Today is the last day of Mental Health Awareness week. This year, the theme is “stress”, which got me thinking about the things that make me stressed and what I do to cope with it. This is a paper cutout (ironically one that I’m not particularly happy with so sharing it is stressful) of the landscape I like to visualise myself in when I’m overwhelmed by stress (or sadness, anxiety, self-doubt, self-hate, or all of the above). And it helps. Does anybody else have a place like this? Putting mine into material form made me think that my choice is perhaps a little “basic” (but hey who doesn’t enjoy a calm sea and cherry blossom trees in full bloom?).
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Come get some wedding inspiration or just come say hello! The breakfast smells wonderful ☺️
This one was all finished and framed just in time for a trip to the waters edge! #handdrawn
from 125gsm acid free paper....I really enjoyed cutting this one 💙🐢🐚
あまり作品にストーリーは付けないのですが、「時間旅行 time traveler」というタイトルのこの作品には珍しく文字が入ってます。今SAMURAI展のテーマの一部を英訳しました。
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Good morning! ☀️ Frida’s been hanging out on the sideboard since last weekend but today is a housework day! What to do with all these papercuts I now keep making?!! Have a lovely day all xx
♥︎ Happy Sunday penguin lovers ♥︎
I am working on a commission these days and having a tough week at the same time. I cut this out and I thought the cutout looked just about perfect. The lines were the same thickness and I hadn’t made any wavy lines. I had cut it out slowly and meticulously. Then (after this picture was taken), I went back to fix something I thought was a tiny imperfection and my knife moved slightly to the right and made one of the cuts a lot skinnier than the others and basically ruined the cutout.
I’m not sure why I went back to fix it and didn’t just leave it. It was perfect before and now I have to start again and the whole time I was working on it I was impressed by how well it was going.
Did I mention I also was having a difficult phone conversation at the same time?
This was a stark reminder for me to be in the present and stay in the present. I was using that time to do a cutout to “feel useful” or maybe just to keep myself calm. Then, when you’re under a lot of pressure, little things like that can make you fly off the handle.
I think the lesson was learned here. Don’t sweat the small stuff. It can be made again.
And never, EVER, go back to try to fix a small cut when it looks just fine.
It's been a while, but here's our latest customised papercut lamp! And we have to say, we're loving the colour combination of this one.
On a side note, it's such a cold rainy afternoon today ☔❄ Nevertheless, thankful for a respite from the heat! (Even though that means we have to run around in the pouring rain, haha.)
A throwback to this #henna
inspired #lotus #papercutting
I shot with a film camera 📸 so fun to look back on past projects and to the early days of playing around with photography, also makes me miss #spring
that much more 😫
Mitologi Aries bagian 2
Pada suatu hari datanglah pesan dari seorang peramal. Apa isi pesan tersebut …?
Isi pesan tersebut adalah … tidak ada yang tahu. Sebab Puteri Ino segera menggantinya dengan pesan karangannya sendiri: “Phrixus harus dikurbankan!”
Raja Athamas percaya. Ia berniat menyembelih puteranya sendiri.
Aries Mythology part 2
One upon a time came a message from a fortune-teller. What is the message ...?
The contents of the message is ... nobody knows. For Princess Ino immediately replaced it with her own message: "Phrixus must be sacrificed!"
King Athamas believed. He intended to slaughter his own son.
To be continued
_*"Bila engkau ingin berdo'a, sementara waktu begitu sempit, padahal di dalam dadamu dipenuhi oleh begitu banyak hajat (kebutuhan), maka...Jadikanlah seluruh isi do'amu berupa permohonan maaf (istighfar) kepada Allah Ta'ala, karena...Apabila Dia memaafkanmu, maka semua keperluanmu akan dipenuhi oleh-Nya tanpa engkau memintanya..."*_ (Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jauziyah rahimahullah)
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Work still to be done on this one.