the sketchbook hypothesis
when I went out of town to visit my mom a few days ago, I decided to travel with a sketchbook rather than an actual book to keep myself occupied in the airport and in transit. And I did in fact work through a handful of new ideas.
The process of idea generation on paper is new for me. I usually let things marinate in my head until I can see the results in my minds eye. But that takes a long time. This process was amazingly fast.
I came home and the very next day went to Round Top (more on that here) with Cristybella, where I saw this little cutie (the paper tassel).
Before I know it, my sketchbook is tossed to the side and here I am making my own version of the paper tassel.
I pierced through the top of my fringed paper bundle with a needle and threaded a short piece of wire through the roll to secure. Then I added my button embellishment on a strand of hemp. I like the simplicity of these, but also like the more elaborate embellishments on the original version too.
Paper + Tassels = fabulousness in my opinion. I love them and can envision a few more of these in my future. Sketchbook ideas notwithstanding.
Thank you for reading and hope you’re having a completely wonderful weekend :)