Monday, February 4, 2013


i went to teacher training today
and the message i remember most 
was to my left
on her left wrist.
 shannon wears this imperative beautifully,
almost hidden.
 and i was given a gift of flax paper
quite a cocoon of the stuff
 i can play in it
 tear it
spin it up
a gift from papeterie saint-armand. 
word and paper
a command word, softly spoken
some blank paper
watermark lines
thoughts for monday.


Alisa said...

"read" reminded me of Shelley Jackson's project. Have you seen this? A story published on the skin of 2095 volunteers.

Ms. said...

It all fell into the right hands!

Here is a video of the project Alisa referred to:

neki desu said...

great gift.
what an ass kicking look on your face!

Velma Bolyard said...

alisa, i remember reading about it and thanks for the url ms.
neki, i'm not all sweetness and light!

india flint said...

that word could be the imperative, or the past tense...hmm

Velma Bolyard said...

india, yep, both would be ok i think, but she is very much an imperative sort!

Kristin said...

This paper looks like it has a life of it's own...standing up all by itself!

Velma Bolyard said...

kristin, this is most amazing paper, i love it, especially wrapping it around me!

maryharding said...

Love the read tat. and you sharing it with us Velma.

Velma Bolyard said...

hey, mary! it was so perfect!

Barry said...

Hi V - love the tat as a reminder; and what a swag of paper to work with. B

Gardener in the Distance said...

The flax paper seems to be more alive and transparent than normal paper. It seems to to to more unruly. I hope you have great fun with it!

Shannon Pitcher-Boyea said...

I'm honored Velma, thank you!

Long Ridge Farm said...

Gorgeous paper. You are a force to be reckoned with said the paper.

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, it's maybe the only tattoo i've ever envied! sawg!!
faisal, you'd love this stuff!
shannon, ah, gee, i'm the one who got to photograph YOU!
nancy, yep, this swag, as barry says, is amazing stuff. i love it!

Kristin said...

Just like my cat. She loves to make forts out of paper. It provides never ending thrills and excitement.

Anonymous said...

you look to be in your cocoon...i wonder what you'll emerge as? that paper begs to be touched.

Velma Bolyard said...

kristin, check out asao shimura's a paper thatched house
that's my cocoon!!! and very touchable

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