“Fragment” in the GBW traveling exhibition “Formation”

Remember this post about my paper mosaic "Fragment" in Letter Arts Review? I just revisited the exhibition at the Guild of BookWorkers site and was pleasantly surprised to see a beautifully organized online presentation of the exhibition. Here's my page.

And here's the remaining schedule of "Formation":

Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
November 1, 2018 — March 7, 2019

Charles E. Young Research Library Lobby Gallery
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
March 15 — May 25, 2019

North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA
June 5 — July 27, 2019

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
August 1 — October 30, 2019

Seasonal papercraft madness (a.k.a. Make your own Thanksgiving centerpiece)

Well, the title of the post says it all. I love the hand-mixer legs. If you've got all the cooking done, go on and whip up this centerpiece for Thanksgiving.

Click on the title of the post or the image at left for links via Creative Techs Tips to the original PDF with printable turkey parts and some truly amusing Google-translations from the Japanese to English. To illustrate just how amusing, here's step 1:

"Each component crop. The center of the fuselage parts, maintenance hatch Crop Please be sure to complete the hole this will be a great help to me.
Put a finger, please ensure that the size of a peach but also slots in the slit, please remember to put a slit."

via Boing Boing via Make

My bit for Internet veracity & Peter Callesen

I got an email yesterday which included some images of really wonderful paper cut art, and the following message:

"Entries for an art contest at the Hirshorn [sic] Modern Art Gallery in DC. The rule was that the artist could use only one sheet of paper."

Huh??? The images are incredible but the message is a load of hooey.

This image, and the others in that email, are from the website of Peter Callesen, an awesome paper artist. I'm tempted to show you some more of his work, but just click on the link in this paragraph, or the title of this post, and go see for yourself.

Art competition indeed! Humph.

Cut paper design

Here is one of my ideas for a cut paper design. The cut paper version will be at least 11" x 17"; that's the size of the drafting film upon which I lettered the poem. The idea came from that original scrap on the left (one of those scraps I saved the other day when I was cleaning out the box), which is a bit of calligraphy about 3" x 6". The scrap is at least 11 years old. See, I just knew it would come in handy one day!

How this is going to fulfill the requirement that there be foreground, middle ground and background I haven't worked out yet. I suppose I could make a case that the large leaves are foreground, the lettering middle ground, and the background -- which will be also cut paper on a smaller scale and maybe stick out through the large-leaf areas. I don't know yet.

I bought a 100-pack of #11 X-acto blades about 15 years ago and I still have 3/4 of them in the box, but that's changing rapidly. Cutting drafting film dulls the blades quickly!