The Sunday Paper Blog

April 9, 2012

Pop-Up Book Artist Paul Johnson


 
I had the pleasure of meeting and hosting British pop-up book artist Paul Johnson when he was in Portland recently. He was on a West Coast tour: teaching four workshops at the San Francisco Center for the book, a …

March 26, 2012

Tennessee!


 
I had the opportunity to travel to Nashville a couple of weeks ago (where the weather was balmy) to work with a variety of students interested in papermaking and book arts. My first stop was at Austin Peay State …

February 24, 2012

Boston

I’m on my way home from a 10 day tour of Boston and Western MA. The last time I was in Boston was 19 or 20 years ago when I toured the Japanese papermaking exhibition at the  the Peabody Essex …

February 8, 2012

Inflatable Paper

About five years ago, I read an article in Hand Papermaking Magazine by my friend and colleague Brian Queen about how to make hot air balloons. Brian and I share many interests, including watermarks and lighting design, so I knew …

January 30, 2012

The Ultimate Paper Swatch Book!


I’ve been thinking a lot about paper lately (what’s new? you might ask), but seriously, paper is complex! The book I’m writing, Playing with Paper, has me designing projects, looking at a variety of paper artists’ work and thinking about …

January 24, 2012

Doesn't Money Grow on Trees?

 

I’m making paper for a client from an old table cloth and some shredded money from the US Mint. I showed my 12-year old son the bucket full of shredded money and you should’ve seen his eyes bulge. “What …

January 18, 2012

Fond Memories

I spent the weekend with a group of papermakers including Paul Wong and Sue Gosin from Dieu Donné Papermill in NYC. What a treat! I learned a lot of what I know about handmade paper from Paul during the six …

January 10, 2012

Playing with Paper

I’m working on a new book, Playing with Paper, and am having fun writing the instructions, developing new projects, inviting a handful of guest artists, and curating the gallery. Here’s a step from one of the projects I’m contributing, a …