Planning Paper Projects

I experimented with a new modular shape this week: a square with circles at the corners. Here they are used to build the same polyhedron I showed you how to make last week.

It looks interesting in smaller combinations as well,

I am going to attempt a “kissing ball” for the 2022 Advent Calendar using the smaller version, so I spent some time looking at mistletoe images on the internet. You will have to come back in December to see if I have succeeded! (If you were looking for a book project to make this week, you might find one you like in last year’s Advent Calendar. )

I also made some test modules for a new series I am planning called A Month of Sun Days.

The works will all be single square units with four smaller pieces at the corners, and will have paper cutting and layering. They will be scaled-down versions of something like my paper quilt Heat Wave.

I hope to have at least one completed to show you next Sunday.


Here are the Dreams for this week.

In other book arts news:

You will find the recently updated list of online calligraphy classes here.


I found the People of Print website by happy accident this week, and this piece on Stanley James Press in Brighton, UK took my fancy. You can read the full article by Anna Chayasatit here, or look at more examples of work on the Stanley James Press website.


If you are interested in hand lettering in all its forms, you may want to read John King is on a Mission to Keep Traditional Sign Painting Alive by Charlotte Beach in PRINT magazine. If you just have time for a quick video clip of John King at work, here’s the example used in the article.

In other news:

Here’s another accidental internet find from this week, relating to all the geometric thinking I have been doing recently. It’s from the Grammy-winning recording (Best Children’s Album, 2009) Here Come the 123s by They Might Be Giants.



About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than thirty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004. I also create prints and drawings that are frequently text-inspired or text-based.
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