The Sunday Paper #119, August 7, 2016
Handmade paper… how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 1. I love thee because thou art so versatile. 2. I love that I can see through you. 3. I love that you can be made from plants, old clothing and other recycled materials. 4. I love beating you to a pulp. 5. I love your deckled edges. 6. I love that I can manipulate you!
… feel free to add to the list by leaving a comment below!
I made this abaca/cotton paper this week as part of the video for my Kickstarter Campaign which will go live next week! Watermarks are one of my favorite papermaking techniques, and the sheet you see here is quite thin and translucent. The cotton/abaca blend really makes this work: the cotton is responsible for the striking contrast between the darks and lights in the sheet, and the abaca makes it possible to pull a thin piece of paper.
In the Studio:
I’m having an open studio August 13th & 14th from 10am – 5pm as part of the Red Cliff Studio Tour (400 Pine Street, Studio #1, Red Cliff, CO). If you’re in the area, please stop by! Click the link for a stunning view of the bridge that leads to Red Cliff and more details about the tour!
I’ve had the opportunity to see a couple of large exhibitions of the work of Joseph Beuys, but this collection of his works on paper on view at the Scottish National Gallery through October looks intriguing!
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I love papers ability to teach me something new almost every day – thanks for the book delivery Helen http://www.clarecolbypaper.co.uk
I love handmade paper because, making it from plants connects me to my local landscape.
I love that, by allowing me to do so many things to you, you love me right back!
Loved the story on handmade wagasas! and the tour of your studio.
I love the endless creative ways I can use handmade paper!