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Gone Foldin-Back Again

Back from the sleep deprived whirlwind that was New York.  The exhibit was amazing, although when I have seen photos I think I must have sleep-walked through it, because I don’t remember much of what I see in the photos.

  • As usual R. Lang, J. Wu (I’m sadly in love with his Really BLUE Ox), and J. Cooper awed with their paper skills. 


(Ox-unfinished, as shown.  Sorry to Joseph, but I accidently deleted the good shot)

  • Satoshi Kamiya was one of the guests and I’m full of admiration-his work is insanely detailed.  He also taught a bear in my first class which I adore. 


  • Polly Verity brought her corrugation creations and beautiful spirit. 
  • Ray Schamp exhibited and taught a wonderful Monday class on corrugations, clarifying some terminology and ensnaring many. 
  • Eric, the young published paperologist;), taught two tessellation classes and brought his better half Bekah (a queen of all trades and mistress of all.) 
  • Tactom also had a monday class on Voronoi molecules and many things I don’t understand (but wish I did.) 
  • We got to see Sippo’s puffer fish, dung beetle, and realistic crustacean. 
  • I can’t break down all I saw, so if I forgot to mention anything forgive my sieve-like memory.
  •  Christiane brought boxes and tessellations and amazed everyone with her creations.
  • Young Ben Parker took my peculiar sense of humor with good grace and it was great fun to see him get so excited about folding Hilberts.
  • The Columbian contingent Ana, George, and Andrea brought knowledge and a host of interesting conversation.
  • Mustn’t forget Phillip Chapmen Bell.  The curved gentleman who created the lunoid.
  • Took several classes with BKWebb who turns out to have a name other than BK!
  • Met Chris Palmer and Jeff Rutzky (a man who’s love of Jen Stark has brought a terrific artist to my attention), interesting gentlemen.
  • I owe much thanks to Joel and Jane.  Jane and Bekah both worked on folding the grid that has become two unfinished masks.  Joel I owe much thanks to for sitting and giving me tips, advice, hands on assistence, and the presence of mind not to rip apart what frustrates me.  Jane thanks for harassing him to aide moi and folding me the wax paper, I will hairdryer it tonight.
  • Many fabulous people and things were seen, but my mind still has focusing issues.


To Throw or not to Throw…

The origami plastic wastebasket is cute and functional as it comes apart to clean and folds right back up.

 I will be off soon for N.Y..  At FIT  a gaggle of folders will descend and I will be part of the throng, me and my too short bangs.  The only cure for too-short bangs is time and sadly the fault is only mine.  Off, off, and away to “Mustang Sally’s” I go (they have good food and you can split with a friend to save money.)

Octagonal Circle Container

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This container starts with a circle and is fairly simple.  I have included a crease pattern and a few pictoral “diagrams” to help out.  I used vellum for my original and the diagrammed one is out of copy paper.


You keep going around the circle and you do the same thing for all 8 sides.


Finally for the square purist…


Excel Student Journeys

This website was kindly put together by DePaul’s New Media Studies Class.  It chronicles many of the struggles that our students go through.  This anthology of prints and stories was done in Mrs. Walker’s Art Class.  The students have done magnificent work and I highly recommend you walk a “mile” in their shoes.

Praise goes to Mrs. Walker and all the students who participated in this project.

All Students-Goodbye

Dear Students,

I will not be returning next year and I will miss you. Please remember that education gives us choices that we would otherwise not have. School is your “job” and you owe it to yourself to get the best foundation for your future. Be good, respect yourself and others, and have a wonderful summer vacation.


Ms. Edison