Prep work is exhausting. I have a number of projects in the works, large and small, and in the interests of streamlining productivity I've been doing everything in huge batch steps--cutting and shaping bricks and stones, punching leaves and petals, etc etc etc. And while this kind of repetitive work isn't the most fun thing in the universe, it's rewarding because in the end it really does pay off.
|This is what 5,500 assorted bricks and stones look like.|
|This is the sad, sad little number of petals that one 6" sheet of origami paper yields.|
|In a half cup container.|
|I've used a lot of different papers, with varying results and degrees of satisfaction; this is my favorite.|
|Each of these containers contains a few hundred--to a few thousand--leaves or petals.|
How's everyone else doing?