Our latest window instalment is dedicated to the art of Origami. Paper folding with a just a little bit of “cheese”. If you get a chance check them out.
As a new member of The Paper Place team I have to admit it is at all at once inspiring and a little teensy bit overwhelming (in a super awesome way!!) to be surrounded by the multitude of supplies and the rich creative atmosphere.
In order to learn more about the qualities of the materials we sell I am making sure I pick up a little bit of this and a dab of that to take home and play with. The first thing I brought home to explore was none other than the “Suzuki Square” which is a nifty little square (9.5 x9.5”) of hand made natural Kozo Paper. What drew me to it was it’s light and delicate appearance, it’s soft texture and the way it reflects light.
Once in my studio I decided that I wasn’t ready to draw on it at all and instead I cut up one single square into pieces that I then sewed into a tiny little house. This was a very satisfying project to complete and a pleasant reminder that being experimental is a good thing.
Perhaps you might like to come in and try something new too, I highly recommend the Suzuki Square.
I made some easy silhouettes of my boyfriend and I for our apartment. I wanted something simple that wouldn’t contrast any of the other colours in our apartments decor.
I got black oval frames that already had cut matting inside and painted a gold rim in the centre.
Simple. Easy. Classic.
There is only one week left to complete your works of art for the 6X8 Exhibition! For those of you who would like to participate that have not yet registered and picked up a piece of Etchu Hagaki there are still lots of spots available. So do not hesitate to stop by The Paper Place this week and get signed up!
Have fun, explore, experiment and get creative!
We had our first completed entry turned in yesterday and are so excited to see more!