Historic Paper

The Sunday Paper #155, April 23, 2017

Paper of the Week: Historic Paper

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I was traveling this past week, and one of my stops was at the University of Iowa Special Collections Library. It amazes me that you can make an appointment at a place like this and handle the old books and paper! This is a pull-out page in Euclid’s The Elements of Geometry, the 1733 edition. But alas, I need to see the edition from 1570! Thankfully, it looks like they have that one in Denver. There are all sorts of curiosities when you look at old books. This page was bound in upside down, and there were little printed markings in the sidebars that I couldn’t decipher. Proof that there’s always more to learn!

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Out of the Studio:

Here’s proof that Chicago is the windy city! My daughter and I spent the week in Northern Indiana with my parents-in-law. We were in the city for 2 quick days, visiting DePaul University, where our son will go next fall. We checked out the neighborhood (Lincoln Park) and rented Divvy Bikes, which we took along the shore to Millenium Park and back.

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  • Do you subscribe to my monthly e-newsletter (which different than this, my blog)? I write about upcoming workshops, exhibitions and am starting to give away some free paper tutorials. Sign up and receive the first free tutorial on how to make a shadow ornament. Start creating with paper today!

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Stopping by Iowa City yesterday reminded me of  this fabulous video about the University of Iowa’s escapades in Chancery Papermaking. On June 10th, 2016 at Center for the Book, a team of 12 papermakers attempted to make 2000 sheets of paper in a single day using historical techniques and methods. And they did it!!

Paperscapes is an exhibition at the Philadelphia Arts Alliance features work by Sun Young Kang (image below), Dawn Kramlich, Elizabeth Mackie, and Susan White. Up through April 30th.

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Here’s a lovely story about artist Jim Kellison, 81, who makes small villages or cities from the collection of paper buildings he makes by hand. He adds details to the cityscapes with tiny model people and cars.

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This has to fall under one of the coolest things ever: an origami vending machine! And there’s even a bag attached to the machine requesting that customers leave the empty plastic containers from their purchase so that they can used again. I would love to stumble across one of these machines!

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For those of you papercrafters, here’s a how-to video for making a paper hot air balloon that a readers found and shared with me. Send me a picture if you try it!

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Snow Bunny

The Sunday Paper #154, April 16, 2017

Paper of the Week: Mingei

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If you have a copy of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, have you created your Woven Paper Lantern yet? This project features two subtle yet gorgeous papers from Washi Arts: tatami (yellow) and mingei (green) and both papers come in a variety of colors. Mingei is a Japanese machine-made laminated paper with a white base and a dyed 100% kozo decorative fiber surface. This paper works well for book covers, boxes, cards, etc.

Bunny of the Week

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This may be the world’s largest snow bunny (although not exactly what you may expect to illustrate the term). This bunny is at the top of Beaver Creek Ski Resort, and this afternoon it will be blown to bits as part of the end of season celebration. I won’t be there! I’m in Chicago this week with my daughter, obtaining a visa for her upcoming year abroad and visiting the college my son will attend next fall (DePaul). Happy Easter/Happy Passover!

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In the Studio:

I made a short (4 min) video about my newest artists’ book, Nebulae. Enjoy!

  • Have you seen my other filmsThe Papermaker’s Studio Guide is a how-to video featuring various papermaking techniques and Water Paper Time documents my fascination with the secret life of paper (what happens during the transformation from wet to dry states).
  • Do you subscribe to my monthly e-newsletter (which different than this, my blog)? I write about upcoming workshops, exhibitions and am starting to give away some free paper tutorials. Sign up and receive the first free tutorial on how to make a shadow ornament. Start creating with paper today!

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If you’re in the Seattle area, check out these paper cuts by Lauren Iida at ArtXchange Gallery. I find it intriguing that she created an “image key” to alert viewers to meanings in her iconography that might otherwise elude them. Scissors, for instance, indicate “a lack of forgiveness” and a severed duck’s head connotes corruption. Cambodian champa flowers proclaim “childhood innocence.”

