(hand dyed paper, mulberry paper, graph paper, glassine envelopes from old razorblades, thread, pencil)
I use old fashioned razorblades in a part of my leather paring process, and those blades come in these tiny glassine paper covers (and blue paper covers too! I have those safely stored somewhere just like I had these). Over the years I’ve saved most of them for “art projects”, not knowing what exactly one can do with those things anyway. But now I can tell you that one can write silly love poems on pieces of graph paper and then sew the little envelopes shut so that no one will ever know what really happened. (Well, I can tell you that someone had very, very open arms that were stretched long by the years of carrying heavy buckets. That’s what happened. To whom, I don’t know.)


(hand dyed paper, book page, graph paper, shell, thread, ink)
This is the beginning of the first ever non-Christmas-y non-advent-y Paperiaarre advent calendar. And because I’m Finnish, there’ll only be 24 matchboxes. We get to start all the fun a day early here.
I have lots of catching up to do and new things to show you, so there may be days with more than just one post. Check back often, and do comment, I always enjoy reading your words!
Today I’m going to the Turku castle with an old friend I’ve last seen more than five years ago. Today is going to be a good day. I think there’s something hiding behind my tarp, and I believe it’s something people usually call sunshine.
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