The Sunday Paper #100 – Let’s Have a Giveaway!
Wow, I can hardly believe that this is the 100th issue of The Sunday Paper! Special thanks to all of you for reading it and for sending your enthusiastic comments, suggestions and donations. Keep them coming! (If you’d like to donate, just click here).
Grand Prize: I’ve put together a paper care package (pictured above) for one lucky Grand Prize Winner which includes a copy of Alpha Blocks, a Wish (this is the very first Wish in an upcoming series of wall pieces), a watermarked card and a copy of the Mother Tree Documentary.
Enter to Win by leaving a comment about The Sunday Paper below. Double your chances by submitting a wish for The Wishing Wall. Entries must be received by midnight on Friday, April 1st (no fooling), and I will announce the winners next Sunday!
Paper of the Week: Japanese Yuzen Umbrella Paper
I love the silkscreened Japanese papers and this is one of my favorites. These papers are also known as Chiyogami. They are hand-screened onto washi made of mixed kozo and sulphite and a full sheet measures approximately 24″ x 36″ (these are on the expensive side, so some suppliers sell partial sheets). I’ll be featuring this lovely umbrella paper in April’s paper project (a paper weaving), due out next week!
I adore the work of Paul Johnson, and he was featured in Make recently. Johnson is committed to teaching literacy to children and has developed the most inventive folds and paper connections to entrance them. He’s got numerous artist’s books and how-to books for teachers out there. Check him out!
Here’s a lovely feature on Artland about Paperhouse Studio in Toronto.Emily Cook co-founded this studio that pushes the boundaries of papermaking and printmaking.
Two for one: check out these amazing origami vessels that were featured recently on Eric Gjerde’s Origami Tesselations website. I featured Eric’s work in my book Playing With Paper, and his website is full of resources.
This installation is made up of 35,000 paper cubes! Flow Creation in Blackpool, England and founded by designer and artist Sam Robins, was commissioned to create the large-scale installation for a Manchester Exchange Square store as part of a sustainability initiative. There’s a great video that shows the creation of the piece at the link.
The Prague Zoo, in cooperation with the 420-year-old paper mill at Velké Losiny, has installed a papermaking facility so that visitors can make a piece of Elephant Poo paper! How cool is that?!
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