Watermarks at Penland

Watermarks at Penland

The Sunday Paper #281
October 13, 2019

Paper of the Week: The Paper Year

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Out of the Studio: A Watermarked One-Sheet Book

I spent this past week at The Penland School in North Carolina. It is a magical place I first visited in 1993. Georgia Deal invited me as a visiting artist in her 8-week course Paper & The Unique Print, and I shared a variety of watermarking techniques with participants to add to their printmaking repertoire.

Here’s a group project. Each student cut a watermark in buttercut, which we attached to a 22″ x 30″ deckle box screen. When dry, the sheet was cut and folded into this snake fold book.


Papery Tidbits:


Are you ready for Halloween? Check out this paper cut mask designed by Béatrice Coron. This is the October project in the 2019 Twelve Months of Paper Calendar (if you order The Paper Year by Tuesday, you can get a free copy of the 2019 calendar, featuring this project and eleven others)!

TL: mask from the 2019 calendar; TR: marbled paper mask by Gina Pisello; BL: mask photo on model by Janice Wilkins; BR: Elissa Campbell modeling the mask.

The Pocket Pal is the answer to life’s print and paper questions. International Paper is giving away 50 copies: enter to win!

Cosmic Culture: Intersections of Art and Outer Space is open in smART Space at the Science Museum Oklahoma through March 29, 2020.

Thousands of bright paper kites, hundreds of embroidery stitches, ink-on-board drawings, photography, mixed media and historical images that illuminate how space exploration and visual art have influenced each other are now on display in Science Museum Oklahoma’s smART Space as part of “Cosmic Culture: Intersections of Art and Outer Space.” The exhibit is open through March 29, 2020, in Science Museum Oklahoma’s smART Space galleries.
Provided | Science Museum Oklahoma

Origami on the bus! Denver bus driver David Busse gains students attention and engages them with origami before and after school. How cool is that?

I’m delighted to have a piece in the show The Book as Art: The Page & Beyond at the Columbia City Gallery in Seattle. If you’re in the area, check it out and attend a panel discussion with some of the artists on Saturday, October 19, 4–6pm.


Featured this week in my Studio shop:
The Paper Year, Water Paper Time video download, Vertices, an artist’s book, and Playing With Pop-Ups.
The Paper Year Films


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