Above: The unfolded and dried out contents of my first bundle.
Below: Yes, I did rip up all those precious pieces of carefully unfolded papers into a thousand tiny pieces. I hesitated for a moment...this was going to be irreversible after all...took a deep breath and started ripping! I really wanted to mesh all those paper goodies into one thing, one new thing that was a direct result of my scraps ending up in a collaboration with Mother Nature.
Yes... I made paper! It wasn't very good paper being my first attempt but my willingness to trust my instincts and rip up the contents of my bundle has opened the floodgates to a whole new path of creativity. Paper making! Although most of you will have seen my more recent attempts here already. I intentionally left little bits of the source papers visible but it did result in weak and sporadically bald paper! I liked being able to see little words here and there (even a complete...nest...wahoo!) but the project didn't seem finished so I.... reserved a few bits and bundled it up again!
Today, June 19 in my part of the globe my bundle went back out to the clothes line. Carefully bound in more handmade paper and tied with cotton to two seedpods my bundle has started part 3 of it's journey. Watch this space...SEPT 1 is the 2nd big reveal by artists all over the globe. The paper making journey is far from over too:)