Saturday, 30 August 2014

This Summer's Lantern!





There is a sad note to this year's lantern, as it was a memorial lantern for our friend Andrew.  Andrew was a long time member of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Lantern Committee, known for his off-kilter humour and fabulous sense of style (purple hat and tutu!)  He passed away suddenly last year.
One of his favourite outfits was his Baby Cthulhu costume, and that became the inspiration for this little guy.  It was a tag team effort by me, Lin, Jessica and Nicole. I did the framework for the head, arms and legs.

These pictures show an almost-finished lantern.  Unfortunately I do not have a photo of the final lantern, with wings of green bubble wrap and yellow and red eyes.  This lantern was given to Andrew's family.

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