There were five us in Lisa's book art and letterpress studio, Common Life Press.. and when Michelle arrived for set-up Thursday night with a bouquet of paper flowers as our centerpiece I was charmed. The origami-folded papers reminded me of the beauty of words, of poetry, of love letters and maps to magical places...
Sunday... when things slowed down a bit and sales were not happening... we asked Michelle to teach us this folded wonder. I started making notes...
|Not quite right.. a mutation?|
|My friend made this bonefolder|
|The Eight Steps to a Paper Flower|
This is them too....
|One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight...|
It's a good way to learn a complicated process. Each new step includes all the previous steps... so by the eighth step the first step has been repeated 8 times.. which is about my level of necessary repetition for memory retention.
|Finished paper flower of the blue roses print|
Inspiration comes in many forms.