Thursday, September 10, 2015

My Husband is Awesome!

Dan has started making 30 frames for the upcoming show in January! Little did he know he'd be making so many when he offered a few years ago. In an effort to keep all the materials for this project ecologically-friendly, he's making the cherry, oak, walnut, and maple frames out of reclaimed wood from a local timber yard and the MSU surplus store.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Twenty-one Sheets

I made twenty-one sheets of garlic mustard paper today. They should be dry in a few days and then I'll pull another batch. In the meantime, I'll be chopping and making pulp from canary reed grass that I collected in Washtenaw County. If all goes well, I'll have three invasive plant papers for the show in January: phragmites, garlic mustard and reed canarygrass. It's gettin' jiggy around here!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Garlic Mustard Pulp

I finally got around to boiling and beating the garlic mustard my son Eli picked for me at Fenner Nature Center this past spring. It made some awesome pulp which I'll make into paper later this week.

In order to cover my goofs on the transfer process, I'm going to need 60+ sheets of paper to complete 30 prints for the show. Let the paper-making begin!