Well, Wednesday already. Time chugs by. What’s that saying? Ah Yes, Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. Lol.
I finished this papercutting last night and it references the song of the same name by Jim Croce. You can hear it on You Tube: If I could save time in a bottle
See my Etsy shop PaperCrinkles if you would like to buy the file.
Here it is almost weeded but still with little bits to spear or snick with the point of my scalpel.
The smallest cuts are those in the wing of this bird. I may revisit and increase the size a bit.
And the confetti debris … No outfit complete without cat hair. No papercutting complete without confetti EVERYWHERE. I try to catch as much as I can with a large piece of paper at the side of the cutting mat but there are always little bits scattered here and there. I have my vac ( a Miele… I hope the boycott police aren’t spying on me (see the news re. Eurozone/Greece bailout/etc). It’s the best vac for pet hair I’ve ever had). No matter how well I vac you will find teeny tiny letters and lacy little cuts in all sorts of places around my home. On the stairs, bathroom floor, under furniture. Bet I’ve got a full set of characters for War and Peace in my bellybutton as I type.
It needs mountboard and a frame but a quick local lookabout round the shops came up empty. Think I’ll have to go to Dublin to look around the charity shops and/or stop off at Ikea on the way home and see what they have.
I’m keeping this one but am thinking of creating a jpg / pdf format of the design and selling it on Etsy. I can always customise the banner or find a way of incorporating some personal details into the design… the banner is the perfect place for a name, date or location (first kiss?, date of wedding, proposal, where the question got popped…) it would be such a boost of confidence if somebody liked it enough to buy it.
Anyway, have a listen to the track. It’s beautiful.
Now I’m off to return a tin of Fast Tac spray glue that I bought yesterday, sprayed today and came found that it spat silly string instead of a fine mist. 14.99. Too dear to put up with that sort of outrageous glue rudeness.
Also going to get a replacement for a tin of 3M that I paid €28.90 for. Yes. A tin of frigging glue. This glue erupted like Vesuvius and blobbed out like, well, blobby stuff. I bought it maybe a month ago but hadn’t used it until the weekend. Tried cleaning the nozzle but it just kept erupting and yukking down the tin.
I’m beginning to think they don’t sell a lot of glue and this stuff sits on the shelves (high up well out of reach) for ever!
I didn’t keep the receipt but it does have the shop sticker with the price stuck on the tin. When I bought the silly string I asked if I could exchange the other without the receipt – she said YES, whoo-hoo! So money back on the 14.99 and ex for the tin of 3M and I should be happy. In the meantime, I found a tin of Ghiani and used that. No bothers.
Finally, a ‘cutting’ from a paper a week or so ago (I read the BBC news and follow links to stories wherever:
Poor little flea! Anyway, poor little me until I get my glue money sorted out! Byeee.