After spending a day in Columbia, MO exploring the galleries, I spent two days at Leandra Spangler's studio making sheets of homemade paper. For those of you that don't know Leandra, she is a papermaker extraordinaire, and her website is Bear Creek Paperworks. A few years ago I was lucky enough to take a couple of papermaking classes and a bookbinding class from Leandra, and we have since become friends. Now I travel to her studio once or twice a year to create sheets of homemade paper. Leandra always has a great variety of natural plant pulps ready for experimentation. The first photo is the variety of papers from day one, and the second photo is from day two.