Spread #53- Pop-ups In My Journal May 27, 2009Posted by Orly in Spreads.
…and pop-ups on my mind, my kids’ minds, my friends’ minds and my students’ minds. You see, about 10 days ago, we met family friends Mike and Dassi, unexpectedly, at a ‘fiesta’. Mike told us about his new hobby, making custom pop-up cards for family and friends, depicting their interests, likes and such. A few days later we received a magnificent pop-up card from Mike. It had all four of us represented in a personal and whimsical manner. The opening of a card like that is sheer delight. It is a process. It’s not like a regular card that you open, you read, you close, you put down. No no..this one you receive, you feel, hmmm, it’s quite thick…you remove the envelope, and you see layers, you cannot wait, you open it, discover worlds, depths, heights, stories…you know you need to tame the excitement that comes over you, you need to have patience…to allow time for discovery…you keep coming back to it in later times…a total and comprehensive explorative travel. That’s when a pop-up frenzy was triggered in my house…I even made my students convert their 2D ‘Abstraction of Flowers’ journal pages into 3D pop-up pages. Later on I continued mine on my own for 2 days straight. Then I was showing it off shamelessly to some of my friends who responded with something like “Oh that is so awesome, I want to make one.” A pop-up frenzy, I’m telling you. I obviously couldn’t get my 3D image into a 2D screen and therefore you find this spread where I tried to express the excitement of pop-ups! Thank you, Mike…there is nothing better than creating something out of nothing…perhaps inspiring others to create something out of nothing…which you did.