I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen someone carefully unwrapping a gift, trying not to tear the wrapping paper in order to save it for later. And I’ve always wondered WHY? To me, wrapping paper is no big deal. I tear it to pieces in two seconds flat.
But I have come across some homemade wrapping paper that is better than any gift it decorates. It’s by printmaking and bookmaking artist Alison Yates, and I would spend as much time as it took to get it safely into a frame, to hang on my wall. Because it is RAD!
Alison’s art is influenced by myth and folklore (visit her website here.) The wrapping paper she has created definitely has an epic feel, and would inspire the storyteller in anyone.
Images (c) Alison Yates