Ever since I was a wee bairn, I have loved making schnitzels. No, not that kind of schnitzel (though you all know about my affinity for meat). I’m talking about teeny tiny paper and fabric bits.
For example, one of my favorite projects ever was this Paper-Aid recreation of Van Gogh’s “White Roses.” I started it in college for an art class, but I didn’t finish it until more than two years later. This image is pretty much actual size (the finished piece is 4″ x 6″).
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may also remember the credit card wreath I created in which every leaf was made up of 7-9 individually cut, punched and wired pieces. Yesterday I made a pile of little felt schnitzels with a hole punch and scissors. I’d been gluing them steadily onto an ongoing project (of which I will post progress photos when I’m finished) when A. walked in and exclaimed, “My God! You’re building a bird literally one feather at a time!” Bliss.
Your instruction for today is: make some colorful schnitzels. You don’t have to make them into anything, just create a lovely little pile and revel in it.