Japan 2019 – Part 1

My husband Ted and I took a two-week trip to Japan in late November/early December 2019. The main reason was to visit our son, a junior in college at DePaul University in Chicago, who is doing a semester abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka.

I waited 30 years for this adventure, and it was definitely worth the wait! I was living in NYC back

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Echizen Paper

The Sunday Paper #289

December 8, 2019

Paper of the Week: Echizen Paper

As you read this, I’ve just returned home from a two-week trip to Japan. I waited 30 years for this adventure, and it was definitely worth the wait! I was living in NYC back then, working odd jobs and trying to find something I was passionate about. My father was in

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Give the Gift of Water

The Sunday Paper #288

December 1, 2019

Paper of the Week: Mitsumata

Traveling is so much more fun when you have a guide. I’ve been lucky enough to meet people I know through paper every day so far in Japan. Highlights have been visiting a former retreat participant’s Japanese home, shopping at Itoya, a 12-story shop dedicated to paper, meeting up with some former Oregon

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The Paper Explorer

The Sunday Paper #287

November 24, 2019

Paper of the Week: One Sheet Wonders

As I proofread this issue of the blog, I’m enroute to Japan, and I invite you to follow my adventure on Instagram.

Greeting card by Mario Armengol made from one sheet, in my collection, probably purchased at MoMA in the 80’s.

Writing a book is quite an undertaking. It

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A Reusable Book Cover

The Sunday Paper #286

November 17, 2019

Paper of the Week: Kraft Tex

I am in love with kraft tex, which is similar to leather but it’s paper! It comes in a variety of fun natural and bright colors and is easy to cut and sew. This is the July project in The Paper Year. Are you following Elissa Campbell of Blue Roof Designs?

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A Paper Guitar

The Sunday Paper #285

November 10, 2019

Paper of the Week: Plantable Paper

I showed some neighborhood girls how to make plantable paper, which is the April project in The Paper Year 2020: A Creative Project Planner. They show you how you can make plantable paper in this adorable video.

There are limited copies, so don't wait to get your copy of The Paper

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Twinrocker Handmade Paper

The Sunday Paper #284

November 3, 2019

Paper of the Week: Twinrocker Handmade Paper

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Kathryn & Howard Clark on Paper Talk in late August. They established Twinrocker Handmade Paper in 1971 and were pivotal players in the renaissance of hand papermaking in America. On this episode you’ll hear how they met, how Kathy got a job that

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Making Shoji Paper

The Sunday Paper #283

October 27, 2019

Paper of the Week: The Paper Year

I asked a friend to test out The Paper Year, and her grandaughter made this sketch – you can tell what was on her mind. Happy Halloween! What are you up to? We live in an upstairs condo and don’t get many trick-or-treaters, but our neighborhood is full of kids.

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Book Arts in Venice

The Sunday Paper #282

October 20, 2019

Paper of the Week: Book Arts in Venice, June 16 – 27, 2020

Printing studio of the Scuola di Grafica Internazionale in Venice, where we will work.

Travel to Venice, Cornuda, and Verona, Italy, to work in traditional printing and letterpress studios and tour historic libraries and museums. Print in the studio of the Scuola Internazionale

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Watermarks at Penland

The Sunday Paper #281

October 13, 2019

Paper of the Week: The Paper Year

Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of The Paper Year. They start shipping this week. Stock up early for holiday gift giving or treat yourself to a year-long adventure in paper. There’s a FREE GIFT for everyone who orders by Tuesday!

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Out of the Studio: A

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