Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I have a neighbor who heard I am a paper maker , she begged to watch me ,
finally this week we were able to connect
It was so much fun watching her eyes light up with each step.
Like the children at my demostrations she took her pull home with her to dry
When we were finished we went to lunch and stopped at a yard sale , her focus is completely on paper making  Everything she saw had possibilities as enclusions in future paper
The next day she returned the felts and hangers and asked tons of questions
She is shopping thrift shops for a blender, and has visions of setting up in her shed . Her vision is modest she doesn't see herself making 120 sheets of paper several times a week but ten years ago neither did mine.
I pick up shredded paper at the college on Monday and she is so excited that I always have more than I can use.. I SHARE WELL

Monday, February 6, 2012


A friend sent me this photo and permission to post,  of a watercolor done on a sheet of my handmade paper.
I think it is lovely