Category Archives: Art

Weekly Inspiration – Origami as Art

It is said that origami (from the Japanese ‘ori’ (folding) and ‘kami’ (paper)) is the art of folding paper. Without getting too philosophical, does that make all origami art?! Well, no, but some of it certainly ticks that box. Personally I like making things that either look pretty or are functional (flowers, hearts, boxes – […]

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Creative book folding

First proper attempt at creating art/sculpture through book folding! Quite pleased with the result. I just did a very basic one, folding the top and bottom edges back to align with the spine, creating a point. I left a few pages free and simply tucked the pages round. Will be more adventurous next time.

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Weekly inspiration – The Big Draw!

It’s officially drawing time, as the 2013 Big Draw – The Campaign for Drawing – kicks off. Well, technically it’s already kicked off, as the official start was October 1st – but panic not, most of the events and key dates have yet to happen. Phew. And relax. The Campaign for Drawing’s Big Draw is […]

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Book art sculpture – first attempt

I just googled, looked at various tutorials, then played around with an old magazine – the chunkiest I could find! Found the middle then worked my way out, alternating the types of folds evenly.

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Des Contes De Grimm at L’Art De Rien – Rue D’Orsel, Paris

On a recent trip to Paris with the husband, I stumbled across L’Art De Rien and instantly fell in love. It helped that they had a “Contes de Grimm” exhibition on at the time, celebrating the bicentenary of the first Brothers Grimm stories. The inside of the shop was just fabulous- fake grass on the floor […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Books and art

I’ve been thinking recently about what kind of books to make and decided that maybe it would be a good idea to figure out what kind of book I would want for myself. What is about a book that makes me want it when I see it? It’s most definitely the look of the thing, […]

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Weekly Inspiration- colouring in

When freezer_girl told me about her new colouring book I was very excited. Yes, colouring in. Quite true, we’re not children. And yes, genuinely excited. BECAUSE IT’S AWESOME! Not only is there colouring of pretty pictures to be done, but you can doodle your own designs in there. And they’re all fun things that you’d […]

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Lunching Lusting- the Yorkshire Sculpture Park online shop

What do you do if you were all excited about seeing the Miró exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, but were too ill to go? Sulk, then remember about their website, then get distracted by the wonder of their online shop. I particularly like these letter press cookie cutters: And I have no idea what […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Cardcaptors

Ok, so this isn’t reeeally 100% about crafts. As I may have mentioned, we’re going to Florida soon. I’m making a notebook to take; it’s a little one, handbag sized, with a pocket in the back to put theme park tickets etc. The cover will be decorated with cartoon figures representing everyone going.  My first thought […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Paper, paper and more paper

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