runnerbean paper creations

posted by the scholar on December 1st, 2007
filed under: art, paper

i’m thinking that i haven’t doled out enough crafty love this week, so i’m dedicating the next several posts to some handmade goodness. let’s have a look at these itsy bitsy little handmade paper dolls from new england artists (and sisters!) tracy and kelly of runnerbean. these little guys are made of tightly rolled paper strips that add up to about 19 feet in length, yet none are even two inches tall!

runnerbean_lark_doll

runnerbean_doll_sol

runnerbean_doll_coo

runnerbean_doll_ruby

so sweet and with such clean styling!

see tracy’s graphic design portfolio on her website, view more paper creations on the runnerbean site, and purchase the dolls and other lovely selections at their etsy shop!


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4 Responses to “runnerbean paper creations”

  1. Bri Says:

    I LOVE these! What delightful fun! It’s interesting because it makes me think of simpler days when children really did play with paper dolls of some sort and made their own toys, rather than the big showy loud stuff we are inundated with these days. My husband and I were just talking last night about wanting to not get caught up in all the crazy consumption of the holidays, but also not becoming dogmatic about it. I guess sort of the way El was saying about vegetarianism on fastgrow…
    So these little dolls are the perfect symbol of making sweet handmade gifts that still allow the imagination to go wild.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    glad you like these dolls – i think they are super sweet. i have friends who used to own a natural toy shop ( lots of handmade things and no mass produced plastic stuff), and i think these might have fit in perfectly.

    as far as being dogmatic, i hear you. i don’t think it is good to be on the far end of any spectrum. we should be able to give, receive and enjoy a satisfying and happy life at a level that feels fulfilling and comfortable, even if it means trying a new way of life or modifying an old behavior. this is the stuff of life after all and a positive legacy to pass from generation to generation.

    i think too, if you are aware of what you don’t want to happen, you won’t let it happen. in other words, i am not picturing you maxing your cards out on gifts this season. good for you (in advance)!

    anyway, i’m glad you like the runnerbeans. and it’s always nice to see you and hear from you! 🙂

  3. Bri Says:

    Amen, sista!

  4. the scholar Says:

    you are FUNNY!

    right back at ya.

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