Little Paper Planes: 20 projects to make and fly!!
There were 20 artists involved and we each needed to design our own take on the paper plane. Something that the reader can actually cut out and put together themselves. While I'm not the best at paper design and construction, I will admit to being able to fold a pretty fierce paper plane as a kid. So I kept my design simple.. a basic plane that anyone of any age can fold. I made a few so that you could turn it into a mobile if you'd like (see my example below) . I love the idea of those paper planes getting to fly all the time :)
The best part of the whole project though, was getting to see how everyone else interpreted to project...
Heres a list of everyone involved:
Wolfie & The Sneak
Michael C. Hsiung
Christopher David Ryan
Johnathan Ryan Storm
Ashley Goldberg & Drew Bell
Alexis Anne Mackenzie
and, of course, our fearless leader- Kelly Lynn Jones: )
Heres a sneak peak of the book and some of my work..
In Celebration of the book I'm giving away a free copy of the book!!! Simply leave me a message in the comment area today and tomorrow I'll randomly pick a winner!
I’ve been collecting boxes for as long as I can remember. Jessica Helfend sent out the call to some friends for a peek at our collections so I started shooting....
To see the full slideshow visit the original post on Design Observer or click one of the images above for my Flickr set.
ps- what do you collect? I'd love to hear about it! :)
The Anthropologist. Just lovely!
I got a chance to work on something a little bit darker than usual this summer. Channeling my inner teen angst led me to this drawing of a tattooed modern Alice in Wonderland for Bitch magazine. Thanks to the lovely AD- Kristin Rogers Brown, for collaborating with me. ...
Over the years I've had the pleasure of working with Stacey Clarkson at Harpers magazine on a number of incredible jobs. She has a knack for sending articles that never cease to strike a person chord and this recent job was one I felt incredibly connected to.
"Paradise Swamped", written by the extraordinary Paul Reyes, is an excerpt from his upcoming book "Exiles in Eden: Life Among the Ruins of Florida's Great Recession" . It's the story of Florida's part in the foreclosure mess of today, rooted in a personal narrative starting in the 50's during a optimistic land purchase by his parents.
As someone who grew up here (raised by Grandparents and deeply entrenched in the idea of the promise of Florida) Reyes story is a mirror to my life long love affair with my state. We moved here into a life that felt idyllic: a blissful vacation mecca, with lazy waterside evenings, orange groves in the backyard, a sort of haven that made up my childhood views on life. How can you not be an optimist growing up in the Sunshine State? Fast forward 35 years and the answer becomes obvious: buy property during the housing boom and watch it all fall apart. As an adult living in Tampa, the contrast is palpable. Empty molded foreclosed homes abound, often left with the residents personal items still lingering in the rooms. It's heartbreaking. And this excerpt straddles those 2 views just beautifully. He's captured a part of Florida that those of us who live here can instantly recognize both with nostalgic affection and adult remorse.
ps- Thank you Stacey, for trusting me with a camera. And Thank you Paul, for trusting me with your parents picture. I hope I did them and your story the justice they deserve.
A few weeks ago I received a heartfelt email from Meighan - The wonderfully talented lady of 'My Love for You is a Stampede of Horses..." She wanted to put together an on-line benefit with 100% of the proceeds going to the Gulf Coast Restoration Network. Who can say NO to that? Certainly not me. So.. heres my addition to the benefit: 4 separate prints...
My husband teaches Photography and one of his recent projects was to create a new animal by combining several different creatures into one. We spent a few hours playing around and these are the first 2 we came up with! Fun, right??