Sunday, June 5, 2016

Go Green! (Go White!)

The batch of garlic mustard pulp I processed a few weeks ago came out GREEN! It's so beautiful, but too dark for me to print my images on. So now I'm experimenting with how to lighten the color a bit. All the garlic mustard I've processed in the past has come out brown, so I'm perplexed as to why this batch is so different.

The batch of Dame's rocket I collected at Fenner a few weeks ago also came out funny. It's not holding together at all when I try to make paper. So I went back to Fenner last week to pick more, along with more garlic mustard for round two.

The good news is that on June 13th, I'm headed to MSU's Kellogg Biological Station for three days to begin part one of an artist residency. I'll be collecting as many invasive plant species as I can get my hands on! I'm so excited!