Yesterday I sat on my front porch waiting for Samuel's school bus.
While I was doing this, I was covering a hanger with dictionary pages. Doesn't everyone wait for a school bus on her porch wrapping a wire hanger with old book pages?
Nonetheless, this is what I was doing. I was also creating paper beads in assorted sizes.
In my attempt to be organized, I decided to make my origami boxes useful. I took one of the boards I had painted (from the upcycled 1930's desk) and five of my origami boxes of assorted sizes, and glued the boxes to the board.
Instantly I had a sorting device for my beads.
My friend was visiting and he reached for one of the boxes to inspect it more closely. For whatever reason, people love handling my origami. I don't mind at all, I enjoy the artful interaction.
Anyway, he reached for the box and attempted to lift it up and said, "Hey, this is glued down!"
I smiled and said, "Yes, this is one of the ways I am putting all my paper folding into good use!" as I dropped a bead into one of the boxes.
I still want to add a gloss finish but for now, theses sweet boxes on board are the perfect small, pretty containers for my itty bitty pieces of other works of art.
Oh - people ask me how I make origami boxes and dresses. Very simply: I watched YouTube Videos and followed along. This is the exact video I watched to learn how:
What is happening along your adventures in Art Every Day land?
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