Do you know how to find out the grain direction of a piece of paper?  Try bending it carefully from the long side or the short side.  When you determine which way was easiest to bend, you found the grain direction. Why do you need to know the grain direction? When you are making a…

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about my friend Yasuyo Tanaka and her first solo show here in Japan.   I spent 3 days with her,  her art and delightful artist friends up in Tochigi Prefecture. Without a doubt it was the highlight of my time here in Japan.  Yasuyo’s work is superb, her workshops…

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