Laboratory Light Box

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A Dark Forest with the Sanderson Sisters

The Sanderson Sisters found themselves in a pickle. Olivia, one of the many rats that roamed around the forest, had become tired of being passed over, when the witches were creating potions, because Winifred claimed she was much too ugly (but secretly, she really liked her because she saw a little bit of herself in Olivia).
One day, while the witches were out hunting for children, Olivia took their magic spell book and made all (but one of) the rats and the creatures in the woods fall in love with her. Including the Lagoon creature, Vicky.
She also cast a spell to make herself and the rats bigger. She was the biggest of them all, of course. They then trapped the Sanderson sisters and hung them up on cages, hoping to see them wither and become hideous hags.
The only problem was that Vicky, the one made in charge of keeping an eye on the witches, was madly in love with Olivia, and instead of keeping watch, she spent countless hours thinking about what her life would be like with Olivia.
I lied, that was not the only problem. There was also a little rat, named Charlie, that was immune to the love spell because of his deep love for Vicky. He knew he had to win Vicky back and break the love spell, so he plotted with the Sanderson Sisters and told Sarah the spell she needed to recite in order to turn into a serpent. But, Sarah, you see, did not have a good memory. She forgot a crucial word, leaving her head in human form, while her body transformed to that of a serpents. Poor Sarah, she spent the evening banging her head against the cage hoping to squeeze out through the bars as Winifred whisper/yelled profanities, while Mary stared in horror.
Will the sisters escape? Will Charlie get his love back? And will Olivia remain in power? Who knows. Only time will tell.
This light box was created during Drawlloween 2018.

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Sound was added to video for spooky forest effect.

Art Inspiration of the Month – Su Blackwell

Now that I’ve been working with cut paper as an art medium for the last five months or so, I feel an even bigger desire to learn more and keep improving. I’ve been looking at more experienced cut paper artists for inspiration so that I can see what’s possible to make with paper art.

One artist whose work I keep going back to is Su Blackwell’s. She’s an absolutely amazing paper artist who transforms books and paper into works of art. Works of art that awaken our inner child and make us imagine worlds that exist only in our wildest fantasies.

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