Dear Reader, Thank You


I wanted to do this on an individual basis, but wasn’t sure how…so I just wanted to send a warm and sincere THANK YOU to all who are following this blog…it’s very encouraging!

I have always endeavored to champion those who keep the Japanese paper making methods alive. Sustaining the environment, the tradition, the culture, the paper arts, and so much more, it’s imperative for me to keep this mission going.  A year after the tragic earthquake in Japan, this mission has become even more important to me, because it involves not just a tradition, but people, families, livelihoods. We all make sure we do not take anything for granted: health, family, friends, loved ones, even staying warm on a chilly day. I’m sure you all feel the same way, and I know you show it.

Perhaps you may feel taking five minutes to read a blog about handmade paper doesn’t add up to much at the end of the day, but for me, it motivates me. It’s encouraging to know you appreciate the paperworld I journal…and I want to thank you for it. 




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  1. Mary B on March 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    What you find and see and know is always so interesting! I am glad you share it with us.

  2. jeri and ricky on March 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    thank you too lauren…

  3. Michi on March 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Your blog is always so interesting to read. Looking forward to reading more in the future.

  4. thepaperwoman on March 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Mary B , Jeri & Ricky and Michi too!
    Your feedback really keeps me going. You’ve all given me power for the day to set up a booth in New Orleans! what a fabulous city…more about NOLA soon.

  5. rieplum on April 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Lauren, it’s so beautiful photo. Thank you.
    I hope spring will come soon in Japan, it is still cold especially at night every day. I think full bloom of Sakura will be one week away in Tokyo. I’m looking forward to seeing it.
    Bye for now;)

  6. rieplum on April 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Lauren, it’s beautiful photo!
    I hope spring will come soon in Japan. It’s still cold especially at night,, I think full bloom of Sakura in Tokyo will be one week away! I’m looking forward to seeing it! Bye for now;)

    • thepaperwoman on April 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      I need to skype you! I promise this week I will. Thanks for blog comment; I’m dreaming of sakura too…..

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