I just had to try out the handmade Indian Khadi paper I picked up from Melbourne artists supplies on Little La Trobe St a week or so ago – I sensibly opted for little little with A5 and A6, though I’m really lusting after their massive watercolour sheets that come A0 and bigger. *Its the only place in Melbourne that stocks this large size, everyone else just goes up to the standard 56 x 76 cm, which is roughy about A1.Anyways things are pretty good at the moment – A couple of days in a row with a small window to paint, a recent visit with family over and the countdown to my next trip home to Wgtn in November. D has finally got his phd all finished so we get family weekends again, and I have kicked myself into some regular daily exercise which is much needed since I had to back off my trapeze classes at NICA because of the stupid problem with my thumb.
What all these little wonderful things add up to though is that I’m happy. So about time to paint some happy bluebirds… Just the right size at A6 to mail out as postcards and brighten some friends days too.
I love the roughness of the raw edging these tiny sheets of paper have, each one different – So much more pleasing than when I tear larger sheets to resize.
So far there are three complete, with the fourth in the works… I’m not sure I’ll get it complete today though, so might have to save it for a part 2 post soon!