Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It Taught Me To Hope


So, if you were a woman, and you were married to a man who knew your favorite movie was Pride and Prejudice and you found out that for your anniversary, that man had commissioned a papercut for you of a scene from that favorite movie, would you pretty much want to make out with him every day for the rest of your life? I would. That's what Roger did for his lovely wife Krista. Krista, if you're reading this, I hope you love your papercut, it's in the mail!

Here's the scene from one of the final chapters of Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennett is explaining to Mr. Darcy how she regrets her treatment of him and Darcy is telling her how he heard from his aunt that Elizabeth hadn't denied her affection for him. "It taught me to hope," said he, "as I had scarcely ever allowed myself to hope before." And then they get married and hopefully take vacations to Bath and sit in the Roman baths and make out every day.

14 comments:

HopiQ said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

plainoldsarah said...

lucky girl - oh so lucky! where's my roger?

fatafelice said...

Ooooh...I wish my husband had thought of this! I love that scene.

debijeanm said...

sigh.

wiscjennyann said...

Yes, sigh! and gushhhh. And a whole lot of other falling-over-type sounds. Lovely work.

Cindy said...

You guys, no kidding! I keep wondering where that Darcy guy is in my life!

Spencer said...

My wife sent me to your blog to check out your cuttings since it is something I have done a little of since I was in junior high. My great-grandfather was amazing at it. Anyway, in looking over your blog it hit me that I think we may have lived next door to each other on 8th East in Provo around '97 or '98. Am I right? Regardless, your art is incredible.

perilloparodies said...

Now you have done it... you have melted my heart and perfumed it in tea aroma-ed memories and maiden lady daydreams... Love that story, AND love this cutting. Will not say it is my most favorite because you always seem to come out with another that I like so well, but, *sigh*...

Cindy said...

Spencer, if this is Spencer Gunnerson, then heck yes you were my neighbor. Good to hear from you. I never knew about this particular talent of yours. Who was your great-grandfather? Do you have any of his work?

Perilloparodies, I think you've just given my my new favorite phrase: tea aroma-ed memories and maiden lady daydreams. I love it! Thanks!

Jenny said...

I am continuously impressed by how amazingly talented you are.

Jenny said...

Where do you get your paper? You've said you use origami, but it always seems to be black, and it looks like it's larger than the standard origami size. I can't find large packs of black origami anywhere- where do you get yours? Thanks!

KristaK said...

Cindy--This is amazingly beautiful! You are so talented and I feel so lucky to be receiving this gift. I can't wait to receive it. And yes, Roger is every bit as wonderful as you think! :) Krista

Spencer said...

I thought that was you! As for the papercutting, I don't know that I'd call it a talent of mine. Mine are a bit crude compared to yours. If you want to see what I mean, go to my wife's blog (www.merrymarleen.blogspot.com) and check out her 2/13/08 post. As for your other questions, why don't you send me an e-mail at gunnerson@gmail.com and I'll fill you in. I've got questions for you about papercutting.

cindy mindy pindy said...

Jenny, thanks! I bought some of my paper a while ago - I just googled large black sheets of origami paper and found this website, but I didn't mark it, so try something like that.

Krista, it was so fun to do. I hope you like it in real life! I think there's a lot of women out there jealous of your Roger!

Spencer, that's such a good papercut! You're a natural! I'm sending you an e-mail!