This week FoldIT Creations was invited to the “Everything Paper and Pop-Up” Family day event at Zion Historic Schoolhouse here in Toronto. The day was filled with everything paper; from pop-up cards and flipbooks to paperdolls and origami. It was a great oppertunity to showcase and sell my wares and talk to the public about Japanese paper and FoldIT Creations. I also had the pleasure to do origami workshops with kids and their parents, a great bonding experience.
On Monday February 18th, I’ll be doing my first show and I’ve got the butterflies. The city of Toronto is having an ‘Everything Pop-up and Paper’ event at Zion Historic Schoolhouse for family day. The theme is paper and will showcase hand made items made in paper by various local artists. I will be selling my origami earrings at the event as well as teaching kids how to make various simple origami designs. I miss working with kids so I can’t wait for Monday to spend the day folding with the public. Tonight I sit with my new bone folder and my tiny chiyogami squares folding la fosse butterflies to sell at the show…. With a glass of wine of course.
Today was Thursday! Thursday is when I do my run; so after work today I eagerly headed to The Paper Place to get some new Chiyo. Every week I pick a new color and buy paper with motifs in different shades of that color. This week was purple. I also treated myself to a new bone folder that i’ve been eying.
This weeks selection of purple chiyogami papers.
On my bicycle trip back home from Queen West, I decided to stop into the rock store near Honest Eds. I often wander in there when I have days off. I love the ambiance of the rock store. I could spend hours looking at the crystals and gemstones. The Rock Store carries a large variety of rare stones from small tumbles to large specimens and geodes.
Black and Gold Origami Leaf Earrings with Guinea Fowl Feathers $22.00 CAD http://etsy.me/WU9hZ3