Japanese Paper Arts Explained – Part Two – Kirigami

If you have taken to origami you may be interested in learning about kirigami. Kirigami is a word that is accredited to Florence Temko in her 1962 book Kirigami, The Creative Art of Papercutting.            Kirigami 切り紙 is a mixture of Kiri + Gami. Kiri is a form of the verb Kiru …

Bohemian Flower Pot

Every spring I get excited about growing things. Fresh leaves. Plants at the grocery store, home repair store, roadside stands and sell everything discount shops. Every year I get the bug. Buy some plants. Well, that’s about it. So I am the least likely person you will ever ask to housesit your plants. Or manage your …

I See the Light – Handmade Paper Lanterns

Today I am over on the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Blog with a tutorial about making paper lanterns using handmade paper. Why handmade paper? The answer is simple. The light shines through the paper and makes a warm yet soft, romantic feel. It’s much like the light from a campfire without the mosquitos. Let’s get one …