Festival Photos!

Lantern Fest, ©2015 Elizabeth Sanford


The Nashville Lantern Nashville was a big success! Here’s part of the Lantern Display in the old gym; my 3 largest lanterns are in blue.

Lantern Fest2, ©2015 Elizabeth Sanford


We used color-changing bulbs in some of the larger ones; the people give a sense of scale.


lantern fest, ©2015 Johnny Gerhart


Thanks to Johnny Gerhart for this photo taken right after the Lantern Parade; that’s the front of West End Middle School behind us.

Mystery Technique #34


Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.

ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #33: The lantern on the left is an example of modular origami and was designed as a lampshade for an Akari Origami Lamp.  Buy it here:


Find the directions to make the lantern here:


The lantern on the right is a flowerpot design created by Florence Temko. I found the directions in Origami: Easy-to-Make Paper Creations by Gay Merrill Gross.

New Date and a Preview!

NightForest, 70x24 inches, acrylic on vinyl, ©2012 Elizabeth Sanford

I’m turning Night Forest into a lantern that’s 70 inches tall! You’ll have to wait a little longer to see it, though; due to wacky weather, The Nashville Lantern Festival will now take place on March 12.

Find more information here:


Mystery Technique #33


The Nashville Lantern Festival is coming on March 5! Want to learn more about how these origami lanterns were made? Check back next month; and find out more about the festival here:


ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #32: First I partially wet the paper with a spray bottle; then I took a liner brush and painted a network of magenta lines across the page, adding a few blue ones before the paper dried.