Are you ready for the solar eclipse tomorrow? Have you seen the stamps? I purchased a sheet and the paper is treated to be heat activated (remember mood rings)? Truth be told, my thumb must not be hot enough, so I finally breathed some hot air on the middle stamp and lo and behold, the moon appeared! Who knew? A Colorado company, Chromatic Technologies, developed the special ink… and the title of the blog post comes from “the special kinds of fat that come from vegetable sources — really specific chemicals with an exact melting point.”
My biannual online paper sale is going on right now (through August 25th). Click on over to view what’s left. I’m happy/sorry to report that all of the abaca and mystery packs are gone. Cotton papers and word broadsides are still available!
I met Julia Garretson at the Oregon College of Arts & Crafts years ago. She’s been interested in papermaking since she was a kid and it is now a integral part of her life. This is a lovely documentary about her work and life, and I love the title: To the Last Fiber.
Cut Up/Cut Out is a traveling paper cut exhibition which is now in Bellevue and features over 50 artists.
I love the use of paper in this piece by Yuko Kimura at the Verne Collection in Cleveland.