Tuesday, June 4, 2013

this present has been given

So don't get too excited about it.

I mostly just wanted to show off some cool stuff I did.

It was my aunt's birthday back in April, so I made a notebook for her.
I printed the cover with hand carved blocks.
Transforming a pile of paper and some ink into a pretty/useful object always feels good.

Then I wrapped it.  But by now, you might have figured out I don't do things like everyone else does.

I painted the paper, punched some holes, wove the thread though, and tied the gift tag on with a bow.
I should mention that the gift tag is a small piece of a large painting I did, once upon a time. 
That's some serious commitment to upcycling -
"What is that? Art? USELESS. Let us make gift tags out of it, instead."

Okay, I will admit that I also made some postcards out of that same painting.
Eventually, I'll send pieces of it all over the world.
That's the plan, anyway.
We'll see what really happens.

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome, Cara! I love it! Just writing you a letter right now actually! Hopefully I'll get it finished soon. I hope my last letter arrived intact. I had a lot of fun putting it together. Anyways I better get back to work on this letter now! Take care! Xxx