The Road Goes On


see the road go past your doorstep calling for your feet to stray

I still can’t decide if I really want to post this. There is a rather large mistake in it, that while not noticeable to most is really annoying me. It turns out the website that I used to check the lyrics were correct actually had wrong lyrics, which ended up in the quote being wrong, for the curious among you ‘flowing’ is supposed to be ‘rolling’. It’s not a huge deal but the perfectionist in me is annoyed.

But apart from that I am super happy with how this turned out. I love paper cut art but it’s something I’ve never tried before. The tiny shapes made it really difficult and I’m surprised I managed to finish this without cutting my hand on the x-acto knife. I have an idea for another piece like this so I may go back and redo this one too. Change some tiny details and fix that huge mistake.

Lyrics are from The Road Goes On from The Lord of the Rings Musical.

20 thoughts on “The Road Goes On

  1. I’ve never done paper cutting before. Your’s looks great! I did learn ‘lino cutting/printing’ in my first year art class. I made a picture of zebras and then never made a picture again…

    1. I did a little bit of lino cutting in college too, its some thing I’ve been wanting to try more of. Zebras sound much easier to do in lino than what I had to do. Portraits!

  2. Thank you for liking “Beautiful and Bizarre Butterflies and Moths.” Nice work! 🙂 I also did not realize that this was paper cut art until you mentioned it.

    I have looked up song lyrics on various websites too only to find that there are some slight variations in the words. Perhaps the only way to make sure the song lyrics are accurate is to listen to the actual song over and over again, which may or may not be a good thing depending on how much you like the song.

    1. I had listened to the song a bunch of times and checked the internet just to make sure I had the right lyrics. But they ended up being wrong ones. Oh well, I will just go make a new one sometime with the correct lyrics.

      1. I guess I was wrong about listening to the song lyrics over and over again to ensure the accuracy of the lyrics. In addition to reading your reply, I also realized this yesterday when I listened to a song I had not heard in a long time and heard the lyrics differently than I remembered them. Anyway, I hope you have the best of luck with the new version of the paper cut art as well as your graphic design studies. 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on External Memory and commented:
    More notes to self. I already have a person whose knitting I am always copying. Apparently I now have an artist as well. I need me some exacto knives. (My plan is to use cut-outs as a stencil for watercolor, since I have all the watercolor stuff I got from my last inspiration reblog.)

    Although part of me says, “hey what about those stencils you were gonna make a million years ago with the cutter at work for screenprinting! And what about the iron-on image you’ve never printed out!” So many things… so many things…

  5. I have found that often the official lyrics are not necessarily the exact words the vocalist sings during the recording. Sometimes reading the lyrics along while listening to the song, and some words are clearly different, I use the words of the recording.

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