Finished the diorama for the girls' room. Or my mantel. Or somewhere. Can't decide yet. I've been obsessing over it a little. It took a while to do. The colors are darker than I usually work with. Actually I confess I'm not sure I love it. But that is really really crazy to say after the hours I've put in, so I have no choice but to love it.
Ever since I saw some illustrations from Alain Gree's La Foret, I wanted to cut out some trees like his. Actually these are pretty much exactly like his. This whole layout is like a study at the feet of the master. But the house, owl, wolf and Red were added by me.
The frame is the large Ribba shadowbox from IKEA. As usual. I love those. I hope they never ever stop making them.
Owl looks on from his tree. He can't exactly warn Red about the wolf. He has to live here you know. And she doesn't speak owl. It's sad about Red, but what are you gonna do?
Wolf is hatching his evil plan. And grinning. Bad bad wolf. Poor Granny.
Red is listening to her iPod, minding her own business, and walking some freshly baked garlic cheese bagels to Granny's house deep in the forest.
I like the version of the story I heard as a kid where Granny isn't really eaten. She is ok at the end. I think she was locked in the cellar or something. The wolf still gets his though.