A friend of mine (thanks, Jane W!) gave me some Japanese art papers she purchased and couldn't use (she's a colored pencil artist and these papers are too thin and porous for that). So I have 3 rolls of interesting paper. I've used them for batik in the past but don't do that anymore so...just decided to dye a few sheets using watercolor.
Not sure what the papers are called - there are so many names of the art papers. These first 2 have fine little bits included and the last 2 have larger threads.
I will probably use them in collage work at some time.
Right now, I'm not really painting. I think it's the usual winter blues that's got me down. Not feeling very creative so burying myself in books for a while.
I did order some new supplies from Cheap Joe and that may perk me up when they come in.
Sweetie likes this last one the best (this one is made by pouring acrylic ink from a pour bottle). Sweetie says this reminds him of ice frozen on a window :) If ice on a window was this colorful, I might not have the winter blues!
I hope you are all feeling well, healthy, and thinking about spring. We're having snow again - Mother Nature doesn't know (or doesn't care) that it's almost spring. Until then...stay warm and safe.