miniature paper flowers

Nature in miniature – flowers and plants created with painstaking attention to detail, scale, and accuracy – shrunken to half a penny in size.  Take a mini look at the artists who supply hands-on techniques with insight to an art form that deserves a second look. Fascinating, yes . . . Hard to turn away…

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Yesterday I was home, reading, learning, listening and absorbing the strife, pain and suffering of our culture and thinking how, and if, I could insert my true values into thoughtful words. *El duende is one single word which describes how my body and soul is responding to the world’s centuries–old human tensions.  El duende is…

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Play Versus Purpose #playwithpaperconnection The theme for my belated first contribution as Artist in Residence here at Paper Connection, evolved naturally out of a struggle that we all find ourselves up against at times in our creative practice. The list of what we think must get accomplished, or should happen a particular way oppresses us with expectation… Coupled with…

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Interview with Jason Patrician of Fish Bindery PCI: Thank you Jason for an amazing tour and introduction to your work at Fish Bindery. We appreciated your taking the time in November to show us examples of your work, and walk us through the studio. We couldn’t get over the number of exquisitely restored vintage presses,…

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All thanks to attending Matrices in October 2018, I returned to Iowa City 28 years later!  This is where the seeds of my idea to form an independent, handmade paper business were sowed and fertilized.  So I am still here, almost 3 decades later, with a fully grown paper business!: Paper Connection in Providence, RI. Above the “guru”…

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  This handmade kozo (paper mulberry) paper is extra long and a great value for its large size.  It certainly can be used for most any printmaking technique, as well as backing support for large artwork. Because its unusual size, it has been used in repair of antique folding screens. Hailing from the Kochi area…

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With expressive and thoughtful line, Nichol Markowitz‘s work engages the fragility of memories and our conceptions of the self.  In her words: “As a species our history is preserved through the collective human consciousness; our bodies vessels for the past and the present, knowledge, memory, legends and thought.”   The imagery is evocative and driven by…

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…or so it usually goes – but, with a 55 degree New Year’s day it seems like a far off notion. Maybe we need to come up with a little “snow dance?” For now, we will share a simple snowflake fold that is quick and easy. Make…

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‘Tis the season for gift giving. Wrapping can be a ritual and a way to extend the love beyond what comes inside the package. There are so many creative approaches to wrapping, and in Japan they have perfected the art of wrapping – it is a ritual tradition and perfect art form. In the Art…

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