A few experiments from my last diving session with paper
[ see previous post ]
These entailed using several varieties of watercolor & printmaker's paper;
frozen and fresh gleanings from the garden & hedgerow;
a steam bath, an onion bath, a mixed willow bath
and another that bordered on sage green;
iron dipping & not iron dipping,
wrapping around pipes & layering between tiles.
The language of plants on cloth is certainly related to paper. But not distantly,
like a 3rd cousin of your brother-in-law ... much closer, like siblings
who just don't live in the same state.
Water seems to me to be their shared vehicle
and I find it utterly fascinating how the exact same leaves can print
one way on cloth and another way altogether on paper.
: : :
"You don't have to be fully formed to get started on your work. If that were true no one would ever start anything. But we live in a society were everyone wants to be a superstar and often find it difficult to be a beginner. Think of all the great people and of their amazing journeys to reach the tops of their profession. They were beginners who took action."
An inspiring quote by Terry Jarrard-Dimond
from her blog post, Act On Your Ideas