March 25, 2011

Una Luz Diminuta Surgió De La Nada

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We found this beautifully illustrated children’s book on our trip to Spain. I wish I could tell you what it’s about, but it is VERY long and all in Spanish. I made up my own story based on the illustrations: There was a quirky scientist, who loved the beauty of nature and machinery. He discovered a way to create creatures that were half machine and half nature – but not in a freaky sci-fi kind of way – in a perfect symbiosis.

We especially loved these tables of some of his creations.

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We decided to create our own creatures. We played the idea of a stilt walking tiger and a gear horse:

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But finally decided that a heli-phant was the best choice.

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Elefante Romper