Monday, March 15, 2010
Horrendous Serendipitous Wrapping Paper
I'll post the rest of my work in Anders' book later, but for now here's the collaboration with Mike. The right hand side of the page is some wrapping paper I found when cleaning out my aunt's closet last weekend. It is either the ugliest thing I've ever found or the most charming, and I can't decide which. It's supposed to be for baby showers and I thought these pregnant ladies went well opposite Mike's dead folks. Also I loved that one of Mike's skeletons was singing in the rain, and these pregnant girls are twirling around in the rain too with their oversized parasols.
Inside the central character, I created a scene with Charon using colors from the wrapping paper to tie the world of the living to the dead. I didn't quite want to leave it that simple because, really, I still haven't decided about that wrapping paper. I had an old receipt book, also belonging to my aunt, and so I stamped one of the receipts with a lino-cut skull so that Charon could prove he had delivered a soul to the afterlife - must keep good records! I added a few more things, but I'm not sure if it's done yet. I'm putting a sticky on this page because if anyone else wants to add something, I think that would be great.