a drawing & inspiration

{graphite, watercolor, c. pencil, letterpress on paper, 12.5 in. x 18 in.}

Take a look at this antique flocked Schumachers wallpaper, given to me along with a stack of paper {including this drawing paper} by my mother-in-law. Isn't it great? I think so, so I painted part of the pattern into my new piece yesterday when I began putting my floating ideas to paper. But before I talk about this new work I'm going to keep going in the series.

} I find the whiteness and labor of making all the holes in this installation by Daisuke Hiraiwa just amazing. Here's another view.
} Cathy Cullis is having a giveaway of one of her lovely stitched pieces at her new blog.

Have a bright weekend!

and a very special ps. ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! ~