Thursday, January 21, 2010

1800 pages to go...

I have recently upgraded my Flickr to a Pro Account.  This means that I have been able to tell how many hits my pictures have.  Surprisingly, by far the biggest attraction, in fact 6 times more popular than the next most viewed pic is this one of the folded books I made a while ago!

 I have been folding some more books - Some engineering manuals actually!  I love how these boring [to me anyhow] books have taken on new life.
The best about this manual was that it was dedicated to the author's wife!  Who says engineers are not tenderhearted romantics?


The next one I am busy on is a 2484 page manual!  I have got to page 684  so far.


I try to work on these books when something else is on the go - like chatting to family members or 'watching' TV, or even just thinking! The repetitive nature of the work can be quite soothing if I am in the mood for it!

14 comments:

ELK said...

a window into your creative life is so special...

Estelle said...

The pics are just so great.
I love the engineeing link.
Maybe one day I'll be patient enough to start folding and folding...

Krissy said...

it's the most viewed because its awesome! i love that it used to be an engineering manual...

Estercity said...

Great idea.
I love your blog

Di Overton said...

Well worth every hit in my opinion.

Lynne said...

they are amazing...sculpture!

Literary Crap said...

These are amazing! I respect your patience and dedication!

jamaica byles said...

Lovely work...I love seeing old items upcycled for a different purpose.And you do it so beautifully....

vickys said...

I totally understand why everyone loves this. It's beautiful. Like a totally different take on origami

kendalee said...

Phew - that's a BIG book! And how lovely that you're transforming it with your FF magic :)

Anairam said...

I also still fold books (have not a single surface left to put the new ones though ...)

Omigosh, I would love to do an engineering manual of that size!!

Sweets By Vicky said...

Oh, I just adore the freshly found online boutique. It's making saving for my holiday quite difficult!!!:)

Lauren said...

That's awesome. Are you under Freshly Found on flickr?

Rubyfire writes said...

Engineering manuals have never been so lovely. You inspired my blog post for today, thanks!