The Beauty of Paper Quilling: Interview With Fine Artist Mishkaah Amien
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The Beauty of Paper Quilling: Interview With Fine Artist Mishkaah Amien

Art, can be a reflection of the soul, and the medium used to convey it often holds as much significance as the message itself. Today, we’re delighted to introduce you to a talented artist who skillfully wields the power of paper to craft extraordinary and detailed works of art. Mishkaah Amien, a graduate of Fine…

A Conversation with Kyoko Kimura Morgan on Origami and ‘Origamipoetry’
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A Conversation with Kyoko Kimura Morgan on Origami and ‘Origamipoetry’

Step into the world of artistic fusion as we sit down with Kyoko Kimura Morgan, a Japanese artist known for her origami, book binding and sumi-e art. Kyoko joins forces with poet Malika Ndlovu for an exciting origami workshop and the book launch of “Origamipoetry.” In this interview, we explore Kyoko’s creative journey, her passion…

The Poetry of Strokes: Understanding Sumi-e Japanese Ink Art
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The Poetry of Strokes: Understanding Sumi-e Japanese Ink Art

Sumi-e, also known as Japanese ink painting, is a traditional East Asian painting technique that originated in China and was later adopted and refined by Japanese artists. It is characterized by its minimalist, monochromatic style, where artists use simple brush strokes and black ink to create expressive and often highly symbolic artworks. Here are some…

Cut, Paste, Create: Exploring the Artistic Wonders of Collage
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Cut, Paste, Create: Exploring the Artistic Wonders of Collage

Discover the tools, materials and methods that shape the unique tapestry of collage artistry, and ignite your imagination with the possibilities that “Cut and Paste Art” offers. According to Chloe Obermeyer from Create With Cleo, collage is an extremely versatile and fun medium. Mixing and matching, cutting up and editing, arranging and rearranging—there is a…

Paper terminology

Paper terminology

Paper Terminology A deckle edgeThe ragged or feathered edge on papers is referred to as a deckle edge. Traditionally deckle edges were only found on mold-made papers which were made manually using pulp and a special frame. Nowadays with modern technology, an artificial deckle edge can be produced – as opposed to a straight-cut edge –…