10 March 2014

a love note to paper

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Dear Paper,

You make me so happy. Recycled, handmade, kraft, rice, lace, scrapbook, magazine, mulberry or Japanese, all of you hold such possibility for creative adventure with your myriad personalities.

I love the smell of you between the leaves of a fresh, bound book; the sound of you beneath my pen as I pour my thoughts across the page; the varied texture of you between my fingers, and the subtle shades and hues of you that colour my world.

Through our lifelong partnership we have ventured into the arts of book and card making, jewellery-craft and mixed-media collage. Never have you ceased to amaze me with your diversity, though I feel we have barely scratched the surface (if you will pardon me the pun!).

Paper, to live in a world without you would be such a soul loss, and I am so glad I don't live there!

Yours always and forever,
Beka

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The 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.




// participants in today's bloghop with Paperphilia:
Majo Bautista / Tona Bell / Louise Best / Cathy Bluteau / Jennifer Bomgardner / Giova Brusa / Lindsay Buck / 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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28 comments:

  1. What a sweet post about your love for paper. Short and simple.

    /Camilla Olsson - also in the blog hop www.camillaolssonart.wordpress.com

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    1. ...thanks for visiting Camilla, it's lovely to have you :) Glad you enjoyed my note!

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  2. Really magical! Lovely!
    I'm here for the hop.
    http://cozydoodle.blogspot.ca/2014/03/the-paper-love-blog-hop.html

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    1. ...thanks for the visit, Maria. It's lovely to have you :) I'll drop by shortly...

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  3. Lovely love note to paper! I don't think we always think about how much we use paper and how much we enjoy using it! I am visiting from the hop http://theoriginalthread.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/paperlove-blog-hop-a-recycling-special/

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    1. ...thanks for the visit Melanie, it's lovely to have you! Glad you enjoyed my funny little note :) I agree, even in this tech-loving age paper is still so much a part of our daily lives, though I think for most it goes rather overlooked. I'm wondering whether in time we shall preserve paper for art/craft-making and special artefacts, while in our day-to-day it shall dwindle... It will be down to us devotes to keep the craft alive, don't you think?

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  4. Love the look and feel of your blog. Your photos are stunning. Hope you're enjoying the bloghop and thanks for sharing.

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    1. ...hello there, Kyrrha! Thanks for the visit and sweet compliments :) I certainly am enjoying my first bloghop very much, thank you!

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  5. Great photos and a sweet letter to paper, lovely. Dawn

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    1. ...thanks for the visit today Dawn, and glad you liked my little note :)

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  6. What a sweet love letter! I agree with everything you wrote. Where would we be without paper? Lost. Your photos are really beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
    http://hollyhelgeson.blogspot.com/2014/03/from-story-booksto-comic-stripsto-paper.html

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    1. ...hi there, Holly! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. So pleased you liked my funny little note, and indeed where would we be without this amazing material that enables so much creative expression? Will hop over very soon...

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  7. hehe, I loved your love letter! And your photos of your paper stash are gorgeous!

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    1. ...thank you Mary :) Lovely to have you here!

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  8. What a lovely love letter! Your blog is so fresh and modern looking too - beautiful. Thanks for sharing - I'm glad to have gotten to 'meet' so many other paper fans today! http://bricolage-julier.blogspot.com/2014/03/paper-love-ephemera.html

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    1. ...Julie, thank you! I'm so glad you like my little corner of the ether'verse. Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  9. I love your ode to paper and the photos are gorgeous! you have a really great collection of paper. I especially love that geisha one with the gold background. I want some of these!
    glad to connect on this blog hop: http://www.ghostkittendesign.blogspot.com/

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    1. ...thank you, Nicole :) It's lovely to have you here, thanks for stopping by! These are just a few of my tiny snips and offcuts from larger pieces - somehow I find it very hard to throw even the tiniest scrap :D Will stop by very soon...

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  10. Love your blog...the look, the styling, the photography and your work! super! It was such a thrill to be a part of this blog hop. I loved sharing my love of paper and the craft of decoupage with everyone. and even more excited to read about everyone else’s. #paperlove #bloghop In the blog hop – http://www.designfivestudio.blogspot.in/2014/03/for-love-of-paper.html

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    1. ...thanks for stopping by today, and saying hi - it's lovely to meet you. Thank you too for the sweet compliments. I am very grateful :) I'm still working my way through the hop and will stop by soon...

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  11. Beautiful photography and paper. So nice meeting you through the hop!

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    1. ...hello Paula! Thanks for stopping by today - it's lovely to meet you :)

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  12. Love your paper love letter, your images are gorgeous too!
    Fun to see your fab blog!
    Rosie Martinez-Dekker

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    1. ...hi Rosie! Thanks for stopping by today also - you've all made it so much fun! Hop on!

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  13. Letters are simply the best!
    I thought of writing one, but then I changed my mind as I usually do!
    Lovely post!

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    1. ...thanks for stopping by, Giova :) *hehe!* The note idea appealed because of it's tongue-in-check-ness, and I wanted to do something fun, yet with overtones of sincerity. I think it worked ;) I liked your list of things you didn't like so much about paper too though, so I think your choice was a good one in the end after all :) Happy hopping!

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  14. I love your letter to paper, so sweet and your paper stash is gorgeous.
    This paper blog hop has been so much fun :)

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    1. ...hi Jenni! Indeed it has been lots of fun, especially for this first-timer ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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