I am making a cut-out paper mouse for my Sugar Mouse, mousespottersguide project...I used to design soft toys and I made all the paper patterns from scratch myself - very old fashioned way to do such, I am sure -- I expect it is all done with a 3D scanner now. But those skills I used to use are coming in handy for this project and what is more -- I love doing it.
As of late I've been trying to combine the spontaneity of a sketch with the weight of a painting. Next is to introduce transfers of photographs into the image. The surface itself has been an element - combined of multiples or a single surface it's texture and connection to the work a part of the concept.
I am planning my visit to a book publisher about my Paper Mouse project which is part of my Mouse Spotters Guide project.
I need to plan the visit as I am looking for advice on how to design the book and find out how much such books cost to produce and what sort of person the book is best aimed at. These questions will help me make a better book.
This particular book publisher makes Arty Books but nowadays no longer funds the whole process. So to get my Paper Mouse book made I will have to find another publisher and maybe link up with another organization.
Any one interested in this idea do contact me,