I've been making handmade paper for almost 20 years and am still
amazed at the number of plants that make beautiful paper.
Over the last couple of years my focus has turned to native Texas grasses. With more
than 500 species of grass in Texas, the learning and discovery
process has become as involved as the paper making.
Making a beautiful sheet of paper is rewarding in itself but being surrounded by stacks of
handmade paper is simply wonderful.
I use most of my paper in tapestries, lanterns, or in small books.
When weaving paper tapestries I use rich, bold color and repeating patterns.
Layering color and texture, each tapestry is spontaneous
and unplanned with movement and rhythm all its own.
My lamps tend to be more organic. I like using the paper fiber's natural color
allowing it to compliment the wooden lamp structure.