Thursday, July 7, 2011

V. Paper Towel Roll Crafts

So, let me show some crafts that "roll" into some great inspiration. dum bum. Uhh, so anyway, paper towel rolls are a form of paper and the things I found are phenomenal!

I have stumbled upon this a long time ago and it has resurrected back into my life and it still leaves me astonished. It's absolutely gorgeous and the installation is remarkably breath-taking! Thank you, Yuken Teruya, for your die-cutting skills.

These are absolutely lovely things to do for kids and I really enjoy the patterns of the uneven wings. All are beautiful ways to design one!

Paper Towel Sculptures
Can you believe these are made out of paper towel rolls?! I love how each has character and personality.

Mini Rolls
A unique way to do some paper pop art. It's just breath-taking and I love all things miniature. It's just something that unnoticed people appreciate more (like me.)

Welp, that's all I have for now. I hope I left you inspired to find paper rolls and turn them into something lovely.

IV. Table Grafitti

Before I had to change the table covers, I photographed them. Usually, when they're done with their craft or they don't want to do it, we give them the opportunity to write on the tables. They really enjoy it. Here's a few:


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

III. I have the best job.

Lately I've been sad because I was thinking about how I kind of wish I was working for a design firm or a corporate company in their design department just to build up my resume and experience. Then, I realized it's not as bad as I thought for having a job as a craft specialist for the summer. I'm blessed I have a job, good pay, majority of kids I meet teach me more than I'll ever know, they give me a budget for the crafts, a great crafty team, a room for me and the craft ladies, and we (will) have potluck every Friday.

Second Week for Holiday Hoopla (on Wednesday) Crafty Crew decided to celebrate Thanksgiving because one of our Unit Leaders were leaving so we decided to have a potluck. I'm thankful for the people who contributed bringing food!
(Left to Right: Julie as Luigi, Judi as Toadette, Giselle as Toad and me as Mario)
On Wednesday, the entire Y celebrated Halloween and we decided to dress up as Mario characters!

That's all I have so far but I will definitely update you guys about what we do and what is in store for crafts this summer! Hopefully I can give you guys some tutorials and DIY projects to make this blog more interesting for you.

P.S. We get paid to do crafts and dress up! :o I guess this is a good job before I go into the real world.

II. Printmaking!

As a designer, I loove printmaking! I have only took a quarter of a semester to learn it my very first year of art school but I have not yet mastered it. It's definitely something I would love to strongly get to know better. I love perfect ones, old looking ones, right down to the ones that are unregistered to its shape. Just the way it sinks onto the paper. One designer I would love to introduce to you is William Morris:

Well, enjoy!

I. Foxes Galore

I've been kind of tired of sea creatures so lately I have been craving for a new obsession. So for my first post I have decided to find beautiful crafts that include foxes!

How-To Foxy Valentine Favors
This is definitely a clever way to make a bag for the lovey-dovey holidays. It's cute, simple and the paper used is vibrant and rich for being noticed. And you can never go wrong with those big puppy eyes!

Fox Plushie
I fell in love when I stumbled upon this plush cutie! The floral patterns are a nice touch with the  burgundy red. And it just looks so lovely. Usually, I enjoy plush toys that have that hand-made look. And the button nose and uneven eyes make my heart happy.

Even though I am exhausted of octopi, I have to admit this is the best of both worlds. It's intricate for my taste and I enjoy that Cosmic Firefly Las Vegas has created this monstrous duo.

And last but not least, origami fox! I have loved origami and all things folded during my childhood and even to this day, I still do. I love when my kids (at the summer camp) show interest in origami because I can see myself and those days of folding, I enjoyed.

I hope you guys enjoyed my first post. This obsession is kicking in and it was nice to share it.