and gift orders gave me the impetus to continue and I have been doing it ever since, adding a wide variety of paper cut designs. My inspiration comes from God, Family, Nature, Friends, Daily Living and Love.

The original designs were hand-cut with an exacto knife and the wording printed. Arthritis put a damper on my ability to hand-cut and I resigned myself to stopping. My husband, John, however, did some research. He found a cutter that could be bridged to the computer. I can create my designs in Adobe Illustrator, tweak them until they cut, and cut them by machine. Sometimes this process takes me longer than it did to cut them by hand! I have added many designs most of which are included here on ETSY..

For those living in central NY, specifically the Utica area, a selection of my artwork is on display for sale at:

Artisans' Corner (Atrists' Co-op) in Clinton, NY

All of the "Lotus-Butterly Project" items are enhanced with the design of the lotus flower and butterfly, from which I make and cut a stencil to create the image on glass etched items and I also cut a paper cut design for framing. A donation will be made to CFLR (Center for Family Life and Recovery) for all sales from this project.

Also see my website http://www.myserenityway.com It does not have as wide a variety of items as my Etsy Shop.

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