Saturday, April 12, 2008

Thank You Uncle Lloyd!


My friend Kim has this Uncle, Uncle Lloyd. For the longest time, since he didn't have any kids and had an enormous load of frequent flyer miles, he would take his nieces and nephews on trips all around the world. I have been able to be an honorary niece to places such as Buenos Aires, Bali and all over Europe. I'm pretty sure I always remembered to say thank you, but sadly I never sent him a card thanking him or anything. So I decided to do a papercut. It's of a scene from Utah so that he can always remember his roots and the quote on the bottom says, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory - Isaiah 6:3" I thought this was fitting since through his gracious nature, I have been able to see some of that glory.

10 comments:

Snippety Gibbet said...

Oh, that's really beautiful, Cindy. Receiving a thank you note such as that would be touching.

Annie said...

It's so lovely- and what a very nice thing to do for someone!

Billy said...

Hi Cindy!

It´s beautiful - as usual! I´d like to know, though, how big it is. Cutting letters this detailed is such a hard job to do... I really admire how you do it!

Thanks for showing such beautiful work.

Cindy said...

Snippety Gibbet and Annie, thanks! I think he liked it. I'm pretty sure his wife liked it, so that's good!

Billy, thanks! The width across is about 19 inches (48.26 cm). The lettering was pretty delicate, but actually not too difficult. The hard part was drawing the whole thing across the back in reverse!

The Bec-ster said...

Awesome, I'm sure he will love it! He is very generous and of course the best uncle in the whole wide world!

perilloparodies said...

how did you do the lettering exactly? freehand? wow. you have inspired me to try doing this, though the lettering is one area i am not sure how to fully accomplish. any suggestions? would you mind if i tried some of your simpler patterns? well, thank you so much for your ideas and for sharing with us. really do enjoy checking in...

perilloparodies said...

oh, how do you get the curves looking so smooth? and how do you keep the tiny areas from looking choppy?

Catherine said...

Bet that's the nicest thank you card he'll ever get!

Cindy, could I ask you to sell your pattern for the two sparrows on a branch on Etsy? I would love to have a go at it sometime.

Also, could I bookmark you on my Blog as one of the sites I find inspiring?

Thanks!
Catherine

Cindy said...

Becster, thanks! I love having Uncle Lloyd for a surrogate uncle.

perilloparodies, thank you for all your nice comments! They have been so fun to read. Feel free to try some of my simpler designs. For the lettering, I typed it on my computer and then outlined the font in Adobe Illustrator. Then I flipped it so it was it's mirror image. Then, I drew what I saw on the back of my paper and cut it out! It took forever! And for the curves and not making things look choppy - PRACTICE!

Catherine, good idea! I need to get my templates going. And yes, of course you can link me!

perilloparodies said...

thank you, thank you... is it normal to feel like you are developing "tendonitis" in your fore finger or am i doing something wrong? i end up switching the exactor knife to my middle finger to support on top until that one starts to go numb and painful too. :-) this is so fun and relaxing... i am trying to come up with an idea of my own while also practicing other's creations. will let you know how that goes. i am not a good face drawer and that is my challenge at the moment.. coming up with a profile i am happy with. any suggestions are helpful if you have any ideas. well, thanks again. have a great day!!!