Our London holiday (you figured out it was London, didn’t you?) was all kinds of controversial though Matisse cut-outs exhibition at Tate Modern is wonderful. Seriously, if you are in London or will be any time soon, you HAVE to see it, it’s incredible.
But now we’re back and present the last batch of Lego cats, mostly for completionist reasons.
Felix prancing around sleeping Garfield.
Hobbes (or is it Calvin? Just kidding, it’s Hobbes. It’s my favorite, by the way.)
Simba and Mufasa.
Our holiday is almost over but we’re not at our computers yet. See you next week!
This year we are taking an early holiday and are currently away (this is a pre-scheduled post, just so you know). Have a great time and see you when we get back.
The illustration project kept us busy this week so here is another teaser image, this time with some old-style citizens enjoying a parade.
We have an urgent and detail-heavy illustration project going on these couple of days, which shifted our schedule a bit but here is a sneak peek for you to enjoy. The rest to come soon.
We were toying with the idea of a paper diorama for a while but didn’t have a project to try it on. However, our holiday cards are often a great place to test new ideas. Now, a paper diorama by re:design comes in the following stages.
1. You roughly sketch the ideas. 2. You pick out appropriate paper. 3. You cut out the shapes with a knife and a pair of surgical scissors, listening to Treasure Island on LibriVox (seriously, LibriVox is cool). Also, you forget to document these stages. 4. You throw away all the extra birds and daffodils that you cut out with excessive enthusiasm.
5. Now the main thing about diorama is that it has layers. Otherwise it’d be just a cutout. So then you come up with ideas of how to make those layers if you didn’t plan it sufficiently before cutting the shapes out. In the end you use books and Lego pieces (Lego has so many uses in our household. You’ve no idea.). And also bluetack, another indispensable tool. At first we vaguely planned to make a vertical diorama but it turned out to be too time-consuming for Saturday before Easter with a half of the house not yet cleaned and the family already arriving for Easter stay.
6. You shoot. You edit. You post. Voilà.
And here’s how arranging the shoot looks like:
In case the foxes have you puzzled, they were a nod to our last year’s card.
Have a wonderful time full of spring joy this Easter.
And you may also come back next week for the making of this year’s card, should you feel so inclined.