Bone folder to the rescue.
For how would I make sense of my days
without Comic Sarah to give me perspective?
I've only been making my own books for the last 10 months or so,
and I have to say that experimenting
with paper, aspect ratio and binding methods
has added immeasurably to the whole business.
(a lovely shelf with equal-sized Moleskines all lined up),
I've gained in the practice
of making time for crow quill, ink, watercolor,
of asking questions,
of trying to stay alert for answers.
does aspect ratio
play in the way I think about my days?
my thinking, and drawing get...more linear:
this happened, then this, then this.
I'm having a little envy of my last spring self
sitting in the sun...)
I seem to leave more white space,
and am included to let a single image tell the tale of the day.
do pencil marks and watercolor sit on the surface
leaving time for me to adjust, erase,
and reshape then into a form that is particularly pleasing?
Or is every mark drawn instantly into the fibers of the paper,
turning each day into a palimpsest,
of me making my uncertain way?
includes some hand made paper I bought in Mexico
when teaching there several years ago --
paper I had been saving for 'something really special.'
but I'm curious to see how the texture will mess with my mind.
I'm thrilled to know
that Comic Sarah
is worth the experiment.