i have continued making paper with hemp and linen and earth pigments.
managing drying at home can be tedious
using blotters and weights helps, but oh for a dry box!
and the next photo is a bit humbling, but...
you need to see and understand the mistakes which are signposts of learning
because i have to practice skills i haven't used for years.
(this reminds me of driving standard again after years of automatic.)
but when you scrutinize less
you can see some interesting things here:
all recycled book except the thread.
book cloth was gifted.
pages were failed silkscreen prints
foraged from the trash can at school.
board recycled from another use.
and it was a way to stretch myself:
lots of sewing
estimating thread lengths
gluing the bookcloth
guling the endsheets
double or not the attachments to boards
pagination: how to keep the green, blue, yellow, and white interesting
so you want to turn the pages.
i like setting up challenges for myself.
and learning that i have to keep that sewing pattern
right so the book is not an embarrassment.
yesterday i was stunned by this
we are having such warm weather
that we can have windows wide open at night
and it's sunny and so different to have this wonderful time.