So, this is the result of my day learning a new craft.
It's hand made silk paper. Very Fun!
Yesterday, I spent the day with my friend Jodi, and we learned to do this together.
Jodi is an art therapist, and loves the creative process more than anyone else I know. This makes her a great person to be creative with- you can just feel her enthusiasm. Things have been tough for Jodi recently, and it was great to see her so happy while doing this!
Here are some action shots Jodi took of me layering the silk, and applying textile medium to bond it together.
It was a sunny, but surprisingly not humid day yesterday and the papers dried quickly. That was great because as you finished a new piece of paper the previous one was dried. That meant that we two first timers were able to see very quickly what we liked or disliked about any given piece and had the opportunity to progress quite a bit through just one afternoon.