The Sunday Paper #405
March 20, 2022
I’m hosting a free Zoom workshop on March 31st. We’ll be making a Pop-Up Landscape, and I’ll be sharing information about my Paper Year online membership program, which opens for registration April 1st. Click here to register for the workshop.
The event will be recorded, but you must sign up to receive the recording.
If you live near me in Colorado, you can sign up to make this card with me in person and purchase a copy of my new book, The Art of Papercraft, at my local bookstore, The Bookworm!
Ilze Dilane makes paper in Latvia and came to Colorado 9 years ago to spend some time in the studio with me. She is currently doing an internship at the Estonian Art Academy Ceramic department, and she’s staying at the Ukranian Cultural Center there, where they have a papermaking studio, calligraphy, a print shop, and a woodworking facility.
Labora is the papermaking company, and their seed papers are beautifully printed and filled with thoughtfulness: “Our mission is to encourage people to share positive messages around the world. We make cards that inspire people to keep in touch in a thoughtful, personal, and meaningful way. Combining illustrations with calligraphy and typography, we hope to add some beauty to the world.”
Check out this amazing video (there are two on this page – look for the image you see below). Maybe you’ll decide to purchase a few cards (please read their import guidelines first, since they contain seeds).
Auroville, an idealistic community of 3,300, was founded in 1968 with the goal of realizing human unity by putting the divine at the center of all things. The community is currently under threat as the government tries to vastly expand in opposition to its own residents, who want to protect the thriving forest they have cultivated from the barren stretch of land where their social experiment began more than 50 years ago. Why am I telling you about this? There is a hand papermaking facility on the property.
I created a short video featuring a wide range of paper weavings that were created in my recent Weave Through Winter online class. They did such amazing and varied work.
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!
Alice Armstrong is an art teacher, focusing on book arts, representational drawing, mixed collage media, and calligraphy. Her ox plow book is created from a single sheet. This structure has many names: Alice calls hers an ox plow because the back and forth pattern of cutting and folding is like plowing a field for planting, but I’ve also heard this structure called a boustrophedon and snake book. And in my book, The Art of Papercraft, it is referred to an M-Fold, because the flat sheet with cuts in it resembles the letter M.
Debra Glanz is selling these adorable boxes to raise funds for the Ukraine.
- I’ll be showing images and talking about my artist’s books with the Seattle Book Arts Group this coming Thursday. Everyone is welcome – you will find the link to register to attend this Zoom event here.
- The Paper Year opens for registration April 1-10. Click here to read more and hold your spot.
- I’ll be exhibiting at the Codex Book Fair in Richmond, CA from April 10-13. Come see me at Table #15.
In the Studio:
My fundraiser for the Ukraine as brought in $625 to date. I’m am so grateful to those of you who have purchased paper weavings and donated to my blog! I hope to bring this amount up to $1,000 by the end of March, and I’ve added a few more weavings to my website. All profit from the sale of these weavings, along with contributions to the blog in March (you can find a link for that at the bottom of this post) will be donated to Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights.
I love that I get to make art, you get to own art, and together we can help our brothers and sisters by raising some money together. Click here to purchase a weaving.
|I will have the following items at Table 15 at the Codex Book Fair, April 10-13:
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