Saturday, November 12, 2011

once all the leaves
flew south for winter
i found a treasure
 seen out the studio window
the same day 
sunset came on
with applause and fanfare
 to the west
and to the east
later i decided to
go to an opening
i met the amazing andy and inga hamilton
and saw their installation
 a good artist's talk, like a conversation,
and wandered the gallery attentive to this 
positive thing going on.
and then i saw these: 
what you can't quite see is the tan paper i knew it was slippery elm
and the wings are pure aimee lee
yes, these are her birds
flown west and maybe north to visit
the paper she made here
so i met inga and andy,
 excitedly asked them about how they found aimee.
turns out they met in belfast when she was there
doing a residency last year.
we had a chat later on, and it also turns out
that the brush folks and melissa know ian,
that "kid from north russell" 
who does amazing drawings
my firstborn


Valerianna said...

Wow... if I weren't knee deep in wood stacking, you would have surely inspired me to get out and see art! Small world, cool.

Velma said...

v-it was indeed a watershed evening.

kaiteM said...

so much to see, so much to discover, a wonderful evening and those paper birds are a delight.

Anonymous said...

bird's nests and birds, aimee and ian, the synchroncity is great. love ian's "condo", so much detail and wonderful little surprises.

aimee said...

ooh! so fun to see more of the birds! i wish i could have celebrated w/all of you.

leFiligree said...

i love that wood house drawing being blown to smithereens! great talent, that firstborn

ronnie said...

love the birds - and the firstborn's work (lovely!)

Hoola Tallulah said...

fabulous sunset. The final drawing is incredible.

ArtPropelled said...

Ooo so many wonderful things to see! My eyes are twinkling.

Velma said...

kaite, they sure are!
jean, i am a wee bit proud!
aimee, me, too!
lf, he's amazing
ronnie, thanks!
ht, yes!
robyn, i love that twinkling!

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your closeness to nature, beautiful blog!

Velma said...

roxanne, can't seem to help myself. and thank you.

jude said...

i love ian's drawing. how it takes flight.

Velma said...

jude, he'll love that.

Bonnie K said...

such wonderful synchronicity abounds if only we open ourselves to it! nature is always gracing us with beautiful gifts, don't you think? love ian's drawing! yes, it does take flight, while being playful, amusing at the same time.

Velma said...

i like that, bonnie, taking flight, amusing, playful. like ian, himself.

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