a workshop this sunday + what's new

Just a little note to mention there are a few spots left in my Rose de Granville workshop this Sunday morning at Handcraft Studio School in Emeryville. I'm excited to teach this single subject class. There was a lot of interest in this class, so look for more single flower classes in the spring, I'm thinking ranunculus!

Lately I have been trying my hand at some new smaller scale flowers, like a better ranunculus and David Austin and other garden roses. I just spent a week making headpieces for San Francisco Magazine that may or may not make it into the final spread of an editorial photo shoot they shot in Carmel earlier this week. I hope they use at least one of them, they were a TON of work! Until I make a page for my smaller work on my papel SF website, you can always scroll through my Instagram feed to see what I'm up to, if you are so inclined! I am @tiffanieturner. Those headpieces are now back and up for sale in my Etsy shop, if you want to take a gander. 

Next week I am preparing for my teaching trip to L.A. The all-day workshop at French General is almost full. I am very excited to get away and also to see French General. I hope I don't spend ALL my earnings there. When I return I am going to see about doing some fundraising through Kickstarter or some such thing to help fund an exhibit I've been invited to do on the East Coast this summer. I am horrified of making a video for the campaign, but I really cannot go much further with my work until there is a little money behind it.

Finally, for anyone still reading, I am talking to a friend about doing a book. A paper book filled with flowers and more. I think it's time. Apparently, the more public support I have behind this idea, the better I will do when submitting my proposal. So I am taking screen shots of every wonderful comment on Instagram and saving the emails I get requesting me to teach from all over the place, building my case. Those comments matter, I guess! Maybe this would be a good time to see if you would be interested in a flower (and other) paper art book written by yours truly. I'd love to hear from you, and it can only help!

Okay, that's all for now. Have a great weekend, and thank you as always for reading! 



the paper playhouse winner!

Happy Monday, everyone! I just ended a brutal week of non-paying work (what's new) that will hopefully turn into something great, but no guarantees. I am looking forward to resting my hands for one day here after a nice 12 hour sleep last night. I hope you are all doing well!

We have a winner of my giveaway of Katrina Rodabaugh's beautiful new book, The Paper Playhouse. Generated by an online random number generator, the winner is "Emily Marlise". I have no information from you, Emily Marlise, but I have a sneaking suspicion I might know you. So, send me an email at sfcornerblog at hotmail dot com and we'll get the book sent off to you pronto!

Thank you to all who entered. I'll be back soon, lots to share.



los angeles workshops!

I am really excited to announce that I have THREE Valentine's Day themed workshops I will be teaching at French General in Los Angeles on February 6th and 7th. I cannot wait to finally visit Kaari, Robert and the gang and see all the beautiful wares there. I will probably spend all the money I make teaching there before I leave!

If you live in the area, I would love to see you! And, if you have friends in Los Angeles that you think would enjoy these great workshops, spread the word! It would be great to fill these classes to make the trip even more worthwhile.

Here are the links to register for each of the three workshops. Also, I will be teaching the rose de Granville class at Handcraft Studio School on February 1st. You can sign up for that class HERE.

Rose de Granville at French General
Friday, February 6, 2015
12-3:00 p.m.
Register for this workshop HERE

Egg + Crepe Paper Hearts at French General
Friday, February 6, 2015
6-9:00 p.m.
Register for this workshop HERE

Paper Flower Headpieces at French General
Saturday, February 7, 2015
10-4:00 p.m.
Register for this workshop HERE


the paper playhouse + a giveaway! (CLOSED)

Today is the first day of my New Year! Happy New Year! The opening of my show, Dead of Winter, was wonderful, and I am rested and ready to start preparing for the new things coming in this new year.(Mostly trying to keep papel SF afloat, hate to have to stop now!) I haven't been rested like this in about four or five months. I was in bed all weekend, except for packing Christmas away which felt really good.

I don't know that I have that many regular readers these days, as I am not a regular poster here lately (although I would like to be), so I am not sure how many people will see this, but I have a little fun news and a little fun giveaway for you. This past summer I was lucky enough to become acquainted with a group of Bay Area craftswomen, artisans and artists. They took me into their fold and I was able to learn a lot from them in the few times we lunched and hung out during 2014. Great people. 

One of those great people was Katrina Rodabough. Katrina is an artist, writer and crafter who I admire for her pursuits involving slow fashion and her general aesthetic overall. Katrina has written a BEAUTIFUL book entitled "The Paper Playhouse; Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books", published through Quarry Books. The book has wonderful projects that I have never seen in other places, great original crafts to make from a great range of easy to find paper products. It is a sweet, sweet book. You can see some of the fun projects and beautiful photographs and read much more about the book HERE on Katrina's blog.

My favorite section of the book.

I should also mention that Katrina was sweet enough to include me in the artist gallery near the end of the book. I am so honored! What a thrill for me. So fun to see yourself in print, and wow, I'm in great company in the gallery.

Katrina has offered a giveaway for the book, and you can enter simply by leaving a comment below letting me know you're interested. I will close the contest at noon on Friday, January 23rd and announce the winner Monday morning, January 26th. So go ahead and leave a comment, so easy! Please note, for shipping purposes the winner must have a valid mailing address in the US, Canada, or the UK.

Have a great day, and hopefully I'll see you back here sooner rather than later. xoxo


dead of winter

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope your holidays were great. Realizing I didn't make record of our holidays here just now is making me melancholy. I miss those days.

But there's news now. I've been toiling away curating my very first art show. It is called Dead of Winter, and it is a show I am deeply proud of and vey excited about. It runs from January 7 to February 4, 2015 at Rare Device here in San Francisco. It features ten wonderful artists (including yours truly), and in a nutshell, the show explores botany in winter. The work I have received from all of the artists is beyond my wildest expectations. Such diverse media and diverse interpretations of the theme. You can read about all ten artists on the Rare Device blog here.

Hanging the show was such a great experience. I just barely fit all of us on the gallery walls, but I think it looks amazing. AMAZING!

Oliver hung out all day with me while I hung the art, and then again the next day
when I labeled each piece. He is such a great, incredibly patient little guy.

Of course there is one snag. My piece isn't done. I've been waiting for so long for an excuse to work on a decomposing flower head. It's why I asked Giselle at Rare Device if I could do this show! The study of how the head of a flower starts to fall apart is fascinating, and as I remarked on Instagram the other day, I have to check myself each day to be sure I am letting the flower die. I think I'm happy with the results, but I have a few more hours to go tonight before I die of exhaustion, so we'll see what happens. I really want to put it on the wall tomorrow and get some sleep before the opening.

Speaking of the opening, please join us this Friday night, January 9, 2015 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Rare Device gallery (600 Divisadero at Hayes) for the opening reception. I would love to see you there!

Here's a sneak peek at my piece, entitled "For Shame". And if you are using Instagram, the hashtag for the process work for the show is #deadofwinterRD.

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