hi loris, newt on swings, and george
thanks for your suggestions !
i found a 100sheet pad of some sort of inexpensive paper ( 10¢/sheet i think )
i will test it soon to see how it holds up .. its not thick, its not thin, its kind of "meh" ...
i also got an ID on the inexpensive paper i have been using
no one was able to ID it for where i bought the paper ( pad ) so
i trucked down to the RISD store and the woman there knew the paper
and had used it before ... it's BUTCHER PAPER ...
she said it kind of has a waxy feel to it ( i just thought it was cheap and "glossy" but what do i know )
i was told i can get it at big box stores so we'll see ...
i haven't ever had trouble with it so when the time comes, i look forward to getting some more -