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This holiday season, give the gift of flight and feathered beauty with unique miniature paper cut artworks of birds. If you're seeking a thoughtful and artistic present for the bird enthusiasts in your life, look no further. Our Christmas gift guide is designed to help you find the perfect paper-cut treasures that capture the essence of these winged wonders.

Cardinal Perfection:

Vibrant Red Cardinals: Embrace the festive spirit with intricate paper-cut artworks featuring the iconic red cardinals. These miniature marvels will add a touch of holiday magic to any space.

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Robin Redbreast Elegance:

Charming Robins: Delight your loved ones with delicate paper-cut representations of robins, known for their symbolic association with joy and renewal. These artworks bring a touch of nature indoors.

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Peacock Majesty:

Elegant Peacock Designs: Gift a regal touch with miniature paper-cut peacocks. Their vibrant colors and majestic plumage make for a stunning and eye-catching addition to any collection.

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Songbird Serenade:

Melodic Songbird Artworks: Capture the beauty of songbirds in flight with paper-cut pieces that showcase their grace and charm. Perfect for those who appreciate the sweet melodies of nature.

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Owl Wisdom:

Whimsical Owl Creations: Owls are a symbol of wisdom and mystery. Surprise your friends or family with miniature paper-cut owl artworks that bring a sense of enchantment to their living spaces.

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Hummingbird Harmony:

Dainty Hummingbird Designs: These tiny, swift creatures are a symbol of joy and endurance. Gift your loved ones with miniature paper-cut hummingbirds that encapsulate the magic of these delightful birds.

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Blue Jay Bliss:

Elevate their art collection with a stunning paper cut artwork featuring the charismatic Blue Jay. The intricate details and vibrant colors will capture the essence of this beautiful bird, making it a standout piece for any room.

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Customizable Bird Family:

Personalized Family Flock: Work with the artist to create a custom paper-cut artwork featuring the birds that hold special significance for your loved ones. A truly one-of-a-kind gift that celebrates family and individuality.

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Feathered Ornament Set:

Adorn the Christmas tree with a set of miniature paper cut bird ornaments. Include a charming Blue Jay ornament to add a touch of woodland elegance to their holiday decor.

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This Christmas, elevate your gift-giving experience with the exquisite charm of miniature paper-cut artworks featuring birds. Each piece is a labor of love, meticulously crafted to capture the grace, beauty, and diversity of our avian friends. Share the joy of the season with a gift that brings the wonders of nature into the homes and hearts of your friends and family. Happy holidays and may your celebrations be filled with the magic of flight and feathered elegance!

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It was one of the most gorgeous winter mornings of the year 2017. I could hear the sound of flowing water while I was near a water canal. When life doesn't treat you well, nature is your only refuge. 2017 has been a difficult year for me thus far, and as a result, I've been really dissatisfied with life. But my life took a turn when I experienced a marvel of nature; I was gazing at the lake when a startling golden flare drew my full attention. My gaze followed the yellow flash, which led me to the stunning and bright colored "GOLDEN ORIOLE" bird. I had never before seen such a beautiful bird in my neighbourhood. I instantly stopped caring about my life and began to pursue the yellow bird. I found the bird on other side of the canal, the bird was perched on a neem tree.

This bright yellow bird appeared in my life like an angel. When I heard the male golden oriole's melodic whistle, all of my stress vanished. I started my journey in the world of birds and nature on that day. I went home and did some research on the name of the yellow bird. The next morning, I learned about the "GOLDEN ORIOLE" and started going to the water canal every day to look for it. I learned about so many unique and stunning bird species while looking for an oriole.

I came to understand that many of us are unaware of the magnificent bird species that are all around us. Several of them require conservation. You need to get to know them in order to start coexisting peacefully with them by planting native trees, maintaining feeders, and getting to know them. But for that, people need to be conscious of the wildlife in their immediate surroundings. So I made the decision to put my abilities to work.

As an artist I decided to tackle this issue through art and on January 1st 2018 I started my miniature art project. I created my first paper bird artwork on January 1st 2018 and shared it on The Paper Ark’s social media platform with the basic information about the species, such as their name, what they eat, there habitat, where they live and so on. Initially it was 30 days series and people begun connecting to the series. They started coming up with their stories about how nature, birds, animals has inspired them in their life.

So after 30 days, I chose to continue my series for 1000 days because in the first 30 days only I explored a lot more species which I never knew. I gave my series a title and called it "1000 Feathers Project" . So from there on for every single day, without fail, I continued to create a new species and raise awareness about them. After the first year I included animals and other living beings also in my series. It was really an encouraging and life changing series but with that it was a difficult assignment also because I had to work on it no matter what I am experiencing in life be it emotional discomfort or terrible weather or any other life circumstances, I kept going without fail for 1000 days. On 26th September 2020 the "1000 Feathers Project" concluded.

So this is how Golden Oriole inspired not only my series but also the rest of my life and to honour this beautiful bird I made him the identity of my artistic venture

"The Paper Ark". I am a wildlife artist today specialised in bird art and I continue to create various artworks and work on different series with a focus on nature and its magnificent creatures. I shall describe my artworks and artistic style more in my upcoming blogs.

I appreciate you reading my tale. The only advice I have for you is to be aware of your surroundings and the natural world, and to work to protect species that is valuable.

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The Paper Ark is an artistic collaboration between Nayan & Venus. Let’s begin with a brief introduction about the Paper artist of The Paper Ark. My name is Nayan Shrimali and I’m a paper miniature artist specialised in bird sculptures (Paper Sculpture and Paper Relief Sculpture). I was born and raised in a small town Gandhinagar (India), since I was a kid , I have always surrounded by nature. Birds, monkeys, squirrels and dogs fascinated me a lot. I still remember how I used to climb trees, feed cows and always loved listening to birds chirping. My house had a garden where we had various native trees, and my window was surrounded by gorgeous Madhumalti creeper (Rangoon creeper) where tiny sunbirds used to build their nests every summer. I was always a bird enthusiast . Painting and drawing occupied my childhood days during summers, as I grew up I wanted to bring that nature indoors and surround myself with lovely natural elements of my childhood, and that’s why I create artworks of birds, animals, insects, pollinators, marine life etc. so that I can constantly be surrounded by them. Of course, there are many other factors that tie my work to the natural world, For instance, through making lovely paper sculptures, I hope to raise awareness of natural world and its inhabitants among the people. I will continue my blog with more stories about my thoughts with you here on my blog, along with that I will share stories or facts about my artworks, tutorials, nature, conservation and some more thoughts. Thank you for reading and appreciate my Blog!

(Picture courtesy - Venus Bird)

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