Yesterday was appointment day, not going to but making, lots of time on the phone, on the computer and just making lots of notes. When I did the paper making demonstration on Monday at Boyce Thompson Arboretum it got me in the flow, in that state of mind to just make paper. But, I had to break it down, bring it back to the studio and just stop. It was hard, I wanted to make more paper. It is a mild addiction, I just like working with paper, painting on it, drawing on it, making sketch books, making paper.
First things first, I need to finish the 30-30 challenge. I am using this time to work out ideas, preliminary sketches for oil or pastel paintings. I completed works and finishing up a couple larger pieces that have just taken a long time to complete. I am trying not to stress over doing this as it is meant to be stress-free and fun. But, there is a bit on a desire to complete the task, make that daily post, at least do something every day. Not sure what today's post will be....maybe something on handmade paper.
If you are interested in making paper with me the workshop is scheduled for Feb. 5-6-7-8 from 11:00-3:00. Check the web site for pricing and details. http://www.lindaharrisonparsons.com
|Making Paper in Zambia|
|The beginning of the tree pastel|
|30-30 still a work in progress but getting closer|