Well yes: that's what I'm doing today, because I'm making a page about a bear. A bear called Paddington.
last time I visited Little E he had a DVD he wanted to share, so we watched the new Paddington movie for a bit; and then I had to go home. Of course a few days later I magically acquired a copy myself, so I could enjoy the rest of the story. It wasn't anything at all like any Paddington book I remembered; but it was fun all the same.
No: the Paddington stories in my head all come to me through a haze of 1970's pastels: the colours on the covers of the Puffin paperbacks I used to save up for and choose from the newsagents in town. I stood in the window of the shop, going through the one shelf of children's books, just about able to read for myself, and I reached out my hand, and picked out a pink one. The new movie is bright, full of reds, loud; but I went back to quiet to make my page, back to the quiet of a sunny afternoon curled up in the tent in our garden, reading.
It seemed like the perfect subject when Get It Scrapped asked for a page using something furry or fuzzy. So I pulled out my bag of felt scraps and cut some letters to match Paddington's brown duffel coat; and then I decided to add a tiny brown fur heart right at the bottom. To keep the heart shape I thought the best idea might be to punch it out and then mount the fur underneath so the cutout keeps it defined. Other approaches to going fuzzy can be found here on the Get It Scrapped blog.
I ♥ Paddington, in a retro way. And you? Any books you dream of in one colour, and then see differently, when you look at the big screen?