It is a busy summer! I’m heading to Gatlinburg, Tennessee today to teach a week-long workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. I’m looking forward to meeting my students, who come from all over the continent (8 states + Canada)!
Here’s a lovely project about Sound Paintings – don’t you just love that phrase – a lovely project by Helen Davey, who is creating 52 Sound Paintings in 52 weeks, in celebration of her 52nd year of life. What an accomplishment! Helen chooses one visual artist each week and makes a sound piece inspired by their work. I was honored to be featured on week 2, and she’s now up to week 32! Click here and scroll down to listen to the piece she made inspired by Holding. And then be sure to check out the rest of her journey. You can even purchase the sound track for one or all of her Sound Paintings.
Congratulations to John Babcock, a fellow paper artist, who has been named the 2014 Artist of the Year by the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission. I caught up with John and his wife recently in Fabriano, Italy. You really have to see John’s work in person; as you walk past a piece, it changes! He’s giving a talk about his work on August 8th at 7pm at the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz, CA.
Check out this behind the scenes paper production of Ann Hamilton’s Paper Chorus, which was performed by Bang on a Can at Mass MoCA last week. The paper instruments were all created at Dieu Donné Papermill in NYC.
Wow, these birds are made of paper! As seen on Wired.com, these birds are the work of Diana Beltran Herrera of Colombia. She seems to have found a niche market – check out some of her interesting projects.
How do you use Pinterest? I use it to create idea boards, boards featuring my projects, and I also create resource boards. Check out my board on Places to Shop for Paper and please let me know if I’ve missed any paper stores!
About The Sunday Paper: They keep saying that paper will become obsolete, yet artists, craftspeople, designers and creatives are keeping it alive and well. A healthy number of people are even making paper by hand (in some cultures they are still using age-old traditions). How cool is that? The Sunday PAPER is a resource for ideas and inspiration, all having to do with this amazing material. Each Sunday, starting with this edition, I’ll bring you stories and examples of people doing exciting, innovative, and beautiful things with paper, as well as links to interesting paperfacts I’ve unearthed from around the globe. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this paper, Papier, papel, хартия, Papir,紙, Papper, פּאַפּיר… and don’t hesitate to click on the link to leave your comments and suggestions!
Columbia Art Supply in Portland OR has a fairly extensive collection of decorative papers.