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Friday Night Flicks: Pająki / Chandeliers

This week’s flick features the paper and straw works of Karolina Merska. Merska creates pająki, traditional Polish decorations used for celebratory decorations.     Here’s a picture of Merska’s giant pająk installed during the London Design Festival 2016. (Image from … Continue reading

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A Clear Midnight Revisited

With July 7, the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, still a couple of days away, I thought I would re-post one of my favourite previous Tanabata projects, a DIY star-themed artist’s book from 2018. An accordion with interlocked diamond-shaped … Continue reading

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Tanabata 2020

Every year I celebrate the anniversary of this blog on Tanabata, July 7, with a star-themed DIY project. For the sixth anniversary —and a little ahead of schedule in case you want to give it to someone on Canada Day … Continue reading

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FRAGILE, a DIY artist’s book

As promised, this week’s post features a DIY version of FRAGILE, my recent artist’s book created for the #areyoubookenough_break challenge on Instagram.

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Three thousand seven hundred and eighty

One of the mental games I played this week was doing arithmetic in my head, so I know that is the number of stitches it took to complete the designs on the little coloured panels for the nine versions of … Continue reading

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Memory Bank

I spent the week folding paper and assembling the five cubes for the work tentatively named Memory Bank. The cubes will be displayed as a group, but also work individually.

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Moving Right Along

If you have been following this blog for a while you may recall that I spent several weeks early in 2019 backing paper for use in works for my September 2020(?) exhibition Square Dance at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery … Continue reading

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The End of Mechanical Month

I had thought I might be finished my piece for #areyoubookenough_machine by today. I am close, but not quite there. Monday saw the beginning of a volvelle for the end of the square tube opposite the iris.

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Friday Night Flicks: How to Make a Record-Setting Paper Plane

Tonight’s flick has been on Colossal, and has been viewed more than 230,000 times since March 3, 2020 so there’s a good chance you have already seen it. Just in case you missed it, here it is. The video shows … Continue reading

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How to Make a “Hidden Page” Book

This week the Minnesota Center for Book Arts posted a ‘make along’ video with instructions for producing a “Hidden Page” book. You can find the twenty minute video here. To follow along, you will need to have ready the following … Continue reading

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