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… and on, and on, and …

I really did think I would have finished Nurture, not Nature this week, but I have not. I am, however, getting really close. This is what I left on my bench yesterday afternoon when it got too dark to continue … Continue reading

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Working at one quarter speed …

It has been a slow-ish week again, so the panels and strips for Nurture, not Nature have not been printed yet. I did fold a test strip to finalize the size of the nine square panels so all the layouts … Continue reading

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It’s Too Darn Hot

It’s actually quite cool this morning, and yesterday wasn’t too bad, but most of the week had temperatures around 30ºC. It was too hot to work with folding paper in the daytime —my hands sweat at that temperature— so I … Continue reading

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Inheritance/Nurture, not Nature

I’ve been working on two new pieces this week involving a combination of printed panels and folded two-part menko. Some of the papers I am using are my hand made ones. The coloured one above contains asparagus fibre and delphinium … Continue reading

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The Elements: Air

I spent a good part of the week working on The Elements, beginning by making some test prints to check colour. (This also functioned as a printer test. Inkjet printers can get cranky when left sitting for extended periods.)

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The Elements

This is the image for the Fire piece from my planned series The Elements.

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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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Twenty-twenty Hindsight

I have been working on a new piece this week. In fact, nine new, similar, but not quite identical, pieces. I covered nine 6.35 cm (2.5 in) wooden blocks with three different Japanese papers purchased from The Paper Place in … 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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