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Belle Papier:  A Collage of Art, Words & Whimsy
Editors: Lloydene Cook:  Words & Whimsy
Ava M. Uy:  Snippets & Enclosures


"To have ideas is to gather flowers. To think is to weave them into garlands."
Anne-Sophie Swetchine

A bi-monthy art 'zine, Belle Papier is a unique publication which features articles about many different artists.  Besides the United States, we have readers in Scotland, England, Australia, the Phillipines, the Netherlands, and Canada.  Belle Papier means "beautiful paper" and we strive to make each issue a beautiful experience.  Besides sharing artwork and creative writing from various online friends, each issue includes such things as:
  • artistamps
  • elegant paper samples
  • collage elements
  • quotation stickers
  • calligraphy
  • hand-dyed fabric
  • paste paper samples
  • travel journal pages

At the present time, we are selling each issue separately rather than a yearly subscription.  Each issue costs $4.00 and may be ordered by contacting Lloydene Cook at

Issue Seven will be released in May. Our featured artist is Kristin Ashton, who has had her work in Somerset Studio. We'll see some of her collages and photographs of Paris. An original color artistamp of one of Kristin's collages is also included. Partial contents of Issue Seven are:
  • A travel article by Nancy Hunt about her very hot and colorful trip to Pakistan, including pictures.
  • A peek into the "tres chic boudoir" of Bonnie Luhman, showing her collection of vintage fashions. Plus, Bonnie's Belle Papier Poste artistamp as a souvenir.
  • An art tag from Kate Gallegos featuring her French playing card stamps.
  • Pages of French fashion clip art courtesy of Brenda Volpe.
  • Our Salon Galerie with photos of many of our members.
  • Creative wrting from various members.
  • As raffle prizes, Tera Leigh has donated two of her Paintability Kits.
Order now to reserve one of the limited edition copies.


Art, writing, and other beautiful creations
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Artistamp above is from Belle Papier # Trois.
Webmaster: Cynthia Reynolds
Page last updated 27 April 2001