Maybe you have dabbled in alternative printing for photography, maybe you miss the good ole’ days of film and a 35mm, or maybe you look back at historical photographs over a century ago, and wonder, ‘how did they do it?’ Regardless of which of the above categories you may fall into, you will be inspired and…

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Many moons ago, on a few occasions, we were lucky to have Chuck Lathrop visit Paper Connection.  Back then, Chuck Lathrop lived in nearby Massachusetts and was part of the Monotype Guild of New England.  Chuck exposed us to his brave approach to  print on ANY surface, resulting in cutting-edge, bold and abstract prints, and…

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What do you picture yourself doing at 97 years old? If you follow Mary Fassett’s example you would still create artwork, write, but mostly continue to learn everyday. Earlier this year, I had the privilege to visit Mary Fassett; on my way home from the 6th Annual Encaustic Conference on beautiful Cape Cod.  Mary has been a fixture…

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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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I hadn’t seen my longtime friend Michael LaFosse in too many years.  So when I found out he and his partner Richard Alexander would be doing an origami series on July 15 at the Fuller Craft Museum – I thought this was my chance to see them.   The Fuller is not too far up the…

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