Pages of a Book-er-fly


Week Three: (Day 8) Transform an old book into something new by cutting, folding, gluing and so on.

So, I absolutely needed a book that I don’t care about. All the books I own are ones I want to keep. So, it’s off to a thrift store…thank you 2nd and Charles for your free book bins.

The first idea I had was to cut away the page edges or the center (like a book safe) so when the book is opened, there’s a butterfly shape.

The second idea was inspired by a recent trip to a shabby-chic consignment shop. There were a few wreaths on display made from old sheet music rolled into cone shapes.

Then, I discovered book folding…and that was all she wrote. A few YouTube tutorials and and couple of hours on Photoshop later, I had a plan and a template. I ran out of pages on my first attempt (thankfully, I picked up two books) and now I have a bookshelf-worthy book-er-fly.



Paper Butterfly


Week One: (Day 3) Make something out of paper, but don’t use scissors or glue or draw on it. What now? (And no, you don’t have to know origami to do this.)

So initially, I considered tearing paper into little bits and arranging them. But, I seem to have a psychotic aversion to creating something temporary.

Then, I remembered a high school art project involving making our own paper by putting colored paper in a blender…paper smoothie anyone?

Well, the results are in and they’re not perfect. I didn’t have all the tools needed, like a mould & deckle and couching material & a press. All those goodies are on my wish list now though.

So , this project came out as more of a sculpture that a piece of art paper. Fun, nonetheless.

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Butterfly of the Week

CreativeSprint inspired me to get started on a creative journey.

My friends inspired me to keep going.

So, I purchased Noah Scalin’s most recent book, 365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life!


I’m also giving myself some flexibility and challenging myself to one creative project a week. So, this book should keep me busy for about seven years!

My goal is to post the results on Monday or Tuesday of each week. That way I’ve got the weekend if I need it.

So excited!