The Sunday Paper #154, April 16, 2017
If you have a copy of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, have you created your Woven Paper Lantern yet? This project features two subtle yet gorgeous papers from Washi Arts: tatami (yellow) and mingei (green) and both papers come in a variety of colors. Mingei is a Japanese machine-made laminated paper with a white base and a dyed 100% kozo decorative fiber surface. This paper works well for book covers, boxes, cards, etc.
This may be the world’s largest snow bunny (although not exactly what you may expect to illustrate the term). This bunny is at the top of Beaver Creek Ski Resort, and this afternoon it will be blown to bits as part of the end of season celebration. I won’t be there! I’m in Chicago this week with my daughter, obtaining a visa for her upcoming year abroad and visiting the college my son will attend next fall (DePaul). Happy Easter/Happy Passover!
I made a short (4 min) video about my newest artists’ book, Nebulae. Enjoy!
If you’re in the Seattle area, check out these paper cuts by Lauren Iida at ArtXchange Gallery. I find it intriguing that she created an “image key” to alert viewers to meanings in her iconography that might otherwise elude them. Scissors, for instance, indicate “a lack of forgiveness” and a severed duck’s head connotes corruption. Cambodian champa flowers proclaim “childhood innocence.”
Speaking of paper weaving, Kristen Meyer of Salvage Design creates imagery and then makes prints. I find these so lovely!