Saturday, 10 January 2009

Paper Boats

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I came across this post a couple of days ago and thought it would be fun to join in. Joanne B Kaar is an artist living in Dunnet, the most northerly point on the UK mainland, who lives a few yards from Mary-Ann's cottage, a croft house built in 1850. Joanne has linked up with a New Zealand artist, Lynn Taylor and together they are commemorating the maiden voyage of "Westland" from Glasgow to New Zealand in 1879 which Mary-Ann's father worked on. As part of this project Joanne is making many paper boats and would like people to make their own boat from an A4 piece of paper and send it to her after 30 January. She will be mounting an exhibition of the boats in September 2009 and they will all be sold to raise funds for Mary-Ann's cottage.
There are links on Joanne's post with instructions for making the paper boats and the base paper and/or the boat can be decorated in any way you wish, as long as it will fold flat for posting. We have until August to send the boats but I am going to try and make mine this coming week so that I don't forget. It might ease me back into creating again....


Purple Missus said...

Just went to Joannes website - very interesting. Might have a go myself.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I wonder if they wud big enuff for small Bears. Better be shor they hav reinforced bottoms.
Hehehe! Reinforced bottoms! Wa-heyy!


(OH! The werd verificayshun thingy sez UNNODIES. That's neerly Undies! Heheh!)

Moogsmum said...

What a lovely idea! I may have to make one too!