Monday, July 1, 2013

here/away

 public signage/art/joy 
maybe?
 i don't know about this woman
but during art walk
there was a tall woman with her dogs 
(she was a stilt figure and the dogs were girls)
and i heard the phrase "mud people"
 one of two sore thumbs
short nails are not designed
to be bast scraping tools
 on the milkweed
i found this wee one,
and susan and i sourced 
a new, living milkweed for it
along ditch creek
 half a b(l)ast
this reminds me
 i love this flower
it looks like it's from 
elsewhere
shifu play on a couple of stump looms
~~~
during artwalk helen hiebert
and her kids came to visit!
her first book
with its profiles of many papermakers
 helped me approach new plants
in my papermaking
(that book along with the amazing lilian bell
plant fibers for papermaking)
~~~
one thing among many that moved me,
a careful, every page reading of the hortus siccus exemplar
by an artist visitor
and a comment
about it being the finest book he'd read
in a long time.

13 comments:

Valerianna said...

Continuing in deeply satisfying vicarious pleasure.... I love that flower, too, a kind of coneflower it looks like? It reminds me of some of the prarie coneflowers that so generously agree to bloom here in the forest for me. So much more to comment on, but I'll leave it at that :)

leFiligree said...

love your coment about the flowers looking like it is from somewhere else. both in color and in shape.

Velma Bolyard said...

valeria and joni, that flower just fascinates me. i want one in my dry garden.

ronnie said...

terraphilia, biophilia, biblophilia ..... all you need is love love love

(mmmm love that fire shot and loving all your pics...... blogophilia!)

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, that fire had no books in it, did it?

neki desu said...

yup! it reminds me too.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, yes

Barry said...

V- such variety in your post - life seems pretty good. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

it is, thanks barry

onesmallstitch said...

amazing variety of this and that, looks like you are enjoying yourself.

Velma Bolyard said...

yes, jean, salida is a very cool spot.

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely to catch up and see what you are seeing.

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, robyn, i'm in a hot dry land!

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