After we talked about how much more special hand-made gifts were, Gus was fortunately inspired by two movies we saw. We recently watched “Nim’s Island” (multiple times) that I had picked up at the Thrift store. The story was based on the book written by Wendy Orr. Both Gus and I fell in love with the paper cut-out art featured in the introduction and trailers. We researched the artist and found out that this very creative paper art was created by the design group Imaginary Forces. We also were inspired by the small hand-cut paper puppets
seen in the movie “Paper Heart.” After seeing the cool paper cut-outs used in a mini-play in Paper Hearts, Gus and I decided to put on a paper puppet play for Daddy-O on Christmas Eve. Of course, Gus’ play is about all things Frankenstein. Mine is going to be about a hip and talented
art chick who meets a very hot ski guy who is also a really smart teacher and they both are always kissing…or something like that. I haven’t cut out my characters yet because I was busy making the Theater. I made it to look similar to the Mann’s Chinese Theater in LA. I Googled images of the iconic theater and thought it looked so cool! I had no idea that it has the most incredible metal work on the peaks and roof. When Gus and I put on our Show, I think our paper theater will look dramatic with all of the lights out except the mini-spot light and the Christmas tree lights shining on the
puppet stage. While Dad was up on the mountain yesterday, Gus and I had a practice rehearsal with his Frankenstein and the angry mob characters and it looked great so far! I think we are going to make some more backdrop drawings and I’m going to cut out my hot couple xOx. They’ll probably look a little like D and I… This may even turn into a Holiday tradition -sounds fun huh?!