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1765Re: paper ornaments

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  • Lori Z
    Nov 6, 2010
      Wow, Jill. This is fantastic information!

      We do a monthly free art activity for customers out in front of Made in Ojai (http://www.madeinojai.com) and the stick dolls would be just perfect for us!

      And those snowflakes are gorgeous. We also teach customers to make the cut paper snowflakes every Sunday in December, but these would be fantastic for decorating the store.

      Can you please post a reminder about the Xmas tree farm when it gets a bit closer? I want to go but there's so much going on right now that I'm afraid I'll forget about it. ;-)



      --- In bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com, "Jill Littlewood" <jill@...> wrote:
      > Hi everyone,
      > Fishbon is a collaborative arts group here in Santa Barbara and they are
      > going to do a wonderful, crazy Xmas tree farm this year on the weekend of
      > December 10, 11, and 12. It will be at 46 Helena St. one block from Stearns
      > Warf. The trees will be cut from wood in cool patterns - flames and such
      > since a lot of these folks go to burning man - and they will also have their
      > annual Santa Con event with costumes you never knew Santas dressed in
      > (http://www.independent.com/news/2008/dec/24/fishbons-art-participatory-cele
      > bration/). To decorate the trees I'm working up some ideas that use paper:
      > kirigami (http://rhodiadrive.com/2007/11/13/kirigami/), quilling, origami,
      > and others. I thought this paper snow flake might be of interest to this
      > group: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ausJdGcgs0k
      > <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ausJdGcgs0k&feature=player_embedded>
      > &feature=player_embedded
      > I am also going to be doing a doll/puppet thing that has always been
      > successful, this time using the holiday theme. It is so simple it is
      > magical: cross two sticks together and wrap them so they don't move too
      > much. Now start putting fabric and broken jewelry parts on. I am always
      > amazed at how this simple beginning gives permission to go in any direction:
      > if you are a seven year old boy, it becomes a super-hero with the addition
      > of a cape. If you are a girl, a crown or wings is all you need to be a
      > fairy princess. My daughter and I used to make these dolls in the field by
      > crossing two sticks, wrapping with grass, and adding acorn heads, moss hair,
      > stone jewelry, and pod bodies. The folks at Fishbon made some bizarre and
      > wondrous things and thought this workshop was one of the best ever. At
      > Arrowmont recently I had a table of fabric and paper and some glittery stuff
      > and people were off and running: one woman did a dragon it took her three
      > days to finish while others turned out several doll/puppet beings in an
      > hour.
      > If you are local and want to give me scraps of fabric and broken watches,
      > jewelry, etc. that would be great. I have enough paper for all the things I
      > want to do, but if you have ideas for paper ornaments please pass them on to
      > all of us.
      > Jill
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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