The Sunday Paper Blog

December 14, 2019

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Solstice

The Sunday Paper #290
December 15, 2019

Paper of the Week: Japanese Paper


I plan on posting more images of the papers I acquired in Japan, but here are the sheets made by makers I met. From left to right: …

December 13, 2019

Japan Trip – Part 2

This is part two in a two-part series on my trip to Japan. You can read Part 1 here.
Here’s a short recap about the trip:
My husband Ted and I took a two-week trip to Japan in late November/early …

December 8, 2019

Japan 2019 – Part 1

My husband Ted and I took a two-week trip to Japan in late November/early December 2019. The main reason was to visit our son, a junior in college at DePaul University in Chicago, who is doing a semester abroad at …

December 7, 2019

Echizen Paper

The Sunday Paper #289
December 8, 2019

Paper of the Week: Echizen Paper


As you read this, I’ve just returned home from a two-week trip to Japan. I waited 30 years for this adventure, and it was definitely worth the …

December 1, 2019

Give the Gift of Water

The Sunday Paper #288
December 1, 2019

Paper of the Week: Mitsumata

Traveling is so much more fun when you have a guide. I’ve been lucky enough to meet people I know through paper every day so far in Japan. …

November 23, 2019

The Paper Explorer

The Sunday Paper #287
November 24, 2019

Paper of the Week: One Sheet Wonders

As I proofread this issue of the blog, I’m enroute to Japan, and I invite you to follow my adventure on Instagram.

Writing a book …

November 16, 2019

A Reusable Book Cover

The Sunday Paper #286
November 17, 2019

Paper of the Week: Kraft Tex

I am in love with kraft tex, which is similar to leather but it’s paper! It comes in a variety of fun natural and bright colors and …

November 9, 2019

A Paper Guitar

The Sunday Paper #285
November 10, 2019

Paper of the Week: Plantable Paper

I showed some neighborhood girls how to make plantable paper, which is the April project in The Paper Year 2020: A Creative Project Planner. They show you

November 2, 2019

Twinrocker Handmade Paper

The Sunday Paper #284
November 3, 2019

Paper of the Week: Twinrocker Handmade Paper

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Kathryn & Howard Clark on Paper Talk in late August. They established Twinrocker Handmade Paper in 1971 and were …

October 26, 2019

Making Shoji Paper

The Sunday Paper #283
October 27, 2019

Paper of the Week: The Paper Year

I asked a friend to test out The Paper Year, and her grandaughter made this sketch – you can tell what was on her mind. …