Sunday, June 02, 2019

Really Quiet Weekend and Iris Folding

Feeling OK

Thanks for your kind words about the tooth. I'm feeling ok--the pain is very manageable with both Tylenol Extra Strength and Ibuprofin. I have taken the 'heavy duty' drug for the past two nights (hydrocone) but I'll stop that tonight. It still feels weird, as it will for a while, but the bone graft seems to be holding ok except for tiny annoying bits coming out randomly, which the internet says is perfectly normal. 

And because why not

I have some type of contact dermatitis on my arm, probably from weed whacking on Friday. Good times! 

Big day!
Here is my day on Monday:
8am: TURN IN RETIREMENT PAPERWORK!
9am: Honors thesis defense
10am: Class field trip to the alpaca farm
12 noon: Drive to Corvallis
2pm: TIM'S DISSERTATION DEFENSE!
3pm: Drive home.

Iris Folding
Here is my first attempt: I forgot to fold. It matters. This is the 'square' pattern and it uses four different papers.



The second attempt: I remembered to fold.
This is a triangle with three papers and the folds give it a bit more dimension.

Both of these I did with origami paper.

The third one was done with pages torn from a flower catalogue:

Here is a close up of this one:


These are fun to make, I have to say. And about all I had the energy to do this weekend!

6 comments:

Kym said...

Sending all the best wishes for Monday! XO

Vera said...

Oh, hoping you are feeling better! Good luck to Tim on his defense.

I'm liking that paper folding a lot!!!

Tired Teacher said...

The paper folding looks fabulous - a fun way to recycle.

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

As if bones falling out of your mouth isn't bad enough you have to go and get a rash... Yikes! Glad the tooth isn't too painful. The garden folded triangle is display worthy!

DelightedHands said...

Normal or not-it sounds weird to have bits of bone spitting out of your mouth!
The paper folding is very cool-I actually like the flower catalog one a lot!

kathy b said...

Im so excited for you to retire! ! I love your folding papers!
I had a bone donor for graft tissue too. It did mean that I could not donate blood for a year. I teased Allison that I wanted to meet and thank my donor. She said tissue doesnt quite work like that!