A few months ago while I was in Nepal, I discovered an incredible paper source and lugged home an entire ream of exquisite handmade rice paper. Here is one of the first attempts at using it for monotype.
Spring is in the air...
One of my favorite things in life is going to experience an exhibit by a great artist. One of my other favorite things is to eat my lunch in the park. Add them together and you have a day made in heaven. Denver Botanical Gardens currently has a lovely show of Alexander Calder sculptures hidden around the spring blossoms and peaceful ponds. Go get yourself a sandwich and take a stroll.
I've made friends with Dilip, who runs the paper shop at Boudhanath Stupa and have been playing around with various mediums: watercolor, pigment, India ink, and stamps from both India and Nepal. Can't wait to get back to my hot-box and try out the encaustic wax on this paper.
Handmade rice paper, watercolor, India ink, pigment powder and wooden stamps.
Yesterday I found a great resource for handmade Nepali paper in Boudhanath. I've been experimenting with various mediums--watercolor, India ink, wax and pure pigment powder that I picked up last week in Varanasi. Oh and a cute little cat stamp I found at the stupa!
Stupas and bouganvillia, marigolds and prayer flags in the guesthouse garden, Bodhgaya, India.