We here at Paper Connection International have come out of hibernation, finally, after a long, New England winter.  Of course the snow has been long gone, but it seemed like cold weather would just never end, and all the elements with it-curling up in our sweaters and scarves, cradling our teas, looking for inspiration in a sunny day.…

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Our latest paperwoman, Ms. May Babcock, certainly has been busy these days.  She has now become a regular fixture at Providence’s AS220, teaching papermaking.  This long overdue class has been filled to capacity, with eager paper newbies ready to get their hands wet and minds inspired by May’s expertise.  Using sustainable fibers, May implements traditional…

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How do you spend your Wednesday nights?  Our trusty papergirl in Boston spent hers checking out a printmaking exhibit at the MFA.   Wednesday nights are free there, and you beat the weekend crowds.  And avoid evening traffic. Wonderful works on Torinoko by Jasper Johns, a lithograph on Gampi by Julie Mehretu, an amazing woodcut on…

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Chigiri-e literally means torn paper collage.  Chigiri (pronounced with a hard “g”)  and e (pronounced like “ay” as in “hay”.  Chigiri is the noun form of the verb “to tear” and e is any kind of art picture: collage, painting, drawing, etc. When you see one of these detailed collages in person, it’s hard to…

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