I’ve been a big city dweller for most of my life and one thing that continues to astound me is the amount of useless paper I encounter on a daily basis. Junk mail, free newspapers, magazines, and catalogues, cardboard packaging – the list goes on. I wanted to do something artistic with all this paper but didn’t know what. A quick Google search led me to the idea of making a basket/bowl out of old magazines. A simple tutorial from Cutoutandkeep.net showed me how and the photo you see here is the result of my first try.
Some may think that, yeah, that’s kinda cool, but I have better things to spend my time on – think again – I produced this bowl while watching TV, and listening to my Japanese language course – things that I would normally be sitting still for that didn’t require a whole lot of concentration. I actually found the repetitive nature of the process mind calming, allowing me to focus even more on the Japanese course.