But the big picture isn't everything. If you look closely you can see that many of the pieces are made up of different animals, hay bales, and crops. Not to mention that cool optical illusion of a piece being put in place at the top. Even the elephant itself is very carefully designed, look at the shadows representing the legs on the far side. Well done Ms. Le Grand, your farm is, without a doubt, one of a kind.
Continue reading to see what Dénise Le Grand had to say about her farm art.
What inspired me first was the elephant. I love elephants and in real life I collect them in all shapes and materials. The second thing was the jigsaw. I also love jigsaws and I thought it would be great to make something with shadows and pieces falling together but not finished yet. So I immediately thought of a jigsaw with 1 piece still not in place.
Do you have any awesome decorating tips to share?
Don't freak out when you see some farm designs! Just start simple and keep trying and make the design more difficult every time you make something. Draw the design first, like I do, and keep the drawing next to you or find something online you like and start making the outlines with hay bales. Most importantly, remember that designing farms takes time, so having problems sleeping might help ;)
My elephant farm is the 3rd farm I entered for competition and was also my 3rd big farm design I made.
How did you go about making those perfectly shaped puzzle pieces and elephant? Was it difficult?
First I started to make the squares with shadow, then I made them into jigsaw pieces. Then I made the outlining of the elephant. Was it difficult? Yes and no.
How long did it take you to complete the design?
It took me much longer then the other designs I made. The part that was difficult was the design itself 'cause I started with jigsaw pieces that were not placed together yet. I restarted 3 times before I was on the right track. It took me 4 or 5 days, but that's also 'cause I wanted to make it as perfect as possible, 'cause it was an elephant.
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