Wednesday, June 17, 2015

feeling all right!

i'm feeling all right!
and particularly grateful 
that this came today.
the summer HANDPAPERMAKING
with a review that i wrote 
about hiroko's amazing book Kigami and Kami-ito.
i was really happy
and honestly
a little scared, too,
when HP editor mina takahashi asked me to write this.
but i am so happy it's in print.
and proud to honor hiroko
who gave me a weekend of her precious time
teaching me paper spinning.
~~~
in today's mail came a wonderful,
colorful box
of overbeaten abaca scraps from 
helen heibert
who offered two boxes
to two artists who had creative solutions
for what could be done with them.
i'm tickled to try 
with these so much fun colors.
(i've always loved working from the scrap bin) 
and this will be especially fun with such spiffy scraps!
~~~
the last day for students was monday,
and already my wonderful t.a. lori
and i have been planning for next year.
in between, though,
we will have a nice summer break.
first thing, 
though,
is to finish my edition
NOVEMBER, A MAP
which i hope to write about here,
soon.

9 comments:

neki desu said...

ooohh those paper scraps hold so many promising "acts"(if you get my drift)

Mo Crow said...

looking forward to seeing your next book Velma and what you get up to with those delightful abaca scraps

Mo Crow said...

sorry about the double posting and blogger won't let me delete the second one!

Velma Bolyard said...

neki and mo, thanks, and apologies for blogger's weirdnesses. i will try to remove them...it's thundery so maybe that's what's up?

onesmallstitch said...

waiting to see what you make with the scraps.

Velma Bolyard said...

i have a thought about a book where they all charge out! we'll see, though.

Barry said...

V - enjoy playing with the scraps; and of course enjoy the summer break - be rejuvenated. B

Fiona Dempster said...

Looking forward to your scrap adventures - but even more so your edition! Here's wishing you wonderful summer break...

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, i'm already feeling lighter!
fiona, yep--more soon, i sincerely hope!

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