This is Day 3 of 25 Days of Paper and Day 72 of my 100 x 100 Paper Weavings Project.
This is one of the first paper weavings I made, ever! It is about 20 years old and is pure linen paper. Linen is really hard to work with, but makes lovely translucent and crisp paper. I added the cut-out windows today and glued the ends down. Something old & something new.
When I lived in Portland, I had the good fortune of serving as a mentor for Jody Dunphy when she was getting her MFA in Applied Craft & Design through a joint program with Oregon College of Art & Craft and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Jody & I met each week to discuss her work, which led to her Second Nature Project.
Jody creates jewelry out of cast handmade paper with embedded seeds, which you can wear and then plant, and the seeds will sprout and grow out of the biodegradable gem. These necklaces, along with other pieces, are available on Jody’s Etsy site.
You can read more about Jody’s work here, including information about her dispersal happenings in which she engages participants by giving them seed jewelry to plant in their communities.I know that there are other socially engaging paper projects that are taking place worldwide. Tell me about the ones you run or know about in the comment section below.
About the 25 Days of Paper: I’m going to be a crazy blogger in December, featuring cool paper products, projects, blogs, books, or papers each day. Join in the fun by reading along! I’ll also post links on my FaceBook page. Enjoy the season!
About 100 x 100 Paper Weavings: On September 23, 2013, I started making 100 daily paper weavings. I’ll finish on New Year’s Eve!