Our Story

Field Day Paper is about drawing and observing the plants and animals in the natural world. It is for those who enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the value of paper goods created with care. Our paper goods are printed locally in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on 100% Post Consumer 100lb weight paper.

Field Day Paper started as a handmade card and paper product business created by artist Joanna Close. Initially Joanna created cards and postcards from her illustrations and sold them under the name Joanna Close Illustration from 2004-2015. On a fresh venture of paper goods starting in the Summer of 2015, Joanna has changed the name of her illustration company to Field Day Paper.  Please contact us with any questions about our products or for a quote on a custom order.


Joanna Close Textiles

Joanna has an active art practice that includes creating art work and instructing classes. Beginning her post secondary studies in textiles at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia by completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Textiles in 2004. In 2006 she completed a Master of Arts degree in Textile and Fibre Art at the Winchester School of Art in the United Kingdom. Since 2006 she has worked as a textile artist and illustrator in Nova Scotia, Yukon Territory and New Brunswick. Joanna is a Regular Part Time faculty member at NSCAD University. She uses illustration, dyeing, rug hooking, weaving, stitching and silk screen printing to create work.

Field Day Paper and Joanna’s textile work share many similarities and they inform each other. Find out more and see her CV at joannaclose.ca