20.9.06

Totally Mechanized


My paper cutters arrived the other night, and I've been happily cutting away ever since. I got the ones mentioned in my post the other day, and the question I'm asking myself is - why didn't I do this sooner? It's made things so much quicker, in two hours tonight, I cut what would have probably taken me nearly a day to do. I shouldn't say that I'm totally mechanized though.... I cut up all these little birds by hand a while back. I was making cards with them, but they were so labour intensive that I would have to charge heaps for each card. So, I am thinking that I can mount them on small canvases in mini-collages. Until then, I just dumped them in a pile on this canvas.

Gotta go, America's Next Top Model is on. I really enjoy watching it - I'm such a loser!

7 comments:

mishka said...

you seriously cut those by hand? You're my hero of patience! Yay for the cutters coming in - I hope they make your book-making so much more fun!

Marieke said...

Haha, I love a stack of birds! That paper cutter sounds fantastic. Paper cutters are the best (talking about nerds :-))!

LALA dex press said...

Time saving paper cutting device?!? I'm interested. From the photo I cannot tell which one you got, would you mind e-mailing me with the information? shona(at)laladexpress(dot)com. It took me 2 days to cut paper for about 12 books + I just can't keep going on like this with all the work looming ahead. Thank you, Shona

ellia said...

i love your profile, pretty trudi!!!!!! and yayyyy you got the paper cutters! glad they are making life easier :D and those birds are precious- i understand what its like to cut up a ton of things and not get paid your time... but a collage would look lovely! or you could put one on each journal?!

beautiful birds beautiful trudi

ellia said...

okay my latest post, i put the wrong link (unknowingly advertising my friends site hahahhaa)
oops!!!

Veronica TM said...

It is great to discover something that makes life easier, yay for papercutters!
I also love ANTM {fellow loser}, I didn't know it started already.

Veronica TM said...

And I love, love the birds!