i've been working with hemp
these sheets are hemp top that i processed
in Zone 4's valley beater
using three pigments procured
from melbourne etching
caput morte, raw sienna, terre vert.
learning to manage retention aid after too many years.
and a sweet message arrived from seattle with the
prospectus for Jim Koss's new book
and these special needles,
thank you Kate!
the beater/press room at Zone 4
hemp sliver half beaten
yesterday's batch was a fine warm white hemp sliver
looking forward to seeing how the pigments work on this stuff.
this beater and i have some history
just before finishing.
just under 2 hours of beating.
my hannah sent me this lovely bone feather
that i can string and wear.
and so far the weekend is only half over!