Alphabet Books

In seventh grade, I discovered calligraphy and spent time in the library at school studying the books they had and practiced my hand lettering. I’m sure that I could pick up a calligraphy pen now, after all of these years, and remember most of the strokes I memorized so long ago. But I did […]

A Map To Now

I enjoy collaboration. So far in my artistic career, I’ve collaborated with a choreographer, a sound artist, a poet, a videographer and other artists.

Here’s my newest creation, a broadside created in collaboration with poet Carl Adamshick. The publication of this piece coincides with Carl’s new book of poetry Saint Friend (which also features the […]

The Story Behind Alpha Blocks

I’ve just finished packaging the first 40 copies of my newest artists’ book, Alpha Blocks. Would you believe that this project began in 1986? I was studying abroad in Germany for a year and stumbled across the font Block Up in an old letraset catalog. I was captivated with the idea of bringing the two-dimensional […]

String Theory

I’m preparing to show some work at the Alpine Arts Center here in Edwards, Colorado, and it got me thinking about my love for (untied) knots. When a friend of mine got engaged years ago in NYC, I vowed to give her a piece of ‘tying the knot’ themed art. I purchased the Ashley Book […]

A Butterfly Book

The template for this butterfly book is available if you subscribe to my newsletter. Thanks to those of you who already do! I do enjoy designing paper projects like this and plan to change the template download quarterly. If you are a newsletter subscriber, you’ll receive each new template as they are released.

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Artist Profile: Shawn Sheehy

The first time I met Shawn Sheehy, we spent an hour or so together in the pop-up book section at Powells Books in Portland. It was fun to page through the collection of movable books, oohing and aahing in tandem with another pop-up enthusiast.

Shawn Sheehy, Hesperana, 2010, handmade cotton/abaca paper

Shawn makes […]

Alpha Blocks

 

I’m excited to be finishing up the first copies of Alpha Blocks, my newest artists’ book. It will make its debut with Playing With Pop-Ups. I’ll start taking orders later this week and will start shipping as soon as the books arrive from the warehouse (there is no exact arrival date for the […]

Paper Moon & Paper Star

This is Day 20 of 25 Days of Paper and Day 89 of my 100 x 100 Paper Weavings Project.

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #89, 9″ x 17″, $100

This is one of my favorite weavings! I find it so interesting how these weavings develop. I have to admit that […]

Artist Profile: Sarah Horowitz

Cirsium Vulgare by Sarah Horowitz, 18 x 11.5, sumi ink on dyed kozo

I met the artist Sarah Horowitz in Portland a few years ago and immediately felt a kinship. Later we learned that we share the same birthday (although I could have been Sarah’s babysitter)! Sarah’s exhibition Briar Roses opens this […]

Thread Loves Paper

A couple of months ago, I received a copy of Thread Loves Paper in the mail. Now most of you must know by now how much I love the combination of thread and paper. A recent visit with Tony White, head librarian at MICA (which, by the way, has an awesome artists book collection), reminded […]