Words for the Season

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in My Work, What I am up to | 1 comment

I was asked to donate an ornament to Two Hands Paperie, a spectacular paper, book, and art shop in Boulder owned by my friend Mia Semingson, that will be sold as a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. Because I love Christmas, and all things holiday related at this time of year, I decided to ponder the season and find words to describe all celebrating going on around me. I have friends that celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanza, Solstice, and Diwali, all these can be described with similar words of observance and intention.

I made a book to hang on a tree, or any other hanging place. The text paper was white, and I painted it gold. The cover is a piece of scrap paste paper. The beads where white, I painted them green, then added metallic Pitt marker for texture.


The inside is a 16 page accordion book. I wrote one word on each page.

After the words were done I added my favorite bling, Twinkling H2Os. Lucky me, I will be doing an online class for them soon.

This structure makes a star shape, perfect for the season.

You can tie the ends together with the ribbon to close up the star.

I scratched into the gold paint before it was dry.

The lettering was done with a Micron pen. Casual.

I added the plus signs on the valley and mountain folds.

Purpose is a new holiday word, I think it applies this year.


If you are in or near Boulder, Colorado, stop by Two Hands Paperie and buy an ornament made by a local artist like me. All the money goes to Meals on Wheels, which is a grand thing.

I am also doing a free workshop there.

Workshop: The Fundamentals of Mapmaking for Future Explorers, December 1, 2012, 10:30-11:30. RSVP Two Hands Paperie (303) 444-0124. Free and fun, but you have to make a reservation, and they are going fast!

One Comment

  1. How beautiful! I know someone will snap it up. What kind of gold paint did you use to paint the paper gold?


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