Paulus has been busy.


I speak with Paulus regularly, and there is always news of his new projects, which seem to grow in number rather than diminish. I thought two in particular would be of interest. The journal above is one (more below)  of a new series which Paulus has made to support The Craft Emergency Relief Fund. Another project has been making and selling more than 300 envelopes to fund the campaign to save and restore the old and beautiful and sadly-falling-down Post Office at Penland which Paulus visits every day.This envelope, which the journal photos arrived, in is one example.Envelope

I asked to Paulus to send a note telling us about those projects and typed it out ready to post in this blog…and then thought, much better to read it in his own handwriting. Below the note are more journal images. The first journal shown below was made by Paulus for his fairy god-child, Jonah. Finally, in the next week or so I will sending out a new mini-film called “Soul’s Kitchen”. It documents a journal workshop that Paulus gave in Penland as part of the making the film, and gives a detailed explanation of how the journals are made,the central role these practices have played in his life and joys  of making and keeping your own journal. Warmest, Neil.TSFTH_Paulus letter scanImage_3 Image_5Image_7 Image_12 Image_11

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2 thoughts on “Paulus has been busy.

  1. Dear Neil, What gorgeous books! And lovely to see the hand of Paulus here online. He would be happy about that I bet. Thank you for this update. I am a frequent correspondent with Paulus and believe heartily in all he has shared with me. As a writer, artist and mother, Paulus’ presence has become integral in all my work. I often quote him in my writing workshops, when we speak poetry aloud or when, in my workshops on authentic voices online we celebrate our Big Hands. I am so happy you are providing these vehicles to bring Paulus’ work forward. I look forward to the small movie. My collaborator Karen Arp-Sandel and I hope to host a screening of the big movie(with such Big Hands!) here in the Berkshires in April. I look forward to that with all my heart. xo Suzi

    • Thanks Suzi. It is always good to hear from you and get this feedback. Happy that you are arranging a screening. If it is in a cinema, please contact us as they will probably want to use a DCP( digital cinema package) and we can send that to you. Otherwise, a DVD is good. warmest wishes. Neil.

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