The Sunday Paper Blog

November 18, 2012

The Papermaker's Studio Guide


 
I want to share the evolution of producing The Papermaker’s Studio Guide, which has been quite a feat! I have to say there were moments when I thought I’d throw in the towel, but now that we’re at …

September 26, 2012

A New Paper = For the Birds!

I wrote about this technique a couple of years ago in Hand Papermaking Newsletter. I came up with the technique after failing to create a unique paper utilizing a heavily pigmented watermarked paper. I have been fond of watermarking …

September 5, 2012

North Carolina Artist Leigh Suggs

I met Leigh Suggs at the Penland School in 2009, when we worked together during my 2-1/2 week Paper in Three Dimensions class. As students began delving into their own projects, I recall Leigh casting wet sheets of abaca paper …

August 31, 2012

The Pop-Up Hand Shadow Book

 

This project took 16 years to complete (although there was a long hiatus in the middle) and touches on many facets of my career (collaboration and inspiration, to name two). My initial interest in paper came from pop-up books …

August 2, 2012

Large Deckle Box

I built this large deckle box with guidance from Andrea Peterson about 10 years ago. It has served me well, but alas I cannot take it to Colorado with me. I am hoping to find a new owner who will …

June 21, 2012

Professional Development

Recently, I ran into an acquaintance in the elevator on the way to presentation coach Gigi Rosenberg’s workshop on writing elevator speeches (how appropriate!). Her first comment to me was “I thought you knew everything about talking about your work”. …

June 8, 2012

Studio Panorama

There is a lot to be desired for my little studio (more natural light, wall space to hang work, less clutter) but I have grown really fond of it. And having an intern here for three weeks (thanks Megan Welch!) …

May 18, 2012

Intern in the Studio!

I am so fortunate to have interns who seek me out, and this summer I have two interns who are traveling to Portland to help out around the studio in exchange for learning what they can through hands-on training, day-to-day …

April 22, 2012

Columbia College Chicago

I’m teaching at the Chicago Center for Book & Paper Art this weekend. What a treat to work in a studio that is designed specifically to papermaking! Here’s a snapshot of their equipment. And mind you, this is only the …

April 20, 2012

Cosmology

I’ve just finished my latest artists’ book, Cosmology. This project began twenty years ago, when I took a trip to Japan and was inspired by the way light filtered through traditional shoji screens in the Ryokan (Japanese Inn) where I …