Just finish something…

Some days, my only goal is to finish something.

Anything, actually.

Like ALL the dishes.

Or that last load of laundry.

Or some projects that have been sitting on my desk FOREVER.

With little people running about, work seems to
happen in fits and starts, but some days I actually
see something all the way through to the very end.

I just finished these two special papercuttings…
… and actually got them into frames.

HopeistheThing(3)

JoyoftheLord(3)

It was fun to weave the realistic Jenny Wren
and daffodil into the folksy fraktur-style papercuts.

At this moment, the paper cuts are one-of-a-kind,
though I may have some prints made, or do another
papercut version of them at some point in the future.

(They always change slightly when I make a pattern.)

The originals are listed in my Etsy shop…

20% if you buy both… use the coupon code
PERFECTPAIR
when adding each one to the cart!

Putting things in order…

I’ve had a few quiet hours the past couple of days, and have been able to work on the “pretty” part of setting up the new blog and website. My paper cuttings are usually mounted on black, so seeing them on a white background is a little hard to get used to, but I do like the lighter feel that it gives to the site. The buttons might get shuffled around a bit as sections are added to the website. It was neat to be able to use actual papercuts to create them!

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And it was fun to play with some paint again!

Paint

Note the close proximity of paint water to the coffee that I’m drinking.

Not a good idea.

Just sayin’.