The Sunday Paper Blog

October 11, 2013

Warp, Weft, Watermark, Wood

#17


There are definitely a few crazy things that you find on the shelves in a paper store. This thin wood veneer caught my eye when I was working on my book Playing With Paper, but I didn’t find …

October 8, 2013

Her Fearful Symmetry

I have a fond recollection of this paper. I think it must be one of the first papers that I owned; perhaps purchased on a brief trip to Japan in 1989. I recognized it immediately in Paper Connection International‘s …

October 4, 2013

Weave, Wove, Wove

Doing something daily is meditative, like watching the leaves change colors. Doesn’t it seem like it just happens? One day everything is green and the next – boom: yellow, gold, orange, rust … What if we just sat down and …

October 1, 2013

Art on the Walls

#6

I taught a workshop at Walking Mountains Science Center last week, and when I inquired whether they had any paper (I stressed that it could be their trash) they gave me a lovely old topographic map of the state …

September 27, 2013

By the Light of the Moon

The Morgan Conservatory of Art, a fantastic papermaking institution in Cleveland, Ohio, indirectly inspired the 100 x 100 Paper Weavings Project. Early this summer, they sent me two pieces of handmade paper and requested that I make a piece …

September 24, 2013

100 x 100 Paper Weavings

I launched my 100 x 100 Paper Weavings project yesterday, and I’ll be creating a small paper weaving each day for the next 99 days. You can read more about my thinking behind the project here and sign up to …

September 17, 2013

Kids Workshop at Walking Mountains


A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of leading a papermaking workshop for children (and their parents) at Walking Mountains Science Center here in Avon, Colorado. I tried some new things, taking advantage of the location. We started …

September 3, 2013

Artist Profile: Sarah Horowitz

I met the artist Sarah Horowitz in Portland a few years ago and immediately felt a kinship. Later we learned that we share the same birthday (although I could have been Sarah’s babysitter)! Sarah’s exhibition Briar Roses opens this Thursday …

August 27, 2013

Orchestration

It delights me to witness and acknowledge the dedication and love that some people have for their craft (especially when it is also my craft). About a year ago, artist Mary Ellen Long invited me to be in a group …

August 6, 2013

On the Papermaking Farm

What a treat it has been to spend the past few days at Hook Pottery Paper in LaPorte, Indiana with my papermaking friend Andrea Peterson, her potter husband Jon Hook and their teenage sons Ry and Lu.
They millk their …