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Lost in Translation

I had another glitch while making the edition copies of A Clear Midnight this week. (You can find a printable DIY copy here. It works.) I had successfully corrected, saved, printedst and made one copy of the book. Everything seemed … Continue reading

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A Question of Scale

David has persuaded me to do a small edition of A Clear Midnight. Rather than just produce copies of the DIY book, I decided that the edition copies should be larger. This is the reverse of my usual process. Normally … Continue reading

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Cover for A Clear Midnight

Last week’s post contained the instructions for making A Clear Midnight, and a link to a printable pdf of the parts. This week you can make a cover for the book.

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A Clear Midnight

It is once again time to offer a DIY artist’s book in celebration of the anniversary of this blog: four years this coming Saturday. Since July 7 is also the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, the book is star-themed. … Continue reading

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More Paper Toys

I have continued to play with making paper toys and produced two more this week. This one’s called Feed The Troll. The object of the game is to flick small items (paper clips, candy wrappers, used chewing gum) at the … Continue reading

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Sumer is icumin in

We have gone from Winter, through Spring, and into Summer in a very short time this year. I define Spring as the time between the last snow and the first mosquitoes. We now have the bugs (mosquitoes and ticks) and … Continue reading

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How To Make A Paper Sheath For Scissors

I mentioned a while ago, when writing about my knitter’s version of a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread book, that I made a paper sheath for my little scissors. That’s the main subject of today’s post.

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Friday Night Flicks: To Fold Paper

Today’s flick is another look at origami, this time from the perspective of master folder Quentin Trollip. The works Trollip produces go beyond the average geometric abstractions of animal forms that occur in many origami folds, with the addition of … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: Pi Day 2018

Beauty in Numbers: Pi/3.14 is a lovely animation of π. Here’s the description that accompanies the video on Vimeo: Beauty In Numbers is an animated film exploring the mysteries of the endless number pi. Using mathematical concepts as inspiration, the … Continue reading

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The Binding Swap 2

Today’s post features four more books from the Binding Swap. (Previous post here.) Barbara made tunnel books for the swap. Unlike many tunnel books, hers are designed to lie on their backs so that one is looking down on layers … Continue reading

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