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I am a designer/maker and children's author/illustrator based in the UK. This is my online sketchbook to share my latest inspirations and experiments with the world. Enjoy! If you would like to see more of my work then feel free to visit lizziethomas.co.uk or follow me on twitter @CocoKokeshi

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Here is a hand cut paper house I have made inspired by the view of the countryside from a window at Uppark House, a National Trust Property, along with one of my trademark wood shaving ‘gardens’.

Paper and wood shavings

Copyright Lizzie Thomas 2013

www.lizziethomas.co.uk

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Here is a sculpture I made inspired by the view from the window at Uppark House, a National Trust property

Paper and wheatgrass

Copyright Lizzie Thomas 2013

www.lizziethomas.co.uk

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Some ‘crafted camouflage’ I have made inspired by my research into gardening and miniatures.

Paper and wheatgrass.

Copyright Lizzie Thomas 2013

www.lizziethomas.co.uk

May
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This is a model I made inspired by the garden at Uppark House, a National Trust property. I have used a planting diagram from their garden as a backdrop to the scene. They have one of the 2 great doll’s houses from the Eighteenth century housed there, hence the play on scale with the doll’s house wellington boots.

Paper and plastic


Copyright Lizzie Thomas 2013

www.lizziethomas.co.uk

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Maquette playing around with 3D form based on the theme of a fairy tale house and researching the meaning of houses in folk tales. I plan to paper cut each cube.

May
25th
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apartmentdiet:

More fun. 😊
bookshelfporn:

A Library Slide
We love this wooden slide that is slotted into a combined staircase and bookshelf of a house in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea,
Designed by Moon Hoon.
Submitted by Bookshelf Porn reader Jesse Richardson via Colossal.

apartmentdiet:

More fun. 😊

bookshelfporn:

A Library Slide

We love this wooden slide that is slotted into a combined staircase and bookshelf of a house in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea,

Designed by Moon Hoon.

Submitted by Bookshelf Porn reader Jesse Richardson via Colossal.

(via andym801)

May
18th
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This is by far some of the best book art I have seen, simply genius. Made by Thomas Allen, www.thomasallenonline.com. We are both exhibiting in the World Pop Up Art show in Seoul Arts Centre, South Korea at the moment.

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May
17th
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For thousands of years we used paper to write, paint and communicate our thoughts, dreams and desires. Paper-cutting is a unique art form, Chinese women use this graceful and intricate media to record the joy and surprises of their lives.
— Yu Fordy Fu, paper artist, from ‘World Pop Up Art’, published by Artcenter IDA
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The role of women in paper cutting.

I am researching deeper into paper cutting and have discovered that in China in the countryside paper cutting is almost solely done by women and girls. In the past this was even a skill that was used to judge brides. Females were expected to master the craft.

from http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/

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Pink House (Picardie, France) by Louise Bristow. 
This is my favourite of her models. She constructs 3D scenes which she then paints 2D scenes from. The paintings that result have a very special quality which, as a maker, I love.

Pink House (Picardie, France) by Louise Bristow.


This is my favourite of her models. She constructs 3D scenes which she then paints 2D scenes from. The paintings that result have a very special quality which, as a maker, I love.

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I came across this wonderful painting by Louise Bristow today when researching the theme of constructed realities. It is ‘Untitled (Woodshed)’, 2005, http://www.louisebristow.com
I love the sticks resting on the wooden ‘house’. It reminds me of making dens as a child.

I came across this wonderful painting by Louise Bristow today when researching the theme of constructed realities. It is ‘Untitled (Woodshed)’, 2005, http://www.louisebristow.com

I love the sticks resting on the wooden ‘house’. It reminds me of making dens as a child.