Art Squared


  Art Squared is an arts market and community in our (now) hometown of San Marcos Texas on the 2nd Saturday of most months. We almost missed this years markets entirely with all our travels and other going ons. We went more to make paper with folks than to sell art, but we succeeded in […]

The Trip: Tennessee, DC and North Carolina

We didn’t make as many papermaking stops as we had wanted on our 6 week trip, but the trip was still a success. We made a few hundred sheets with 12 or so kids in the week long class. We will be visiting Highlander Kids Camp in Tennessee again next summer so that Lily can […]

Military Experience and the Arts Symposium

I haven’t been to Lawton Oklahoma since basic training. I can’t think of a better reason than the Military Experience and the Arts Symposium to visit again “Artists, authors, educators, and healers from all over the country will be traveling to Cameron University to offer workshops to the veterans and veteran spouses in attendance. Topics include […]



The Olympia Rafah Solidarity Mural Project at the corner of State & Capital in Olympia WA. is a Four thousand sq. ft., interdisciplinary mural with over 150 participants from all over the world. Looking at it, it takes a moment to let all the voices that are represented sink in. Organizers with the wall invited […]

Texas A&M Art of War


  Thanks to the Memorial Student Center Visual Arts Committee for bringing us out to conduct a papermaking in conjunction with the Art of War an exhibition. The show opened Thursday April 17   A few of my pieces including “Semiotics” were featured in the show. I really enjoyed making paper with the Bryan/College Station Community. It […]

A Battle Lost


Photo credit to Chris Gray with CS Gray Photography. In March we made of 1500 sheets of 11×17 paper from military uniforms for Jen Hassin, an Austin based artist and Air-Force Veteran. Community members then helped her creat the peice A Battle Lost. An excerpt from her site follows This work represents the 22 veterans that […]

VSA in the Texas State Parks

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Making paper in winter outside isn’t so bad, especially when you’re at Inks State Park. Out of the three scheduled workshops in January and February only one was cancelled due to inclement weather. The two workshops we conducted had about 30 participants of all ages. It was really neat seeing homeschoolers out there, as we’ve […]

Arbol Ahorcado


On January 3-4 , I was Honored to make paper with the Tulsa Community in conjunction with Marriane Evans-Lombe’s performance of Arbol Ahorcado (The Hanged Tree) and the Living Arts event Transforming Hate. I was also honored to participated in a panel by the same name, Transforming Hate. The performance fulfills a promise that Marriane […]

Chicago Art Institute

In November we spoke with a group of art therapy students about paper-making as socially engaged art, and made paper during a hands on demo. It was a short engagement, but I really enjoyed the Art Institute an I am always looking for excuses to get to Chicago. Thanks Michael for inviting me out and […]

Healing Threads/Cathartic Clay: War, Trauma, and Art

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The residency It was a great time making paper with the Salina community in conjunction with “Healing Threads/Cathartic Clay: War, Trauma, and Art.” We had four Lee McDonald Oracle Beaters and loads and loads of pulp. It is always great to spend time With Drew and Margaret. Special thanks Jesse Albrecht for helping me throw my first […]