Five Years of The Sunday Paper!

Five Years of The Sunday Paper!

The Sunday Paper #258
May 4, 2019

Paper of the Week: The Sunday Paper

Wow, was it really five years ago this month that I started The Sunday Paper? I have so much fun collecting and sharing all sorts of fun facts about paper with you!

Happy Birthday

to The Sunday Paper!

I put this blurb at the top of the blog post once a year, asking you who read this blog regularly to consider making a donation to support the research, writing, design and delivery of The Sunday Paper. You can contribute by making a one-time gift or a monthly pledge. Thanks to everyone who has already pledged your support! I look forward to sharing many more Sundays with you!


May Giveaway!
Madeleine Durham create’s playful one-of-a-kind paste papers using a brush technique which blends multiple colors while creating dynamic yet tranquil patterns. Her papers have been used by fine book binders and calligraphers around the world. They also lend themselves well to covering boxes and using in collage. Her papers are created on Arches Text Wove using Golden Acrylics and Shofu Wheat Paste. Madeleine’s Paste Papers are loved by people around the globe and she is sure you will enjoy this lovely group of small to medium primo scraps. Click here to enter, and the winner will be selected at random, notified, and announced here on the blog next Sunday. Good luck!


Papery Tidbits:


There are soooo many ways to create with paper! Look at what’s happening over in Club Paper! Counterclockwise: Donna Beck Sullivan’s collaged card commission; Jorge Felix Morales Garcia’s washi paper; a paper weaving from a drop-in class led by Sarah Morgan at SCRAP in Portland, OR (inspired by my Weave Through Winter online class); and Jane Kavanaugh Morton’s shadow box. If you’d like to join us over in Club Paper, please answer the three questions when you request to join. This helps me keep spammers out of the group!
While we are exploring the possibilities of paper right here in The Sunday Paper, this show in Philadelphia is too! Cofounder of Paradigm Arts, Jason Chen, unifies individuals hailing from different techniques, trainings and even countries through one material in the current show “pa•per.”

(Left) Sally Hewitt, Paperback, 2019, cartridge paper manipulated using needles, bodkins and embossing tools, 12 x 10” (right) Nayan and Vaishali, Impala and Red-billed Oxpeckers, 2019, layered cut paper and watercolor, 9x 9 cm. (Photo courtesy of Paradigm)

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. I’m still waiting up here in the mountains, but wowza, Tiffany Turner creates some amazing paper flowers that bloom year-round! After failing to find a good way to make a floral headpiece for a burlesque costume, she made her own style of paper flowers which paved the way to her unexpected career as a botanical sculptor.

If you’re in the Bay Area, the Seager Gray Gallery currently has its Art of the Book exhibition going on, featuring a wide range of paper and book works (which are also available for viewing online).

© Michelle Wilson, El Proceso, 2007, handmade flax and abaca paper, monofilament, custom book stand, letterpress, and screen print

Zim & Zou do it again! These French artists bring two nobel prize winning authors works, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Kristin Lavransdatter, to life, erecting tall mountains, Colombian plants, and countless other details from colored paper.


Featured in the Studio Shop this week:
The Papermaker’s Studio Guide (downloadable for a small fee),
Papermaking with Garden Plants, LandEscape (an artist’s book) + a Woven Paper Lantern tutorial.


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