Folding paper can make your brain hurt.

Making a daily square for my #99DayProject leaves me part of each day free. This week I tried my hand at folding origami tessellations. Here’s what I made.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Passion of Roche Jagu

Tonight’s flick is an animation from James Stewart/Geneva Film Co based on a papercut by Béatrice Coron. From the Vimeo webpage:

When two umbrellas from rival medieval clans are swept up by the tragedy of Roche Jagu castle, they must rebuild their identities and culture… and maybe find love along the way.

 

Because of its privacy settings, you can only watch the video here.

 

If you have a few spare minutes this weekend, check out Coron’s website. You can get a glimpse of the work the film used as its starting point in this article from ouestfrance.

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Week Four of my #99dayproject and a Modular Accordion

I finished another seven squares for my 99 day project this week. Monday was lilacs.

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Friday Night Flicks: Sam Heidinger

Ooops! Somehow it is Saturday and this week’s flick hasn’t been posted. (Given the day-to-day sameness of my life, I am surprised this doesn’t happen more often.)

Today’s flick features the work of Calgary artist Sam Heidinger. She does paper cuts in a traditional way —hand drawn, then cut with a blade— but uses a lot of subject matter from pop culture.

 

 

If it is as warm where you are as it is here, you might want to find a cool spot and spend some quiet time this weekend trying your hand at paper cutting.

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Saskatoon Berry/Applesauce Cake: a DIY artist’s book and a recipe

The May book arts challenge on Instagram is #areyoubookenough_fruit. Since I live adjacent to a city named for a fruit —Saskatoon— and since the bushes grow wild where I live, I chose the Saskatoon berry. Although they are usually baked in pies or made into jelly, I like them in cakes too. My book of the month is a slice of cake and a recipe.

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Friday Night Flicks: Anne Rosat

This week’s flick takes a look at another traditional form of paper cutting through the work of Swiss artist Anne Rosat.

 

 

You might want to try your hand at cutting  and gluing a little picture this weekend.

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Another week of cutting little squares, and some other things

We are waiting for rain, which influenced the square for today in my #99dayproject.

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Friday Night Flicks: Christine Kim

Today’s artist, Christine Kim, combines her elegant drawings with both hand- and machine-cut paper designs.

 

 

This weekend might be a good time to check out Kim’s website. If you like Kim’s work and have a few minutes to spare after looking at her website, you might check out the paintings of Arghavan Khosravi, which have a similar aesthetic.

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A 99 Day Project

You may have noticed various people doing 100 day projects or challenges in assorted places on the Internet. I have begun my own version. It will be a 99 day project because 9 is my favourite number.

Here’s the square for Day 1.

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Friday Night Flicks: Hiromi Moneyhun

This week’s flick features the papercut artistry of Hiromi Moneyhun. While her work is in a more traditional vein than the three-dimensional work of Cat Lamora shown last week’s video, it is in a distinctive personal style.

 

 

You might enjoy spending a few more minutes of your weekend looking at more of the artist’s work on her website.

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