So one of my more favorite fairy tales as a child was the story of Rumpelstiltskin. The fact that she could spin straw into gold AND got to marry the king was so wonderful to me. Now I have a different view of the story and wonder these things:
What kind of father tells a king that his daughter can spin straw into gold?
What kind of king believes that someone can spin straw into gold?
What kind of little craggy guy gives up his secrets just so he can have a baby?
Was the baby really the king's? Is that why Rumpelstiltskin wanted it so much? Was he teaching her more than how to spin straw?
These things I wonder and more. I also just enjoy the story.
This is what the template will look like. I tried to do a bit of a cooler one since I've kind of been neglecting Template Tuesday. I don't think there's really anything fancy to this in the creation.
Download your free Rumpelstiltskin papercut template here: Rumpelstiltskin
My friend Dave recently commissioned me to do a papercut for him to give to his partner. He wanted something that captured where they live, where Mark is from and one of Mark's favorite things to do. So I had the daunting task of combining New York, London and Safari into one complete papercut. I think I did pretty good. My favorite is the giraffe.