The Sunday Paper #287
November 24, 2019
Paper of the Week: One Sheet Wonders
As I proofread this issue of the blog, I’m enroute to Japan, and I invite you to follow my adventure on Instagram.
Writing a book is quite an undertaking. It is daunting and thrilling at the same time, and I feel so lucky to have a publisher (Storey Books) for my new book featuring things you can create from one sheet of paper. My deadline is early April, and the book – barring delays –will be released in 2021.
I need you (again)! I am curating a gallery section in the book to show off the potential of paper (featuring artwork, graphic design, fashion design and other wonders created from one sheet of handmade or machine-made paper). Fill out this form if you have something to share, and feel free to pass it along to other paper artists (deadline: 1/15/20). Although I can’t promise that your image will make the cut (there are so many factors involved), I’d like to start showing off a variety of One-Sheet-Wonders on the blog, leading up to the book’s publication.
Mario Armengol (designer of the card above) was fascinated by the infinite possibilities of paper sculpture (a kindred spirit!) – using one sheet of paper to create a 3-D animal, bird or human face. I purchased this elephant card in the 1980’s. Read more about the artist and view more one sheet wonders here.
In the Studio:
I’m excited to run the second annual Weave Through Winter online class again, starting January 16th and ending on Valentine’s Day. I’m going to add a new element this time – since this is a 30-day class, there will be 30 prompts. Above you see my response to a prompt to “weave two papers together that you would never consider pairing”. I took a map and wove a piece of striped batik lokta paper into it. Intrigued? Read more and sign the ‘first to find out more’ list. Registration opens very soon!
- I’m having a week-long Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale in my online shop. Look for details here next Sunday or sign up to receive my monthly e-newsletter to receive notification when the sale starts!
- Have you purchased a copy of The Paper Year? It makes a great gift!
- Have you listened to the Paper Talk episode featuring Janna Willoughby-Lohr of Papercraft Miracles?
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