Polka dots pack what we call “pretty power” and we’re covered in them! Or at least we carry all kinds of things that are. Period (DOT)!
A few years ago, inspired by some simple origami my partner Jeff had been playing around with, my dear friend and photographer Evonne asked him to collaborate on a series of photos. Evonne headed to The Paper Place, collected origami papers that suited the feeling she wanted to capture, and picked up the book ” Folding Techniques for Designers” by Paul Jackson.
Hundreds of pieces of paper and crisp precise folds later ( I watched this all happen from my couch) an array of beautiful geometric models were born.
Evonne shot the pieces close up, in a studio with bright natural lighting. The photos have been made into large scale prints, the images so wonderful, it’s hard to tell if it’s a painting, a photo, or that its even an image of paper. These pieces have been shown at the Trinity Bellwoods Art Crawl and were feature at the 2013 Artists Project.
You can see more of Evonne’s artwork at http://www.evonnebellfleur.com
Thanks for taking a look!
It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for the cold winter weather to end here in Toronto. We can now start to see the beginnings of a beautiful spring and summer. Looking around the city you can really be inspired by the lush colours starting to pop up everywhere.
We currently have some amazing Batik Mums Nepalese papers in our windows that really let the light shine through.
Looks like we’re finally being rewarded for the long, cold winter that we had to endure.
I collected a lot of boxes over the holidays and they were hiding under my bed for quite a while. Being the crafter that I am, I couldn’t just throw them out because that would be tossing a potential project. “I’ll use them eventually”, I said. But let’s face it…they were pretty ugly boxes.
I was obviously going to cover them in paper, but which ones. There are so many options and it took me several days to figure it out (my co-workers can attest to that). I eventually chose a few different papers in a grey and black colour scheme.
I chose a decorative Chiyogami to add a bit of colour, two solid colour Nepalese papers in Black and Pebble, one Momi in Slate, one text weight paper in Gravel and one Linen Lightweight in Pewter. It was a bit trial and error when it came to how to fold everything properly and when it came to using the right adhesive. But overall, I am very happy with the results.
My brand new boxes are now proudly on display and hiding all of my junk. Yay!!!
On a recent trip to somewhere warm I was inspired by the abundance and unabashed use of colour everywhere.
Toronto had a storm that week by the way. HA!
Anyway, this yellow painted staircase brought to mind some of the delightful yellow Nepalese papers that we sell at the store.
Pictured below are Kongpo yellow with red, Deco yellow and Beans yellow with white. These lotka papers are hand made in Nepal and adapt to almost any project . Here comes the Sun! I hope!