Amidst all this traveling, dancing, cooking, writing, walking through the city, and Sapnish-speaking, I have also been taking classes! Among them are Comparative Human Rights, Sculpture in Ceramics, Regional Politics of Latin America, and "Paper as a Means of Expression." The Paper-Making class is especially fun and definitely up my alley! We started with recycled paper and in a few weeks will go on to extracting plant fibers to make paper. Here are some images of the process!
My teacher's paper samples from all over the world! Petals, silk threads, bamboo, etc.
Making the frames and screens for straining the pulp
preparing the pulp from recycled paper - it smells!
Mixing the pulp
transferring from screen to table
One of my classmate's work
I used some blue dye
Puerh Paper! I put Chinese tea in this one
Some of my beautiful dyed paper waiting to dry
My finished sheets from last week