This handmade kozo (paper mulberry) paper is extra long and a great value for its large size.  It certainly can be used for most any printmaking technique, as well as backing support for large artwork. Because its unusual size, it has been used in repair of antique folding screens. Hailing from the Kochi area…

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With expressive and thoughtful line, Nichol Markowitz‘s work engages the fragility of memories and our conceptions of the self.  In her words: “As a species our history is preserved through the collective human consciousness; our bodies vessels for the past and the present, knowledge, memory, legends and thought.”   The imagery is evocative and driven by…

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Paper Wrapping as Ritual Although no longer an inexpensive wrap, receiving and giving a gift wrapped in washi, no doubt, evokes for paper lovers a seductive charm.  For the Japanese, washi carries a deeper meaning; simply touching it resurrects nostalgic thoughts of the old days. Cash, either in the form of paper bills or coins, is…

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Part I ­­– Inspiration:  My passion for washi (Japanese paper) and washi craft objects was sparked in the late 60’s when my mother returned from visiting Japan with a suitcase full of goodies.  My attraction to anything paper grew strong, as did my intention to visit Japan someday. Fast forward to the 1980’s; I moved to Japan, and while…

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We here at Paper Connection International have come out of hibernation, finally, after a long, New England winter.  Of course the snow has been long gone, but it seemed like cold weather would just never end, and all the elements with it-curling up in our sweaters and scarves, cradling our teas, looking for inspiration in a sunny day.…

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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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Nothing says I love you than a paper depiction of the human heart! Check out Sarah Yakawonis’ blog showcasing her work, with the human anatomy as the subject: Don’t forget Paper Connection’s WE LOVE YOU sale; 20% off on the papers below through Monday, February 14, 2011.  Please call 401-454-1436 for pricing.

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Chigiri-e literally means torn paper collage.  Chigiri (pronounced with a hard “g”)  and e (pronounced like “ay” as in “hay”.  Chigiri is the noun form of the verb “to tear” and e is any kind of art picture: collage, painting, drawing, etc. When you see one of these detailed collages in person, it’s hard to…

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