One of the things I LOVE to do is to try different kinds of paper, some straight from nature, such as that which the paper wasp makes. This time I used bark from a paper bark birch tree. At certain times of the year, one can peel this beautiful paper-thin bark from the tree's trunk.
Once it is peeled from the tree, one must put it between dry paper, with weights upon it to straighten the bark. There is a thin layer of whitish powder on the bark, so once it is straightened, I use a soft cloth to gently remove it. Once that is done I am free to draw upon it.
In this case, I loved the clutter of curls on the side, so I didn't try to straighten, or flatten the bark. This is a lineart drawing of my sweet little friend Madrona.
I am feeling much better today. I finally went to the doctor, who prescribed various medications--it is SO nice to have slept last night!
I hope you are having a blessed Saturday! Thank you for dropping by. I love hearing from you--you dear ones inspire me and keep me going! Happy Paint Party Friday!