Seren Papercuts – that’s me. There might be better ways to spend your time than sitting at your desk cutting and making things out of paper – well, ok, there are probably many. But right now this works for me.
The other day I was thinking about my life and how I ended up where I am. It wasn’t planned like this. I didn’t train as an artist – I studied history at Uni and then worked as a journalist. I trained as a broadcaster but ended up working in newspapers. It was what I was meant to be doing.
Three children later and working as a freelance I got tired of fitting in work around everything else and writing about verruccas and celebrities. Writing features when the kids had gone to bed had lost its appeal. I’d bought a few Rob Ryan papercuts before he got really famous and being a crafty type decided to have a go myself. There’s something so magical about papercuts. They appeal to the kid in me – so intricate (and tricky to make) yet so simple.
Deep in the Norfolk countryside I spend many happy hours working away at my papercut designs. I’m inspired by the woods and heaths that surround me and my love for Scandinavia. My family has a farmhouse in Sweden, deep in a mossy forest and I escape there whenever I can.
You can read about that on my other blog – https://lillarodahus.wordpress.com
My Swedish is rubbish but I’m doing my best to learn. I walk my paper-eating dog, Archie (you’ll be seeing a lot of him I expect) and take photographs of things that catch my eye. My artwork, like everything else, is not always successful – one slip of the blade or a snip too far and hours of work can be ruined. But when it works, wow – it’s magic!
In this blog I hope to tell some stories, share some of my designs and inspirations and give you a glimpse into my world. If you like what I do, please let me know.