Not your grade-school's paper

I visited Dolphin Papers & Art supplies today after giving up on the isolation my apartment provides.  I always thought of myself as a fabric junkie.  I am of course, but now!  Now, I have found a new love, a new drug called paper.  I'm not talking ruled, parchment, plain, printer, newsprint paper.  These are children's toys. This paper that is called, Lokta, Amate, Goyu, Thai Unryu, and so many more beautiful names.  They come from all over the world.  The Amate is bark paper, handmade in Mexico.  It is just wonderful to touch.  Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet but I think pastels would complement it well. 

 Amate: the rough side

Amate: the rough side