The Sunday Paper #331
September 27, 2020
Papermaker of the Week: Janna Willoughby-Lohr
This is a new column. If you’re a papermaker and would like to be featured in the coming weeks and months, please fill out this form. I’d love to hear from you!
Janna Willoughby-Lohr is a poet, artist, musician and owner of Papercraft Miracles, an eco-friendly handmade paper art company. They create handcrafted, personalized stationery, gifts, and decor that make a moment unforgettable. From wedding invitations with seeds embedded inside, to intricate handbound books, to unbelievably realistic paper flowers, Papercraft Miracles has the ability to turn your story into a tangible, interactive piece of art. There really is no substitute for the feeling of receiving a special gift. As Janna says, “There’s just something about handling paper that sends me to the moon and brings me back to earth at the same time. That feeling is miraculous to me. I aim to instill that sense of wonder into each piece that I create, because we can all use a little miracle now and then.”
In the Studio: One Sheet Wonders
This week I took photos of everything I am packing up to send to Storey Books for the photo shoot for my new book (my working title is One Sheet Wonders, and hopefully we’ll have an actual title in the near future). This is a clever one-sheet stage (with puppets) designed by Paula Beardell Krieg, who has an amazing blog filled with paper projects and ideas, often relating to math.
I will be featuring one sheet wonders on the blog in a few months, leading up to the publication of the book (fall 2021). I welcome submissions – I want to feature all sorts of clever one sheet wonders – not just the ones in the book.
- My newest online class is now open for registration! Click here to watch the video, read all about it and register.
- Have you checked out The Paper Advisor, where you’ll find my most popular papermaking and papercraft resources all in one place?
Check out these three profiles of Filipino origami artists who have been busy folding during quarantine.
This is a fun Crafty Panda timelapse video on how to turn toilet paper into a lamp.
Deborah Morin is making clever fasceted paper sculpture.
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