A role of beautiful Japanese paper, Shikoku natural paper, 10 meters by 38 inches–80 grams sits in a corner of my studio. Beautiful, beautiful paper. Along with it are two other sheets of Japanese paper, a pure Gampi paper. The two different papers cost over $150 combined. Both sit cosy, comfortably and quietly in the role section of my studio, and have been–for nearly three years.
Does this sound familiar? Fabulous art supplies, the ones that cost just a little bit more than normal, and are gorgeous, special, maybe too special to do just anything with them. So they sit, and they wait for the perfect project. But the project doesn’t quite come, so they sit some more.
It’s time for me to do something with these papers.
Who knows what will happen. But this week, when I go to my studio Tuesday morning, I’m going with these papers in mind. I’m pretty certain they will go with me into the woods with some encaustic crayons and charcoal. Wish me luck, and maybe this is some inspiration for you too, to play with some of those saved supplies.