Monday, December 6, 2010

walnut dye, milkweed paper, car accident

 dyeing with walnut on tiny papers and one milkweed sheet.
 the dye and the brush
 an old blanket to become a felt
 dry milkweed paper, and the newly dyed

 first dyed milkweed
 a partial stack of milkweed sheets and the edge of my work table. i love this table. my nephew rich resurfaced it long ago, then gave it to me.
 the reverse patch
 milkweed almost dry
 i love this paper
 erratic deckle
can't help it, it's lovely 
 it makes you want to inhale
after i left the mill, i was in the house, looked out the window to see if the mail had come. we are having big snow. 
up from my house a few yards, in my ditch, was a newly overturned suv.
i called 911, and they already had the call, i went out, the young guy was walking around and taking calls! and that was the beginning of all the traffic, state police, and within a little while the car is rightsideup.
and it's gone, all within an hour. 
this is at least the seventh accident in front of my house, one other occurred in exactly the same spot, two years or so ago. 
 in the mail, two checks, one a book sale, one for dental work.
and a christmas card. 


aimee said...

omg!!! SO MUCH happening in yr neck of the woods! wow. i ALSO love the paper. oh, it makes me so happy! hooray, hooray, doing the dance!!

iNdi@na said...

it's a sign. spending time in the studio is Good. spending time in the front yard possibly Not so Good.
nearly had palpitations when i read your headline
very glad it wasn't you!

Velma said...

oh, and i have had other very good news. will blog about it!

Anonymous said...

oh,Velma,stay safe.I,too,almost had a fit when I read your headline. The paper is alive--hope it is talking to you.

jude said...

gosh i had to scroll all the way down worrying...beautiful paper.

Velma said...

oh, sorry about the word accident. i am very well, even reconsidering going out to yoga because of the snow.

mjc said...

Shared total milkweed looove, shared initial reaction to the headline! Glad to read that it wasn't you (and that all is well) and looking forward to the Good News.

kaite said...

the closeup photos are beautiful, makes me want to rush out and make some paper too. those last two - i want to make myself really small and explore inside them.
i was worried also, don't spend anytime gardening or harvesting along the roadside verge. looking forward to the GoodNews...k.

Cait Throop said...

Ooooo I love the milkweed, the closeups, the texture, deckle edge, too! AND happy that everyone involved in your front yard is OK! I just had to get Alex pulled out of the snow down the road--hurrying to get to an exam with a light I have the truck and he has my van. Good wake-up call for him, though with no injuries! Love ya! Cait

Velma said...

ohh, poor alex, and poor you. glad it was a harmless embanking. took down the show today. it's in my car and there is 7 tons of snow between it in the car and the house. ugh.

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