The Sunday Paper Blog

December 4, 2012

22: Stretched Paper

There are some fabulous old black and white books with amazing diagrams for folding, cutting, scoring and manipulating paper in simple ways that often lead to complex forms. My favorite book is Creating with Paper, by Pauline Johnson. This …

December 3, 2012

23: Paper, 종이, Papel, Papier, Papīrs, 紙

When I was writing Playing with Paper last winter, I asked readers and fans to send me swatches of their favorite papers. My goal was to create The Ultimate Paper Swatchbook. And you delivered.

The largest contribution came from Lori …

December 2, 2012

24: ‘Tis the First Day of Advent

Happy Advent Everyone!

Although advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, it has become quite a season of shopping in anticipation of Christmas day, …

December 1, 2012

Day # 25: Start at the Very Beginning

In honor of the publication of my new book, Playing With Paper, I’m launching this 25 Days of Paper blog marathon. Today is Day 1, but we’ll count down from 25, ending on Christmas day with a giveaway!
And since …

November 26, 2012

25 Days of Paper!

I’m going to try something new in order to jump-start my blog activity in anticipation of my book, Playing With Paper, which will be in stores January 1st! (If you really want an autographed copy before Christmas, you can order

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 …