Snow Bunny

The Sunday Paper #154, April 16, 2017

Paper of the Week: Mingei

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

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Hanging Heart

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 5

Here’s a bit about February’s project in the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. This is a simple structure made from multiple pages cut to the same shape and size. I love thinking up variations – how about trying multiple shapes and sizes?!

This hanging heart is an ornament created with an embossed paper from Shizen Design.

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The Sunday Paper #48

In the Studio: I’ve started using the handwritten words so many of you sent me for one of several new projects relating to mothers/motherhood. My Mormor (which means mother’s mother in Dutch as I’ve recently learned) had a tablecloth that she had relatives autograph when they visited (she’d bring it out at family reunions, etc). The names were signed in a spiral, and between reunions,

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Pressing for Papermaking

I was in Salt Lake City this past weekend, teaching an Experimental Papermaking workshop at the University of Utah. They had this really cool press! You could raise and lower that top bar to accommodate varying post sizes. And check out that cute little jack. This press worked really well for our 8″ x 10″ sheets of paper.

Often when I’m teaching, the

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The Sunday Paper #47

Out and About: I’m in Salt Lake City this weekend, where I just finished teaching a workshop on Experimental Abaca. I like the call this fiber the incredible shrinking material, because it is. It is such a delight to show students a few possibilities and to see how they run with it. Wow!


Shortly after I met my husband, he started working at

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Experimental Papermaking

I’m a huge fan of experimental papermaking, which takes many forms of course (quick, what did you think of when you read that phrase?).

My version of experimental papermaking involves embedding string and wire between sheets of high shrinkage abaca to see what happens as the sheets dry, something I began exploring in 1993 when I was introduced to the idea in a class at

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The Sunday Paper #43

In the Studio: I finished hand watercoloring the shapes for my artists’ book Interluceo. Béatrice Coron has also completed the paper cut illustrations, so everything is ready to send to the binder. Check out this animation of some of her paper cut that represents the number two – wow, the paper is cutting itself!

My bi-annual paper sale begins next week! Look for specials

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The Sunday Paper #42

Here’s a link to my latest newsletter, featuring upcoming workshops in and around Colorado. Subscribe if you’d like! It comes out monthly.

In the studio: I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio after almost two weeks away! I don’t have much news, but here’s a tidbit from my studio building (and a video that shows you a big part of the lifestyle here

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Did anyone in NYC catch Paper Music last week, the latest project in an ongoing collaboration between the Johannesburg-born visual artist William Kentridge and his South African compatriot Philip Miller?

I’m excited that paper cutter and illustrator extraordinaire Béatrice Coron will be creating the cut paper illustrations for an upcoming artists’ book of mine. Check out this 3-D animation of the daily battles of

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This is the 26th edition of The Sunday Paper – it’s been half a year already! Today, I’m reporting from Lincoln, Nebraska, where I’m lecturing and teaching at the University of Nebraska and collaborating with master woodcut artist Karen Kunc who runs a fabulous facility called Constellation Studios.

The Liter of Light Project is so intriguing on many levels.I had to watch the video to

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