This month’s giveaway includes a “flock” of mini-origami cranes, four sheets of lokta paper in dark brown and cream, and a lovely floral picture frame with places to hold three pictures. This prize is generously donated by the Robert C. Williams Museum of American Papermaking in Atlanta, GA. Click here to enter!
In the Studio:
It was super fun to have Peter Thomas come through town last week! He and his wife Donna are the Wandering Book Artists and they drive this sweet caravan around the country for part of each year. Peter gave me this quick video tour.
Here’s an interesting perspective on the future of Japanese papermaking. It is a story about a 50-something Japanese man who studied business in Seattle and returned to Japan to continue making the thinnest Japanese paper.
Once indispensable for the daily life of Japanese, washi — literally ‘Japanese paper’ — was used not only for writing and painting but also for sliding doors, room dividers, lampshades and umbrellas. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)
I love upcycling! Allegra Murray turns sentimental book pages, sheet music, maps and letters into handmade paper roses.
If you’re in Paris, an exhibition on the art of paper funeral offerings in Taiwan is on view at the Quai Branly Museum through October 27th. Burning papier-mache vehicles, houses and other objects for the deceased to use in the afterlife is part of Taiwan’s traditional funeral rites.
Paper offerings in the form of furniture and appliances are displayed in the living room of a “ghost house” at the “Palace Paradis” exhibition at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. Photo: CNA
From roses to handmade houseplants, these are prettier and more pc than plastic plants. Corrie Beth Hogg shows you how to make them in her book, The Handmade Houseplant.
This blog post is plant-centric, so I’ll stick to the theme. Here’s a beautiful video of a really cool book: The Book that Grew.
Featured this week in my Studio shop: More plants! Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds, the Paper Weaving Online Class, the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar (now 1/2 price) and Vertices, an artist’s book.
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