I discovered probably a year ago that drawing maps, when there’s no stress and no requirement, is a very soothing activity for me. I have some doodled maps that chart spaces that don’t yet exist in fiction and may never see paper, but they were still very fun to make. I even plotted a journey of an unknown adventuring crew over one map!
(This may also be why I have more unfinished maps than finished ones…)
Yesterday, I discovered, or rather, perhaps, solidified, that folding-paper things also does this for me.
This is interesting, because I am a) not great at following diagrammed instructions (for a fox I made to stick in a piece of mail, T. figured it out from the directions and then showed me), and b) not great at precision at all. Like, even the amount required to cut a perfect square is really pushing it for me.
But it’s fun.
I’ve been making scrap-paper envelopes, which are sort of barely folding-paper stuff, so I bought 3 calendars for 30 cents each at the Dollar General to play with.
And for Christmas, my friends got me The Art of the Fold, by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol ( https://www.artofthefold.com/ ), so I’ve started working through these.
This led to me making a teeny accordion book (an inch and a half by just under three inches finished size) from one calendar page and putting little 1/3 index cards into each of the pockets, on which I wrote a rather short letter. Since, you know, I’m still writing back replies from Month of letters. 😀
What will come next? Stay tuned to find out!