This was a better one to work with, my colours – black, white, ochre, earth colours that I feel comfortable with.
Hurry Mr. Mole – run to your hole before the rain comes.
The purple paste paper with the gold puff paint on it said straight away, animal and whilst he isn’t strictly mole shaped, he is his own person, unique and he called himself a mole. His tail had to be attached so I hope he doesn’t run too fast or he will lose it…poor fellow. The birds are watching to see if it does fall off I think. There are already some wet splashes on the ground so hurry little mole.
There was a lot of talking going on as I assembled this and I love it when the story runs with the doing. The Unryushi (mulberry paper) I think I called it Japanese, well it is Thai paper. Unryu means – flowing clouds. The fibres (I think they are called kozo) are two lengths; the long fibres are called ‘dragons’ and the short ‘clouds’. In this piece you can see why they are clouds as when you pull the paper with your hands to expose the short fibres they make beautiful clouds. Whilst I didn’t make dragons with the other piece it does make lovely grass or reeds. I use tiny and very pointy scissors for cutting or a craft knife with all different size blades. I feel it very therapeutic cutting and sliding the knife around into shapes, especially curved shapes. So, as you can hear I enjoyed this one and glad the ‘red’ is behind me.
- 1 x beautiful serviette piece with flowers on it (a girlfriend gave it to me in a gift of papers a long long time ago…time to use it.
- 1 x another piece Unryushi, this time pale blue
- 1 x grey/beige’ish me-teinte
- and I am sick of saying it but yes, various paste papers. I said in an earlier post when I taught bookarts we have a paste paper making day and made heaps. I am just realising how much we did make, there are hundreds of the pieces but still they are coming in handy and I am enjoying them. They are happy surprises as their marking are so random.
Hope I haven’t rambled on too long……