This past week I got my long anticipated shipment from Dick Blick. The pads of fabriano hot press watercolor paper that I have been waiting for so I could make a new pattern book out of a book I got at a second hand store in Bergen, Norway.
I kept looking at the paper and looking at the book and wishing someone would put it together for me. Yesterday my sister said "oh just go do it already why don't you!' So I did. I marched upstairs and ripped paper, and made signatures, and put together a template, and punched holes, and found my waxed linen thread, and did not stick myself in the finger one single solitary time. That is a first.
I am now ready to go to town making patterns with my new acrylic ink and Dr. Ph Martins tangerine radiant concentrated water color. As soon as I can stop rubbing my hands over the smooth, creamy white pages that is.