Paper Dolls, Rattle and Roll

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Hear the rattle, as papermaker and book artist Velma would say.  All paper has a rattle, give it a listen, please try this at home.  Pick up various sheets of paper and move them.  Give that rattle a listen.  Try various papers, scrunch them up, shake them, dance while you are at it.  Then add tools and what you use in the studio and make your own paper music.

That rattle became the impetus for Sandra Brownlee to suggest we make some paper music.  Our host Nancy of Long Ridge Farm started the beat and graciously recorded our session.  Using paper, and tools like scissors, we make paper music. Hope you can all hear it.


And here are the Paper Dolls, photo courtesy of Jack.





  1. I can hear the music ! Keep on shaking, rattling and rolling! Hugs, Valerie

  2. So lovely to hear this again! Takes me right back to the class. Enjoy!

  3. Wow. I bet David loved that being the musical guy that he is. Sounds so far like this class was worth going to!

  4. That is SO cool!

  5. Arty paper music!!! Really fun, something completely different.

  6. Julie Mackinder says:

    Great rhythym you all have 🙂

  7. Judy Shea says:

    What a great sound and lovely ladies. Love to see what you did. Lunch?

  8. oh yes I hear it Corrine 🙂 you have had so much fun… and what a wonderful photo, to rememver it all with !!! 🙂

  9. you all were having way too much fun! wonderful to see the photo!

  10. I often make music with my paper, so I really enjoyed this. It must have been a wonderful retreat, because I’ve enjoyed everything you’ve shared so far.

  11. cool paper Music! oh These retreats are balm for the Soul. you all look so happy together.

  12. What cool music! So organic!

  13. Eine kleine paper musik ♥ (said in my best accent)

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