It’s time I finally post this latest RAPS that has been sitting on my desk for several weeks now. The events of the last month or so put a bit of a dampener on my blogging activities, but with spring comes a fresh new urge to get back into more blog activities. My creative energy has been renewed, and after working on a re-stock of my mini book brooches for Etsy and some playing with watercolours, I feel like making a few more pocket shrines. Just by playing with images of my favourite actor, I might also feel a little bit more in love with him again 😁. I wouldn’t mind that…
Anyway, I made this shrine a couple of months ago, and it basically happened because I came across this tin in my stash.
You may have seen this tin before. I used an identical one for a fun little RAPS game, but way back in 2017 (! 😱). Once again I felt that the tin is cute enough to stay as it is. But whenever I decide to keep a tin’s outside design untouched, I try to make sure it fits the theme of the shrine inside. So my starting point this time was a fishy theme that matched the exterior of the box. And this is how I work: I started thinking about catchphrases that work with “fish”. And the phrase “many fish in the sea” came to mind. So I designed a scene around that:
Many fish, you say, and only *one* RA? Not so.
There’s a whole gaggle of them peeking from behind the bushes. Whatever are they up to??
If you look closely, you may notice that this time, I have used the deeper part of the tin for the bottom, and left the shallower lid for the top. The idea was that the bottom part of the tin can be used playfully and interactively. Because there’s many fish in the pond…
Even though the gif quality is atrocious (I didn’t have a proper tripod to photograph with, and so the framing of the gif is totally off), do you catch my drift? Essentially I got all the half-naked chaRActers together for a little pond moment. They can be placed in the pond (bottom of the tin) just as you like it. And while you are keeping the lid shut, they can be held behind the bushes, hiding from prying eyes… 🕵🏻♀️
Here you can see the pond in all its blue-water glory… And here is my favourite set-up:
All in – Porter is checking out Guy, and Thorin is barrelling his way through…
Anyway, this shrine needs a new home. As always, the same procedure: Leave me a comment and you are in the draw. The shrine will be sent anywhere in the world at no cost to the winner. Comments are open until 11.59pm on Friday, 23 April 2021. Good luck!