Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's 'Cheshire'... or 'Mr. Cat', if you're nasty.

(Does anyone remember that Janet Jackson song, "Nasty"? I bet not.)

I'm sort of in the swing of these thaumatrope thingies by now... though I finally just figured out how to get perfect registration. I was having issues using the edges of the paper as guides and then realized that I couldn't do that because the printer grabs the paper in a slightly different way and at a slightly different angle each time.

So I sat and stared at it for awhile and then decided the easiest thing to do would be to stick a tack through the top and bottom axis on both circles... apply the double-stick tape, reinsert the pins through the holes and then press the two circles together.

Sound boring and tedious? It is a bit... but not sure what my other options are when I can't quite stifle my neurotic sense of perfectionism. I am, after all, the girl who in kindergarten opted to skip recess because the coloring project I had for the letter "V" (a fold-up book about a vulture named Victor) required more time than the teacher alotted... really stressed me out.

Anyway - here's the Cheshire Cat... when you twirl it his grin flashes and the night sky shines through his face. I went old-school on the drawing - much like Carroll's version but a bit fluffier.

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