Inside/Outside

Inside/Outside

The Sunday Paper #423

July 31, 2022

I enjoyed giving an online presentation via the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking last Tuesday. I talked about three different illuminated vessel structures that I incorporate into my work; I showed actual samples of the three types of paper forms; and there were quite a few questions at the end. Special thanks to everyone who attended live. You can watch the recording here. 

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But wait, there are more paper vessels. I recorded an instructional video for Rebecca Page’s Paper Craft Summit, which begins tomorrow. This is a FREE 5-day event featuring more the 40 papercraft project tutorials. My project, this Woven Paper Lantern, will be available on Day 2, Tuesday, August 2nd. Click here to sign up for the summit!

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Wowza! Take a look at Maria Chernakova’s pop-up homage to Caspare Henderson’s Book of Barely Imagined Beings.

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I don’t admit to completely understanding NFT’s or the metaverse, but here goes. This OG Meets Web3 collection is available at a real brick & mortar shop: Paper Epiphanies, in Portland, Ore. Digital blockchain NFTs will be displayed on screens alongside the letterpress collection at the store for a truly immersive experience. The collaboration will also be available globally at a variety of brick-and-mortar stores in late Summer 2022.

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These pulp sculptures are just too cute!

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I’m featuring one-sheet wonders here on the blog, since the projects in my new book, The Art of Papercraft, fall into that category. I’d love to feature your one-sheet wonders!

Laurie Moorhead is a book and paper artist from San Diego. Her interests include paper cutting, hand carved stamps, watercolor and ink sketches and handmade books. She can sometimes be seen as zoom facilitator in my online classes.

© Laurel Moorhead, Inside/Outside: Visiting in the Time of Covid-19, X-Zine: Single sheet of copier paper, printed both sides, scanned images from an original book made using security envelope windows, newsprint collage and gel pens, plus additional text on the inside telling the story of this book and the others in a series; 8.5″ x 11″; Photo by the artist.

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Paper Tidbits:

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In the Studio:

The culminating event for Step Into the Light, my giant lantern at Anythink Wright Farms Library, will have taken place by the time you read this, but I’m typing prior to the event. The library has planned some wonderful festivities that I’ll tell you about next week, and I’m looking forward to spending the evening with my family and friends (although my daughter will be missed – she was going to fly in from Portland but got Covid this week – she’s doing fine).

The last time I sat under the lantern, I pulled a book, Luminous Life, off the shelf and found this lovely quote by Albert Einstein that resonates with my thoughts behind my project.

“A human being is part of the whole, called by us the “universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness… Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” 

Let’s get to work, my friends!

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I’m going to be offering a weekly selection of Small Sheets in limited quantities for the next several weeks. Introducing…. Small Sheets #3! Click through to read a bit about these papers and purchase a set ($24.99 includes shipping in the US).

 

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