December Flowers

The Sunday Paper #137, December 11, 2016
Since it’s Sunday, this is a double-feature. The regular Sunday Paper appears at the bottom of this post.

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 11

The May project in the Twelve Months of Paper calendar is this swirling flower, created with a thai momi marbled paper that really makes it swirl! You can find this paper through retail shops listed here.
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When I was working on this design, I found a small wooden spool in my studio and got the idea of having that be a center for the flower… you can screw the spool into the wall and then attach the flower to it. I made a little video showing how this works.

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2016: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. Receive updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below and check out what people are making in the 25 Days of Paper FB Group!
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And here’s your Sunday Paper, in a slightly different order.
I love the work of Ann Hamilton and recently stumbled across this older book project of hers, called lineament • book/ball.
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Melanie Mowinski has a lovely contemplative blog that features a collage-a-day during the advent season. This year, she’s inviting us to make a collage too by providing prompts. Click here to view a recent assignment. And here’s her first post of the season.
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Wow, these are some amazing pleated sculptures by Goran Konjevod!
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May Babcock has a wonderful blog about handmade paper called Paper Slurry. This week she profiled an innovative paper studio called Fresh Presh. Read all about it!
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ExSpelled is a magical paper craft game in the form of a video game that was recently funded on Kickstarter. Can’t afford “fancy” magic schools? Born to non-magical parents? You’re welcome at Whimberly’s College for the Magical Arts! Scroll down at the link to watch the video.

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In the Studio:
There’s a new podcast on Paper Talk. I had the pleasure of meeting Simon Barcham Green this fall, whose family began in the papermaking business in the 1800’s in England. Have a listen!
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