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  • Elena Mary Siff
    Nov 6, 2010
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      What fun those paper ornaments are..the music on the utube was hysterical...wish I could see the Xmas display..take photos, Jill!

      --- In bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com, "Jill Littlewood" <jill@...> wrote:
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      > Hi everyone,
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      > 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>
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      > 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.
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      > 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.
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      > Jill
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