Wednesday, November 17, 2010

art every day #17: chop chop chop

chop-chop-chop

papercutting today, nothing else. soothing, repetitive, decisive, therapeutic, measurable papercutting. at last count i was at 850 rectangles and i'm still going. half is going to my daughter's school, and half is for my show preparation. i traded creativity for productivity today, but it was just what i needed to do.

(+ a beautiful story about susie's sensitive son and his papercutting therapy.)

11 comments:

Inner Toddler said...

ah the paper cutter. the gift that keeps on giving. thanks for the link mama. hope the show prep is going well!

S.E.Minegar said...

i've always loved paper cutters....and hole punches. ah, soothing repetition.

painted fish studio said...

mmmmmm....production.... my favorite. i can zone out, catch up on what i've missed on the tube, drink a few glasses of wine, but still be making stuff.

(i really must get a social life again. and online doesn't count.)

Missy said...

Some things just need to get done, it's a pretty photo.

LuLu said...

Howdy,
Gorgeous colors!

But boy your hand mustbe about to fall off!

Peace,
LuLu

Bella Sinclair said...

You must say this every time you chop:
"OFF with her head" thonk
"OFF with her head" thonk
"OFF with her head" thonk

Thank God for days of productivity.

hanna-happenings said...

productivity is a sweet kind of meditation!
Thanks for the link to Inner Toddler, her story made some of my fences fade.

Kara aka Mother Henna said...

:) Some days are just like that. And you know, the productivity days sometimes give my brain a rest to dream up something great for the next creativity day. And when I get there, I have lots of supplies to work with because I did what I did on productivity day! Art on!

suzanne cabrera said...

Good trade. That's what I need to do today too!

My word verification is 'tedish'...is that another form of 'tedious'?!?

lori vliegen said...

you gotta love those days when you can go a little scissor crazy and hug your paper cutter! it sounds like you'll have over a thousand rectangles before you know it!! good luck with the show prep......! xox, :))

Alexiev said...

Good papers... and colors...

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...

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