You will never influence the work by trying to be like it

You will never influence the world by trying to be like it

You will never influence the world by trying to be like it – artist unknown

You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.

Seeing yourself as unique can be tricky in the internet age, everywhere you look you can see astounding creativity and mind-blowing skills. I like this motivational poster (unfortunately I don’t know who designed it 😦 ) because it motivates me to take a step back and think about what makes me different from everyone else… I also love the typography! 😀

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A quick foxy project

It is probably time I demonstrated a project of my own, although I do love doing profiles on other artists — It gives you a goal to aim for in excellence.

Today I will be posting about the processes I go through when cutting a new project. I have started with a basic option today and I have selected this cute fox as my starting point.

If you like this project the finished cut is available for sale on ETSY at:

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/162448814/fox-paper-cut-10in-diameter-unframed-fox

Finished fox paper cut

Finished fox paper cut

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Artist Profile: Rob Ryan AKA Mister Rob

The more I investigate and research, the more I am learning to embrace my love of paper and the craftsmanship working with paper can involve.

Rob Ryan: You can still do a lot wit a small brain

Rob Ryan: You can still do a lot wit a small brain

Rob Ryan is quite a well-known British artist, known for his paper cutting.

He moved around a fair bit as a child and found that drawing was like a friend that was always there for him. He feels that his continual love for reading children’s stories throughout his life has helped with his approach to art. He says:

“We are the same people we were as children, we are just bigger and pretend we’re not”.

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