Sunday, February 2, 2014

long absence (for me!)

i haven't left town, 
not yet,
but will in a week and a half
for oz.
first stop: beautiful silks
on making our own cartographic explorations
contained inside
artists' books!
three days of intense play
serious play*, in fact
i can hardly wait!
 i have reluctantly pulled myself away
from the printing on silk
 seen here
 and here
and morojifu
 and winter sunrises keep calling
 to me-get all your ducks in order!
those ducks include 
a list long enough, 
too long, actually
here's an amish farmhouse i pass
ten times a week
on the way to work.
 and the ladies fly by
 but i had to stop
full stop
to photograph them in blizzard dress
one morning last week
on the way to school.
after melbourne, it's on to the grampians.
(should you wish to join me,
check out the events button.)

*serious play is a term coined by my dear friend
carol j blinn of warwick press.


Valerianna said...

Have a grand time... and the ladies are looking lovely in blizzard attire.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, thank you so much! i'm wondering how the ladies fared in the milder (briefly) weather from the weekend. i'll find out tomorrow!

Sue Marrazzo said...

A great post!
Where do you live?

Barry said...

V - it is warm in OZ. B

Jennifer said...

Have a grand time in Oz! And enjoy the weather...ah...warm temps, no snow, understand as it's much colder up your way than here at my house. Safe travels.

Velma Bolyard said...

hi sue, the north country of new york
barry, hard to wrap my brain around that!
jannifer, thank you!

Mo Crow said...

how I wish you could take a few days out of time to explore the wilds of inner city Sydney Velma!

Joanne B Kaar said...

Have a great time Velma.

Marilyn said...

For a moment I lost direction and thought you were heading for the Grampians (Scotland)!

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, me, too! next time it won't be during school!
joanne, many thanks!
marilyn, i would love to!!! you and joanne should finagle me over there! i would love to see and work in scotland!

Anonymous said...

get those ducks lined up, have a wonderful trip and maybe by the time you get back the "ladies" will have changed into spring bonnets.

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, jean, it will be the end of february, and up here they say that the year has 9 months of winter and 3 months of bad sledding…

Judy Martin said...

So exciting Velma. Best regards and safe travels.

I love that amish farm house and the winter sun. xx

Velma Bolyard said...

judy, thank you, that house is so huge and beautiful.

Sophie Munns said...

This trip will be in such contrast to your snow white landscapes... excited for you!

Velma Bolyard said...

sophie, i wish i had time to visit you!

Felicity said...

I can't wait!! I hope the weather cools down a bit for you - 40 degrees is a bit too much of a contrast!

Velma Bolyard said...

felicity, i hope so, too!

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