Looks Good on Paper

Looks Good on Paper

The Sunday Paper #430

September 18, 2022

If you’re reading this on Sunday, I will have just arrived at ICA Arts in Monte Castello di Vibio, where I’m teaching for the next two weeks. I’ll be in Europe through October 8th, and I’m taking a blog siesta. Enjoy your Sunday mornings for a few weeks, and I’ll be back in your in-box on October 16th. If you’d like to follow my trip, I’ll be posting on Instagram. I’ve set up something fun for you while I’m away. Scroll to down to the In the Studio section to read all about it.


I featured the work of Lisa Nilsson in my book, Playing With Paper. Check out her latest masterpiece in paper quilling. I love what she says about working on such a large project (it took her six years): “Having a working relationship with one piece for such a long period of time brought novel thoughts and emotions and required new things of me as an artist and as a person.”

Image © Lisa Nilsson


If you’re in the DC area, I hope you can get over to Pyramid Atlantic to see the show, Looks Good on Paper.

“Wearer of All Socks” by Samantha Modder, part of the “Looks Good on Paper” exhibit at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. (Stereo Vision Photography)


After a devastating earthquake which hit China, killing 69,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, designers have tried to figure out a way to make shelters to house the homeless. One concept, designed by Ming Tang, is a bamboo house created with a series of bamboo poles that are assembled into a rigid shape and then covered with recycled paper. This design was recognized at a function at this year’s Re:construct competition sponsored by San Francisco’s Urban Re:Vision.


I wrote an article for the Craft Industry Alliance: Tips & Tools for Creating a Successful 100 Day Project. My own 100 x 100 Paper Weavings Project was the inspiration for this article.


Paper Tidbits:


In the Studio:

The next enrollment period for The Paper Year, my monthly membership program, takes place October 1-15. I usually offer a free zoom workshop, but since I’ll be traveling for part of that time, I invite you to get A Taste of The Paper Year while I’m getting a taste of Italy & France!

Sign up to receive a link to a FREE PDF featuring this collapsible Linked Lights Project.

The free project will arrive in your in-box on October 1st, and if you make the project and post a photo in the online classroom by October 10th, you’ll automatically be entered into a random drawing to win a free membership in The Paper Year through 12/31/22. You can get another chance to win by posting your project on Instagram (details provided with the project info). Feel free to spread the word to your paper-loving friends!


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