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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Her name evokes light, bright, warm light to me, and when you see her AMAZING works, (yes, that is all in CAPS for a reason), you will feel the same light too: paper transformed into creatures and works that come alive, and feel like they can float away, tempting you to put your fingers on them, feel the…

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Learn how to make a handmade mini pocket notebook!  The Paperwomen at Paper Connection wanted to share a DIY bookbinding demo for those of you who love books, beautiful paper and miniatures. SUPPLY LIST 4 sheets for inside paper– 4×6 in. 1 sheet for cover paper– 4×6 in.* *note: depending on the thickness of your…

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Today, I was so very lucky to be invited to the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) Library Special Collections archive in the Dale Reading Room.  Professor Jan Baker, who has been teaching Book Arts in the Graphics Department for more than 30 years, pre-pulled some incredible “gems”(artists’ books) especially for me and a young…

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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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My genius friend, Ms. Reiko Tanaka made me this incredible origami dragon.  It took her close to 4 hours to make!  She used a a piece of metallic, wrapping paper from a box a sweets measuring approximately 50cmx50cm.  The pattern came from  the book “Genuine Origami and instructions by Mr. Jun Maekawa. Reiko says Mr.…

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After my friend Rie went to visit the studio of Kazuki Yamane I was inspired to investigate further into the origata world.  I came upon the Origata Design Institute in Minami-Aoyama in Tokyo.  The Origata Design Institute, managed by Ms. Sugihara was established in an old-style shop. (An “old-school”  tradition taught in an old…school or rather…

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Recently, while out here in the East Coast visiting,  my brother Stu packed up the best of his old matchbook collection and attempted to bring some of the ol’ memories in his luggage, back to the West Coast.  Upon departure from the local airport, most of the collection was removed from his luggage and confiscated…

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Every March 3rd, Japanese households with daughters and retail shops display ornate dolls made from paper, clay, wood, porcelain, and cloth in honor of Doll Festival or Girls’ Day. In late February through March 3rd, doll collections passed from mother to daughter for many generations are unpacked, dusted off and set out on multilevel platforms. Depending…

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