Sunday, September 7, 2014

blueberries and red cabbage

blueberries and red cabbage
 this is indeed something i don't usually do
reuse dye liquor or
throw in (aged and inedible) blueberries
or food
for that matter
but there was an excess, a lovely excess of purplyness
along with some red cabbage.
 it was my pot, 
my maine class.
and incredible energy.
~~~
i went back to school tuesday
my class doubled in size, 
and those newbies need totally different programming.
three grade levels.
we have a new room
with loads of space
and it's on the first floor!
(my knees thank the powers that be).
but oh, my, huge changes in two years...
thank goodness for the best assistant in the universe.
we are planning a bit of cooking and making
along with academics.
~~~
 there are a couple more of this edition
 of poplar covers
coptic bound contact printed books
still unbound, 
but waiting!
my edition binding friends tell me that it's
challenging to finish.
geesh! they're right!

13 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

NICE Post!!!
So Brilliant.

Sweetpea said...

"... incredible energy."
omg, is that something
NEVER
to be underestimated
in its value.

Best wishes for your school year, Velma!

Christi

Mo Crow said...

Ilove working in editions, observing the subtle variations on the theme & eventually arriving at the "perfect" book (often no 11, Jorge Luis Borges talks about that in regard to the hrön and hrönir in "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius") I ry to give that one to Old Man Crow so it stays in house and can't be sold!

Louise said...

Beautiful process and results! I love this!

Velma Bolyard said...

sue, thanks
sweetpea, wish i had more, but i'm having SOME, and thanks
mc, yes, i love the concept of editions, but i get bored before they're complete...i get tired of seeing the same thing over and over
louise, thank you, maybe i'll get them sewn now!

Velma Bolyard said...

sue, thanks
sweetpea, wish i had more, but i'm having SOME, and thanks
mc, yes, i love the concept of editions, but i get bored before they're complete...i get tired of seeing the same thing over and over
louise, thank you, maybe i'll get them sewn now!

onesmallstitch said...

the kind of energy generated in a good workshop is priceless, it carries everyone to new heights. hope the new school years is a good one.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, you're so right. and thanks!

neki desu said...

have a smooth beginning and a painless school year

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, thanks, it will be a challenge, certainly

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, thanks, it will be a challenge, certainly

Valerianna said...

Wishing you a great year... on the first floor. Looks like a possibly smelly vat, but good energy is good energy!

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, wasn't smelly at all, i've had worse (much worse) vats of pulp.

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