Illustration Friday – Jiri Votruba turned into a Memory Box

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On our trip to Prague almost a year ago, I bought these coasters with designs of Votruba because I like the popping colours and the handdrawn look of his illustrations. But we never used them as coasters because we already have a set that the Scotsman loves and always has in use. So they were just lying around.

Why not make something out of them that would remind of the nice trip we had, then? And here it is, the Memory Box! During the process I wrecked one coaster of the set (the one with the Golem on it wouldn’t take it to get holes punched through it), so I made the bottom of the box out of a piece of thick carton and glued a bit of an old map onto it that shows Prague. Clever, eh?