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Try It! You Will Dig It!

Yesterday I experimented with my new birthday present.  
I followed the excellent advice:
that I found in this book:  
I used an ink stick
 Grinding stone
Cool brushes 
and a menu that I found in my mailbox.
 PS – Water and a paper towel, too.
 I added some water to the grinding stone… 
 and ground the ink sort of into the water for about 10 minutes …
…while my tea cooled…
Check out my mason jar cozy.  It’s a left over from this project
I only did the grinding for 10 minutes, probably shoulda gone with 15.
What do I choose to doodle while neglecting a quilting project with a looming deadline?
Running stitches; I was doodling them when I should be sewing them.
I don’t know what is it about running stitch, it’s so simple and primal.
I’m in love.
I tried some different paper.
 As I suspected all along, the expensive paper that is made for this type of ink was my least favorite.  I didn’t even take that many pictures of it.
 I like the paper bag the best. 
There, rolled up on the floor to the left, that was the rice paper experiment. 
I really enjoyed making birds – I’ve never actually drawn any before so I think it’s kinda interesting.
All in all, it was fun and felt flowy and relaxed and I did dig it!
Why don’t you try something different?  It’s good for you!
Please let me know in the comments what you try if you do try something.