i have always loved the idea of cutting out snowflakes from squares of paper, but was never really thrilled with the designs that i came up with. they were always rigorous, severe little numbers. i needed a little something to decorate one of the white-painted rooms at work, so instead of going for a white on white look, i pulled out some unused astrobright paper, and went a little more fluid with the cuts. the inspiration was hawaiian designs for quilts, although as you can see, there was a little freeform improv going on. maybe not so much christmas spirit as island spirit. it's all good.