Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm Alive...

Just busy working. I spent a few days helping paint a set for friends, but most of the month has been spent earning a living. I am tired and ready for the summer holidays to start.                                    Seventeen more days of school. Yes, I am counting the days. It is finally spring here! How can I tell? Frogs, rhodies and rain!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flag Books

Ever since looking at my friend Lynne's flag book variations at Wayzgoose, my brain has been churning non-stop. This has been challenging, since my work schedule has cut into the studio time in a big way lately. Still, there is time for little projects, like this one. The best way to understand how a structure goes together is to build one yourself, so here are my attempts at flag books. To make it interesting, I limited my tools to scissors, glue stick, and paper punch (after cutting the basic red rectangle with a paper cutter). No pencil, pen, or paint. The first book is about wind in a forest.

The next book is an underwater scene. Well, I guess that is pretty obvious.

I am now working on some other folded book shapes with an eye to incorporating more of my fiber-style into them. I have a tendency to dive right in without much thought to testing my theories, often with disastrous results. This time I am trying to be much more disciplined.

We shall see how that goes. Heh.