Monday, February 15, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Rosie



 Yep....a studio dog photo....I don't know why I haven't added this earlier, but Rosie is our favorite super smart little woof with a perfect mix of dainty cute and scrappy attitude.

Washi Papermaking 2-Part Demonstration


I have been working with so many great people at Cornish College of the Arts. Two of which are artists Rob Lutz and Brad Taylor. We discovered our common interest in making paper by hand and were inspired to prepare a wonderful Washi Papermaking demonstration at Cornish next month. We have been carefully boiling, cleaning and beating Kozo (mulberry) fibers to make Washi by hand in a traditional Japanese Sukibune vat. We will pull sheets using a Su-keta frame and I will introduce some pulp painting methods (that I learned years ago from the master hand papermaker, Richard Hungerford) using super finely prepared pulp that has been colored with pigments. 







Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Logo




I have been playing around with some ideas for a KSL Studio logo.
 This one worked great after learning a photopolymer plate process. 
It captured my ink sketch perfectly...easy to make....
and slightly embossed the paper which I like. 
Now I need to experiment with background color.....