Tuesday, August 25, 2015

a crush or two

ok, the truth is i get crushes.
i have certain things i love very much
and they are important to me, even though i may never voice that interest to anyone.
i love maps and globes, i love the idea of mapping,
in fact sometimes i teach classes using mapping as a theme.
i do this at school, too.
well, today i found a whole new world
a globe maker in england.
this company makes beautiful work.
bellerby and company is a place i would love to visit.
can you imagine making globes, building the spheres, painting the lands and seas...
so, yes, these globes amaze me.
and here's another beautiful and important thing:

an herbarium made by abigail bainbridge.
while teaching at women's studio workshop i met chris petrone
who is friends with this maker.
the world of beautiful things is precious, indeed.
i thought this book
made by my student lynn keffer at wsw
might fit in as a nice segue to a couple of beautiful old things:
 this stationer's binding
 and this vovelle
my head is a whirl with bookish things today
after a few days
of quiet life again.
maybe now i can finish my edition.


Barry said...

V - just love the notion of handmade globes in this modern age. B

Fiona Dempster said...

I read that globe article this morning - and was delighted too! All lovely thing and all deserving on crushes!

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, YES!
fiona, YES!!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place. Love seeing all those globes in process. Your student's book is amazing. xox

Velma Bolyard said...

corrine, it's lovely to see you around the web some; maybe a little dreaming of long ridge?

therese said...

oh....my....gosh. i wanna make a globe now, velma.....i "get" that crush of yours !

Mo Crow said...

one of the most disturbing sculptures in the Woolahra Small Sculpture Prize last year was a globe with no land called "The Flood" by Simon McGrath-
you can see it in this link, just click on the pic of the globe for a bigger view & artist's statement

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, it's surprising just how disturbing that globe is. and yet, if the elders observations are correct...

Velma Bolyard said...

therese, oh my gosh, i got a vision of those two snarky women peeking up out of a globe...

Sharmon Davidson said...

What a beautiful collection of fine things. I cannot believe anyone still makes globes by hand; I would have to call that an act of devotion.

Velma Bolyard said...

sharmon, i think you are right.

neki desu said...

thank you fro sharing the awesomeness.

roxannelasky said...

When I was a girl, on summer-long road trips with my family, I was the navigator. It has instilled a deep love of paper maps and mapping in my work. Thank you for honoring these simple notions.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, i love spreading around awesomenesses!
roxanne, wonderful that you love maps, too.simple and profound, don't you think?

dye4color.blogspot.com said...

Sending you hugs and peace. And more hugs.
I hope this year is full of learning and teaching, and all of it fun. <3

Judy Martin said...

Thank you for the link to Abigail Bainbridge's inspiring herbarium. xo

Velma Bolyard said...

d4c, thank you very much
judy, isn't it fantastic? the color coding is terrific

Catherine Alice said...

Oh, I love maps too!

Velma Bolyard said...

catherine, somehow, i knew that!

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