Looks as if today is Creative Day in the Fandom: This morning I saw a post by Rachel about her beautiful RAPS-inspired wooden box of wonders that she created as a present for fellow fan Laura. And I just commented on Kate’s post – which is fittingly entitled “An Embarrassment of Rich(i)es” – where she presents a few pieces of gorgeous fan art given to her by fellow fans. The gist of my comment was “I love how our shared interest in the (life and) work of Mr A leads to creative inspiration. Even if others should sneer at our fangirling over an actor – I smugly think to myself that it is precisely the fangirling that has allowed me to fulfil my creative urges, as well as meeting lots of creative, funny, interesting fellow fans.” So in the spirit of all the creativity displayed today, I thought I’d add my long overdue RAPS post for an embarrassment (see above) of four mini-RAPSes that I actually created way back in April…
Remember the last shrine post? It was already way back in May when I presented the last shrine which was inspired by Mr Thornton – and chocolate. Well, it didn’t stop there. You see, I had received a gorgeous packet of Thornton’s chocolate from a dear friend (*waves at Hariclea*). As we all know, the Thornton’s brand of chocolate is irresistible for more than one reason, and even more, this one was salted caramel flavour. Needless to say that those little chocolate pearls did not last long *licks fingers*. And with Mr Thornton’s name splashed all over the box, Sonja had to save the packaging, too. The logo came handy in Thornton RAPS 220. But I also saved the individual pearl wrappers – they were just so pretty with their shiny sky blue foil and the shimmering golden logo. I knew I had to use them somehow, some time.
And I did.
Four mini RAPS came off the production line at RAPS Inc., and all four of them are riffing on the theme already established in the larger RAPS 220.
Slight variations to each of these four shrines. Poor Mr Thornton has been slightly muffled by the cravat… However, the little piece of fabric *can* actually be untied
and Mr Thornton is undone.
The above mentioned wrappers all became the backdrop of the upper part of the minis. I was musing what kind of context I could invent for them, and then it came to me that the word “pearl” is often used in a phrase that describes wise words or statements. So, Thornton’s pearls would be iconic words, as spoken by our beloved Mr Thornton. There were indeed a few…
Which one is your favourite – and which of these completely subjectively chosen scenes is your favourite in the mini series?
Now, two of these four RAPS minis have already made their way to some lovely fandom friends. But two are still waiting to find a new home. Anybody looking for an overbearing master? Somebody interested in discussing Miss Hale’s brother with Mr Thornton? These two are still available, and I would like to raffle them off to you.
Same rules as always: You are in the draw if you leave me a comment here on my blog. There will be two winners – one for each shrine. The winners will be randomly selected via Randompicker. The raffle is open to everyone anywhere in the world. Entries open until Sunday, 20 September 2020 11.59pm BST. The shrine will be sent to you at no further cost. Good luck, everyone!