This is a book I made out of store-bought paper. Making my own paper is not something I'm interested in doing--at least at this point. There will be about 36 pages of original drawings--I think I have six more to go. The classic laid text paper is absolutely delightful to work on--takes color pencils and ink without bleeding edges or through to the other side. These aren't flowers I drew from nature, but from imagination, each with attitudes and purposes. It's taken me weeks to make all the drawings. I can usually finish one drawing in about 2 or 3 hours.