Sunday, September 30, 2012

peace paper and a big week

holy
 !
 (my little canon
 can 
 still 
 take some nifty photos!)
the week has been wonderfully rich.
~~~
so, friday
~~~
 friday morning
 with a little fog
 and friday evening on the way to yummy
 supper. 
then, saturday 
i went over to st lawrence university
wow the beater noise 
was all through the noble center!
 some egyptian cotton being pulped
 in a valley beater and a lee macdonald portable beater
made especially for workshops where
clothing is pulped as part of the work
and drew matott (co-founder of combat papermakers) and
this is a new project maragaret is working on for peace paper.
it's about healing
working with victims of domestic violence
a logical connection from the combat paper project to 
healing from violence at home.
it's all about healing, story and healing.
back home a delightful box awaited
from melissa, who just happens
to have been a major influence and on drew!
margaret, me, drew.
i love the circles that are
stitched together
healing, love, friendship, pulp, learning, 
paper
books.
and drew's home town is right here. 
another circle.www.peacepaperproject.org

14 comments:

leFiligree said...

goodness! that panty pulping paper is giving me chills. it is So Cool from concept to final product.

Velma Bolyard said...

YES YES YES. it IS totally wonderful and i hope to participate in a workshop sometime.

Valerianna said...

You are truly rich and a spreader of abundant inspiration. I love the deer in the sunset and the mists (of course) and the project, inspiring.

To another wonderful week, and may I have one soon cause the cauldron I'm spinning in is dark and murky.

Tootelooo

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, may your cauldron unmurk quickly.

Hoola Tallulah said...

those friday morning shots are magical!

Velma Bolyard said...

ht, good thing i left early for work!

ronnie said...

I heard about combat paper (last year?) and thought what a cool idea ---- but peace paper is BETTER! thanks for sharing the links (and pics of your ecotone - always a delight)

Velma Bolyard said...

yes, ronnie, exactly. a logical connection, and more and subtle healing.

Long Ridge Farm said...

It's nice to "see" the North Country...so similar to here. That's a comfort. Love seeing you in a photo...you're looking mahvelous!

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, they're very similar. my hair was wet from a fresh scrubbing, but those two make me smile with their amazing energy, kindness, and intelligence.

Fiona Dempster said...

V - I love your misty shots; it seems so gentle and welcoming. But oh my, the peace paper is wonderful! Thank you for sharing...

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, peace paper is totally special. totally.

Margaret Cooter said...

The combat paper project was in London a few years ago - I'm so glad to see that it has spin-offs (or, cousins?) like Peace Papers!

Velma Bolyard said...

margaret, i think drew keeps moving forward into more and more interesting projects.

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