Wednesday, November 25, 2009

pre-thanksgiving



it's amazing that some people are looking at these words and pictures. thank you. i'm still not sure how this fits in my life.

there's a feeling around here this morning, anticipation, excitement, and the weather responds with crazy warmth. almost 60 outside.

when i have a chunk of space and time, i can actually work. so i've been thinking about taking shifu books in another direction. perhaps board covers, so i'm playing around with little poplar boards. here they call it popple. a word i like. and i like these retired maps from my pilot nephew. (a new way to see alaska and the northwest territories.)

11 comments:

Puddleduck said...

These little books are gorgeous! The popple covers work well!

Welcome to blogdom!(I dropped in here through Jude Hill's blog) I've read back through your entries and look forward to reading more!
Sandi

silkenwind said...

Hello from a fiber art blogger from Olympia, WA. I got my blog working in early October 09 and already I feel at home among some of the most talented and friendly artists in the world. Your work is beautiful and shows great love and attention to detail. (And I agree, it is fun to pontificate or philosophize from time to time too.)

Kate said...

For some reason these remind me of wooden Dutch clogs. They have that same sturdy and charming feel. Practical yet a bit otherworldly.

ancientcloth said...

I am loving your blog banner at the top!!!
Also the little shifu books are "cool".
Will come again.
: )

iNdi@ said...

so nice to find you here, Velma...
and now how about adding the 'follower' widget in your side bar, so's i can sign up?

best wishes
india

Velma said...

thank you all. the little books are ethiopian sample books, one blank, one with maps. they are sturdy and light, like clogs. my banner is a section of a sewn paper and photo piece. and detail, well, i seem to work in miniature a lot...

india, when i figure out widgets, i'll give it a try. luddites (like me) learn the hard way.

neki desu said...

exquisite books!

Tracy said...

I feel the same way about my blog - very tentative. This is exactly the kind of "place" I like to visit online, so I'm glad you're making it.

Judy said...

Hi Velma, Thanks for posting this link on the papermakers forum ~ How lovely to visit your world via photos and comments...So grateful for the familiar re-Minders. Belated birthday blessings to you too on W.B.'s anniversary!

Ralonda said...

thank you so much for being brave and posting your own blog. i have enjoyed it very much. i love your little books and have been considering making a book or two recently- this post has been very encouraging.

Velma said...

a nifty way to start is using a good kit. gary frost's from www.iowabookworks.com is the finest i've used. tell him i sent you1

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