Shoji Birdhouse: Almost complete!

Saturday was the day for leaf work. Dave had nicely harvested four fronds from the licorice ferns at the park several days ago . Originally I was thinking about using bracken ferns, but he was unable to locate the plants. Oh well! These will do nicely. I chose to print the leaves onto butcher paperContinue reading “Shoji Birdhouse: Almost complete!”

Shoji Birdhouse contd.

Report from Thursday: This is where I’m at so far. Base is finished and wired. Roof is almost complete (ridgeline cap needs attaching and one more interior support to add). To do: Figuring out corner support strips, cut paper design and a couple of other things. Here are some photos of it lit up!  

Shoji Birdhouse Lamp

How often have I started a project with one thing in mind only to shift towards, well, something a bit different. Since I have not posted my original ideas/drawings, you would have no idea what I’ve been thinking.  The birdhouse deadline is fast approaching and many artists have already dropped their work off. Will IContinue reading “Shoji Birdhouse Lamp”

Off to Florida

Well, not me personally, but a trip to a warm place with lots of sunshine would be nice! No, I’m referring to the piece donated for the silent auction at the Houston Texas event.  It raised $65 for the National Education Program for Homeless Children & Youth. My sister-in-law let me know it received severalContinue reading “Off to Florida”

Paper cutting

After one week I’ve managed to pull together the start for 4 lanterns in Gold, Lacquer Red, Celery Green and Burgundy. A second Copper color is also ready for cutting. One discovery this week has been the importance of sharp blades. It makes all the difference on one’s hand/finger muscles. Yes, muscles are a tadContinue reading “Paper cutting”

Paperlantern Update

Yesterday, before heading to Eugene for lunch, Dave & I stopped by J&J Electric in Albany. I was on a quest to find parts for the lamp. Very nice folks there! The gentleman listened to what I needed and took us in the back to show us parts. We discussed the possibilities and came awayContinue reading “Paperlantern Update”

Paper Lantern

This was a fun project from Helen Hiebert’s class at Sitka. Start with 4.5″ x 6″ card stock and create a design. I’ve been looking at all the beautiful growth on an Oregon Ash outside my front door. Next step is to cut away the negative space. You can create as many panels as youContinue reading “Paper Lantern”

Paper Screen Project

Here is the paper screen/ shoji screen project I learned during Helen Hiebert’s “Paper in 3D” class at Sitka. Each panel is 6″ wide by 12″ tall and created using balsa wood. Cutting lace paper to cover one side of project. Gluing down paper. Front and back covered in Thai paper. Next step is hinges.Continue reading “Paper Screen Project”