One of the things I find so intimidating/exciting is that, in some ways, these folks are like me–creative and really interested in their craft. But that “in their craft” part covers so much ground I just know nothing about. To hear them talking about why they’re interested in making their own paper–because the paper has such an important effect on how the ink will look–just blew my mind. I mean, obviously, that’s true. But it hadn’t occurred to me that people would take the time to figure out how to manipulate that. And yet, of course, they must.
It just felt like, wow, these are brilliant people who know so much about what they’re doing. So, I kept saying “I don’t have any set expectations about what the art might look like” because I just felt surrounded by people who would have so many better ideas than I could possibly have.
I can’t wait to see what they start to come up with.