Last night we went to see some jazz at the Douglass Street Music Collective. It was great. I of course, brought my journal and made time to draw. As Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up were playing there was one point where the music hit me, I heard it, it entered me and tears came. Good stuff.
The trumpet player caught my attention early on because I liked his hair, so I drew him twice and like the second drawing much better than the first. But, as it goes, I think that is to be expected.
My Man started the day off with some very pretty pancakes.
Thus inspired, I began experimentations in using Kozo paper with soy wax and screen printing. I think I am falling in love.
On Thursday I found myself in Manhattan a bit early and walked over to New York Central Art Supply where they employ some very lovable naysayers. They think they know better, and often warn you against a thing...like say, purchasing a ruling pen, or using soy wax on Kozo paper, because it easily abrades, it should not be submerged in water and ought to be ironed free of wax instead. Whateva...
One would need to ask said salesman why he chose to apply glue to the weaker paper, if he had ever washed paper before and if so what precautions he might have taken and what exactly did he know about soy wax anyway? Huh?
And well? I think I loves me some Kozo paper. It is sheer, and although I have not begun my experimentations in collage with this paper, I have been placing it on top of printed matter, and love the transparency. I will use one of these papers this week and report back on their use in journaling, I may even try some out in some fiber art too.
What else could I do to this paper?