September 12, 2015

Making of the Jack-O'-Lantern Paper Moon

 We are so thrilled to be able to share the behind the scenes and outcome of our DREAM COME TRUE collaboration with DAPPSY!!!
  This was an idea in the making for almost 2 years ever since the first time we modeled on one of their fantastic paper moons in an orange grove. We absolutely loved working with Victoria & Chris before (the wonderfully talented husband & wife team behind Dappsy) and we were so inspired by the idea of collaborating with them again when we moved to California. So was born... the "Moonlight Magic Collection" a series of one-of-a-kind specialty moons hand painted by Jonas! 
In the video (below) we show more of the process and how all of us used our skills to make the Jack-O'-Lantern Paper Moon come to life! First we looked at some vintage Halloween illustrations and with our own imagination Jonas drew up a sketch of the happy harvest moon and we sent it to the Paper Moon Shoppe headquarters where they cut out, painted, and assembled the moon. 
Then Jonas got to work on painting the face and craters while Lindsay started gathering props for the set design and putting the outfits together. Jonas also hand cut and painted the bats you see on the barn wall. 
The day of the photo shoot was a very hot day but we still had fun putting the set together and Victoria took shoots of Samantha and Erin but we waited to do the rest of the shoot until night fell.
 Victoria did a wonderful job on the photos as well as being the amazing coordinator of all this! It's such a dream to see our Halloween moon come to life and couldn't be more please with the outcome from our mutual labor of love and collaboration with DAPPSY!
This one of a kind happy harvest moon is currently available on ETSY + more paper moons on www.papermoonshoppe.com. Make sure to follow DAPPSY on their social media to be notified of more paper moon adventures, because this is only the beginning...the best is yet to come!
-Tales of Sheaves 
 

September 3, 2015

MacGyver Filming Location (Venice Beach, CA)

MACGYVER!!! One of our favorite TV shows! The man with a paper clip, Swiss army knife, and a knack for getting out of sticky situations...but more than that he is a hero and we think one of the best role models on TV! We both remember seeing it on TV as kids but we didn't started watching MacGyver together until we were engaged when Jonas' twin brother let us borrow the seasons, and we were hooked ever since!
When we got married in California we realized that we could go see some of the filming locations but we never got the chance before we moved to Sweden. When Lindsay's parents needed a ride to the LA airport we saw it was really close to Venice and thanks to MacGyver Online we got the exact location!
 We had just watched Season 1 Episode 9 "The Prodigal" the night before which showed MacGyver's first apartment of the series for the first time! In that episode you see MacGyver back from an adventure and feeling good to be back home where he looks from his balcony to the Venice beach and boardwalk. You see him going to get his mail and meeting a client, Frank, who he gets coffee for at the cafe (under the blue sign). We are unsure if that used to be an actual working cafe or was just a set but either way it's hard to tell since there is a gate surrounding that lower area now.
The scenes at his apartment building are brief but it was mind-blowing for MacGyver fans like us to see this "historical landmark" and stand in the spot where some thugs came to kidnap Frank and MacGyver chases after then in a yellow sports car...all right in Venice Beach!
While in Venice we took a stroll down the boardwalk and took in the unique street art on the buildings, interesting characters walking about, and enjoyed a nice lunch and ice cream in the Gingerbread Court. Venice is a very quirky place but definitely worth a visit if you're in LA!
Now that we live in California we hope to do more filming location videos for some of our favorite TV shows and movies, we hope you enjoyed seeing our vlog and photos!
-Tales of Sheaves

September 2, 2015

End of Summer Fun (AUGUST 2015)

August was our 2nd month living in California after moving from Sweden and was full of end of summer adventures (and a few misadventures). 
We kicked off the first day of August by going to The Packing House  for the first time!
It was built in 1919 during the citrus age of California and has know been turned into an international food and dessert mall, there is such a great variety!
 The next weekend we found ourselves back in Downtown Anaheim 
where some friends of ours were swing dancing and there was also an art crawl, it was such a fun environment!
Though we aren't much of beach goers, Lindsay's family wanted to have a last family beach bbq before summer was over, which of course called for s'mores!
Seeing us standing here looking at the beautiful California sunset, it's still hard for us to believe sometimes that we aren't just on a trip, that we actually live here now! Sometimes it all just feels like a vacation, I'm sure our brains will catch up to our bodies soon enough!
Since we driving Lindsay's parents to the LA airport we decided to make a day trip of it and we went to see a MacGyver filming location in Venice Beach which you can see more of HERE!
 After Venice we realized we would be stuck in terrible traffic if we headed back then so we decided to go check out the Santa Monica Pier!
The wooden pier was first opened in 1909 and still filled with loads of old-fashioned charm!
Probably the most exciting thing that happened to us this month was that we finally got DISNEYLAND passes!!!
Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning...
So now whenever we miss castles and medieval architecture we can go to Disneyland to get a piece Europe!
And what could be even MORE exciting than Disneyland?!? The ravens that have migrated to Main Street USA are saying that Halloween time is drawing near...
Which leads us to our "secret project" collaboration with Dappsy!!! 
Our wonderful friends Victoria & Chris (who have a paper moon shoppe) approached us about doing a specialty moon collection where they would cut a moon that Jonas would design and hand paint and Lindsay would stylize the photo shoots!
We put a lot of love into this project and our happy Jack-O'-Lantern harvest moon is only the first of the "Moonlight Magic Collection" collaboration between Tales of Sheaves and Dappsy! So stay tuned for more and you can see the behind the scenes + more photos from the shoot HERE!
We hope you enjoyed coming along with us on our August adventures via photos and the video below! It's hard to believe that our summer was split living between Sweden and California but we couldn't be more thrilled to head into autumn and all the adventures it has in store!

-Tales of Sheaves