Saturday, November 3, 2012

news from n.y.c. and the north country

poems seem to fall out of the murky november sky
along with watery snow
snowy rain
misshapen pod 
for sophie 
and wendy, that little scamp
went on a toot through the brush
before supper yesterday.
this is what she used to do
before she got sick
and today she's coughing, 
symptom of her heart disease.
after school
most days
i've been dyeing
 abaca ecodyed
detritus from the first big dye job
two very long pieces of 
heavy japanese kozo
printmaking papers 
gift from yoyo
about 7 x 42 inches each
several more in the pot
right now.
~~~
jude says two more weeks without electricity
~~~

13 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I wish our studios were just down the lane from one another...
The misshapen pod is beautiful in its curve and textures.
A little scratch behind the ear for Wendy....

Velma Bolyard said...

me, too, leslie, i'd love to stop in (or have you stop in). wendy says, "ahhhh"

Ginny Huber said...

love to read your posts..I am thinking you are 'the Velma" who is a friend of Cait's? Yes?

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

it warms the heart to get even the smallest bit of good news and to be promise keepers - going forward. if we could only form a long chain and reach jude - the detritus is hardly rubbish - these are treasures. cheers and good faith to all. tell wendy to wear her rubber boots next time and woolen socks. x

Nancy said...

I love the two very long papers. So rich in color.
Sorry for the coughing...but glad for Wendy's desire to romp in the brush!
Thanks for the Jude tid-bit too. Now if we could hear from Michelle.

Barry said...

V-but we have to let them run free!! Love the outcome of the abaca ecodying. Go well. B

Fiona Dempster said...

That pod is weird but wonderful! Don't you love finding the strange ones??

kaiteM said...

Two more weeks! that must be so very difficult, pass on my concerns for her well being and her comfort.

Velma Bolyard said...

ginny, yes, cait is a friend!
henrietta, wendy cracks me up, and jude, oh, my
nancy, yes, those papers are really making me happy, hope you from michelle soon
barry, lovely color, er colour!
fiona, yes, it's a sophie pod, or a barry pod for that matter!
kait, i think she knows we're all sending love.

kat said...

Hi Velma, I pop by from time to time to enjoy your varied, thoughtful, colour full posts and beautiful photos. Thank you for the update on Jude - a lot of people are missing her ...

Velma Bolyard said...

kat, thanks for stopping by and "speaking".

Valerianna said...

Ha... Wendy out in the bush... like her old self.... good for her, hope the consequences aren't scary for her. Nice dyeing. Look forward to something like a routine again, whenever that happens. No flakes here, but getting cold.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, have had flakes and cold and so DREARY lately.

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