Hooray for Friday! We’ve had a busy week: team meetings, the book party for Mom, Inc., productive brainstorming sessions, and project prototyping. It’s a thrill to walk into shops and see Issue No. 7 on the stands. Not only is it one of my favorite covers so far—can I have a giant plush tree man in my house, please?—but also my favorite theme. When I spotted these paper illustrations by Fideli Sundqvist, they seemed too wonderfully whimsical to keep to myself.
I’ve seen lots of 3-D paper work, but certain elements of Sundqvist’s creations really stood out from the rest for me. The topographical layers of paper, the unusual cloud and wave shapes, and the depth of expression she creates in the face of her characters with just a couple of curved cuts for eyes and mouth. It’s utterly delightful. My goal this weekend is to be a bit like that elephant: I want to call up a friend and head out on an adventure! If all goes well, I will report back next week. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!