The Sunday Paper #440
December 18, 2022
I’m sending you warm wishes for a sparkling solstice and a lovely holiday season!
If you’re still in need of a gift that lasts all year long, why not give the gift of paper to a loved one or yourself?! Join our growing group of paper enthusiasts, lovers, addicts (insert your adjective here) and explore paper techniques throughout the year.
The Paper Year is now open for registration through January 15th, and this is the only time of year that you can join the group and pay an annual fee (which includes two free months). Scroll to the bottom of this post to see what we created last week at the Zoom kick-off event.
As we approach the shortest day of the year, I had to share these lovely lights created by Paper Year member Deborah Shayne with you. This project is featured in my book, The Art of Papercraft, and there’s some magic in this group of Floral Lanterns, isn’t there? More is better in this case! I thought I recognized the paper, and it is carte varese from Florence (Deborah lives in Rome). Mulberry Paper and More happens to carry that same line of paper here in the states.
Check out these cardboard sculptures by Scott Fife, on view through December 22 at Traver Gallery in Seattle.
Sometimes worthwhile exhibitions fall to the bottom of my feed and don’t make it onto the blog in a timely manner (oops)! Confluence took place in LA last summer around the theme of drought. Two pieces caught my eye – the one below, which they’re calling handmade paper (read the article to see why I say that) and a piece by Debra Scacco – the description is great, although there isn’t an image – whose work on paper is composed from an interaction with wind, which moved the liquid materials around on the sheet until they dried. Cool!
This is a fascinating video about the craft villages across Vietnam that are keeping traditions alive. There’s a papermaking segment at 12:29, but the entire video is worth watching.
I had so much fun showing participants in a mini-Zoom workshop how to create this Cube Light. You can watch the replay and create your own. Here are a few creations by participants: Hilarie Rath, Judy Bennett and Val Forbes.
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