Prompt Number Fifty-Six was designed + delivered by Diane of CraftyPod.
Diane is a podcaster, blogging guru, crafter and author of Kanzashi in Bloom.
Today's prompt involves playing with paper. If you have a stash of pretty origami or scrapbook paper, use that. If you don't, then dig yesterday's junk mail out of the recycle bin. Set aside all the precision and rules of origami – they're useful for some kinds of art, but not for pure play. What happens when you fold your paper this way and that, without regard to whether your edges and points are matching up? What textures and shapes emerge? What happens when you begin with a small square of paper? What happens when you begin with a long strip? With a triangle?
What happens when you fold and then cut your paper? What happens when you fold, cut, and then stamp it? What happens when you doodle on your paper and then fold it? What happens when you fold your paper and then glue it to another piece of folded paper?
If you end up with a folded shape that looks like a bird's foot, then see if you can fold up something that resembles a bird's wing. Or, start with a picture of something you like, examine it, and see if you can fold the basic shapes. Just play, and enjoy the sculptural nature of paper.
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