Category Archives: papermaking

Japanese Birthday

We celebrated JB’s birthday today orchestrated by IB. We started out with breakfast at Sawada. I had a matcha green tea latte with a shot of espresso (known as the “military”). Hiroshi Sawada is a Japanese barrista and latte artist, … Continue reading

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From uniform to pulp/ Battlefield to workshop/ Warrior to artist

In the Lobby at Harris Theater last Friday, just before the theater was open for seating for the World Premier of My Lai, a table was set up displaying hand-made paper, some of which had been stencil-printed. It turns out … Continue reading

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Memorial for Barbara

A memorial was held today at Columbia College’s Center for the Book and Paper Arts, for Barbara Lazarus Metz who died last December. She and Marilyn Sward founded the Center bringing book and paper arts into the legitimate arts community … Continue reading

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What better gift than that

Today is my birthday. JB prepared a lucious meal (sunomono, coho salmon, potatoes, mushrooms– with plenty left over for lunch tomorrow), picked flowers from our garden and put them in a vase that was given to us by IB’s pottery … Continue reading

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Recycling: Washi Tales— transforming

Recycling: Washi Tales opened last night at the Krannert Center in Champaign. It was a transformative theatrical experience, poetic, magical. This drama took the audience on an historical and process-focused journey of what it means to make paper and pushing … Continue reading

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Recycling: Washi Tales

When my son was a senior in college (University of Illinois in Champagne IL) he needed one more credit to graduate and was attracted by a papermaking course. The course was taught by a visiting paper artist, Kyoko Ibe, internationally … Continue reading

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