Saturday, December 8, 2012

happy news

well, i've been hiding this under my hat for a bit.
i've been selected to do
a residency at terraphilia.
terraphilia is a beautiful word
coined by susan tweit and her late husband richard cabe
(who liked my rock books)
terraphilia is in salida, colorado,
and the residency is a place to stay and work.
i will go there after school is out.
and the other piece of news is also grand:
travel money, so i can travel to and from,
rent a car, and be in the mountains for two weeks.
heaven.
i am very grateful to susan and to the sda.
i am really, really excited! 

38 comments:

Valerianna said...

GREAT!! Congratulations!!

shiborigirl said...

awesome velma- it looks like you belong there! i can only wonder what the outcome will be~

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, valerie, i'm really psyched
glennis, yes, i feel that way, too.

Diana Angus said...

Congratulations! I hope this is soul/spirit filling for you.

deanna7trees said...

wonderful news. congrats.

aimee said...

So happy for you and terribly proud! It will be wonderful and you deserve it so much, yay!

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, diana, me, too.
deanna, thanks.
aimee, blush!

Hannah said...

congratulations mummer! this is pretty wonderful news!

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks hann!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

earth touches and you touch back - a circle of joy...enjoy

Velma Bolyard said...

henrietta, i like that, thanks

onesmallstitch said...

so, so wonderful.couldn't go to a more deserving artist. coming West again.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, i'll be more than half way to the pacific northwest--or do you call it the pacific. period.?

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! How excited you must be. Doing a happy dance in the studio for you.

Margaret said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! Now you need to know it's over 7,000 feet above sea level, and as I grew up in SW Quebec and know a bit about where you live...you need to plan to acclimatize and prepare for the change in altitude so you can enjoy your experience. Plan ahead and you should be fine. :-)

Blessings!

Velma Bolyard said...

jennifer, dance away! me, too!
margaret, i know about the altitude...been there several times, drink LOTS of water! my kids went to school in estes park, i visited and taught there several times. i love the thin air!

roz said...

lovely lovely lovely

leFiligree said...

what blessed news--they picked the right person for this!!

Nancy said...

How wonderful! Congratulations :) It's amazing what treasures can be found under a rock!! Or in the middle of a rock, as the case may be :)
Enjoy!

india flint said...

am very happy for you - have a fabulous time

ArtPropelled said...

Oh that is such wonderful news!! How exciting! Well done Velma!!

Barry said...

V- so very pleased for you. It should be so fulfilling and inspiring. Congratulations to you. B

Fiona Dempster said...

Hi V - happy dance over here too! l laughed when i saw J had written the same thing. It will be great - what an opportunity to just stop and focus and be. Great!

Leena said...

Congratulations:)

Lynn said...

Huge congratulations, Velma!

Joanne B Kaar said...

Brilliant!

ronnie said...

yay! (I followed the link to see what terraphilia was all about- looks/sounds delightful --- hope you have a marvelous time -- oh and share pics!)

jude said...

good for you!

Velma Bolyard said...

EVERYONE!!! i woke up and checked in and there are many congrats! thank you all. this world of internet has opened up my art practice in ways i can hardly believe!

mjc said...

HOORAY! HOORAY! RAY HOO (ask Aimee)!

Congratulations! No one deserves it more. XO!

Velma Bolyard said...

melissa! thanks! and to ray hoo, too. (will ask aimee)

Cathy Cullis said...

I am so pleased to read of your happy news Velma. What wonderful plans ahead, all good - best wishes, Cathy

neki desu said...

doing the happy dance for you!

Long Ridge Farm said...

you have earned every bit and you are just an awesome artist person xx

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, cathy, neki and nancy! we'll all dance!

Mo Crow said...

Terraphilia - what a beautiful word and well deserved opportunity Velma!

Moonsilk Stitches said...

What wonderful news. I can feel the excitement humming. Congratulations!

Velma Bolyard said...

mc and ms, many thanks! it's a grand open space for me!

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