How is your summer going? Ours is busy, although we have been able to enjoy the fruits of our labor along with a Sunday stroll along the shore, (we are privileged living on the East Coast, despite the winters).  It may be hot, but summer brings its own inspiration: seasonal fruits, sunsets, and back at the…

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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 just came back from my first visit to Minneapolis/St. Paul, and participated in in the Surface Design Association Conference for the very first time.  The conference normally takes place in Kansas City, but this year it was in Minneapolis within the University of Minnesota East Campus.  Within the massive University of Minnesota campus there…

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Peter Crawley  merges three worlds with his amazing illustrations using thread and watercolor paper to create type or buildings. Very clever! The most popular colors in the world are stitched onto heavy, white watercolor paper, using, you got it, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black thread. Two of my favorite subjects: architecture and typography, demonstrated with two…

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Dec 1, 2010 was a lucky day or fateful day, not sure which….who am I kidding? It’s usually a little of both.  Visited my friend at her new digs in the best part of Tokyo…”Azabu”; more specifically Azabu-Juban. Azabu Juban is exactly the neighborhood of one of my all-time favorite stores “Blue & White”, founded…

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I signed up to be a member of Surface Design Association recently, and am excited to explore the world of fiber arts.   More than just a macrame necklace, mind you, not that there’s anything wrong with that. How can fiber artists incorporate our papers into their work?  Can our papers replace synthetic fibers such as…

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