Monday, June 30, 2014

two books

wake robin
has produced a small edition
 carol blinn of warwick press
provided typographic expertise
and, let's be honest,
the encouragement for me to have
mark tomlinson
build two boxes for these books.
 each book now lives
in a lovely soft, barely gold box
with carol's title page and colophon--
 and are now, 
there are several gatefolds
so the book stands alone
as a map of my ecotone, new york's north country
plants, metals, fungi,
and mineral laden water.
(secrets and truths about here) 
 showing off the structure
and i show off the title on the box spine.
cave paper covers, 
presentation box by mark tomlinson,
typographic design by carol j blinn,
a plethora of ecoprinted arches velin (text wove) papers
 printed in the cold seasons before, 
bound in autumn of 2013,
and ready in june 2014.
part of the HORTUS SICCUS project
by me, 
velma bolyard.
two books.


therese said...

...breathless over here...

Velma Bolyard said...

therese, breathing is good for you! (glad you like them!)

maya matthew said...


Velma Bolyard said...

maya, thank you. i'm very happy with this wee edition

Trace Willans said...

wow, one day I hope to have this in my hands to experience it properly.

Velma Bolyard said...

trace, how sweet!

Penny said...

Such a lovely thing, to have, to hold and to have made.

Velma Bolyard said...

penny, thank you! i think of you down under in winter and hope you are well-take care of that shoulder!

ronnie said...

oh myyyyyy (that's all I can manage) xxx

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, that's totally enough!

neki desu said...


Velma Bolyard said...

neki, thanks!

Mo Crow said...

oh wow! great work Velma and beautifully bound

Bonnie Klatt said...


Velma Bolyard said...

mc, thank you, it's my take on a simple binding.
bonnie, thank you!

Anonymous said...

oh, my.

Velma Bolyard said...

hs, grin!

Fiona Dempster said...

Precious V, the hands and hearts that broughtvth into being must look upon them and feel fulfilled. Truetreasures.

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, when masters take your work and insist on presenting it beautifully, completing the job, well it just amazes me!

Margaret said...

OH! (speechless)

Velma Bolyard said...

margaret, thank YOU!

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