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Speaking of paper weaving, Kristen Meyer of Salvage Design creates imagery and then makes prints. I find these so lovely!

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I’m guessing that many of you know of Aimee Lee‘s work. She has an exhibition up right now at the Robert C Williams Papermaking Museum in Atlanta that presents the images taken and artifacts gathered in Korea in 1933 by paper historian Dard Hunter alongside the images and artwork by Aimee Lee inspired by her research visits to Korea in 2008-2009 and 2014. I love her ducks!

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© Aimee Lee

Here’s a lovely video about the cutting edge artwork of Eric Standley.

This pop-up cake cookbook was a hit on Kickstarter! It features paper cakes by Katherine Sabbath. The kickstarter campaign is over, but be sure to scroll down to the bottom to see more pop-ups!

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Flock

The Sunday Paper #153, April 9, 2017

Paper of the Week: Flocked Paper

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In the olden days, flocked paper – paper with a velvety raised pattern – was used as wallpaper. Today there are decorative flocked papers on the market. This particular paper is called soft hearted-white on gold and is made from 100% recycled cotton, and the pattern is created by applying glue through a silk screen pattern and sprinkling flocking powder over the design. I’m creating a slice-form valentine for the next Twelve Months of Paper Calendar with this paper, which is available wherever Black Ink creative papers are sold.

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In the Studio:

This week, I made a short video about watermarks and how I created the Participate! broadside I typed about last week.

  • Have you seen my other filmsThe Papermaker’s Studio Guide is a how-to video featuring various papermaking techniques and Water Paper Time documents my fascination with the secret life of paper (what happens during the transformation from wet to dry states).
  • Do you subscribe to my monthly e-newsletter (which different than this, my blog)? I write about upcoming workshops, exhibitions and am starting to give away some free paper tutorials. Sign up and receive the first free tutorial on how to make a shadow ornament. Start creating with paper today!

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I had the pleasure of meeting Neeta Premchand in the 1990’s when she visited NYC to promote her new (then) book, Off the Deckle Edge. What a delight it was to read about all of her adventures with paper since then, including getting the distinguished Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, to create a pavilion in Zurich, made entirely of paper and cardboard, complete with structural columns, trusses, screens and awnings. He works internationally and created the new Aspen Art Museum, which I’ve visited.

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Here’s living proof that art heals and transforms lives (will someone please share this with our current administration)? Karl Brooker, who spent time folding prison application forms en masse, is now using origami to help those who suffer from mental illness. His goal is for them to learn the skill, calm their minds and maybe feel comfortable enough to seek help.

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Looking to make your inner dragon come to life? Polimind Papercraft Designs has got your back! Check out these unique DIY Papercraft Kits made from pre-cut and pre-creased paper pieces that you get to build yourself from scratch similar to puzzles, but this time in 3D. It’s time to decorate your room like never before and have lots of fun while doing it.

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Knit a mathematical knot? Crochet a Möbius strip? Fold an origami tetrahedron or color a Latin square? This project, Maths Craft, has been awarded funding through Unlocking Curious Minds, which aims to engage young New Zealanders in STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – to take the concept to schools and institutions around the country.

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I recently discovered this wonderful documentary by Mainstream Pictures LTD about some of the work of Buzz Spector and how he works with his students. Set aside some time to watch it!

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Lokta Paper

The Sunday Paper #152, April 2, 2017

Paper of the Week: Bendable Paper

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We’re exploring bendable paper in my online class this week. When you embed wire between sheets of paper, it becomes a new malleable material: paper can stand up, become sculptural and the ends of the wire stick out so you can connect it to other things (in this case, wire rings). I wrote a brief how-to about making this kind of paper here.

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In the Studio:

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with watermarks. I’m currently making a small folded broadside featuring a different word each month. The word for March was participate. I’ve been thinking a lot about how and when to participate (in life) in a way that feels both fruitful and fulfilling. My vision of participation is circular, like a wheel. How can you participate; how do you participate; how will you participate?

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  • Have you seen my film Water Paper Time, a mesmerizing look into the inner life of paper? Watch the trailer.
  • Interested in learning more about paper and papermaking? Check out my upcoming workshops.

