Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I blog when I don't feel like washing the dishes...

So I've been blogging a lot lately. It's nice to be doing this again--I used to post all the time back in the early days of Operation Paper Cut and then I kind of got caught up in things. But I'm back now and I plan on sticking around for a bit.

Speaking of Operation Paper Cut, I cut paper for 6 hours today. Totally unrelated to MY Operation Paper Cut, but an operation nonetheless. This was with a real paper cutter, though- not my traditional X-acto and metal straight edge that I love.

For those of you who are new here, I'm sure I've completely lost you by now. Quick background: I used to make handbound journals and I cut all the paper that went into them from large 18"x24" artist sketch pads. I used an Xacto knife and metal straight edge rather than a "real" paper cutter because it's much more fulfilling and just plain awesome (right Shona?) to see a tall stack of paper that's perfectly cut by human hands (which takes a lot of patience and precision, might i add).
I sold the journals under the business name "Operation Paper Cut" and used this blog to document it all, which is why the blog is called O.P.C. as well. I named my shop that for 2 reasons- I was cutting tons of paper at the time, to the point where my life pretty much revolved around it (not really, but you know...) and there was never room on the kitchen table because of it. Quite an operation. And, with a hobby like that, I'm sure you can imagine the amount of paper cuts I received from handling so much paper. So "Operation Paper Cut" was born. Oh, and I went by the alias "Erin Scissorhands" which is the name I used to use way back when I was writing zines, because I had cut a lot for the zines and so "scissorhands" became my pen name. It kind of stuck when I moved onto the whole OPC thing because I was still cutting like crazy (even though it was no longer with scissors) and I wasn't ready to be Erin Lang Norris on the internet. Anyway, you can see the stuff I used to make and sell by browsing through the pages here.

So getting back on track, that's what I did at work today...cut paper. I volunteered to do it though, so I was totally fine with it.


Joe has the camera with him in Dallas (and most likely not even using it for anything...) so I'll leave you with this photo that I took a few weeks ago.

{on top of my dresser}
Hope everything is going well. I think I'm going to have some exciting news soon but we'll see. I'm still on the fence with it all.


Lizzie said...

washing the dishes is my absolute least favorite of all household chores. i will literally do almost anything to avoid it, especially when there is a sink full of them. it's really gross actually, that i will ingore them for days. don't tell.

p.s. thanks for stopping by my new blog :)

Erin Lang Norris said...

Haha, I usually don't mind doing the dishes, but when they are all the icky greasy ones (pots and pans, stuff from baking) I tend to avoid it. Which is what I did last night.

I'd have to say my least favorite chore is folding clothes and PUTTING THEM AWAY. I am terrible at putting my stuff away in general, let alone clothes that I know I'll wear soon anyway. ;)

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I set up my cutting station on my big desk, only now it's large sheets of chipbard for postcards, and load up a stack of DVD's- a season of a TV show (I recently re-watched Season 1 of "Pushing Daisies") or the stack I brought back from a trip to the video store.