Ah I feel as though we readers were graced with a quick dip in your tannin bath, for just enough time to tingle the tissues, stir the shifting of structure. ...an emergent property of being immersed in life... (I love this.) Now I’m curious: you note the importance of a strong tannin bath for fulfilling its purpose (with skins and wool). Are there any uses of tannin or tannin baths that function in quick dips, ala the metaphor I felt in reading this? Or is that pure fancy?

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regular, often, but never stewed :)

Also, washes of light inks to transform white paper to something more interesting to draw on.

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Dec 26, 2022Liked by Caroline Ross

Beautiful and thoughtful way to end one year and begin another

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