Friday, December 17, 2010

Bondi Markets Sunday Jan 2nd
Come to the Bondi markets, in the school grounds near the beach on Sunday, the 2nd of January. You will be able to get large sheets of handmade cotton and silk paper. I will also have smaller specialty papers depicting the kings and queens, palaces and stamps of India past. The old Hindi papers will be there as well with the handpainted deities, ready to frame. I will have papers with beautiful silk fibre as well as 100% cotton papers that are great to work with whatever your plans; scrapbooking, framing, art work, for children. So, come and explore the beauty and diversity of India in the most fundamentally pleasing product: paper. Every paper purchase is contributing to the support of unskilled workers in the paper industry which employs many people in small family run businesses across India. Itspaper is supporting one such small family run business; see you there.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Paper meets Potter

" I love your paper. I probably should not tell you this .... I am a potter and I look for your most textured paper. I then run it through a slab roller on top of thin clay and the paper makes beautiful patterns on the clay." Mary

It is just amazing the life that some of these sheets of paper are leading. They are not content to stay in their homeland, they are true travellers of the universe, ready to take on whatever comes their way. You would think that the trip from India to Australia would be fulfilling enough, but don't be fooled for a moment. Some sheets hang around for a while soaking up the Aussie way of life but after a while the travel bug bites again and off they go - to the US of A, America that is, just off the East coast of Australia.
Connecting People
Through Paper its Possible

Stand up and be counted

Imagine a field of zebras wearing pink bows on their tails strutting their stuff in the happy birthday parade. Thanks Andrea for your outstanding statement. When imagination collides head on with paper: watch out!
Happy birthday Cara!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A card from Vale

I am pleased to welcome Vale aboard the itspaper journey. Vale works as a collagraph artist and when she gets the chance makes cards as well. The handmade card you see here features one of the marbled cotton rag papers. As you look into the image you can see the lovely fluid effect it brings to the overall design. Thanks Vale.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sophia's 'Orange Collection'

Thanks Sophia for sending your 'Orange Collection'. Something about ORANGE, so many orange things: Sophia's books, oranges, sunsets, orangutangs, smooth tasty orange centres; chocolate of course, monks wearing orange robes walking tigers in Thailand, and of course my favourite orange thing ........ MARIGOLDS, marigolds, and more marigolds

Thursday, June 17, 2010

We welcome our very first blog: Sophia's Books
As you can see Sophia has made great use of her paper and created something that is striking and beauty full. Definite style and individuality. Thanks Sophia. Sophia would like to acknowledge her mentor, Adele Outteridge. Adele is based at The Studio West End, Mollison Street in Brisbane. She shares a studio with Wim de Vos and holds Summer workshops every January. For more information follow the link.

The Bonefolder - Volume 6, No. 2, Spring 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lets see what the people are doing with the paper

Hi everybody who is using the paper. It would be great to get some of your work to show on the itspaper blog. If you would like to share your results with others please contact me, and send me some images of your projects. If you are making works to sell i am also happy to provide your contact details with your images. Thanks all for your support of

Sunday, January 24, 2010

website learning to crawl

Thanks everyone for having patience with the website and its teething problems. Like everything new it has a few things to learn, but keeping head above water, just.