So, here I am, waiting to hear from the curating panel of an art project I applied to a few weeks ago. Ruminating. I organised my past work, found rubber stamps sheets I had forgotten about, borrowed (stole) ink-pads from my five-year-old's stash and started stamping away.
Folding is about the paper. Where it comes from. What it can say. Paper is where I keep my eye, hands and focus. I fold, fold, sew, solder and fold some more. Like a good little folding bee.
Thank you for sending your colourful paper catalogue. It was very thoughtful of you. I particularly liked page 28, with its bright colours. It made a splendid postmodern paper flower. This seemingly simple shape gave me a brilliant idea. Sooo brilliant. (not) With pages 30 to 38, I made a Samba Crown for my dear … Continue reading Dear Ikea,
Made Here Minnesota's jury is accepting proposals until August 14th, at midnight. I submitted yesterday. A whole week early! That is so not like me. I've always "perfected" everything I've done to the point of being almost late. Had I worked on my submission till the last minute, I would have been exhausted. But I've … Continue reading Feels like Christmas
“Curating jury”. That sounds grand and scary. Not to my five-year-old son, who, of course, has answers to all their questions.
A few days ago, I was talking drill-bits and pliers with my husband. Who knew I'd be digging around for embroidery needles today.
With thirteen days to go before the submission period ends, I've been toying around with different paper weight and sizes. I am now set on using a mixture of 8 and 7 square inch pieces of tracing paper and discarded printing paper. The easy, "crafty" part of the project is pretty much settled. (just have … Continue reading Getting technical
Thinking of the mere physical size of the project gave me a headache last night. I am intent on folding 1000 "catch-a-breaths". One thousand. I did some math and... once inflated and aligned in a nice, flat, organic shape, the installation would require 40 square meters ! Now, I have to consider lowering the number … Continue reading Trial and error
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