Thursday, September 21, 2006

Scherenschnitte - Hermuthausen

Last May, my friend Kim and I went to my grandparent's home in a small town in southern Germany called Hermuthausen. We had just been to Salzburg where I had bought some quickly cranked out paper cuts at Mozart's birthplace museum. I thought they were really pretty and that since I'm pretty decent with an Xacto blade that I could do something like this on my own. Then, when I got to my grandma's house in Hermuthausen, I saw this on the wall and even though it was just tacked on and really small, the details and style were so intricate and surpassed the couple I had bought at the museum in all manner of artistic craft.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cindy,
I wonder who your grandparents are.I was born and raised in Hermuthausen, but live now in the US.
... small world...

Ingrid

Cindy said...

Wow, Ingrid, someone else from that beautiful place. My grandparent's are the Erneker's. My grandmother is still alive, Emi, and she's living there with her son, Walter. Who is your family. Feel free to e-mail me if you would like at cindy@cindyferguson.com

Carolina Nightingale said...

little did you know then that you would not only try, but become breathtakingly astounding at this art, stunning and amazing folks from all over the world, who come to your blog to see YOUR intricate cuts. So amazing to see where you are today. and yes, I did read your whole dang blog tonight, backwards. that's me.. a little OCD where beauty is concerned. Much love and adoring of your excellent work- Heather B