UPDATE! FLAT FRIEND PRINTABLE DOWNLOADS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN MY ETSY SHOP!
Early this year when I attended the blog conference, Blissdom10, I brought along my friend, TidyMom, who was unable to attend, in the form of a Flat Friend. Loosely based on the Original Flat Stanley Project, I digitally designed a cartoony body with various outfits for different occassions, and digitally placed TidyMom’s sweet mug onto the top of each. Not only was Flat TidyMom fun to share at the conference, but she even got a smooch from Harry Connick, Jr. himself!The post about Flat Friends reached far enough that a sweet K/1 teacher at Howlong Public School, NSW, Australia, named Mrs. Jacka, contacted me with a special request. Her cherubs, as she lovingly refers to them, were soon to begin the Flat Stanley project and so wanted to have look-alike flat friends of their own. She sent me a photo of two of her students for school uniform reference and I created a little boy and girl set of flat bodies and emailed them to the class to print, place their own face photos onto and cut out.Here are the darling photographs I recently received last week of Mrs. Jacka’s precious cherubs with their own happy little Flat Friends all ready to go on wonderful adventures.
Disclaimer: After reading this post, one could assume I do this for anyone who writes to me with a darling request. And I have to tell you, I actually would do that for anyone if it were actually possible, but it simply is not. So this post is not to solicit more flat friends projects, but just to share some extraordinary cuteness and inspiration.
On another note…I’m off to St. Dorothy’s Retreat without any electronics. Just pencils, sketchpads and books. I’ll be back in a few days! Have a wonderful weekend!