Thursday, April 7, 2016

book stuff

this small kozo ledger 
was given to me.
 it has a lovely little "staple" holding it togehter
 and a special notation 
added in
 inks of black and some bits of red
 who knows what they say?
 out walking i see marvels
like this ice. 
it's been really cold this week.
 so the walking and thinking came together this way:
try to spin a little kami-ito
with one sheet from the ledger.
so i spun it up
and wove a page
 and the whole thing looks like this:
page, booklet, shifu 3 x 6 inch page, small bit of kami-ito leftover
 the page holds all sorts of marks
including a wee bit of red.
a book in the making.
to everyone who contacted me before the australia trip
asking for a copy of the new book,
please remind me.
i've lost the list somewhere, somehow,
and before i put it up on the for sale page
i need to honor your requests.


Mo Crow said...

love the subtle blacks & dot of red in your shifu page and the photos of the lace like ice!

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, you see them! YAY!

Anonymous said...

love the marked shifu and the shimmery ice. I have very old theater play books from Japan but could never bring myself to cut them up, maybe your work will inspire me.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, i bought a large account book from stephan (sri) for the purpose, and haven't yet used it, but this was a lovely gift for this express purpose, so i dove in (after finding it in a pile on my work table)

Morna Crites-Moore said...

Beautiful book, pages, shifu, and amazing-gorgeous ice. xo

Velma Bolyard said...

morna, thank you, i will take full credit for the ice!

neki desu said...

beauty in the purest state.

Barry said...

Hi V - the beauty of paper and nature - what is not to love about the two in your post. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, beauty is all around if we can see it
barry, thank you. i sure do wish i had seen you two when in oz! next year maybe?

Fiona Dempster said...

Book stuff is always good stuff! Love those ice shots...

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, yes. powerful things, books. ice, too.

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