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Welcome to RuralPearl on Etsy! Thanks so much for stopping in!

International orders welcome!
Wholesale orders available!

Everything you see here is designed and made by me, Angie Pickman, aka Rural Pearl.

For more papercuttings, visuals, musings, and observations by yours truly, please feel free to visit my blog and website:
http://www.ruralpearl.com
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All images and content © Angie Pickman 2013
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From my website:
I enjoy most things visual but am particularly interested in cut-paper art. I began cutting paper in 2003 after seeing “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” - a cut paper stop-motion…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 23
  • Joined November 15, 2008

Favorite materials

Paper, Xacto knife

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About

Welcome to RuralPearl on Etsy! Thanks so much for stopping in!

International orders welcome!
Wholesale orders available!

Everything you see here is designed and made by me, Angie Pickman, aka Rural Pearl.

For more papercuttings, visuals, musings, and observations by yours truly, please feel free to visit my blog and website:
http://www.ruralpearl.com
*°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**
All images and content © Angie Pickman 2013
*°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**°*°*°**
From my website:
I enjoy most things visual but am particularly interested in cut-paper art. I began cutting paper in 2003 after seeing “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” - a cut paper stop-motion silhouette animation from 1926 by Lotte Reiniger. I gave it up for a bit while I was busy co-building a bakery in Brooklyn (still running full steam today!), and when I picked up my exacto knife again in 2007, I knew that it was meant to be. I had always wanted to be “an artist” - I knew from a very young age that it was my life calling, but it took me a long time to figure out in which medium this would manifest itself. The traditional forms taught in school never quite felt right, but when I saw Lotte’s work, something clicked.

My life philosophy revolves around achieving simplicity, winnowing away at all the things that are not needed so that the individual can be reduced to the rawest, purest being possible. I think at this level, one is more readily able to truly observe and take in the natural beauty that exists around us. Cutting paper is metaphorical for this - the cutting away of all that is uneccessary to reveal the subject in a simple, bold form.

My tools of trade are a rubber gripped x-acto knife, black paper, mechanical pencils, a self-healing cutting mat, and coffee - for consumption and for a few stains here and there.

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