Sunday, July 24, 2011


Onion Studies

I bought a huge bag of onions this week, and became fascinated by the layered skins, the papery thin, fragile stuff that looks a lot like rice paper.  So I sketched them in sepia ink....and then I sketched them in black ink.  Then I crushed the skins into boiling water and made a dye to dip handmade rag paper into.  It came out a beautiful mottled golden color!  Then I made dinner.  Amazing what will inspire you....

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