Mysterious Paper Sculptures

I love surprises.  Especially beautiful ones that take your breath away.

Look at the exquisite dragon sculpture (made out of paper) above.  It’s one of several being left surreptitiously throughout Edinburgh’s literary community.  No one knows who’s leaving them.

First, there was the paper tree left at the Scottish Poetry Library

Then others cropped up all over town

What delightful finds!  I wonder who’s leaving them.  The Edinburgh Evening News thinks they know, but they’re keeping it a secret for now.  Whoever you are, could you please leave one on my doorstep?  Pretty please?

[Post image: Dragon Paper Sculpture, taken from Central Stn]


  1. clare
    Oct 04, 2011

    I think this should be an inspiration for people to leave little anonymous home-made treasures for people in need of a lift, or to show appreciation for underappreciated work. A new word could be coined for such a gift, no matter what it is. They could be called, “paper dragons”.

    • Elissa
      Oct 04, 2011

      Great idea. Should I send you one first? 🙂

  2. Worthy
    Oct 04, 2011

    Oh my goodness, those are amazing! I love the notes that come with them. Did you read them all?

    • Elissa
      Oct 04, 2011

      Yeah, aren’t they delicious? I love that whoever did it (I think they know) loved books and book places, and thought of ingenious things to say. That’s why I’m thinking he or she should leave one on my doorstep next. Just sayin’.

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