Monday, June 24, 2013

here in colorado

i put this little book together 
on saturday night,
 to remind me that i do make things.
 the pages are my papers, 
all roughed up and sewn up, too
the cover comes from melissa
 and then,
suddenly, i'm in another place
where the landscape goes all sideways
 but at terraphilia
 there's just a jumble of good 
 an early morning visitor
 on the mountain
 in the garden
this, THIS, i love.


susan bowers said...

that last photograph is a real stunner - will be beautiful in prints. I loved the little book you made too - simple and wonderfully effective.

Valerianna said...

Lots of treasures, yes, but most especially the tattered, petals with their gradation from red (scarlet?) to cadmium orange, stunning! And I love the shape of the petals in shrinkage.

Velma Bolyard said...

susan, it always shocks me when i see swaths of dry grasses and then one of these pops up!
valerie, yes, those petals are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

do you find the country or does it find you? I'm getting up the courage to try stitching in my little book, it is so perfect on the paper.

Fiona Dempster said...

Well that's a pretty good start so far for a visit I think V! I also like that you made something to remind yourself that you make - sometimes life distracts us from the making and doing; and it is so grounding to go back and make a wee beautiful thing. Have a fab time!

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, not sure, but i do know that once i got out of denver and onto the land i took one deep HUGE breath, and remembered myself!
fiona, you're right, and in the studio things are happening. thank you.

mjc said...

Ooh! It all looks wonderful, every bit! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! (And I love what happened with the rain paper).

Velma Bolyard said...

melissa, that amazing rain paper i just could NOT not use. it called loudly until i covered this little book.

Barry said...

V-beautiful paper and book; and love the photio of the stuff. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, this workshop/studio space is TOTALLY you, more stone than metal, but still.

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