Paper cuts that don't bleed.

Lately, if it doesn't show up in my Facebook news feed, it doesn't exist. I am not proud of this. I am a book person but my copy of the complete Persepolis has been sitting on my nightstand for weeks unread. I like paper newspapers but since it is no longer delivered free-to-me via my parents' subscriptions, I catch up through NYT tweets. I used to love to spend afternoons at my leisure drinking hot chocolate while fawning over the latest craft, art, or fashion posts from my favorite bloggers... but instead.. sigh... I find myself wondering if there is anywhere in my Polish neighborhood to get a strong shot of espresso to drink standing up at a bar, Firenze-style, a pit stop on my way to the next commitment.

Fortunately, I am not the only one who seems to be caught up in the whirlwind that is a crazy-busy life combined with a social media addiction. Etsy feeds the fire with their constant FB updates about new blog posts. Which is how I discovered paper artist Joe Bagley earlier this evening.

They lured me in with this image and I clicked, expecting more like it. In fact, I would have been happy with just a series of swoon-worthy silhouettes sitting on bicycles like the below. But wait for it, there is more. So. Much. More.

Not only does Joe create bicycles and bugs and paper cranes and vespas (my fave mode of transport!)....

He also creates extremely detailed works like these beauties:

If the letters A Y F K M just ran through your head... yeah, me too. And I am not one for dropping eF bombs, even censored in my brain. OH, and did I mention the mustaches? 
I'm sold.

Also, I am not linking to each product because you should just go to the shop and click through the entire gallery. It's worth it and you're welcome.


  1. i bought the bike one for tom, for our first anniversary (on sunday). hope he likes it as much as we do! :)

  2. Yay! I bet he loved it. Sorry for the delay in my reply..... I am the worst blogger lately!