:: paper cutter ::
my antique Guillotine paper cutter, produced by Milton Bradley Co.
Over the weekend, I began the process of packing up a room,
a room that has become one of my favorite places to be.
It had taken on a name all it's own... my studio, April Cole's Studio.
As I take a long, hard look around...
I see some of my favorite objects, painted paper, sketched faces on found objects,
artful creations, paintings on corrugated cardboard, incomplete artwork,
hand-bound books, and artwork created by artists' who have become my friends.
I wish to share with you
a few of my favorite things along the way, like my paper cutter.
I use it to cut all my paper.
We have grow very attached to each other.
Just think, years ago... someone threw it out,
leaving it on the side of a curb with a pile of junk.
I love that it is wood. The blade is still sharp and cuts clean.
I have cut so much paper, created countless art projects,
and it has left me with endless paper shavings for collage work.
I do not think we could ever part.
Do you have a few favorite objects in your creative space?