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.