If you follow My Paper Cut Heart, prepare to be amused because her messages often go something like this: *zooms in* screeeecccch (that's the brakes!) fabric badges!!!! neeeeooowwwww........(zooms back off). Pictures to follow xxx
Ha! No wonder Jen has grown a large following in a short time. With a knack for endearing herself and her critters via clever postings, she successfully markets original paper cuttings, prints, cards, and gift items without a traditional website. As for custom designs, Jen is already booked through next summer, but get this... she was a newbie to paper cutting just a year ago!
I have always done arty things. Up until last year I had lived on a canal boat for fifteen years, where, among other things, I taught myself to do traditional sign-writing and cabin painting. When I left to move into my cottage in the mountains of mid-Wales, I needed to think of a new creative direction. I made some papercut cards last Christmas for family members and things took off from there.
I sell prints in a few shops around the country and my originals are sold via my Folksy shop and a local gallery. I've been asked to participate in an exhibition next spring, so I will be focusing on that for the next few months.
I adore what I do and feel so lucky to make a living out of something I truly love and am passionate about.
Have a great weekend everyone! Perhaps you'll be raking leaves, planning Thanksgiving dinner, or making holiday decorations and gifts. If you need a few ideas, I just posted a collage of Christmas-y crafts with links on the sidebar.