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.
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!