There has long been another love in my life.  My husband has accepted this fact, though he readily admits that he doesn’t quite understand it.  I have often been known to hide away and spend hours alone with this long-time love of mine.  I adore it all – looks, feel, versatility and more.  I admit it.  I’m madly and deeply in love with paper.

I make nearly all of my art from re-purposed paper (junk mail, magazines, packaging, etc.).  I collect and send cards, write handwritten letters, save wrapping paper, spend hours combing through my collections, make my own, journal on it, make books and more.  Yes, the gals at the stationary shop in town know me by name.  It’s a passion and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

So when I read about the PaperLove Blog Hop, I knew I had to partake.  In fact, I made a short video tribute to my paper lust…  (This is my first little foray into the world of video making. It was a labor of love, so I’d be really grateful if you’d hang in there while it loads!  If you have any troubles, try following this link.)

 

 

The last two images in the video are pieces that I made using just paper – no paint.  It has been a fun challenge for me to create images from only the colors, textures, bits and pieces that I am able to find in my paper stash.  It’s like a scavenger hunt every time!  I’m curious, what do you love about paper? Please share in the comments below!

So happy to get to partake in this papery celebration and delighted to support the good folks over at Do What You Love.  I encourage you to hop on to see how the other participants are putting their smooch on paper today.  Just check out the list of links below…  Happy paper lusting!

 

paperlovebloghop_200The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper! Follow the links to discover more bloggers who love paper and use it to inspire and delight. And if you want to explore a whole world of paper, and stretch your paper passion further with a host of creative projects, why not join the innovative new online course PaperLove (starts March 31). Led by book artist Rachel Hazell, PaperLove is a five week creative adventure for paper lovers.

Participant list

Majo Bautista / Tona Bell Louise Best Cathy Bluteau / Jennifer Bomgardner / Giova Brusa / Lindsay Buck / Beka Buckley / Joanna Caskie / Jonathan Chapman (Mr Yen) / Halle Cisco / Sarah Clare / Cathryn Clarge / Dawn Clarkson / Rhiannon Connelly Jenny D’Fuego / Molly Dhiman / Ian Dudley / Ayisatu Emore / Akmal Farid / Monika Forsberg / Claire Fritz-Domeney / Louise Gale / Chrissy Gaskell / Julie Hamilton / Emma Hawman / Rachel Hazell / Holly Helgeson / Claudine Hellmuth / Kim Henkel / Sarah Hoffman / Joanne Hus / Paula Joerling / Beth Kempton / Julie Kirk / Eos Koch / Katie LaClair / Kristy Lankford / Michelle Manolov / Doreen Marts / Rosie Martinez-Dekker / Tori Mears / Maria Mederios / Lise Meijer / Debbie Miller / MaryJane Mitchell / Suzy Naidoo / Grace Noel / Hannah Nunn / Camilla Olsson / Jo Packham / Rachelle Panagarry / Monette Pangan / Melanie Paul Nicole Piar / Jen Pitta / Liz Plummer Julie Reed / Michelle Reynolds / Lisa Rivas Angee Robertson / Natalie Ryan / Aisling Ryan / Elisabet Sapena / Kyrrha Sevco / Jamie Sprague / Elizabeth Steele / Terri Stephens / Juniper Stokes / Mary Tanana / Maike Thoma / Linda Tieu / Gabrielle Treanor / Tammy Tutterow / Deborah Velasquez / Jordan Vinograd Kim / Cat Whipple / Brooke Witt / Katie Wood Amelia Woodbridge

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