Monday, April 16, 2012

NEWS, NEWS, NEWS!

pulp clouds:
this summer i will be teaching at several venues
~~~
daylily paper, case paper, stationer's binding
my news is that the amazing nancy zeller 
inspired by milkweed and clouds of pulp
has asked me to teach at long ridge farm.
here's the blurb:
it's going to be a grand time!
do join us 
~~~

"Pulp Clouds: Hand Papermaking"  August 3-5(3 days), 2012  Instructor: Velma Bolyard
Handmade papers from locally sourced plants provide a connection to place that is profound. Utilizing those papers in your own work as substrate, structure, or design element furthers that connection. Join us making paper at Long Ridge Farm in August where we will gather plants, cook pulp, form and dry sheets of your own papers. Expect to make strong, useable, and beautiful waterleaf (un-sized) sheets.We will each make a book from our papers, binding sheets into sample books utilizing structures that allow us to explore bookbinding as well. Each participant may expect to make a portfolio of sheets of various sizes from at least five different plants. Pulp combinations result in endless variations as we experiment. There will be a surprise or three as we move through our days, culminating in making a book that reflects your time here. You will leave with the ability to make paper, thorough haptic understanding of the necessary steps, and the ability to tailor papermaking to your home studio (even if that is your porch).
there will be some exploration,
some discoveries 
and some play with
milkweed,
slippery elm,
cedar,
daylily,
and a few more
plants.
we will make pulp, color, and,
well, you'll have to come.
i'm really looking forward to learning this landscape
through fiber.
~~~
bloodroot on lokta paper and
sugar maple
braided slippery elm

29 comments:

Valerianna said...

Cool, I'm still thinking about getting you on the schedule here, but I've got to GET a schedule to then put you on - or see if you're even intersted.

Sounds like a great class...

leFiligree said...

you all will be having so much fun!

Velma said...

valerie, i am so looking forward to meeting you sometime soon. i think it will be a grand class (but that's up to my students!)

Velma said...

lF, i suppose alaska is a little too far to travel from...!

ronnie said...

if wishes were horses I'd be galloping over oceans.... sigh

Velma said...

ronnie, i can see you galloping through the waves, the mountains, to the mountaintop farm. sigh. maybe i'll see you in oz?!

roz said...

wowie ...go you !

Velma said...

grin!

Penny Berens said...

Oh, Velma what an adventure that would be!

Velma said...

penny, i'm really looking forward to it-it will be a wonderful place to make paper and books and, and, and...

aimee said...

YAY!!

Morna said...

Sounds wonderful, Velma.

neki desu said...

grinning for you!

Velma said...

aimee, YAY, indeed!
morna, yep!
neki, thanks!

iNd!@nA said...

you'll have a splendid time in the woods - and if you have a quiet moment, give lovely Luna a pat or two from me

Marilla said...

How awesome for you! I'm so happy for you that you have these splendid teaching opportunities-Does it make dealing with the hooligans easier to know you have a summer full of wonderful coming? I would love to take the class, but I can't seem to make the money tree in the back yard produce any more. :)

Velma said...

india, we did, didn't we?! i will pass on the love to luna.
marilla, it would be great to have you there, but of course i understand.

jude said...

woo hoo

Velma said...

yep!

Lynn said...

The class sounds amazing.
"...learning the landscape through fiber." I love that.

Lynn said...

oops... "....this landscape..." (if I'm gonna quote, I should at least do it accurately...)

Velma said...

lynn, thanks for liking the words, and getting them right!

susan bowers said...

oh how gorgeous - wish you lived around the corner!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

so happy with your Happiness....!!

Velma said...

susan, me, too, but i will be in melbourne in june-july!
grace, thanks!

mjc said...

I second (or is that third): YAY!

Velma said...

thanks, melissa!

Sophie Munns said...

How wonderful this all looks Velma! I am so intrigued by your part of the world and all that goes on there...!

Velma said...

well, sophie, you must come here, i live very close to the largest wilderness area (aside from alaska's denali) in the us. it's beautiful and amazing and really hard to make a living here.