Hello! Just a quick post to show off the most amazing book that my best friend brought us back from her trip to Paris! I already loved the French illustrator Rebecca Dautremer, but now?
Seeing pictures won't convey the sense of STUN one gets when opening this book, of which every single page is an intricate die cut opening into the next. It is ... insane.
I never knew die cutting could be this precise, or that a book like this could feasibly be mass-produced.
Look at the gate below: perfect tiny-fine iron gate rungs all die cut. WHAT?
It makes me wonder what the manufacturer of Laini's Ladies was doing, that nothing this delicate could be achieved!
This is what the back looks like, you get a better sense of the intricacy here. Wow, right?
Oh. Also, random painting project to show:
Having been meaning to do this since we moved in, and it turned out to be an hour of a project with Clementine's assistance. Fun!