Announcement Thanks for stopping by! I am currently taking a break from making notecards and prints to work on other projects but you can still purchase my book, The Gift, here. Look for new things in the future! You can see more of my work at www.christinavagenius.com. XOXO
Thanks for stopping by! I am currently taking a break from making notecards and prints to work on other projects but you can still purchase my book, The Gift, here. Look for new things in the future! You can see more of my work at www.christinavagenius.com. XOXO
Dawn Rodriguez on Feb 26, 2015
Oh Chrissy - where do I even begin...I cannot thank you enough for personalizing this beautiful piece of art. I have it hanging right here with me, so that I can look at it all day. You are generous, kind and supremely talented. THANK. YOU. xoxo Dawn
Piecing Word & Pictures with Scissors, Glue & Lots of Love.
My name is Christina Vagenius. I am a papercut artist living on the shores of Lake Michigan with my husband and three smallish boys.
I have been making art for as long as I can remember. The first shadowbox I ever created was made from a recycled WindSong perfume box my mom gave me almost thirty years ago. I filled it with all of my drawings, ideas for children's books and written stories of a magical rabbit and all of her friends. If I could find it today, I am sure it would still smell like WindSong!
Being a self taught artist means I never went to school. In fact, I've never even taken a class. This always made me feel like maybe I wasn't a real artist. But somewhere, somehow, I found my artist legs and have been creating ever since. Fist pump self-taughts! Keep exploring!
My art exploration began with glass mosaics, as I have always been intrigued by the use of many pieces to create a whole. After the birth of my first child, I soon realized that glass mosaics was a limited medium with little ones crawling around. This led me to my current medium of cut paper. I use old books and journals to create three dimensional shadowbox art and illustration. I enjoy the process of story, the continuing journey of piecing word with picture. My first children's book, The Gift, was a way for me to learn the art of creating children's books. It took almost two years to create and to my great surprise, it went on to win four national book awards!
You can view a video of the creation of a shadowbox at:
I am a lover of nature and am continually inspired by the wonder of seeing the world through the eyes of my children. You can find me most days throwing a tennis ball for our yellow lab, Scout, teaching art to children in our home studio or taking photographs in our surrounding woods, searching for the tail end of my next story.
I hope you find some hope, some love, some time to reflect in my art. Take your time and look around! If there is something you see that isn't available, a size or set, just email me. I am happy to customize my card sets for you:)
And please check out my new children's book, The Gift!
You are Loved.
Forever and Ever,
Always and Forever.
The Love inside of You.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
Or use an e-check. If you pay by e-check, I will ship your order as soon as the funds are cleared.
If you are new to etsy, just send me an email and I am happy to walk you through it. Just remember, your order is not complete until you pay for it.
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Want something matted or framed? Those services are available too. Contact me for pricing.
It takes me a long time to create my work. I put my very heart and soul into every piece. Please be respectful and do not copy or reproduce my work in any way. It hurts my heart and it will hurt yours too. Thank You.