Sunday, July 13, 2014

happening busy

happening busy:
my sister had her shoulder replaced
meanwhile another health issue flared,
so a quick stay in hospital has become longer.
my amazing nephew visited to help his mum.
while the surgeon worked magic,
i got to spend hours talking, walking, eating and
playing catch up,
realizing how much i love this guy.
now we wait until she is ready.

november song, both copies,
have new homes, 
on different sides of the earth.
it is exceedingly wonderful
to sell important and good work.

work is being prepared for the eastern paper exhibition 
at the morgan.

other coptic books in the hortus siccus project 
are paginated, and waiting to be sewn.
these have special owners, 
and then a few
will be offered for sale.

messy old garage is 3/4 done with it's clean-up.

the new place progresses slowly, but it progresses.

cleveland classes are prepped
and i have been asked to teach two more,
one in my beloved maine,
another in ontario.

my work-work class is staying in the lovely school
i've come to like being a part of.
after years of an alternative site.
yay to all the news.

and in my heart
i have loved working more deeply.
thanks to dorothy's push.

i think i haven't touched my camera in several days.
but if i find i have, 
i will come back and post some photos.
whirlwind times.


ArtPropelled said...

Even without photos my head is full of images of coptic books, beaches in Maine, Dorothy's beautiful work and new places. Wishing your sister a rapid recovery xox

Valerianna said...

Glad your sister is OK! Lots of news... yay. I know about slow progress, though my renovation project is smaller, its in the space where I live, so READY for it to be done! Great feeling, isn't it, to clear out a garage?

Velma Bolyard said...

robyn, thanks for your understanding..and good wishes
valerie, i put in an hour on the garage today. it's all i can do, 1 or 2 at a time. it was BAD!

Jennifer said...

Wishing your sister a safe and speedy recovery. Also hoping that you'll bring samples of the direction that Dorothy has pushed you in along to Cleveland so that they may be perused and oohed and aahed over. By the way, can Christine, Lotta and myself coax you into having dinner with us one night? My treat, of course.

Penny said...

Wondering how a shoulder replacement is going, talk that I may need one, hope your sister is progressing. Sometimes things that go slowly are a good thing.

Anonymous said...

so much news - best wishes to sister for a full recovery. have a wonderful time teaching with Aimee. I can't open my garage- too depressing and I don't have the mental energy (or physical) to deal with it. travel safely.

Mo Crow said...

such good work is pouring out of your hands Velma you are an inspiration!

Velma Bolyard said...

jennifer, thanks, i passed on your and everyone else's wishes and it made her so happy to hear that! we will of course get together! promise!
penny, she's home and looking great. very positive! she's 12 years my senior and as plucky as they come!
jean, all is well. i felt exactly that way about my garage. it's horrid, these sink holes.
mc, my, well, thank you so much. it really feels wonderful to read your words.

lotta said...

I am wishing your sister the best recovery, you are lucky to have each other, and your nephew... Despite the seriousness this is such a positive post, sounds like you are in a good place on many levels. Can't wait to finally meet you in a few weeks...

Velma Bolyard said...

lotta, many thanks, she's home and looking great. i, too, am so excited about meeting! it will be a great time!

Chris said...

Dear Velma, I am sending my best thoughts for your sisters' speedy recovery. Looking forward to a stellar workshop with you and Aimee and my BFFs in stitch (Lotta and Jennifer). xo C

Velma Bolyard said...

thank you christine, she's home and healing! i am so looking forward to this workshop!

neki desu said...

good health wishes for your sister. your nephew was the silver lining.

Judy Martin said...

HI Velma

You sound very busy and on top of the world. where are you teaching in Ontario?


Velma Bolyard said...

judy, i am--toronto, still a possibility, nothing firm.

Fiona Dempster said...

Dear Velma - lot of good things in the air in summer. So good that your sister is on the road to recovery and that the gift of time with your nephew appeared...fab new about the books, teaching, and life in general! Have a great time with those stitching girls - would love to be a fly on the wall : )

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, you're welcome to my wall! thanks.

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