350 – Box of Cardinals Mandala

Box of Cardinals by Jeanne Heywood
Box of Cardinals and Flowers by Jeanne Heywood

In continuing with showcasing local (to me) artists on the MotD, I present Corvallis paper artist Jeanne Heywood, of Sage Leaf Designs, who handcrafts these amazing paper puzzle boxes. What’s cool about this particular piece is that each of the individual pieces within this box is a box in and of itself.

All of the designs are delicately hand cut pieces of paper. Check it out…

Detail of boxes
Detail of boxes

AND…you can re-arrange the boxes three different ways…hence the puzzle part. Even the cover to this box is a delightful piece of art.

Box with cover
Box with cover

About herself and her art she states:

Creating patterns and shapes with paper and experimenting with texture, color and the elements of nature has been a life-long adventure. … I’m inspired by nature and influenced by the centuries old folk art of paper cutting. My work reflects the brilliant color of flowers in bloom and the flight of birds. A combination of a playful activity joined with the process of paper construction, the boxes are both intricate designs and functional, decorative gift boxes.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her beautiful art boxes in person, as well as met Jeanne, and these boxes are even more amazing in person. The care and delicacy of her art is awesome!

If you happen to be in the Corvallis area between now and December 28, you can see/buy her beautiful art in person at the annual Teal Co-op Gallery.

Jeanne’s paper art boxes remind us…why have just a plain old boring “thing” when you can have a work of art “thing”. Proving yet again…art improves lives!


Answer this 1-question pole about how best to present the Mandala of the Day for 2016. Thanks in advance for your help.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.


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