A foot behind


I was a tad tired last night and didn’t want to wander downstairs to compose this post. I’ve been attempting to de-clutter the house of 20 years accumulation. So many items are already in the donation piles, loads being recycled and even some stuff is heading right into the trash. While poking around in a dead zone corner, between the etching press and a set of flat file drawers, I discovered a mirror. Perfect for a foot study! So I plunked myself down with the drawing board, a chunk of vine charcoal, white chalk and a black conte stick. The paper is from a huge roll of brown builder’s paper (purchased at one of the big box home improvement stores for about $10). I think they use it for covering flooring and other jobs. It ended up in my studio due to the Camas project (when I thought I would have to protect the carpeted floors from my sculptures). Probably not acid free, but it doesn’t matter one bit for something like this. 140feet of paper can certainly hold a lot of sketches!

Sketch size is 12″x 19″ (30cm x 48cm)



Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

7 thoughts on “A foot behind

    1. Go to your local builders shop and see what they have. It’s used to cover flooring from damage while work continues on job sites. Sometimes the paper is more pink than brown. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Never! Currently I’m shredding bank statements from my dad that are 28 years old! Crazy what gets shoved away. Eventually I’ll start tackling our personal folders… That will take a few days. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Still have more of my parents stuff to process. Eventually I’ll be free of the burden.

      1. I’m only going into the easy stuff right now. Due to taxes, I have to hold on to documents spanning the last 8 years. Urgh! Eventually it will clear itself out…. eventually.
        I’m finding that time really does help heal the pain. It’s been 5 years to the day since my mom died. I almost passed over it without noting thanks to all the additional stuff happening. The nice thing about paperwork is that it’s easy to store. Eventually you’ll find some energy when the time is right. ๐Ÿ™‚

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