Yep, it’s another ‘capitalizing on the naive’ papercut.
I was looking up natural deterrents for mice the other day.
I was not having much luck so I looked up natural plants that were toxic for them thinking that they might be a good deterrent. Again, not much luck.
I changed my search from mice to rats and learned that poppy seeds will kill rats.
I though it would be amusing to make an image of someone offering a feeble-minded rat a poppy pod bouquet.
It’s a little difficult to tell, but she is supposed to be holding a tissue in her other hand.
I was trying to come up with an idea for a fairy tale interpretation to submit for a local event and this was my first idea. It’s based on the Kurt Weill / Bertold Brecht song of the same name. I decide that this wasn’t “fairy tale” enough so I’m going to try and do something else, oddly enough, based on a different Bertold Brecht song.
The Victory Garden Initiative asked me to donate a piece of work again for the Fruity Nutty Affair this year.
This will be for sale as a silent auction along with donations from several other people, businesses and organizations.
Please click the links for more details on the event and the great work they provide for the community.
This will be professionally framed by a local Milwaukee framing shop.
I designed this months ago so I could have something large to chip away on while I was in between designing smaller things to make.
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably seen elements of this over the last month.
My original thinking was to have that story book logo cut into the corner of everything I make that was inspired by folklore or a fairy tale, however, to get the detail, it would take up too much room on small papercuts.
Originally, this was in the day time, but I liked the night colors better so I added a moon at the last minute.
I made this ‘get well’ cut for my friend Bill who recently had some very serious surgery.
Bill also happens to be a Doctor Who fan for what I think is about 35+ years.
This is my first ( and maybe only ) grey papercut, and also my first profiling of a person I know.
Sorry cats, I love you, but you aren’t people.
Speedy recovery Bill!!
(sorry, my scanner was acting up and, yes, this is slightly blurry)
Sorry to prematurely post the last image.
This is the version that will be for sale.
I don’t know why, but a lot of semaphore imagery has been plaguing my head lately. When I saw the symbol for “hurricane”, I was hooked.
This is my first ‘floating’ black papercut. I’m normally very (VERY) against them, but it fit.
I’m going to look for a sepia map to use for the background.
If I find one I like, I will re-post the image, but for now, I’d rather keep it generic than post something I can’t actually reproduce.
Goodbye ship that will never return…