The Sunday Paper #460
May 14, 2023
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers out there. It is quite a job raising kids! Our littlest just graduated from the University of Portland. I made her this waterfall card, that flows through a series of snapshots from her life. This is the upcoming project in The Paper Year. Since our son graduated from college during Covid, my husband and I were reflecting on the fact that we hadn’t been to a graduation since our own!
I have some exciting news, which I’ve alluded to before and will make an official announcement about soon. You’ll get the gist if you read this article about the Museum of Motherhood, where my sculpture Mother Tree currently resides. There are some great photos in it.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Madonna Yoder on Paper Talk. Yoder helps aspiring tessellation folders to deeply understand tessellations so that they can fold from crease patterns, reverse engineer from photos, and even start designing their own tessellations through online videos and courses with her business, Gathering Folds. Enjoy our conversation!
Coincidentally, Marieke de Hoop reached out to me last week and told me about her crowd funding campaign (ending soon) for a documentary about the sustainable transformation process of agricultural waste into a usable product. She’s been conducting research on asparagus paper for years – it makes a lovely translucent paper. The coincidence is that when you click through to the link, you’ll see some tessellations she’s folded using her paper.
Check out the miniature worlds that Margaret Scrinkl creates with layers of cut paper.
This is a lovely paper animation about the sensory superpowers of elephants.
- My Red Cliff Paper Retreat takes place here in Colorado August 21-25. Grab your spot!
- The Movable Book Society will meet in Cleveland this fall. Join the fun and meet prominent paper engineers from around the globe.
- The North American Hand Papermakers’ 2023 Juried Exhibition, Sustainability in Chaos, is fast approaching its submission deadline of May 28th.
- Local peeps: I’m presenting a plantable paper workshop at the newly renovated Bookworm on May 23rd. Come make paper with me!
Papermaking Series: Inclusions
Here’s the latest in my series of papermaking videos.
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