Friday, October 14, 2016

good folks

i love my friends
they have hearts
and give good advice.
today i had occasion to speak with
mark and sam and val.
may i say right here that all of them
like me
chose the north country
over other livings.
other friends i keep in touch with
mostly through this magic,
the infrequent call,
you all know who you are, but back to this morning.
i went to visit mark's press
saw his doings and got terrific advice.
i took a pile of book models i'd made while teaching to sam
and one made by a student using something sam made,
but my kid was too embarrassed to take it out of the room.
(boys don't sew or make journals.)
and val who minds the children's library
and has such a big heart.
here are some shots of an almost complete
summer journal
it's a thin, big book
contact and daylily prints and shifu
four papers and cloths
mapping north russell,
north country,
north america.
 big fold-outs
 'experimental' printmaking and stitching
 and cloth 
mapping songbirds and daylilies.
autumn is next.


  1. Have been loving the results of your printing over your last three posts.

  2. debbie, thanks, it's a book i'm loving so much.

  3. a tender gentle reflection of your land

  4. perfect friday! LOVE the seasonal books. and more, the friends and colleagues.

  5. mo, maybe reflections need to be gentle, this land is the opposite of yours, but equally harsh at times.
    aimee, yes. YOU know.

  6. oh amazingly gorgeous and evocative. x

  7. Oh, my…there are not enough words for the gorgeousness & layers this holds. I was "Oh-ing" out loud.

  8. louise, that's what i hope this book will be, something to read and re-read and look and look at.
    hazel, wow! that's amazing and great to hear!

  9. read, reread, look....
    and touch....!!!

  10. jude, if only we lived down the road apiece apart!

  11. Such gorgeous work - how I'd love to see it in person and hold it in my hands...

  12. You are so in tune with your surroundings, and communicate that deep love of the daily natural mark so beautifully. xo

  13. sharmon, thankyou
    judy, thank you, i hope i'm doing that, i'm trying.


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