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oder "Papier ist geduldig"

For some of my dear friends on Flickr, who don't fold and are curious of how the folding takes place, I decide to photograph some steps, to reveil "the secret", no just kidding ;-), it's really so nice to know you are interested.

First I cut out a hexagon out of a piece of paper, sometimes out of a square, sometimes out of a rectangle and then I start to make/fold the division of the grid that I need. This is somewhere in between......I still have to do a lot.

I used very thin paper with plenty of fiber, as you can see.... there is a very big one........ Because I wanted to see if I could tessellate this kind of paper...., always like a challenge........ to be continued.


Believe it or not, but you are looking at metallic wrapping paper, where the colors change all the time depending in which light you see it.

Paper bark trees stand together in the dawn light.


A pastoral scene from farmland around Berry, taken slightly later than the previous image.


4 images stitched and blended in CS6.

This wrinkled paper texture (ty lisabee73) I thought fitting for this sky image taken outside of Barnes & Nobles Book Store on Wolf Rd in Albany,NY.


~more crumple like View On Black~


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Paper is great!! You not only can fold with it, but it is a beauty itself ;-))

During the folding phases of an new tessellation, before flattening the paper completely, this form occurred. A paper-secret that reveals it selves while folding. It reminded me a of star to be born ;-)) Because it is to fragile to stay this way, I just took a photo of this phase and continued folding ;-)

Orange washi paper served as background & is refracted in the drops. So is some rumpled-up coral fabric. I guess I should have removed it. Too late now.


Please no group invites!

Paper daisy spreading its seeds

Just messing around on another wet & windy afternoon!

I'm always surprised by paper, when it reveals its "secrets", like the color intensity when it is zigzagged ;-))


"Now what do I do

With the sweet love of mine

Do I give it away and

Hope someday I'll find

Someone half as awake

As the moon and the stars

Mother, teach me to love

With a paper-thin heart"


Another Installation from the "Paper City" event.

"Paper City" is the name of a event which brings together eight creatives from the world of art and design. All these installations are made entirely from paper,This exhibition is all part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Paper Wasp Nest from last year.


:copyright: All Rights Reserved - No Usage Allowed in Any Form Without the Written Consent of Gail Shotlander (aka shotzy)

Close up shot a curled up paper. Very happy with the result, has a abstract feel to it.

yay thanks for helping this one into explore #73 Apr 4 2009

I was skipping the challenge today, until my daughter dangled a paper clip chain in front of the low afternoon light :)

A late HMM to All!

For the Macro Mondays theme"Begins with the Letter P": Pre-creasing paper for folding.

When you fold with vellum, the creases becomes white lines. The vellum gets actually damaged and the risk it might tear is very big, so it is necessary to fold with great care.


HMM for everyone ;-)

using similar concept as Andrew Hudson

at a store selling paper replica's of things to burn for the dead in hong kong i found an album of the custom made objects the store has sold.


57 x 76 cm double sided poster.

1000 copies.

Winter, 2011.



– – – – – – –

Joel Evey –

Ida Lehtonen –

Iain Ball –

Paint FX –

Jack Latham –

Katja Novitskova –

Daniel Swan –

item 7 - paper



this is inspired by a whole slew of things, initially inspired by kelly who was inspired by sophie and i was also inspired by lissy in a weird way

There is just something about vintage paper that sparks my imagination. . .

The feel of it, the brown edges, how easily it tears, the smell, the print, and even how it is becoming obsolete. Photographed on a sunny day. Rainy and cold today.


Some days I sit here and stare at the screen without a thought in my head. My heart has a mini panic, then I think of something new.


Shadowhouse texture The Wall

Lenabem texture


lightbox please :-)

Just a small portion of my envelope collection. View more of my paper collection here: :)

I saw a model like this at a friend's house and when I complimented her about it, she offered it for me to take it home and study it. I unfolded carefully and figured it out with some trial and error. I really like the center part which looks to me like a partially opened iris closure. I think Chris Palmer made a box with a decoration like that (this should be my next project).


EDIT: The friend who lent me the star contacted the guy who gave it to her and I updated the caption.

These are the start of my new paper abstract series. Stay tuned for more!

Explored: #26: Aug. 15, 2013

Model by Chantal Pixley folded by me.

Paper Square 29,6 cm painted by me, background is a paper what i like... I don´t know, what will I fold with it... ?

Paper dreams. the sense of sight.

Better, Lightbox.

Paper White flowers, Macro.

The Great Roberto


My first completed piece for 2010 :)

quite simply design with nice backlit... (possibly it already exists, but I didn't find it)


kami, semitransparent kraft (? this is great paper, someone gave it to me with the information that it's no more available, what is really pity, because it's perfect for many things, it's not that thin, but much thinner than kami, good for miniatures, tessellations, stars , works very nice with backlit) and thin metalic paper, all of them from 15 cm hexagonized squares


kraft with backlit, kami with backlit

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