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Sometimes My Life is a Little Too Fluxus, Part Two

Last week I wrote about some of the works included in Sometimes My Life is a Little Too Fluxus, the Flux-kit conceived and assembled by Amy Spencer. This week I will show the rest of the works from the little … Continue reading

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It works, it works!

Last week I showed the first stages in designing an artist’s book using a hexatetraflexagon — a square flexagon with six faces. The project is complete, although there was a point at which I had my doubts.

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The Conundrum Completed

This past week I finished the layout of The Conundrum of the Workshops, and then strung it all together. Here’s a slightly distorted aerial view of it on my worktable.

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Send In the Clowns

This is my 600th post since I began this blog, and this week I reached (and surpassed) the total number of views I had for last year. In recognition of those milestones, it’s time for another giveaway. Since many of … Continue reading

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An Alternative Page Structure for a Japanese Stab Binding

This looks like a normal 4-hole Japanese Stab Binding, but it has a secret.

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A Possible Fan/Book

The title says “Possible” because I successfully made a fan/book that met my requirements this week, but I think it is only a solution and not necessarily the solution. I have continued working with the basic format that I showed … Continue reading

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Almost, but not really.

Sometimes things don’t happen according to plan. July 7th is the official birthday of this blog. (Five years, thank you.) It is also the earliest date on which Tanabata —the Star Festival— is celebrated in Japan. Normally I post a … Continue reading

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How To Make A Paper Mini Turbine

This weekend marks what I think of as the real start of summer. School is out and people have a little more free time with national holidays, civic holidays, and vacations. It seems like a good time for another DIY … Continue reading

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Some Experimental Fan Book Structures

On Friday I posted two videos about fan making in Japan. Finding those videos and a few days of warmer than normal weather set me to thinking about fan books: not just books whose pages could be fanned out, but … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Making a Japanese Folding Fan and Boshu Ichiwa: The making of a hand fan

We are getting a little preview of summer with temperatures above normal for a few days. Thinking of hot weather makes me think about ways to keep cool. Many cultures traditionally use a hand fan. Tonight’s pair of flicks show … Continue reading

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