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.


Debbie said...

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

Velma Bolyard said...

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

Mo Crow said...

a tender gentle reflection of your land

aimee said...

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

Velma Bolyard said...

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

Louise said...

oh amazingly gorgeous and evocative. x

handstories said...

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

Velma Bolyard said...

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!

jude said...

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

Velma Bolyard said...

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

Sharmon Davidson said...

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

Judy Martin said...

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

Velma Bolyard said...

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

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