December 4 -- The Spirit of Louis Armstrong


Update: And the winners are...


Contentment - Me'sha Bryan from the UK!

Armstrong -  Roberto Tani from Italy!

Classic MJ - Gerda from Ukraine!


Congratulations to our winners, and thanks again to Walter Land!


Walter Land works at a cozy studio across the street from Fair Park, a sprawling, 277-acre fairground that houses Music Hall and the African American Museum of Dallas (along with 13 other top-notch venues and museums). This is where he makes his art -- entirely out of cut paper. 


“I use paper the way a painter uses pigment,” Land says. “It’s like painting with paper.” 


Papercutting dates back 6th-century China, and Walter's work builds upon this tradition while interpreting it in a fresh, new way. Perhaps the ghost of Louis Armstrong is still lingering around Music Hall, breathing life into Walter's art. He sells his cut art in a Jimdo online store at, which is as good-looking and well designed as you would expect from an artist.


Wonder if Walter knows that papercutting even has a long Christmas tradition - in the Philippines, for example, where elaborate cut paper is used to decorate parols, star-shaped Christmas lanterns which have graced Philippine homes since 1928.


For the Jimdo Holiday Bash, Walter is giving away full-color prints of three of his works of art: Contentment, Armstrong, and Classic MJ.



If you want to win one of these three prints, here's what you have to do:


  • Comment on this blog post below - make sure to log into your Jimdo site or check back tomorrow so we can find you if you win!

Here's hoping all our readers have a wonderful Sunday!



Comments: 13 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    Vena Jensen Blitsch (Sunday, 04 December 2011 11:15)

    What an interesting art medium! The prints are beautiful - and so is the website. Nice job!

  • #2

    Matthias (Sunday, 04 December 2011 11:24)

    Coole Bilder

  • #3

    lagrandedunedupilat (Sunday, 04 December 2011 11:45)

    Wow, nice work! I really like it.

  • #4

    Achim Velte (Sunday, 04 December 2011 13:25)


  • #5

    Alex Moises (Sunday, 04 December 2011)

    Where's the parol print?

  • #6

    Tiffany Chaplin (Sunday, 04 December 2011)

    I love art..Thosse would look awesome on my living room or dining room wall. Beautiful art and so unique.LOVE IT!!!HOPE I WIN!!

  • #7

    meshabryan (Sunday, 04 December 2011 18:12)

    "Contentment" is fantastic!! My whole life is rainbow coloured and I need this for the walls of my flat!! Great work!!! Me'sha xxx

  • #8

    anaralvarado (Sunday, 04 December 2011 22:02)

    Dying for the "Contentment" print!!

  • #9

    Joanna Kurylo (Monday, 05 December 2011 01:19)

    These are beautiful! I'm redoing my place and would love them in the living room. So much talent!

  • #10

    Oran Parker (Monday, 05 December 2011 02:39)

    Another great Jimdo site! I love seeing how people put the platform to work. Great job guys.

  • #11

    Jahan Rezai (Monday, 05 December 2011 03:21)

    Great art work and great use of Jimdo to facilitate distribution ! Well done!

  • #12

    David Hanscom (Monday, 05 December 2011 03:50)

    Amazing artwork! I am a HUGE Jordan fan and that would be the perfect Christmas gift!

  • #13

    Shawn Kenny (Monday, 05 December 2011 04:19)

    These are all pretty amazing.