Monday, January 12, 2009

You'd Think I'd Learn, Eh?

Please note: there was a half giggle trying to escape as I typed that ...

... just in case you haven't heard yet, hop on over to grrl & dog, check out &:

Did I commit myself to this? What do you think? lol ... guess you'll just have to wait and see. Who knows, you just might get inspired (click on the above image for more information).

In other news ... it's nearly 1:00am and I thought I would be a bit further along with these (though a smart cookie would have just focused on one ... never claimed to be that cookie & besides, both nagged me into creation). Look at the previous post to see where I left off ... might not look like I've made much headway ... here's an update, just the same.

as neither are currently titled, here's the light box:

And here's the dark one:

... what the heck are all those little black and white thingies on the wax paper?!?

I told uber-spouse that I'd finish at least one before I hit the pillows ... and bets on which one it will be?!?

Question ... do you dream in technicolor?


Anonymous said...

Ahhhh...that old "nagged into creation" thing. I totally get that! =) I love both the boxes and all the little cranes, too!

And yes, I dream in technicolor!


dkuroiwa said...

Can't wait to see what you are going to do with those origami cranes!!!
Dream in technicolor? no...but I have some awesome black and white ones!!!
Send some "creativity" my way, please!!

bindu said...

So those black and white thingies are origami cranes? Looking forward to seeing what you do with them! Happy new year!

adrienne said...

Love the bird house and the paper cranes!

Kate said...

Wow, that's a lot of origami!

Do your fingers hurt from so much folding?


Chris said...

shut UP! Are you folding paper cranes? Are you trying to upset me?! I haven't been able to make this! And if I HAD been, I wouldn't know how to fold stuff. So, there.

These look so cool. more photos, please.

which one did you finish first?

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Michelle, the shrines came out beautiful! I absolutely love them!
I can't wait to see them in the gallery!

cindy said...

Wicked cool lid box! And nope, black and white or very muted color.

Brenda Heisler said...

Wonderful items. You must have had a great time making those.

I dream in color and if I'm flying in my dreams I can feel the breeze.

Sabii Wabii said...

I'm still on the fence with the gorilla knitting...thinking about it still although putting it on the fence is waht I should be doing huh?
You won Monicas too! Will you buy me a lottery ticket?

lynne h said...

woo! looking good, michelle! yeah, i signed up for the guerilla (k)nit up too(although grrl says since i can't knit i'll be a chimp, and not a bona fide guerilla)... i'm thinking about getting one of those plastic knitting thingies (you wrap the yarn around parts of them?) at jo anne's and seeing what comes of that. sheesh! so many tempting opportunities!

jennlui said...

oh wow!!! LOVE your two shrine boxes michelle!!! you sound SO much like me... we don't make life easy for ourselves do we??? hee hee! i'm often throwing common sense to the wind and indulging my ideas and creating more... but i just see as being hijacked by my muses... and i thank them!!! hee hee!!!

love the cranes and i am SO curious what you plan on doing with them!!!

being the queen of sparkle and glitter, how could i not dream in technicolor??? hee hee!!!

peace and love to you!!!

Marilyn said...

Apparently, I need an updated dream-box...I'm still dreaming in black and white. And now I'm wondering why some dream in technicolor and some of us don't. Is it a developed ability?

Guerilla knitting looks f-u-n!

Joanne Gover Yoshida said...

Love the cranes.
Just folded a few myself!
from Japan

Janet said...

I LOVE the guerilla knit idea!! I may just have to do that one, too!

Your boxes are amazing. All those little cranes! I've tried to make them but just can't get the hang of it.