Saturday, November 7, 2015

things we spin and wear and write and read

last summer while i was teaching
at wsw
i had an incredible group of women students,
if one collected all of their 
amazing personalities, skills, words, love, and visions
one could make a universe.
recently kate got in touch
she has a show opening soon
i wish i could get there...
anyway, corresponding with kate
got me thinking
about size.
(some of her garments are room size)
and about
skills
her hands know so much,
they can make things, dancing, it would seem
all by themselves.
she has continued spinning paper, 
here marked with ink,
to make a series of these garments
which are part of her upcoming show.

~~~

meanwhile, in oxford
November, A Map
(see above, the Shop button)
made an appearance at the oxford fine press book fair.
caliban press went over.
there it is, and i was told it generated lots of interest!
can you spot the Tempest behind my new book?
the first act is printed on wake robin papers
made of day lily and abaca, 
and looks like the sea.

8 comments:

Gardener in the Distance said...

Lovely, Velma, all of this.

Velma Bolyard said...

faisal, thanks, i love seeing good work making its way into the world.

onesmallstitch said...

love the table of books, November, a Map looks right at home. great little shifu shirt.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, i wish i could go to the oxford show...i know i would be totally outclassed, but still. and kate's shirt!

Barry said...

Hi V - we are so fortunate to be part of such talented networks. So pleased to see that your book made it to the oxford fine press book fair - congratulations. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, thank you so much, and yes, indeed we are lucky!

Anonymous said...

I saw "November" in Oxford. It's a thing of beauty.

Velma Bolyard said...

anonymous, now really, why don't i know who you are?!! thank you, by the way.

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