As soon as I can narrow down my wish list a tad, these lovely creations by Ellen Giggenbach are coming to live with us. I am less than two weeks shy of turning 40 and it seems that the closest thing to a mid-life crisis I can muster is that I am buying tons of children's art, ostensibly for my children. I love the 4 Seasons Paper Lamp Shade, the Three Little Houses paper craft kit and the Pretty Lady Stacking Doll. I gleaned from Ellen's artist statement that her art is made from hand cutting and assembling graphic shapes from art papers that she paints with vibrant artists acrylics. You can read more about her lovely work here.