tiny pink & gold lanterns

A few days ago I found some thin flourescent pink paper at the Daiso in Richmond. I bought it on impulse, and added it to my big box of scraps that I use to make collages. The next evening, I sat down to do some illustrations, but I ended up taking a break to play with it. Sometimes, when your work is creative, you can forget how fun it is to make things with no real goal.

I used a few little squares of it to make some tiny lanterns, using the same method as the big ones from a few weeks ago. Anything pretty that costs 50¢ and takes 1 minute to make is really satisfying. The next day Henry spotted one from across the room right away.

One is now living in a corner of Auggie's room, balanced on an old chopstick. The gold is from a scrap of gold tissue from a birthday present. It makes me feel cheerful when I raise the blinds on a gloomy morning.