My Colorado Paper Retreat

The Sunday Paper #295
January 19, 2020

Paper of the Week: Red Cliff Paper Retreat


Registration is now open and you are invited to my studio in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the 7th Annual Red Cliff Paper Retreat! The 2020 Retreat theme is Woven Paper: Books/Vessels/Lighting. Come experience a variety of papers that can be made by hand, cut, folded, stitched and woven to create books, wall hangings, sculpture, lighting and more. Explore these ideas as you create unique paper objects with a dozen like-minded creatives.
Come for 3 days: August 29 – 31 or Stay for 5 Days: August 29 – September 2. I expect both retreats to fill within the next couple of months, so register soon, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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In the Studio:

© Michael LaFosse Origami Sailboat Envelope

I am busy working on my new book, and the bulk of that is editing and writing the instructions for projects that show off a variety of techniques for working with paper. This Origami Sailboat Envelope is a guest project by Michael LaFosse, who runs Origamido Studio in MA. His original design would look good in any double-sided origami paper, but I think it looks extra special in this origami crane stencil-printed Japanese Washi.
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Papery Tidbits:

  • The Paper Year is still available, now at a discount. I have just a few more paper kits in stock and plenty copies of The Paper Year.
  • We are sharing our projects from The Paper Year over in The Paper Studio, my free Facebook group. You can join the fun, even if you don’t have a copy of The Paper Year!

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Um, this is amazing, a post-it pad that transforms as you use it (get writing)! Click through to watch it in action! (As seen on ThisIsColossal and shared by a blog reader, thanks Carol)!

The Center for Book Arts in NYC has some interesting shows up right now: Visual storytelling; Warren Lehrer’s approach to visualizing poetry; The Private Life of Rag Dolls; and Remembering Walter Hamady.

Lt: Draw / Cut / Rotate 17, Hadieh Shafie (2019); Rt: Remembering Walter Hamady, Selecctions from The Perishable Press


Someone in my Weave Through Winter online class turned me onto the amazing work of Hollie Chastain. Wowza! And btw, my students are doing amazing work too. I’ll share some of it soon.

Shinjuku is a ward in Tokyo and home to the busiest train station in the world. We rendezvoused with our son there, and it took us awhile to figure out how to meet up! A Japanese man has created a model of Shinjuku in paper!

Check out this Paper Phone, the antithesis to our mobile phones today.

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Featured this week in my Studio shop:
Interluceo, a selection of grid papers, The Paper Year, and The Paper Lover’s Package.
The Paper Year

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