In the Studio: I’ve been busy in the studio getting ready for the Codex Book Fair, where I’ll be a vendor Feb 8-11 in Richmond, California. I will be showcasing my artists’ books, including my newest book Interluceo. And I always make a few special papers to bring along. These butterfly papers are one of the papers I’m making for the show (in a variety of colors). If you can’t make it to Richmond, I’ll be having an on-line paper sale in late Feb/early March. Stay tuned!
Check out this lovely Quilled Heart Necklace Tutorial by Ann Martin on the All Things Paper blog. Make one for your valentine or yourself!
I just discovered the Women You Should Know blog by Sara Barnes. who recently featured the pop-up books of Bozka Rydlewska. Bozka has explored several pop-up structures in her New Botany series. I love the spring mechanism pictured below!
These book lights by Lumio are so cool – I’m adding them to my Wish List. I’m not sure what material they are made of, but it is paper-like, if not paper. I love the Lumio brand’s simple goal of giving people the freedom to experience beautiful lighting wherever they are.
Melissa Jay Craig makes amazing sculptural work and installations, so its not a surprise that her work was featured on Colossal this week. (S)Edition is an installation of 99 books which has been exhibited widely. The books are made to look like common Amanita Muscaria mushrooms.
There is a new traveling origami exhibition curated by Meher McArthur. Above the Fold is the first traveling exhibition to bring origami installations from around the world to North American audiences. Paper is transformed into breathtaking sculpture, large-scale installations and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, and aesthetic ideas. The show just opened in Springfield, MA and will travel to several locations over the next two years… and one of them is in Colorado!
About The Sunday Paper: The Sunday Paper is published by Helen Hiebert Studio. 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, I 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!
wonderful butterfly paper! and melissa’s work is, well, just perfect.