I have been getting interested in silk fusion paper –it sounds like it would be really cool for origami, although I don’t know if it folds well. It’s basically layers of silk fiber held together with an adhesive, but I bet it’s really gorgeous. I’ve recently bought some handpainted silk from The Silkworker (who, by the way, has the most beautiful handpainted silks I’ve ever seen), and I think it would be beautiful in fusion paper.
Alas, it (like virtually everything else) is going to have to wait until after the AIDS Ride. Things have reached the point where I have very, very little free time, and most of that is being spent with Mike—so the house is a mess, I’m queued up on my craft projects, and I haven’t had any time for handspinning or my other fiber arts pursuits, let alone time to wax philosophical about things (there are at least three or four essays I want to write) or work on the book, which I’m starting to doubt will ever be completed. I look forward to the days when I’ll have free time again. But the Ride is worth it all. (I hope!)
I’m also contemplating getting into electronics…Mike knows a fair amount about it, I’ve always wanted to learn about it, and I think it’d be fun for us to play with electronics kits together. Might learn something useful in the process.
Today is Mike and my three-month anniversary. While we can’t get together today (I’m training tonight and tomorrow morning), we’re planning on celebrating suitably on Saturday. My, how time flies.