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September 28, 2009

I promise someday soon this will be a creature.

I promise someday soon this will be a creature.

This was the automatic WordPress first entry title, but I think there’s something very fitting about reappropriating the premade post and turning it into my own. That was one of the things that I always loved about paper mache, the process of taking ordinary objects and transforming them into something more often than not bizarre, fun and interesting.

I think endless hours of paper mache as a kid also taught me that if I didn’t see what I liked in the world, I could go and make it myself. That’s what this blog is for — a place to talk about paper mache and paper mache only, not as a highlighted craft of the day but as a topic all in itself. I’m excited! I haven’t done much with tangible art in what feels like a very long time: I write and dabble in photography, but I recently rediscovered how wonderful just working with my hands is.

I also hope to show the world how easy and fun it is to make something really cool with material that’s just lying around, with the added benefit of allowing yourself to get really, gloriously, paint-in-your-hair messy. It’s cheap, it’s environmentally conscious, it’s personalized and it’s a great conversation-starter. But enough of my speech-making: I hope you all enjoy yourselves, and I’m really looking forward to rocking paper! (Scissors can come too. Rimshot!) Please feel free to say hello, and also please tell your friends — this may be the first entry, but I’ve put up some how-to’s, decorating ideas and tips, so poke around and let me know what you think!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. hemmingforddogblog permalink
    October 15, 2009 4:00 am

    The world needs more paper mache blogs! Welcome!

    I have just started doing paper mache and am working on a pumpkin like the ones over at UltimatePaperMache.

    • October 15, 2009 7:23 am

      Thank you so much, and I couldn’t agree more!

      Oh, how cool! Those pumpkins look amazing. I took a peek at the comments and it looks like they come out pretty well for everyone else too. I’d love to hear how yours come out!

  2. September 30, 2010 7:49 pm

    I just came across your paper mache blog. I was surprised to see our Blimey Bearded Bill there! I’m glad you like him! Lori,


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