Tuesday, January 22, 2013


As you know I adore books. A few years ago I discovered a paper artist named Su Blackwell who make amazing sculptures using old books.

Based mostly on Fairytales, Su Blackwell's sculptures are whimsical and breathtaking.

I particularly like her lit sculptures. How I would love to have her Little Red Riding Hood.

Her attention to detail is incredible. How she has the patience for the tiniest pieces just astounds me.

Her Alice is lovely and one of my favourites is this woman sweeping the woods. You can actually see the leaves blowing.

I would imagine if you could purchase one it would be displayed in a shadow box like these. I like them just sitting out although they would be hard to dust.

Based in the U.K., Su Blackwell's work has been used in British plays like these trees in "The Snow Queen".

She has also been show in museums around the globe with large works like this "While You Were Sleeping".

Although you may not be able to afford or even acquire one of Su Blackwell's fabulous sculptures, you can purchase the images on cards and there is a lovely Fairytale Book.

 Stop by her website to see more of her whimsical piecest at SU BLACKWELL.


  1. I first say these a couple of years ago, and they are still every bit as magical as they were when I first saw them Thanks for sharing these!

  2. Oh my word! I've seen book sculptures before, but Su Blackwell's are by far the most exquisite and enchanting. I am in love! Sharing your post with my readers on FB today!


  3. Completely STUNNING!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  4. Hi Sue, truly amazing work, so so captivating ........Thanks for sharing, Francine.

  5. Oh my goodness! These paper sculptures are so gorgeous. I am off to see her beautiful cards. Thank you sweetie!