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23 June 2012

cardboard LOVE

I have a secret. A very small secret. But a secret that's
taking up quite a bit of room in the storeroom.

 I have a wee bit of a thing for...



Mister Clock from the incredible

{ cardboard }

There. I've said it! Phew.

It all started a couple of years back, 
when we moved out of the CBD. I scoured 
high and low for boxes. But, I was very particular. 

I did not want just any old cardboard box. 


Quirky creatures by

I chose brightly coloured fruit boxes. 

Packing boxes from the asian restaurant sector.
And anything with a really nice tone of recycled brown.

I packed them. Moved them. Un-packed them.
And ever so lovingly flattened and stored them away
...much to the rest of my household's disdain!



Whimsical artwork by 

 My initial thoughts were packaging... 
for 'Raised by the Wolves' designs.

I would cut box templates to fit each design 
and then hand-make my very own shipping boxes.
I still intend to do just that BUT... some of these boxes, 
now they are just too nice to ship away. 

They are deserving of a higher purpose.

I've long yearned to turn 
those cardboard beauties into...

ART! 

Well, with the help of my ever ready assistant, 
the mid-winter holidays being just a week away and
the projects I've been working so madly on nearing
completion, perhaps it's time to take a breather,
and breath new life into that...

 old pile of cardboard!

xoxox

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