Friday, January 20, 2017

paper

first, today's the day.
LOVE TRUMPS HATE
we made the huffington post!
~and~
this table 
full of fiber
transformed (with a lot of labor) into paper.
it's my winter paper intensive




top row: 
hosta (green) 
on cotton rag (my pants), 
linen rag (my sweetie's canvas leftovers), 
canada thistle down, 
milkweed from my meadow, 
and butterfly weed (from gin)
bottom row: 
hosta from home, 
white linen rag from a tablecloth, 
blue and gray recycled st. armond off cuts from caliban press, 
big stack of raw flax, 
wild, late-gathered milkweed from home.
hidden away is abaca 
recycled off cuts from home, st lawrence and caliban.
and
a little bit of dyeing.
feeling like i've accomplished something!
(with special thanks to Zone 4)

14 comments:

therese said...

supreme, abundant gorgeousness, velma !!!

Velma Bolyard said...

therese, aw, shucks, ma'am!

onesmallstitch said...

amazing variety of paper, do you have plans for it? loved the huffington post article.

Kaija said...

I'm simply in awe. So much beauty and hard work.

Debbie said...

Wow, amazing paper, looking forward to seeing what you are doing with it.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, yes, plans, but more, following though from idea to thing is something i now have enough time for.
kaija, yes! that's it exactly, they are beautiful and there was a lot of hard work. but it was very good work!
debbie, now i can make some editions, perhaps, and a few seed ideas might get to grow.

Barry said...

Hi V - well done you guys on the great marches - the turn out looks amazing - hope that some of the messages might get through to the Trump camp. The stash of paper just looks incredible - what a heap of work - but you must feel great about the outcome. Go well. B

Mo Crow said...

Wow what an array!

neki desu said...

drooling.

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, thanks for both things. after the despair of the pre and post election, it feel good to make things and stand together.
mo, there's a bit of work there.
neki, aw...

Fiona Dempster said...

What an amazing array of flags and of paper - love and kindness will triumph; and oh my, paper like that just makes you want to get in and play! Enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona,yes, a lot of positive stuff to counteract the horror in washington.

Jennifer Weissel said...

Thanks for prayer flags update, Velma, well done! Posted it on my fb friends page here. Lovely other sheets, too.

Jennifer Weissel (IAPMA m-at-large, Australia)

Velma Bolyard said...

jennifer, very very cool. thanks, but they are cloth, not paper (if that matters) though many of the artists were book/paper folks.

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