These photos make me think of those cooking shows where they put the dish in the oven and POOF! A second later it’s ready. So I think I should begin by saying these photos were taken over several days.
Let’s start here:
Adding the paper images to the inside
and shutters to the window.
Contemplating the next steps (I did a lot of this!)
Adding more images and a ledge to the back. (Teddy bear overseer in the back there!)
Deciding on the details
A close-up of a few of the details in place
and some more.
Painting some charms for the box.
The theme for this year’s TBAI is Children’s Classics. Of the choices I submitted, I was given the opportunity to create a piece inspired by Madeline. Remember that one?
Here’s my finished piece – I think I will call it:
An Old House in Paris
The first line of the story reads “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines”. The above photo is the front of the piece and
this is the back of it.
Now to the inside -
A view of the left side of the box opened and
It is missing something though, right? A bit of a tribute to the main character from the story? Ah, here we go.
I did wonder if I would ever get her coat right.
Here’s the entire piece – bear & box together.
Then I found an excellent hard cover version of the book at the flea market just the exact right size. How often does that happen? Here’s a view of the back with the book in place.
As they say in the book –
that’s all there is -
there isn’t any more.