I have continued to play with making paper toys and produced two more this week. This one’s called Feed The Troll. The object of the game is to flick small items (paper clips, candy wrappers, used chewing gum) at the target so that they land in the box.
I even managed to do proper layouts and instructions. Here’s a screen shot of the page for Feed The Troll.
The other toy is a set of thaumatropes. (Canadian readers will recognize the leaders of the three largest national political parties.)
I checked with the curator of the exhibition and it is permissible for me to add a slim paper envelope containing bamboo sticks. The container will be glued to the right hand side of the card stock below the jester’s pointy finger. Here they are made up.
If you are interested in reading more about thaumatropes, and possibly making some, you might like this post.
In other book art news:
I’m sure there was some, but I didn’t notice between the paper toy things and the following…
In knitting news:
That’s a picture of one of the front bands on my current knitting project. I knit the bands twice —one of them three times, actually— and I am still not sure that they will lie flat while I am wearing the sweater. (I hate learning experiences.) I finished the collar last night, so I will be darning in ends and blocking the garment later today. Since it is intended as a summer sweater, I plan to block it like a shawl, stretching the knitting. We shall see if that makes everything work!
The other project I may get started this afternoon (while doing laundry —I love automatic washing machines) is plying some silk for another shawl. The yarn came off the cone in short lengths, so some fancy joining will be required!
In other news:
The white lilac is truly glorious this year.
The just barely visible white chain towards the left side of the image is part of Monique Martin’s We Are All Linked installation work. You can read more about that here.