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The Colorplan Malaysia launch sounds like a fun event to attend this weekend, if you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur!

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These paper cuts by photographer Rich McCor are quite clever and create a new way to look at popular tourist attractions around the world. You can see more on his instagram page.

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This looks idyllic, but I’m guessing it’s nothing more than hard work! Still, this is a lovely story about a young woman who was able to return home to work at the local paper factory in Nepal that was closed for a few years due to pressure from the Maoists.

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Did you catch this story about paper in space in the New York Times – an interesting collaboration between an astronaut, an artist and gravity (or lack thereof).

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Check out this animation of Simon Schubert’s folded paper works. I’d seen the work before, but the animation adds another dimension!

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Green Banana Paper

The Sunday Paper #151, March 26, 2017

Paper of the Week: Green Banana Paper

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This is one of the coolest (handmade) paper companies and products I’ve come across… ever! Green Banana Paper wallets are like leather, but without the cruelty. Banana paper wallets are naturally water, fire and tear resistant. A thin coating of wax is applied to the outside to protect against sweat, spills or rain. With thoughtful use, one can expect a wallet to last for years.

The wallets come from one of the most remote islands in the world – Kosrae, Micronesia. The products they make are providing livelihoods, skill-development, and sustainable exports for a community of 6,000 people. The wallets are naturally strong, beautiful, and water-resistant. As far as I’m concerned, the founder – Matt Simpson – deserves a gold star for his vision, passion and dedication! 

Green Banana Paper wallets are available now through a very successful kickstarter campaign. Grab your wallet before the campaign closes at the end of the week!

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In the Studio:

Recently, I met an electrical engineer (on the ski hill, no less) who has an interest in lighting. I invited him to my studio and we had a blast exchanging ideas about paper and electricity. He made me this small lighting panel with about 8 different LED bulbs, two switches and a dimmer to test out lighting my Pop-Up Hand Shadow Book for an exhibit. The book comes with a flashlight for viewing when held in the hand, but figuring out how to light it while on display has been a challenge… until now! I’m super excited to see what we come up with next!

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  • There’s a new episode on Paper Talk, featuring an interview with Jillian Bruschera whose Mobile Mill and Papermaker’s Pack are both innovative and inspirational. Have a listen! You can also subscribe to Paper Talk on ITunes.
  • Interested in book arts? That’s the theme of this year’s Red Cliff Paper Retreat that takes place in my Colorado studio Sept 8-10 and/or Sept 10-12.

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Pencil lovers unite! There’s a new book, The Pencil Perfect, by Caroline Weaver who also has a pencil shop New York City. I’m adding this place to my list for my next visit to the Big Apple. Have you been there?

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The most intriguing part of this story about the work of Jennifer Davies, which was recently on view at City Gallery in New Haven, CT, is the fact that she makes monoprints from alsphalt cracks in parking lots!

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Here’s a lovely article about how the NEA, which provides funding for state arts agencies (in this case in Kentucky) can make a difference in real people’s lives. Artist Nicole Hand is using book arts to reach out to and celebrate adults with disabilities (and here here to columnist Constance Alexander for telling the story).

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I recently discovered the work of Ben Parker, whose paper tessellations are just incredible. In fact, the discovery led to the purchase of his book Six Simple Twists, which has been sitting on my desk for a few weeks now. I’m hoping the word simple isn’t misleading, because my attempts at folding tessellations in the past haven’t gone so well!

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I’ve written about Peter Dahmen before (and he’s featured in the gallery section of my book Playing With Pop-Ups). Here’s a link to a great video that shows his amazing large-format pop-ups among other things.

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About our Sponsor: Green Banana Paper is the only papermill in the Pacific islands. They recycle waste banana trees from over 75 farmers and employ 20 full-time fiber processors, papermakers, printers, weavers, sewers, and finished product assemblers. The company was founded to create jobs on an island where most people are forced to leave to find employment abroad, leaving their families and home. Green Banana Paper aims to collaborate with the worldwide papermaking community, and create world-class paper and finished products sustainably using the abundant natural waste of their fertile volcanic island.

