The Sunday Paper #491

December 24, 2023

Pricey Readers,

I hope you might be having fun with a pleasant lengthy vacation weekend crammed with love, consolation and peace. I created this card in a design class on the Faculty of Visible Arts over 30 years in the past. I’m delighted to have seen many variations through the years, together with this one, made by a reader. We expect a white Christmas right here in Colorado, and I’m exhausting at work on my Helen’s 100 Papery Picks record to share with you subsequent weekend. Right here’s final yr’s record, when you occur to wish a rabbit gap to run down…

Peace Card by Penny LePome; directions and template could be present in The Artwork of Papercraft


If you happen to’re within the UK, you don’t wish to miss this upcoming exhibition (opens 1/20/24). PULP celebrates the chances of the paper in all its varieties, from quilled flowers to figurative sculptures to playful miniatures. The exhibition is collaboratively curated by the Paper Artist Collective and GF Smith (each websites are price perusing).

© Kate Hipkiss, as seen on Colossal


Want one final craft undertaking to spherical out the yr? We made these Tea Mild Toppers at a current on-line occasion. All you want is a letter-sized sheet of translucent paper and a glue stick (plus a tea mild, after all). Pictured right here: lanterns by Patricia Martinek, Gina Pisello and Val Forbes.



Paper Tidbits

  • Minnesota artists, submit your work to the 2024 Minnesota Ebook Artist Award. Deadline is 1/8/24.
  • If you happen to’re planning to Weave Via Winter in February, begin your paper stash now by saving your used vacation wrapping paper, playing cards, bulletins, catalogs, and so on.
  • My membership program, The Paper 12 months, is open for registration by way of 1/9/24. If you happen to’re excited about exploring paper methods in a supportive group, please test us out. Right here’s what a member from Italy, Deborah Shayne, has to say:

I’ll enthusiastically proceed being member of The Paper 12 months so long as Helen continues providing the course. It has been is a pleasure to comply with and has  illuminated my final three years. Helen is all the time supportive, affected person  and enthusiastic and  additionally affords so many “extras” together with the subscription. On-line educating is fantastic in the suitable palms and,  residing in Italy myself, she will be able to supply the course to a world viewers. 

Her month-to-month initiatives are designed for the brand new paper fanatic in addition to the skilled artist since Helen encourages our interpretations and “paper twists”.

She is thorough in her clarification video for every undertaking and backs it up with a written step -by -step description. Contributors really feel assured about efficiently finishing  every undertaking. Lastly, we additionally be taught from her group of members , a lot of whom have been together with her for the reason that starting. It’s pleasing and precious sharing concepts with them.


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