Thursday, July 4, 2013

spontaneous combustion, er, workshop

leaf bundle
 a little workshop
spontaneously occurred  
as a result of art walk
so,
dee, roberta, sally, padgett and sydney
came to terraphilia
and we made some bundles
that are from salida
the colors were very young 
very west
very different than 
what i've been getting and
what happens at home.
unbundling 
unbundling 
and unbundling again 
roberta's paper 
 dee's scarf
she brought us all
silk scarves to dye, the contrast 
between silk and cotton 
wasn't all that profound! 
dee is one of those people who 
make a living from their art. 
her scarf and
one of her hand sewn, hand painted bags.
this group of five women 
were such fine people, good artists, and generous with supplies, 
humor, and the grace 
of making things.
i even had a little tutorial
from sally and learned to print
with a gelatin plate!
thank you, all,
from your loans of pots and containers, 
to your wonderful energy.

18 comments:

ronnie said...

ooo yay! a bundle of lurve!

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, many bundles, even.

onesmallstitch said...

what fun and lovely colours. what are the buttons all about?

Gardener in the Distance said...

You know, looking at what you're all doing here Velma makes me think that dyeing is like finger-printing, that what you're getting is a sort of fingerprint of the world around you.

neki desu said...

such fine group!

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, buttons identify the maker of the bundle, i have them bring a few old buttons (all the same) so each can identify their bundles
faisal,
i love this faisal, yes, it is.
neki, these women rock!

Cait Throop said...

Always so good to be so immersed in what you are doing that the whole world just goes away! Love workshops with like-minded women!!

Velma Bolyard said...

cait, of course you understand this!

handstories said...

what an amazing piece of time you & those around you seem to be having. & I am in awe of that rock book...would love to know the story of making that.

Velma Bolyard said...

hs--story's been told on the blog a while back. WAY back.

Valerianna said...

Oh... great... sharing, learning, co-inspiring.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, yes! it was a great group.

Fiona Dempster said...

I think spontaneity and serendipity are such wonderful things.

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, you're right, how often are we NOT open to them?

Sophie Munns said...

what a fine time you look to be having Velma...
Just lovely!

Alice said...

Terrific process pictures. And in such a great place. Enjoy.

over the rainbow said...

I LOVE that you are/were in Salida! I drove through there on my way home from New Mexico to Michigan several years ago. I love the Arkansas river, the wide open feeling of it and the idea of UFO sightings there....I am so happy to see the color you are experiencing along with new friends

Velma Bolyard said...

sophie, it was great in many ways, lots of personal growth
alice, yes, we have BOTH had some interesting travels!i m, i was able to spend some quality time along the river in a brand new gazebo (unlike any gazebo i've ever thought of); this is a town of kick-ass women and artists. very nifty.

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