Friday, February 26, 2010

Felize, Onnellinen, Shiawase...

Welcome to Happy Friday. How to say Happy in other languages: Spanish-Felize, Finnish-Onnellinen and Japanese-Shiawase. I’m not sure how accurate the translations are but there you have it.

I finished more projects this week:

Origami Bauble (AKA Little Turtle) from Unit Origami by Tomoko Fuse
Café curtains. Finishing this project was a milestone for me since I’m an insecure and untrained seamstress. Curtains, however, are pretty easy and I’m pleased with the results. I especially like these curtains because the material looks gauzy when daylight is shining through and opaque when it's dark outside. All you theater geeks know this material as scrim.

I also finished my sister’s birthday present but I can’t unveil it yet. I want her to be surprised.

I’m very inspired by this video. I just love her and I really need to hear over and over that one should create without looking for hidden benefits. Creativity isn't about results or sellable items. It's about process. I have a really hard time remembering that because the final product tends to be my focus.

Also, there is a demonstration later in the video that shows a really cool crayon melter device in action. I may have to get one of those.


  1. I love both of your projects. You must have had a wonderful week creating such beautiful things.

  2. Looks like you had a productive week....I just love your happy origami! Have a fun weekend!

  3. I do so love Suzi videos. I think everyone should have a Suzi!

  4. wow! I really needed to hear that! here I am stressing myself out about the product when I should just be playing and having fun. thank you for your reminder and link to the video. love your projects! happy weekend! ciao!

  5. What a great week creating. Both projects turned out so well. Love the video too. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

  6. Well, what a creative time you've had! I love that you're willing to simply have fun... if we could all let go of the final product and enjoy the journey, our lives would be so much richer! :) I hope you have lots more happy, creative moments in the days to come...