Play Versus Purpose #playwithpaperconnection The theme for my belated first contribution as Artist in Residence here at Paper Connection, evolved naturally out of a struggle that we all find ourselves up against at times in our creative practice. The list of what we think must get accomplished, or should happen a particular way oppresses us with expectation… Coupled with…

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…or so it usually goes – but, with a 55 degree New Year’s day it seems like a far off notion. Maybe we need to come up with a little “snow dance?” For now, we will share a simple snowflake fold that is quick and easy. Make…

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Summer is the season for cyanotype! Cyanotype is a sunshine-filled simple, and satisfying project to experiment with using washi. Follow the instructions for the cyanotype process as directed in the product you choose. We’ve used Jaquard brand Cyanotype which comes in convenient kits that you merely add water to make the solution needed for paper…

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Do you have the winter blues? Right now, if you are in the New England area, you might say: “yes!” We have had quite the winter so far, with snowstorm after snowstorm, and bitter cold to boot. However, with my amazing staff we have been able to keep our tight paper-ship running, sending out orders, 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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From a Burton-but not Tim. It’s Maria Burton’s work.  And it’s quite stunning.  With a mix of paper, fabric, and found objects, she creates detailed images that make you look twice.

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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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