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PAPER PONDERINGS

I have been writing my blog Paper Ponderings since 2009 and have written more than a thousand blog posts. My blog is the place where I have conversations about my art, and where I share my making process. To learn about my life as a maker and artist, please click on the paperponderings link for the full blog; or on individual links to go direct to that post.

  • Thursday Thoughts... January 17, 2019
    "If I can encourage someone, make them think, or see things differently, or take a risk, then that is what books have done for me. Pass it on, I say". Jeanette Winterson.Pass it on I say!  Indeed, in the previous one sentence Ms Winterson has pretty much summed up the purpose of books and the impact […]
  • Daily Words, cards, and layers January 15, 2019
    I have been continuing to prepare fro Fibres West.  One of our daily rituals is to select a word from a bowl and spend some time thinking about it.In keeping with the workshop sensibility, I write the words white on white. Which of course is tricky!  So I add a wee bit of silver to […]
  • White on white preparation January 13, 2019
    I will be teaching my week long workshop "Quietly and Gently" At Fibres West in July this year.  It looks like the most wonderful gathering of fibre artist and participants and I am so looking forward to getting over there and being inspired.I have done a plan of my yearly commitments and must say I […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... January 10, 2019
    "Each memory traces a line too subtle to erase".Peter Barnfather The subtlety and quiet disappearningness of this captured me this morning. I sat with it and tried to imagine it.  I tired to visualise a memory trace. And I tried to understand how something can be so subtle it can't be erased.It is still hard […]
  • Making and moving along January 8, 2019
    January is always a big month in our household. For whatever the reason, the stars align and both Barry and I are ready to sort, chop, throw and remove things.  Like a Spring clean in the middle of Summer, both inside and out.The yard has been a real focus this year and we have both […]
  • E is for... January 6, 2019
    We recently joined celebrations for a new bub and I pondered what sort of gift to give...and ended up going with a letterpress print of their first name letter.I made so many attempts to use my Orphan Annie Es to form a square.  It took me half a day to make  and reject each of […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... January 3, 2019
    "The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before."  Neil Gaiman This so perfectly describes what art can do for each of us and for others (and I can hear Neil Gaimain's voice as I read it).  The world does seem a little brighter then we have created something, and added […]
  • Welcoming the New Year December 31, 2018
    The New Year is here and with it comes new hopes, new dreams, new challenges.Wishing all my blogging friends and readers a new year full of hope; a precious state where we can see that things can be better than they are right now and where we believe a better world, a better way, is […]
  • Looking back over 2018 December 30, 2018
    As we close the door on the year that has been and we sneak peek into the year that will be, it is good to stop and ponder the year and its work, and what has been good about it.Each year here on the blog, I have listed my favourite or top 10 pieces of […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... December 27, 2018
    "Sometimes I only remember a single sentence of a book – but that sentence is a lucky charm or a talisman". Jeanette Winterson.This one is sooooo me.  Some people read books and remember every detail, every character's name, every location, every date, every little thing the author thought of and sought to include.  Me, I tend […]
Letterpress Play

Letterpress Play

Paper Cutting

Paper Cutting

Word Play

Word Play

Imagine Peace

Imagine Peace

Calligraphic Play

Calligraphic Play

Peace

Peace