Yesterday I experimented with my new birthday present.
I followed the excellent advice:
that I found in this book:
I used an ink stick
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.