Tuesday, July 30, 2013
WSW's ArtFarm, helping to curb the spread of burdock.] About half the trunk of my car is full of paper and I've thrown out plenty, but a LOT remains to be packed, or loaded. Heavy things, and I haven't even touched my bookshelf! But I think I've made respectable progress, even if I don't feel far progressed.
Friday, July 26, 2013
The end, almost
well-equipped paper studio: emptied vats into a big deckle box. So much more fun and satisfying than draining vats and ending up w/a tiny bit of pulp to throw in the fridge or freezer only to stay there forever and get stinky. Grateful for strong sun that dried our papers before the end of the day.
Also, Susan from my Oregon class last month did a great write-up of it; enjoy!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Nearing the end, suddenly
Happy indigo, dyeing.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Morning to night, full
Monday, July 22, 2013
WSW interns are really, really good. Everyone knows that, and every former intern I've met from here has been a great papermaker and goes onto success in the field. Here is Susan with a big piece of bark lace.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
WSW (haven't taken the camera downstairs to the studios). Just this morning I uploaded all of the photos I took of my students' books in Vermont. Gigs that are much closer to home feel like just heading over to someone else's house for a bit, nothing as daunting as the out-of-state and longer drives where drowsiness goes on forever, dangerously, behind the wheel. I'm having lots of stress dreams about the large looming transitions but for now: time to set up shop in a place that truly knows paper.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
It really does pour when it rains
I don't have images of Sally's books, either, but she was another gem. She knew exactly what she needed and had a really strong background in books already. I so appreciated how she kept us on track but not ever in a pushy or impatient way. So diplomatic, so intelligent, always listening to music as she worked. And funny to have another Oberlin connection: I used to work with her daughter, who was a couple years ahead of me in college!
Super impressed, so gratifying to see the culmination of this week. Of course, after nonstop days of searing sun and humidity and heat, once open studios ended, I walked out into a night lit up with constant lighting and then the winds and rain came through. For the first time, I feel cold air. Tomorrow, crit, pack, and drive home for less than 24 hours before the next class. Hoping for enough sleep to keep me awake on the road!
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