September brings us back to school, back to a regular routine, and maybe a case of summertime blues? In case you need some motivation to return to your classes, whether it be teaching or attending, here’s an interview with our Artist of the Month, Kumi Korf.  Kumi has been a longtime customer, who faithfully orders her…

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I literally just stepped off the plane from one of the most beautiful places on Earth: Hawai’i.  Despite the need to be out from behind a desk, close to the lullaby of the ocean waves, still I couldn’t resist delving further into some traditional culture of the islands.  Little did I know this curiosity would lead to…

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Carl Keck is a New England based artist who approached us out of the blue.  He is that one of a kind special customer who trusts our choices, accepts what paper we provide him before he even looks at it, never mind touches it, and transforms it into something that is entirely his own, without…

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March has been a very busy month for us.  We have been planning for the upcoming Southern Graphics Conference, a printmaking love fest that this year is being held in Milwaukee.  So printmaking methods have been in our minds, maybe a bit too much. What papers are best for lithos? Is gampi good for chine colle?…

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I am always anxious to bring in spring; my favorite season…especially after the Blizzard of 2013 in the Northeast of the US. This year on February 2nd, I was lucky to witness the Setsubun ritual at my local shrine in my other neighborhood in Japan.  The tradition of Setsubun no Hi or Setsubun Day is…

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2012 over!?!  That was amazingly quick. I guess I do spend much of my time on the road and it is clear traveling or rather “not being home” speeds up time! To switch things up in my dual-life pattern, I spent the fall of 2012 in the East Coast of the US for a change. …

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Have you ever considered yourself a superstar?  A paper star, at least?  I had the privilege of spending a week around the seasoned, paper legends as well as the new generation of  paper stars at the Watermarks Conference, (the 2012 meetings for both  Friends of Dard Hunter and IAPMA.) sponsored by and held at the Morgan…

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Last month, I visited a very special Japanese calligrapher (書道 shodō artist), who is not actually from Japan.  The lovely Rona Conti maintains her studio in Belmont, MA.  Rona is gracious, inviting, and informative, besides very talented!  It was relaxing and so contemplative to watch her hand dance on handmade paper; each masterful stroke is the result…

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Meet Bhavna Mehta, whose splendid talent is only matched by her sweet nature.  Bhavna meticulously cuts scenes that depict the life of a modern woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter, with its many complications and responsibilities, out of something so simple: one sheet of lokta paper…  and we are honored to say it’s Paper Connection’s lokta!…

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Will you be in London in March? Check out this dazzling and most likely painstaking work done by Zim and Zou, who will be showing this (paper!)  “Cabinet of Curiousities” at the Pick Me Up art fair in London this March. Check out the video below to see the hands on work of this dynamic…

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