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Friday Night Flicks: Geometrical Spaces

Elena Mir has created three-dimensional surfaces by layering cut paper. Tonight’s stop-motion video shows the pieces growing as layers are added, one by one.     For a completely different approach to layered papercuts, you might check out the work … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Of Paper & Insects

This week’s paper cutting flick is a short process video by Claudia Foo.     If you enjoy process videos, you can watch another one here. If you would rather start learning to do your own paper cutting this weekend, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: An Introduction to Psaligraphy

The remaining three Fridays in November will feature videos about paper cutting. The first is a short film made by Sonya Padilla at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle. It shows works from an exhibition of scissor cuts by Karen … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Komagata Katsumi

If you are looking for new creative approaches to use in artist’s books, you might do well to check out the children’s book section of your local library or bookstore. Many of the artist’s books created by Bruno Munari are … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Bruno Munari

Italian artist/designer/inventor Bruno Munari published his “Libro Illeggibile” in 1949. He continued to create artist’s books —and many other things— until his death in 1998. Tonight’s flick from Edicion de Arte shows page-throughs of three of his artist’s books: An … Continue reading

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The Right Box

I made a test version of the box for Twenty-twenty Hindsight this week. I made a quick template –without side flaps– and cut it from the card stock I plan to use for all nine of the final boxes. I … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Keith Smith

I’m pretty sure you will have heard of Keith Smith, even if you don’t own one of his books on book structures or binding techniques. Many people. however, don’t seem to be aware that he is also a prolific producer … Continue reading

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The Wrong Box

I was supposed to be making boxes for the nine versions of Twenty-twenty Hindsight this week, but once again I got side-tracked.

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Friday Night Flicks: Julie Chen

Another of my favourite book artists is Julie Chen and this Craft in America video introduces her and her work at Flying Fish Press. The film gives an in-depth look at several of Chen’s books. If you would like to … Continue reading

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Inheritance

I now have new confirmed dates for my exhibition Square Dance. It will be on at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery from January 16 to March 6, 2021. (Covid-related rules will apply.) The last wall piece for the show —Inheritance— … Continue reading

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