I’m very proud to dispel the myth of the rock, paper, scissors game. With my paper-cutting I go through about five to ten blades a day – all worn down and useless as butter knives through the sheer force of paper.
So next time I play that game and someone throws two fingers in my face, threatening to cut my hand in two, I’m gonna cut a meticulous design in my paper hand to blunt their glory.
Come to think of it, I once wrote a short story
entitled “Rock, Paper, Scissors” – I should go fiddle with it and use my editing blade to make it publishable.
I started taking paper cutting much more to heart last month as a form of therapy after saying goodbye to my girls in the US and flying back to spend more time alone in Florence, Italy. Well, not alone, but without my husband or my girls.
I created little name wreaths and medallions for my little 2nd cousins but then I enjoyed it so much, and people started asking for personalized paper art, so I might just resuscitate my Etsy account and do just that….
But before I start any Etsy shenanigans I’ve got to finish up the website for Graphite, my new communications agency (editing, copywriting). I’ve been overwhelmed with assignments, and then it dawned on me… Ta-da!
Why not team up with people whose skills complement mine and found a boutique agency of worldwide freelancers? And…the best bit…my husband may join me. As an electrician and a brilliant person, I told him that in addition to his regular editing and copywriting work it will also be his remit to screw lightbulbs in the air over everyone’s heads so we can all have great ideas.
I’m so excited to hire other freelancers – global nomads – specialized wanderers – so we can all help one another make a living doing what we love (in our pajamas, barefoot – or with fuzzy bear slippers on – as always).
You can find all of my paper-cutting at Paper Moth Studio.
Be careful of all the sharp edges!