I celebrated by inviting whoever wanted to show up to join me for some folding. Thirty-eight people came, from Susan in Alaska, where is was five degrees below zero, to a lovely woman from the Southern US, where it was 95 degrees, and Canada to Florida, and even a night owl from the UK.
We made little accordion books. It went just as planned. People showed up early, we chatted, I started a demonstration two minutest after the hour, opened the mics for questions, then I slowed down and taught this sweet simple structure slowly. The last 10 minutes people asked all sorts of questions.
And then we were done.
I will be doing this again next Saturday, same time, same zoom link, different accordion variation.
Am hoping that, again, people will show up early and show off what they made from this week. Then we’ll get to work.
For it’s birthday, I’ve made this nine-year old blog a pop-up card, inspired byArno Célérier, whose work I saw on David A. Carter’s facebook page. I generally don’t spend much time making pop-ups, but I do like cutting paper. Sometimes, while sitting having morning coffee with my husband, I cut silly little shapes from any paper that near me, just because I like the activity of cutting. Then I throw the shapes away.
Seeing Arno Célérier’s work has made me think about assembling these little paper doodles into pop-up cards.
The assemblages above is to celebrate nine years of blogging.
On this same date, in 2014, four years ago, I started engaging on twitter, so it’s a four-year old birthday for @paulakrieg. Here’s my birthday card to my twitter handle.
A sweet little close up detail:
I’m liking having been inspired to play in this way.