Monday, January 5, 2009

I got a bargain!

Rob Ryan does magic. Armed with a pair of scissors and an imagination informed by legends, he has transformed a stack of paper into a fable about a lonesome young man looking for meaning in his life. He wanders through page after page of intricately fashioned paper cut-outs, searching for his soulmate in a landscape of leaves, flowers and fountains in this beautifully designed art book.

Hello everyone, i hope you all had a lovely Christmas and new year. I had a nice peaceful time and I'm back at work now, reluctantly.

I had a browse around the charity shops over the holidays and bought every book I fancied. At the last minute, when I thought I had gone through all of them with a fine toothed comb, I found, tucked away in a corner, Rob Ryan's book This is for You for £1.50! I am thrilled because I love Rob Ryan's work and recently saw a show of his in Brighton where I was so sad to have to leave without any of the lovely items there were to buy. I was also the lucky Christmas recipient of lots of beautiful zines which Stephanie bought for me from Etsy - more about those later.

I was also given some money from my parents which I am using to go with Steph to visit her family and some friends in New York and Washington DC in March. I am a lucky girl!

Take a look at Rob Ryan's Etsy shop here, blog here, and website here.


karey m. said...


lucky girl. lucky girl.

need some help arranging my beautiful book you sent! i don't want to do it wrong...

please advise. {i love it so!}

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

AHH! Seriously- that is awesome :)
Happy New year to you!