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The Sunday Paper #150, March 19, 2017

Paper of the Week: Vellum

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Vellum is probably the first translucent paper I discovered. It has a wonderful crisp quality that makes it perfect for cutting and folding. This project will be featured in the 2018 Twelve Months of Paper Calendar.

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In the Studio:

Fair warning: this is political. It is so sad that some people think art is something we need like a hole in the head. As you’ll read in the following edition of The Sunday Paper, there are so many benefits to art, and it can be viewed in many lights. I’d like to think that this is just a misunderstanding in a few brains that could be corrected with a word scramble! Do you see the pattern?

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There’s a lot of talk about science and art these days, and STEAM (A is for Art) is a debated term in education (I’m guessing you know more about this than I do, but I did find this article enlightening). Just this week, I was telling my childhood friend – a physics and math teacher – about a method of constructing a lampshade. She immediately had ideas for how to develop a geometry lesson around this project for her math class. But I digress… here’s a great big story about origami physicist and paper artist Robert J. Lang.

There’s a new episode on Paper Talk, featuring an interview with Jillian Bruschera whose Mobile Mill and Papermaker’s Pack are both innovative and inspirational. Have a listen! You can also subscribe to Paper Talk on ITunes.

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So, there is something about labels, in this case the word artist. Sachin George Sebastian answers to engineer, architect, sculptor, or artist. Too bad artist appears last in the list, but this begs the question: why label? And what’s the difference anyways?

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This is (slightly) old news, but Tahiti Pehrson makes enormous paper cuts, and this year they were featured as interactive columns for visitors to Art on Paper to experience.

Tahiti Pehrson, “The Fates” (2016), hand-cut paper installation, presented by Art at Viacom.

Tahiti Pehrson, “The Fates” (2016), hand-cut paper installation, presented by Art at Viacom.

Here’s a great story about a hands-on class at John’s Hopkins, in which students learn how to organize an exhibition of artists’ books.

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It's a Wrap!

The Sunday Paper #149, March 12, 2017

Paper of the Week: Wrapping Paper

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I’m not certain that this is wrapping paper, but I don’t know what else to call it. You know those single printed sheets of maps, birds, butterflies, bicycles, etc. that you can find hanging on the racks in paper stores? That’s what this is, and these papers make really cool lampshades! As you can tell, I’m not an expert in piecing (aka matching the panels, as you do in sewing) so I don’t even attempt to do it!

Want this lamp? E-mail me!

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In the Studio:

I’ve been thinking a lot about paper and light (not unusual) but more so this week because my online class has begun. I pulled out this old notebook filled with clippings from magazines that I found inspirational. These days, I’ve turned to creating Pinterest Boards to collect images.

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  • Speaking of paper and light, join me at Anderson Ranch this summer for a week filled with it. Light Paper takes place August 7-11.
  • There are just a few spots left in the Red Cliff Paper Retreat (this year’s theme is artist’s books). The retreat takes place in my Colorado studio Sept 8-10 and/or Sept 12-14).———————————————————————————————––––––––

Damien Webb builds magical mini worlds out of paper. He sources some of his paper from the wedding table placards tossed out after the many weddings at the resort where he works.

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Will wonders never cease? Check out this amazing laser cut origami paper by Chiyo Kirigami. What a cool twist for an age old tradition.

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Speaking of origami, here’s an interesting use of origami in advertising. Shiseido created this clever booth in Hawaii filled with suspended origami butterflies. An on-site printer allows customers to personalize and share their own digital origami butterfly and mini movie on social media. Customers can also receive a printout version of their personal butterfly with Shiseido beauty tips.

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I guess this is the origami edition! Check out these amazing creatures that Mariano Zavala folds subjects ranging from dogs and dinosaurs to caribou and chameleons.

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Here’s the link to The Origami Revolution, which aired on Nova on PBS a couple of weeks ago. Set aside an hour to watch the intersection of science, math and art!

