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Illuminate the Night time – Helen Hiebert Studio


The Sunday Paper #422

July twenty fourth, 2022

I’ve had a whirlwind of every week instructing lantern-making workshops throughout Adams County right here in Colorado. I traveled from department to department of the revolutionary Anythink Library system and likewise visited the Bookmobile. I’ve put in public artwork items in two of those libraries, and it was so enjoyable to revisit each of these items (The Want is pictured within the backside left picture).

We created small collapsible lanterns in preparation for the grand finale for the library’s mySummer program. Illuminate the Night time , which can happen on Saturday, July thirtieth at nightfall. For those who’re within the space, come be part of us!



A diagnostic check that depends on a strip of filter paper and a few crafty origami can rapidly distinguish between totally different variants of SARS-CoV-2. Researchers add viral RNA to a grid of spots at one finish of a paper strip; folding the paper a number of instances mixes the RNA with reagents, inflicting coloration adjustments within the closing set of spots that identifies totally different variants of SARS-CoV-2.

The sample of purple and yellow spots signifies a number of mutations within the RNA of a virus, figuring out it because the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.


I’ve featured the work of Yulia Brodskaya right here earlier than, however wowza! Try this quilled paper piece, known as Phoenix, that was impressed by the way in which a Ukrainian refugee fearlessly started a brand new chapter in his life.


The delivery city of Gregor Johann Mendel, who was instrumental within the discipline of genetics, not too long ago celebrated his two hundredth birthday. Mendel’s legacy is well known with a novel e-book printed on handmade paper and sure in leather-based. This e-book incorporates copies of actual paperwork and manuscripts. Mendel’s delivery certificates, handwritten notes of sermons, and texts recording the experiments that made him well-known. I’d like to see that e-book!


I’m that includes one-sheet wonders right here on the weblog, for the reason that initiatives in my new e-book, The Artwork of Papercraft, fall into that class. I’d like to characteristic your one-sheet wonders!

Claudia Waruch is a printmaker dwelling within the Hudson Valley. Later in life, a ardour for data introduced her on a ten yr lengthy journey. She returned to varsity, pursued a level in printmaking and graduated at age 60. That keenness for mark making continues to inspire, enrich, and encourage her artwork, a lifelong present to discover. Waruch’s observe contains a wide range of processes resembling hand papermaking, shibori, indigo dying, eco printing, collographs, solarplate etchings, monoprints and pictures.

Claudia Waruch, “Catalpa Artifact”, 2022, Catalpa Leaf with casted Abaca & Cotton Pulp 11″ x 7″.


Paper Tidbits:

  • Don’t overlook: Go surfing to Zoom, settle in together with your favourite snacks, and “Illuminate the Paper Vessel” with yours actually! Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30pmEDT; This free discuss explores sculptural paper and also you’ll hear extra the lantern I constructed at Anythink Wright Farms! Join this free presentation.
  • There are nonetheless spots at The Artwork of Paper Retreat in Italy: 4 instructors, positive meals and wine, discipline journeys and paper comradery.
  • Try the Paper Extravanganza with Sara Burgess at MISSA in Victoria, BC (don’t delay, it’s coming proper up).
  • Come weave paper with us on the Crimson Cliff Paper Retreat in my Colorado studio in August. One spot left!


Within the Studio:

I’m instructing a digital workshop on the best way to create a collapsible Japanese lantern that’s much like my set up at Anythink Wright Farms, however a lot smaller and appropriate in your residence, studio or workplace (even perhaps a present). This shall be a 3-day stay on-line workshop on Zoom, with a 2-hour session every day: November 4th, fifth and sixth. You don’t need to attend stay. Get all the particulars and join right here. I do know that looks like it’s a lengthy methods off, however I opened registration on Monday and the category is half full. Don’t wait to enroll in the event you’re !


I’m going to offer a weekly choice of Small Sheets in restricted portions for the subsequent a number of weeks. Because of these of you who bought final week’s providing – I’ve 2 units left. And since I’ve been out of city all week, keep tuned for a brand new choice of Small Sheets subsequent week!



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