paper cicadas

origami cicadas

These pretty paper cicadas showed up at our Oak Street studio again. They were originally made for our book Foggy, but we couldn't fit them into the book. Someday we'll find a way to sneak them in :) The paper is great to work with, it's Mujizome origami paper.

Speaking of cicadas, this beautiful field is at the edge of Helliwell park, on Hornby Island and it's full of real live cicadas. Our sound designer, Brady, did some field recordings for our summer episodes here this week. The scent of this field is amazing, by the way. It is: sweet grass, cedar, pine and sage with sea breezes blowing through. I wish we could bottle it to take home. Perhaps someday the clever programmers will find a way to program it into our interactive storybooks :)