Sunday, April 7, 2013

Full Circle: Book-in-a-Day Wk14

Title: Full Circle
Structure: Circle Flexagon
Dimensions: 5 inch circle
Video of my process

The flexagon is a magical structure. Even though I know how it is made and I see how and why it works the way it does, I still find it magical every time I experience it. 

The topic for this week's book was full circle because I made the book the same day I read as a faculty member at Mills College. Five years ago, almost to the day, my hubby and I sat at Mills College for a faculty reading and I was in awe at the amazing readers and faculty members and the staff of the English department. 

Now, I'm a part of this fabulous department and that feels full circle if nothing else. So I started the book early in the day, then went to the reading and talked to some of our incoming students (who are amazing). Talking with them helped me gain some clarity on how to move the book forward. 

I don't have much to say about this one, except that seeing it in a photo does not do it justice. You must watch the video. 

I'm looking forward to what this week brings. Stay tuned! If you're watching the videos, I'm honored! If you're making the books, I'm intrigued, so please share here or on the Giving Hands Creative Community site.


  1. I've made rectangular flexagons, but never a circle one. I'll have to try it.

  2. you might enjoy this one. I found it sometime ago and saved it. There are no directions:
    cartoon version single card. At 32 seconds, she flips it over, so you see the secret to it
    cartoon version - it’s the size of an atc 2 ½ x 3 ½” with an x cut in the middle – no directions. This video displays several of them.


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