Switching Gears

New art supplies are slowly trickling in… has anyone tried this YUPO paper?

It’s waterproof, 100% polypropylene. And, it cuts like plastic. I learned that it will move on me, slide just a bit under the clamp down bar even when I apply extra pressure, when I try to slice it on my paper cutter. Drats! Does that means I have to use scissors?

Plan was to slice 5×7 sheets perfectly in half both ways to yield 40 ACEO size grounds from one 10 sheet tablet. So much for that… couldn’t let a sheet go to waste so I cut it up to fit some dollhouse size frames.

Found a couple old drawings in with the mini frame stash. The one on top is dated August 2012.

I want to go little again. Can’t help it. My favorite children’s book was The Borrowers and I spent hours studying the Carson Miniatures on family outings to the museum when we lived in Colorado. When it was time to go home, they always knew where to find me. Oh, scraps of YUPO might be good for making other little things.

Why do I feel the need to explain or rationalize? I like to make small art. Should I apologize to well meaning friends and relatives?

I hear their voices in my head. Why do you make little art? No one wants that… colossal waste of time.

Time. I’m 60 years old. Does it really matter to anyone but my own self?

By the way, I blew off the mask page as I’m done with that, been done for awhile… finished my chair project, did some pours… alcohol inks caught my curiosity. That’s why I got the YUPO.

Thanks for reading!

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