Paper Wrapping as Ritual Although no longer an inexpensive wrap, receiving and giving a gift wrapped in washi, no doubt, evokes for paper lovers a seductive charm.  For the Japanese, washi carries a deeper meaning; simply touching it resurrects nostalgic thoughts of the old days. Cash, either in the form of paper bills or coins, is…

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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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Have you ever been to Urciers, France? I have not myself, but became curious about the place upon hearing about it from one of my colleagues.   She recently sold some fabric online to a customer there, and referred me to some pretty cool happenings in the center of France. What most peaked my interest is…

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Nothing says I love you than a paper depiction of the human heart! Check out Sarah Yakawonis’ blog showcasing her work, with the human anatomy as the subject: Don’t forget Paper Connection’s WE LOVE YOU sale; 20% off on the papers below through Monday, February 14, 2011.  Please call 401-454-1436 for pricing.

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Check out our new papers with very happy patterns.  These our very own custom color schemes.  Hand-carved woodblocks were used to hand-print on tree-free bast fiber paper called LOKTA.  Each sheet is approximately 22×30 inches. Why not try them out today?  We think on your walls as wallpaper or wall-art would make you smile every…

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With all the paper cutting art we see, everywhere from ETSY’s on-line gallery to the museum or gallery down your street,  I asked myself, where did this phenomenon come from?  And why is paper cutting so hip right now? It all starts at the beginning; it always does! …Seeking the origins of the traditional folk art…

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