Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Endless housecleaning

I was very content to make paper dusters yesterday afternoon on a dreary day. None are quite as thick as the one from Japan and I doubt that anyone will ever use them but they make me very happy. I'll take them to the wood shop tomorrow to clean up the ends. Last night, I made a bunch of new paper cords from my konjac-coated hanji and the verdict is: less fuzzy, but not zero fuzz (maybe I will break in a duster yet!).
This morning, I finished this book and mailed a bunch off to my book dealers. I'm in the midst of an errand/chore day but am grateful for the afternoon sun to keep me motivated. My Chicago schedule is shifting for March, which is great for my sanity and less kind for my budget, and I am already scheming to try to make it to another state to see a friend's new exhibit.

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  1. oh, those dusters! in my world i might need a three headed one! beautiful persimmon, beautiful book.

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    1. thank you! the book has beeswaxed hanji, no persimmon, but the wax really darkens the color.

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    2. wowza, messing with beeswax!

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  2. a duster with 3 layers of slightly different lengths might do the job - the blue ones are lovely and so is the book.

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    1. thank you! i never dust with dusters so these are all a novelty (which adds to the fun).

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  3. I too, never dust (with dusters) anything that makes it fun sounds good to me. think I'll make one and put it on display.

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