Sometimes that happens. I’m trying to learn to live with it. Even though it is very stressful.
Today’s paper was a horrifying minty green. (Actually, I think it will be pretty great when it’s dry because it has these crazy blue threads in it. We’ll see. Tomorrow.) It even seems to have survived being dropped. Everything is wonderful!
This is (most of) the paper so far:
(There’s more of that green at the bottom, and there’s an entire batch of sky blue that was on a different shelf. The stuff on the top is what I made Sunday. It is glorious and rattly in person.)
I swear it’s different from the previous days’ sheets. (It is very different in person, my phone camera is just terrible at colors especially when the light is not very good. And it hasn’t been, the last few days.)
This one is mostly blue jeans.
And so that tomorrow’s paper will stand out, I went for some ridiculous green. Which is in the beater right now, turning an unexpectedly mint ice cream sort of color…
Today: beat two pounds of rag, pulled sheets of the first pound. (Finished it, too.) It’s a linen/cotton blend; tomorrow’s batch is almost entirely blue jeans.
For the next two months, I am going to make as much paper as I can (given that I have a significant amount of printing to do at the same time). Today’s was dark blue, mostly cotton: