The Sunday Paper Blog

December 21, 2012

5: The End of the World: Flying Paper

Hello?
 
Is anybody here?
 
I don’t know if I’m the only one left…
 
I’m thinking about what I’d need at the end of the world. Oh… is it too late?
 
I think I need a getaway …

December 20, 2012

6: Paper Stars!

Need a star for the top of your tree? I had fun putting together this collection. Many of them include DIY tutorials (click on the maker names below the images).

 

I have a project in Playing With Paper on …

December 19, 2012

7: Inflatable Paper

Remember the origami balloons, or water bombs, we learned to make in elementary school? I taught my after school paper club kids to make them today, and the high energy group had fun tossing and kicking them around the room …

December 18, 2012

8. Pleat Pleat

We’ve all seen fancy ways to pleat and tuck fabric in the fashion world. Guess what? There are a variety of ways in which artists have adapted these techniques in paper. In Playing With Paper, I feature a couple …

December 17, 2012

9: Curved Paper

Paper is flat, right? I often think about the similarities of when people thought that the world was flat; but with paper it is obvious, because you can hold it and fold it. I find the ways that artists have …

December 15, 2012

11: Paper + Hope

In light of the senseless shootings this week, in Oregon, Connecticut, and no doubt other places around the world, I thought I’d type about a few projects that artists working with paper are doing, which give me hope!

At a …

December 14, 2012

12: Paper Filagree

Sometimes I wonder how on earth I discovered certain things, but I distinctly remember learning how to do paper filagree(aka quilling) when I was in seventh grade. We were living in Los Alamos, NM (my father was a physicist, doing …

December 13, 2012

13: Paper Construction (not construction paper!)

I love the work of paper engineers who can visualize in two dimensions what they want to make in three dimensions! (I can do it to a certain extent, but sometimes I just let nature take over – you can …

December 12, 2012

14: On the Twelfth Day of Paper…

Happy 12/12/12! This won’t come around again for a looong time, so in honor of all of the twelves, I’ve made up my own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. (Click on the pictures to get more information about …