And there's nothing like looking at Rob Ryan stuff to inspire one to get one's blade out and start cutting. I've had the idea to incorporate scripture into papercuts and dioramas for a long while so I'm glad to have finally made one. This seemed like a great reminder for Robyn to have around (especially now as her family nears some Really Big But Not Bad Changes Of Which I Cannot Speak). It's a very condensed version of Phil. 4:6-7.
I don't have Mister Rob's skill, spontaneity or freeform confidence, so I kinda cheated and used the computer to fit the letterforms together in a way I liked and then printed it in reverse on the back of the paper. I had a really great time cutting all the tiny pieces out while I listened to the girls (not) doing their schoolwork in the background.
And because I wasn't sure which color might suit her fancy more, I included several colors of paper to choose from. It's easy as pie to switch them out.
Loving the result. While you are cutting it becomes a little terrifying thinking your attention might wander for a second and you'll slice the leg off an R or something. I'm not sure how you'd go about fixing that. WWRRD?* I'm glad I didn't have to find out.
Yes, I know there are automated cutting machines out there now. They seem pretty cool. Definitely time whittling devices. I've thought about saving up for one. The concept sounds really great, but then I wouldn't have the fun of the cutting and the making decisions on the fly and the varying the line as I like while I'm cutting. I'm weird that way.
*What Would Rob Ryan Do?