I really enjoy painting on this hand-made paper. You may think that the irregularity of the surface would mess up attempted strokes, but for me the texture adds an interest, depth and spontaneity that I often aim for in my work. This piece is a fun new image that I dedicate to ALL my Sisters in the world. Somehow just knowing that a handful of strong women got my back is all I need to brighten up and breath deep, making the most of the moments in creating my awesome reality. So we stand back to back in a supportive pose that allows each one of us to shine our light resiliently in this life. I have never questioned my sister connections, like a loyal and solid rock I just know they are here. My sisters provide me with purpose when I am needed and allow me to collapse and surrender when feeling ravaged by the world. So that no matter if I am feeling high and mighty or down in the trenches, I got my sisters to help even it all out and make the ride smooth. I was thinking of my besties when I painted this image using my Earth Inks. I had fun in an experimental fashion by layering my new saffron ink, beets, hibiscus, walnut and a touch of Gold( which I have not yet made). I thought this would be a nice image for a card(available for order in my shop), so that you can send on to all the powerful and inspiring sisters you know. It is always of utmost importance to express appreciation and gratitude for those who show up when in need. Saluting all Sun Sisters with glorifying Earth pigments!!