After having such a delightfully playful and fulfilling week at Pam's for our 5th annual artist retreat, it was difficult to be in my own studio...partly because it sorely needed cleaning, but mostly because it felt empty.
In between bouts of cleaning and organizing, papers were ordered - kozo, mylar, 2 thicknesses of Rives BFK. Impatient to continue the mark making, Thursday found me strolling the aisles of the local Jerry's Artarama and purchasing a few sheets to tide me over.
The Rives BFK took sumi ink amazingly well. The printmakers among you no doubt already know that, but it continues to be a revelation to me. The depth and almost 3D effect it gives has me falling in love and wanting to make marks all day.
(Please pardon the yellow tint - I forgot to change light modes on my camera to adjust for the hallogens. The paper really is white.)
And then there's kozo...