To most people turning a painting into magnets isn’t really a big deal. I mean, it’s not like turning water into wine, obviously. I still can’t help being a little excited about it. It is pretty cool to put magnetized paper into your printer, pull out the paper, and then toss it to your refrigerator where it just sticks like magic. Plus, I can’t wait to send this little rooster to a refrigerator near you.
I printed nine magnets on a sheet so they would be sort of regular magnet size. I haven’t cut them yet into individual roosters because I am a little scared to. What if I cut them crooked or shred the paper or just do it all the wrong way? I know, only I could turn cutting something in a straight line into an anxiety ridden activity…but still, what if?
I have this giant, old paper-cutter. The kind that you would find in an art classroom in 1982. It’s big, it’s green, it’s dangerous. I am pretty sure you could cut a few limbs off with this thing. I don’t like to use it. I have bad luck with hot things and with sharp things. I get distracted easily. At least that is what my 5th grade math teacher used to say, “Careless” was her phrase of choice when I would forget to carry the one or added simple numbers together the wrong way. I am also careless when it comes to keeping body parts damage free. I may need protective gear. Do not attempt this at home, people!
So, there you have it. I am staring at my rooster magnets, completely afraid to cut them for a multitude of reason. You may see them in my Etsy store soon if I ever get up enough courage to chop them up. If not, maybe I will just sell them in a sheet. A sort of “cut it at home, do it yourself” type project. Or, I can always claim they are a tribute to Andy Warhol. I’m an artist, I solve problems for a living (just not math related ones). I got this…right?
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