Tag Archives: Japanese art

What Makes Japanese Paper Art Extraordinary?

Paper and Technique Chances are you’ve seen Japanese art somewhere – perhaps in a museum, advertisement, textbook or maybe you’ve visited Japan and had an opportunity to experience the country’s “ARTcentric” culture up close and personal. Classic Japanese art covers a wide variety of genres. One of the most famous crafts you might have seen is Origami, Japanese paper folding. That’s how I got my start – Mrs. Matsui’s Origami (handmade paper creations) is a business I […]

A specialty bookstore in Seattle changed my life

  Sometime around the mid-1990s, I was weary of the politics of public relations and marketing and gradually discovered art was much more relaxing and the freedom of self-employment was too good to ignore. That’s when I decided I needed a break and scaled down to a part-time temporary position as a secretary at a Scranton, Pennsylvania law firm. While working part-time, I formally launched “Mrs. Matsui’s Origami, (handmade paper creations),” a craft business dedicated to […]