Sunday, May 22, 2016

spring things!

i've added a button on the shop page
(hannah did all the work)
for you to order the little book about shifu and printing,
if you wish.
hannah has it here and at the new site (which i haven't yet sorted out).
i've sent out one already
and the paypal thing is working.
(thank you, betsy!)
i seem to have emerged from a funk
a change,
a tilting,
and now, well now
i have my sea legs
for a bit.
i returned to the place i call home last night:
 and this was above the little porch.
 it was beautiful.
the night was full of frogs songs 
and the sound of a few birds, 
woodcock, my favorite.
in the night, 
for the second one running
i was awakened around 3:00
by a loud bird sound
i think.
one or two calls
and that was all.
am i dreaming owl hunts?
 and we went out this morning 
to this marsh.
found a new emergence.
 i was thinking turtle thoughts
wondering how it is to be
turtle with the thick reptilian armor
while this soft human skin was feasted
by mosquitoes.
no worries,
escape happened fast.
 no turtles.
yet. 
two events are coming up for me:

UPSTATE NEW YORK WAYZGOOSE
on june 4th,
come by the vendor tables and say HEY!

~~~

then retirement

a special wedding, then

August  20-21

I will be teaching at the Morgan Conservatory
Native Species: Ecoprinting
making prints from the Morgan's ecosystem

~~~

August 26th 

NEGBW MINI-CONFERENCE:
INSPIRED BY NATURE
Spend a weekend in Northern Maine with a community of local artists working in the field of bookbinding, book arts, paper making and calligraphy. 
at the
Cobscook Community Learning Center 
10 Commissary Point Road
Trescott, ME 04652

The CCLC is located  in Trescott Township, Maine, between the towns of Whiting and Lubec in the Cobscook Bay region of Downeast Maine. 
this is a venue 
that is beautiful, wonderful.

(i can send you a pdf of this event 
or you can contact the north east branch of the guild of bookworkers...
if i was more adept i could attach the pdf...)
sigh.
~~~

one of the things, 
including the new website,
and a collaboration with a special friend
are what i'm doing this summer.
~~~
and
~~~
November, A Map is almost sold out.
i will be taking a few to rochester with me.
i have recently been told that several universities
now have my artists books in their special collections
and you can see that information 
if you hunt under the publications at the top bar. 
PHEW!
~~~



13 comments:

Alice said...

Those waterlilies have attitude.

Barry said...

Hi V- can't comment on the mini conference - but the photos of light and the emerging flowers in the marsh just so beautiful - must fill you with hope. B

Mo Crow said...

love your turtle eye view!

Velma Bolyard said...

alice, i just love those lilies!
barry, the conference is one you (both) would adore. good book folks in an amazing setting
mo, thanks. it was fun to be WAY down.

neki desu said...

" there's a light that never goes out" -the smiths
exhilarating!

Fiona Dempster said...

There are good things happening and good things to look forward to - just lovely!

We are still warm here as well - a week away from our start of winter and still in t-shirts..

Velma Bolyard said...

yes, we're beginning to wear t shirts...but i haven't seen turtles yet.

Liz Ackert said...

Oh so happy to be able to get one of your books ... the shop site was a breeze!

Velma Bolyard said...

hi liz, thanks for letting me know that! your book will be in tomorrow's mail. xo.

Anonymous said...

Hi Velma
Book arrived; delightful. Hope to see you at the Morgan!
Linda

Velma Bolyard said...

linda, yay! you're coming to the morgan?!

Valerianna said...

Your life sounds rich with inspiration and giving back. I'm sure the retirement looming is a good feeling! And, ahhh, Maine. :)

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, maine will be awesome. and all is now awesome, too. unless i'm grumpy and hormonal, that is!

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