For me doing what you love is many things, but one of them is having time and space for creativity. And when I feel like making something I usually turn to paper as my material of choice. It is so versatile, so beautiful, and offers so many possibilities. I have also had an obsession with stationery for as long as I remember, and often write snail mail instead of emailing. So when I met book artist Rachel Hazell, and realised there was someone else just like me, it was a revelation. Through Rachel’s world of book and paper lovers I realised that it wasn’t just us, but in fact there was a whole host of people who also revere paper and all its possibilities. A veritable tribe in fact. From the moment I set foot on a remote Scottish island to make paper books with Rachel, I was hooked. So it is with absolute delight that we are launching the world’s very first online course for paper lovers: PaperLove. We are very nearly ready for class to begin on March 31, but last week had to put the final pieces together with my very favourite part of the process – filming!
We packed our car (so much stuff with a baby!) and drove north to Scotland, to film the course videos for our new online course PaperLove, with Edinburgh-based Rachel Hazell. It was a veritable feast of papery goodness, with cutting, sticking, folding, writing, stitching, chocolate eating, tea drinking and a whole lot of laughing. We were blessed to work with a brilliant team including cameraman Simon Laidlaw of Cut Mustard, Elle Decoration interiors photographer Uli Schade and make up artist Jenni Muir. Mr K was on hand to do the lunch run, clear the studio, make continuity lists and entertain baby! (Images below by Uli Schade)
You can see some of Uli’s stunning photography in our new course brochure here:
This post is part of the PaperLove blog hop, connecting over 80 bloggers from around the world in a shared love of paper, in celebration of the new PaperLove e-course. Check out the other blog hoppers’ posts here, and discover all sorts of paper goodness (Creative tutorials, love letters, poems… who knows?
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