Sunday, February 3, 2008
Last (but not least!) fantasy tip in page
Recyled white mesh, National Geographic images, thread, hand painted paper, XL paperclips, foil snowflakes, lunch wrap.
The last of the reciprocal tip in pages that I have been making.
The front page illustrates the following verse that I found in a children's book about Maori tales and legends.
a cold south wind blows across the land
as the stranger leaves-
never to return to that valley.
From far away a thin, plaintive wail rides the wind
to places high and low.
A lone patupaiarehe fades away,
becoming lighter than cobwebs,
dissapearing into thin air.
patuapaiarehe- white skinned fairy folk that come out at night.
A bit of paint helped to turn a bronze statue into the patuapaiarehe or so I think!
Pockets and tags. The tags have the above verse written in the back and appropriate images on the front.
I havn't done a fantasy theme before but I have had fun thinking outside the square and trying to find topics that I wanted to spend time on. Each page has taken 3-4 hours to make, with the exception of the mermaid who's scales alone took around an hour to cut and glue into place. I think they are worth it though:)