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Keep America Beautiful

The Sunday Paper #148, March 5, 2017

Paper of the Week: The 50 Card Project

Keep America Beautiful / Week Five: Scott Pruitt is confirmed as the next head of the EPA.

Keep America Beautiful / Week Five: Scott Pruitt is confirmed as the next head of the EPA.

Melanie Mowinski made a card of FDR’s Four Freedoms on Inauguration Day. By the end of the three-color limited edition of 100 cards she decided that she needed to make a card every week for this entire year. These cards respond to what is happening in our country at the moment and how she can frame the situation to keep her and others energized. They also serve as a reminder about what is important and at stake in our country.

Each week from Inauguration Day to the end of 2017 Melanie is printing a new letterpress card in a limited edition of 100, using vintage letterpress type, cuts and other printing matrices–sending some to key players in Washington, DC (including President Trump, VP Pence, and many of his cabinet members). By the end of the project she will have made 50 different cards or 5000 individual cards. These cards are about being positive, yet also a little subversive. For example, in week seven the V in the word LOVE is purple as a shout out to ideas of unity, anti-bullying in the LGBTQ communities, and the suffragette colors. While her politics will likely be clear, she is also working to create cards that are not divisive!

Melanie is currently running a kickstarter campaign. Consider purchasing one or all 50 of the cards and support her work!

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In the Studio:

It’s been a busy week in the studio! One of the most fun parts of it was beginning to design the projects for the next Twelve Months of Paper Calendar! Next I get to pick the papers that I’ll use to make all of the projects. That’s always a fun (yet arduous) task. It’s a bit overwhelming to look through all of my swatch books and figure out what colors/textures and paper traits will suit each project.

Star Lantern model (from one sheet of paper!) plus a list of 12 projects ideas

Star Lantern model (one sheet of paper!) + a list & sketches of 12 projects that will come to life!

  • Registration for Focus on Book Arts, which takes place at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon opens tomorrow! I’ll be teaching a 2-day workshops called Flexible Book Structures (see page 34 at the link). I hope you’ll consider joining me, and you might be interested in some of the other workshops as well! I’ve been to FOBA several times, and it is really fun (books and paper summer camp)!
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For those of you who have this year’s 12 Months of Paper Calendar, have you made the March project yet? It’s a pleated lantern made from a single sheet of paper, with bamboo skewers slipped into stitched sleeves on the corners that make it more sturdy.

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Peter Thomas is a hand papermaker, book artist and musician. Check out his new CD featuring book arts folk songs! The CD jacket is letterpress printed on handmade paper, of course.

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I had the opportunity to meet Becca Zerkin at a Movable Book Society conference a couple of years ago. She spoke about her work with school children and paper engineering, but she also creates amazing pop-up books of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, to name a few!

This infographic by Eleanor Lutz appears in Wired magazine this month. Lutz created 3D illustrations using watercolor paper and Elmers glue and then lit them on fire to show species that have unique adaptations to withstand fire. Be sure to scroll down at the link to watch these animated burning paper sculptures!

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This is cool (or maybe hot). Apparently, one of the byproducts of papermaking (lignen) can be used to make a stronger sunscreen.

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About our Sponsor: Melanie Mowinski founded PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project, a hybrid gallery, teaching, and studio space centered around an operating Vandercook Universal III in 2011. PRESS anchored Main Street, North Adams for five years, and served as a downtown hub for students from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where Mowinski is an associate professor. Follow Melanie’s blog as she documents the 50 Card Project. 

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Paper Windows

The Sunday Paper #147, February 19, 2017

Paper of the Week: PaperLove e-course

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Here’s another papery online course that you might be interested in!

Registration is now open for Rachel Hazell’s PaperLove – starts 6th March 2017

Rachel believes that everybody has a some kind of book inside them – the workshops she’s taught all round the world have mostly been about getting those books OUT even if that means a one-liner or purely texture or color.

Unfold five weeks of paper inspiration, packed full of ideas and projects to create, using book art, writing, origami, hand-lettering and collage. PaperLove will take you on a roller coaster of paper discovery, whether you are just starting out or more experienced.

