Wednesday, April 2, 2014

leaving early

april fool's day
 i left school a wee bit early
to have my broken tooth seen to
 for the second time in two days
(the temporary filling having proved
too temporary)
my dentist is very good!
this subaru wore a coat
of sticky note armor
i happen to know the owner
but not the story behind this blatant display
of student approval.
HCS: our small-town school.
 and the snow piles that were over my head
 were melting
those tiny sparkles
are melt drops.
 melting into mud season
 some strange pathways
but spring is definitely here
 the last full pot
before the book arts bazaar in portland 
this sunday.
 and some results
 color in winter
is visual relief
from the vast white
which is becoming vast slush
before vast mud.
in other news
besides my pesky tooth
by myself last night
with a nice return this year.
for a change.


mansuetude said...

That is some giant snow ball

Brings back memories.
Lovely work. And the car,
Duly "noted" )

Debbie said...

Love the colours you have achieved, is this paper directly in the dye bath I usually steam mine.

Anonymous said...

fabulous colours on the paper. happy for you that Spring is finally showing up.

Velma Bolyard said...

m, you KNOW it. but it's a bit smaller every day. still haven't heard the car tale,
debbie, this is indeed, but packed solid full up and something like 15 sheets

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, i think the perps had a great time doing this bit of car art

Alice said...

Can't imagine which feels better to you, the beautiful dyed paper or that fact that your taxes are done, but in any case, enjoy both of them.

Velma Bolyard said...

alice, it is grand! all of it!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

The paper looks lovely, Velma! What did you use to dye it? When are you coming to Toronto to teach?

Velma Bolyard said...

anne-marie, all you have to do is invite me

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