Sunday, November 15, 2009


wake robin is a north country flower that blossoms in early spring but don't sniff, other common names are stinkin' willie or stink pot. guess why! but it's a wine red trillium that blooms along with the drifts of white trillium.

for many years i've borrowed this flower name for my fiberart and papermaking. and so i begin a blog, borrowing again. it's my intention to use this place to ponder and play (and probably pontificate, pointedly) my way through the process of art making using fiber and paper. i'm realizing that my work is constantly telling the story of my relationship to this rural place, north of the adirondack blue line.

above is a stack of my handmade papers, fibers are hosta, daylily, rhubarb, canada thistle, and probably some others. the golden paper is made from garage sale cotton bed sheets. and above, my banner is a sewn piece with dyed sheeting, paper, and spun paper thread. please bear with me as i navigate the scary world of blogging.


9 comments:

jeanamarie said...

what a lovely blog it is so far:)

thank you also for your comment.

Jeana

jude said...

well, well, so good to see you here.....

Karen said...

Enjoyed your first post! Look forward to following your work and words....much luck on your journey! Happy Thanksgiving.

linda said...

glad to have found you. i'll be back.

Velma said...

thanks everyone.

Dawn Wilson said...

I look forward to reading your blog. I love your fiber so far and wish you scrumptious blogging

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Velma, welcome to blogland. I enjoyed reading all your posts and eventually came to the first one explaining the whole Wake Robin thing. I was wondering about that! :) I've found that blogging isn't really that scary but I can offer one tip: don't stress yourself about having to post when your life isn't allowing the time for it. I aim for 2x/week as a loose goal and it seems to work for me. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Velma, congrats on a great blog! I am glad to know what a Wake Robin is as well... Much success with your blog. I haven't made the commitment yet. I may jump in at some time but now is not that time for me! I will check in from time to time... Good girl, Mimi

Velma said...

very kind wishes: thanks.