Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Map Crazy

I love the soft mellow colors of maps. I know they are not put together as art, but often look like art. I found this book of maps at a thrift store and thought it would be great to use as a background to paint on. However I keep finding these origami projects on blogs, beautiful in their simplicity.....slowly the book is disappearing and I haven't yet taken the paint brush out.

This blog picture from annekata is what started my obsession. The gold balls are Ferrari Roche Chocolate wrappers, you can guess what I did as I folded paper.

The map garland I saw on another blog which I did not keep a record of and for the life of me I cannot find again.

the tutorial for this paper flower was sent to me, thanks Libby! It is a super easy one to start with, although none of the patterns here are hard. I did try to do an origami cat book mark which ended up in the trash after much frustration.
The oil in the background is from a photo I took while we were visiting my Mom amd Dad in South Africa, a cherished moment for me. The frame was made by Homayoon from recycled molding. He use to make and sell these  in our shop in Africa.
I think I am done now....we will see!


  1. I love the idea of using map pages for origami, nice effect. Have always loved Homayoon's frames too!


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