You heard right! I have the opportunity to send some of my work to the talented and oh so charming Mr. Ryan Gosling. He's such a great actor and one of the few celebrities that kind of deserves a lot of attention. Have you seen Lars and the Real Girl? Drive? Half Nelson? If so, then you know what I'm talking about. Anyway, I wasn't sure what to gift him at first, but then decided to go with a sort of Dead Man's Bone theme (that would be his most amazing band).
He will get a photo block with the double exposure photo of Elise and Mr. Wiggles (that is what I call the skeleton I did the shoot with), a pair of antique photo cufflinks from the early 1900s with my Magnify image on them and a signed print of me dancing with Mr. Wiggles, of course.
I had to include a note, so I decided to do a message in a bottle. I wrote the note on the back of another Elise/Mr. Wiggles photo and rolled it up.
For packaging, I put the cufflinks in a little black velvet bag and tied an antique skeleton key to it. I wrapped the box in kraft paper and tied a keyhole to it with black and white bakers twine. Simple, but unique, I think. I hope.
So, maybe a little cheesy, especially with the message in a bottle thing, but he also has a good sense of humor, so I feel pretty okay with it all. hehe
The contents: photo block (wrapped in archival bag here), bag with cufflinks inside, 5x5 signed photo (on the very bottom) and message in a bottle.
The final wrapping. I love that keyhole!
My note to Ryan written on the back of this photo of Elise with Mr. Wiggles hand. I ended up using a bigger bottle.
The cufflinks with my Magnify image. These look much nicer in person. I'd reshoot them, but they're already packaged, so this is what you get!
This is the 5x5 signed print. Mr. Wiggles is featured very prominently in this gift!