I made this mobile today and it brought me much joy.
I haven't been that into mobiles i
n the past, but for the last few weeks I've developed a minor obsession with them.
Something about the simplicity of their construction, but the incredible balance they represent, and the kinetic movement when they are hung. I can sit and watch this thing gently hover, turn and dance for ages. Its so delicate and entrancing. I can see why they are perfect for baby rooms.
We dont have a TV in the living room, which is a good thing, but we also dont have a fire or stove, and sometimes we need something to gather around and just sort of stare at. right now I am staring at this thing.
The cool thing is we made it out of bits we had lying around. The silhouette animals I made a few weeks ago, and thought they looked really cool. I've also developed another obsession with origami. This obsession is reoccurring, I get it about once a year. I really need to get me some good origami books. Can&
#039;t wait until the library opens tomorrow so I can get all 70 of them from my branch.
Mark and I have been watching You Tube origami making videos on the apple TV, and making a few things. Its fun. Maybe not as organic as a wood stove, but bonding non-the less. The butterfly is from this video. I can actually think of nothing funner this winter season than huddling around the TV, making origami together. (Having made such a dorky statement, I must also confess I am not sure “funner” is a word.)
Anyways, the origami was lying around too, looking for a home. I can see myself making more of these. Perfect “new baby” gift. But it is a bit of a challenge making them with Emery around. He loves them a little too much.
In other random news, the boys got yet another board game for Christmas. “Richard Scary's Busytown” (Thanks Margot for the idea!) Its perfect because its very simple for Marcel and he can play it enough to start to teach Emery. Well. “teach” is relative. Em's already gone feral on a couple cards, but we have high hopes for the kid.
I'm thinking of doing a blog post on kids and board games since we do a heck of a lot of that around here. Its not really within my scope, but hey, I can stretch.