I had forgotten this one (above) which is a mixed media collage utilizing my drawings on lokta paper.
These are very small watercolors sometimes with inks. They measure 8" x 8" on khadi paper. One could call them exercises. I have been trying to loosen up....not an easy thing, I repeat not an easy thing ,but I have made some progress.
...is better (at least for me:) I started adding watercolor as soon as I began working on my khadi paper sketchbook. I simply LOVE this handmade paper. See here and here or here . I find it, well, voluptuous! I have bought the heavy rough type in various sizes.I also have the same paper in loose square sheets. They have gorgeous deckled edges on 4 sides..Hiromi seems to be out of these right now but they tell me that they will be getting some more. Next I will try the smooth one. Enough for the sketches, next, soon, some tiny paintings, mostly watercolor but some collages too.
At first I felt that I was going in circles with my work, nothing new, nothing exciting so I decided to take a break.....that, and the fact that the running and racing season had started and with a new running coach I wanted to train seriously.
Then busy living, a broken toe, a trip to Paris, , etc...life is good, very very good.
And of course I could not stay away for a long time from my sketchbooks (a lot of Haeckel).