#30in3before30 Update #3

(Read about what this project is, or read the first update, or read my last update) For the “in” category: I have learned that sewing isn’t as fast or as easy as I want it to be. I think I learn this every time I get excited about sewing? I didn’t get that quilt finished by […]

#30in3before30 Update #2

(Read about what this project is, or read the last update) It has been harder than I expected to make this feel like a coherent project. Coming off of the 100 Day Project I felt like I wanted another long-term goal-oriented project, or at least my thoughts were something along the lines of “Whoa, I actually […]

Origami Engineering (to build bridges and stuff, really!)

I had a really neat “small world” moment yesterday. A family friend, who I’ve known for longer than I can remember, sent me a link to an article about paper engineering. That’s pretty neat, but happens with some frequency since everyone knows I like paper. This particular article, though, happens to feature some really exciting work being done in […]

30in3before30 Update #1

The last three weeks, since I set myself to this challenge, have been a blur, and not a very focused or intentional blur. I’m thinking I’ll need to write my list down and post it in my studio somewhere so I can see it and keep making progress on it. (For now I’ll write that […]

30 in 3 before 30

I realized yesterday, July 30, that I was exactly three months away from turning 30 on October 30th. I’ve also been trying to come up with a new daily project to work on since I wrapped up my 100 Days of Paper Folding a few weeks ago. I decided it would be interesting to set […]

Reflections on 100 days of paper folding

I had so many intentions going into this project, and pretty much all of them fell by the wayside as I focused on scratching out enough time in each day to take a deep breath, find a piece of paper, and fold something. I had grand visions of regular blog updates to reflect on the […]

The 100 Day Project: 100 Days of Paper Folding

This has the potential to be a longer, sappier story, so I’ll just stick to the facts here. Stay tuned for more reflection and philosophizing. I’m participating in The 100 Day Project! I will be repeating a creative action (in my case, folding paper) every day for 100 days. The project kicked off on Monday, […]

Collaboration: A collaboration with ThoughtMixingBowl.com

I got a fun request last week to write a little piece for a website called Thought Mixing Bowl. The site is a place for people to think and share about life, art, and community. There’s a new prompt every week, and a panel of people who write a response. The topic this week is: What […]

2014 In Review

For me personally, 2014 was a year of ups and downs. I tended to charge full-steam into a project, get it done just barely in time, and then dive full-on into the next thing, leaving the first to languish until it becomes the Most Important Thing again. It has been an anxious, stressful pattern that […]

Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement in this new thing! yeiou {paper objects} started about 9 months ago, in March 2014, as a way for me to combine my love of paper, my engineer tendencies, and my desire to get back to making tangible things. It started slow, with one craft fair […]