Thursday, November 5, 2015

Quilled Paper Heart Stamp, Call for Artists - Chasing Paper, and New Putz Village

Exciting news! The 2016 USPS Love Stamp features a heart quilled by Yulia Brodskaya. The post office will release the Quilled Paper Heart stamp early next year in time to be applied to all those snail mail Valentines and wedding save-the-dates.

USPS 2016 Forever Heart Stamp

To my eyes, the graceful shapes conjure up thoughts of teardrops... after all, tears of joy and sorrow are the ways of the heart. And how nice that the art of rolled paper will be introduced in such a vivid way all across the nation!

UPDATE: The stamp will be dedicated at 10 a.m. on January 12, 2016 at Dallas Love Airport in Texas. More information: Virtual Stamp Club

Paper Art Exhibit Call to Artists

A Call for Artists has been issued for a 2016 special exhibit titled Chasing Paper to take place next June in Lake Oswego, Oregon, a town close to Portland. The exhibit is open to handmade paper and paper arts including sculptural designs, papier-mâché, folding, cutting and laser cutting, excavated books, quilling, and other forms of manipulated paper.

The jurors will be Helen Hiebert, a paper artist many of you may know from her weekly newsletter, The Sunday Paper, and Rita LiChen, Founder and Museum Director, Suho Memorial Paper Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts (LOFOTA) is on Facebook.

New Putz Village for 2015

One last bit of breaking news for today...

For those of us who are crazy about tiny houses, Carol Fisher of Holiday Spirits just released this paperboard village kit for 2015. They look so stylish as is -  all dressed in white - but of course you can paint and decorate to your heart's content. Carol shared her best tips on adding snow and glitter to paper houses in a post earlier this year... it's a great resource.


Karin Corbin said...

Wow, what a pretty stamp. That is also a fun village with some nice detailing.

Karin Corbin

Paper Zen said...

Sigh, so luscious and lovely as ever!

kitblu said...

I'm jealous! I will have to petition the Canadian government to offer a quilling stamp.

Traci said...

Thank you for the heads up on the new Love stamp! I love that quilling is getting some recognition!

Ayrianna said...

So exciting! What a gorgeous stamp. :)

Meredith said...

Two quilling articles in the newsletter this week! So exciting, congratulations to Yulia and Sarah! Here's hoping quilling is the next big thing!

Monica Maynard said...

Sigh, so luscious and lovely as ever!

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