I have to admit that I keep thinking I’ll run out of ideas of how to weave paper, but so far, so good. I also thought that I would do a few series within the 100 days, and perhaps that will come, but at this point I’m still enjoying the variety of papers that I’ve been gifted (and own). Each day is like a treasure hunt: I look through a stack of papers and pick and choose two that match. Then, I sit with them and determine how to weave them. For #45, I had chose this floral print that I picked up at Two Hands Paperie in Boulder several weeks ago. The weaving is inspired by an Ikea placemat that we have on our table, although it didn’t turn out looking a thing like it!
I’m working on a contribution to the Folded Form Exchange that I’m participating in as an attendee at the College Book Art Association‘s annual meeting in January. In exchange for my contribution, I’ll receive 30 folded forms from other artists. How cool is that?? I cut this paper (one of my handmade white cotton papers, double-couched with a pseudo watermark in orange on top) to look like book pages. This was the beginning of my actual design, which I’ll post at a later date, but instead of recycling the paper I decided to turn it into a weaving. Candy Wooding sent me a little package of her paste papers, and I chose the dark blue one to weave in between my book pages. I encourage you to take a peak at Candy’s blog. She has created a couple of month-long challenges for herself and is sharing her results along the way!
I’m happy to be working through the stash of prints I made at Penland while co-teaching with Alyssa Salomon (click the link to see some of Alyssa’s van dyke prints on abaca covered disks). This is a van dyke print on cotton, and I had fun juxtaposing various shapes onto images. Someone could concoct a pretty good story about a clamp … in the woods … with an egg. The lovely pink paper is a red koume lace paper, which I purchased at Wet Paint in St. Paul, MN.
I wanted to remind you that I have a pinterest board that features places to shop for paper. And I’ve just started a board featuring shadow lanterns that my students I have created over the years. I’m just about ready to launch a kit that comes with everything you need to make your own shadow lantern. Stay tuned!