“I loved this course, in fact I was surprised how much! I am not a fan of the online course, of social media or computers in general, but this was genius. So generous, rich in subject depth and breath and felt very personal. Eileen, participant PaperLove 

Readers of The Sunday Paper can claim a special 10% discount using the code Sundaypaper10

Sign up for PaperLove now at www.rachelhazell.com/ecourse

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In the Studio:

I’ve decided to make a watermarked broadside every month this year. Here’s the February one in progress. Can you read it? It will be easier to read once I make the paper. Watermarks are placed on the mould wrong reading, so that they read right in the resulting paper! I’m thinking about titles for this one, if you’d like to weigh in.

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Zim & Zou have been creating paper amazements for awhile now. Check out their new paper window displays at the Hermes store in Dubai.

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This is a super sweet Valentines Day story. This high school student made 1500 origami hearts, one for each student at his school!

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Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper creates unique home furnishings and fashion accessories. Check it out!

Cagayan de Oro's Handmade Paper's beehive lamps were one of the top 3 most innovative products at the 2016 Global Sources Fair in Hong Kong.

Cagayan de Oro’s Handmade Paper’s beehive lamps were one of the top 3 most innovative products at the 2016 Global Sources Fair in Hong Kong.

Who knew? Buzz Aldrin has a facebook page. Thanks to my husband (aka space nerd) for sharing this paper model of Neil Armstrong with me. This must be what astronauts do with their free time!

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Here’s another sweet story about bookmarks!

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About our Sponsor: Rachel Hazell has over 15 years of experience taking people on creative journeys. She has held workshops across the world – from palazzos in Venice to lighthouses in Shetland via Antarctica. Rachel builds itineraries that develop skills, as well as expand the imagination, increase creative confidence and build lasting friendships. Drawing her inspiration from the beauty of paper, the familiarity of a well-thumbed book, shorelines, flea markets and foreign cities; Rachel launched her online e-course PaperLove in 2014 to enable people, regardless of location, to work with her to develop their creative ideas and techniques.

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Paper Music

The Sunday Paper #147, February 19, 2017

Paper of the Week: Wood Grain

I'm sure that the magazine photo will be much better than my snapshot!

I’m sure that the magazine photo will be much better than my snapshot!

I used this woodgrain paper for a project that will be featured in the May/June 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine (fyi, it isn’t out yet). It is stiff, sturdy, folds really well, and I enjoyed zipping the accordion folded pleats through my sewing machine to allow more light through.

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In the Studio:

This week has been all about packing and shipping out the supply kits for Paper Illuminated, my upcoming online class (if you ordered one, you’ll be hearing from me on Monday). I’m also busy preparing the curriculum, and all I have to say is that there’s definitely a learning curve (this is my first time teaching an online class) but that I’m super pleased with the progress! Here’s a picture of a bonus project we’ll be making in the class, a collapsible lantern with a reed armature.

It isn’t too late to sign up if you’re interested (class begins March 8th) but you’ll need to e-mail me if you’d like a supply kit… I’m almost out of stock and want to make sure I can get the supplies to you in time.

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From time to time, I digress from paper. These lamps by Cozo are spectacular in the way that they transform a room! And they are made of metal… but of course I thought they were paper!

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Wow, a working paper organ!

I like this headline from the Suddeutsche Zeiting: “In the laboratories of the Papiertechnische Stiftung at Heßstraße, engineers are researching the fibers of the future. In the foyers and corridors, artists show that almost everything can be done with this everyday material. Papier Autark is on view now in Germany.

Buddha Busts by Eva Wilcke

Buddha Busts by Eva Wilcke

Kate Parker hopes to inspire people to protect trees with her paper art. The work, which was created during her residency at Anawhata, is on view until 28 February at Arataki Visitor Centre in New Zealand.

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There’s a new(ish) paper museum in Turkey!

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Hi, I'm Helen Hiebert!
I'm an artist working primarily in handmade paper; I write how-to books and make films about papermaking and paper arts; and I love learning about new techniques and methods for working with paper! You can learn more about me at http://www.helenhiebertstudio.com

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