Showing posts from February, 2014

Cardboard Hanji bedside table .....

Over the last six weeks I've been working on making this 50 cm tall x 40 cm wide cabinet out of cardboard and Hanji paper. 
I now have instructions on how to make this so if anyone is interested I'll be posting it on my website in the next week or so along with about 5 other worksheets for sale from Sets of drawers to a divided box and lamps of different shapes and sizes. 
These worksheets will enable you to cut out and make your own pieces of Hanji which is especially useful if kits aren't available.  It gives you the flexibility to create your own articles, add your own details and the satisfaction of knowing you made it completely by yourself.
For my cabinet, about the size suitable for a bedside table, I choose a traditional white paper with writing on it for the inside of the cabinet and a brown mottled specialty paper with an imprint of cats on it for the outside. 
I then trimmed it with a traditional border design in black with a plain beige colour underneath. The …

Inspirations .......

We all have people who inspire us, some closer to us than others but some, you just can't forget.

A dear Korean friend of mine, Monica, gave me this tiny paper replica of a Korean Hanbok, delicately made by her out of scraps of Hanji paper many years ago and to this day it sits proudly on my pin board in my Hanji Studio as  a special reminder  of a lady who first helped me discover Hanji. 
It's just one of those little things you can't throw away.
When Ron and I first arrived in Korea in the year 2000 it was a time filled with excitement for  us both and especially for me as an Australian who'd been brought up in a country with a mere 250 year history and who was now being given the opportunity to live and work in  this rich culture with traditions dating back many thousands of years.  

Once the initial excitement  of our move overseas had died down and the reality set in we initially found it quite challenging living and working in Andong, the cultural centre of Sout…

Hanji Events February 2014 .......

UPCOMING HANJI EVENTS  Here are a couple of interesting events  that involve Hanji in one form or another that are going to be on this month. So if you live in the United States or are going to be visiting you may be interested in checking them out.

MAKE YOUR WISH ON HANJI   Sunday Feb. 9th, 1 pm at Flushing Town Hall, New York 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing New York, 11354, USA

As part of the Asian New Year Celebrations you will have an opportunity to get Korean folk paintings drawn on hanji (Korean traditional mulberry paper). Write your wishes for the new year on hanji and create a one-of-a-kind art piece to take home. Cost:  $10 (materials included) 
This one looks like it'd be good for the children and adults alike.

HANJI: Contemporary Korean Paper Art  Feb. 6th - April 13th The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Artists: Young Hoon Kim Dong Hyun Chung Soon Ok Ahn Jong Kook Lee Theresa Hwang Yoonsook B. Ryang
These artists interpret…