Monday, July 24, 2017

shifu and healing

the summer 2017 issue is out
 and i am so happy to be part of it.
paper as textile,
paper as practicing empathy.
seldom have i been so proud of my work
not because it's so grand but to be part of this issue
in the papermaking community
and delights me, too.
 my article is about my observations of how shifu
facilitates healing
 and there's a sweet sample of humble lokta
paper and kami-ito.
which Mina and friends put together for the issue.
 there's work here that is new to me
 and my dear friend aimee's work as well
 a lace bark cap here
 and julie's work 
(which I have seen, yes, but have never met her)
 two samples in this issue
plus full color!
 when i finally climb down off cloud nine
 i will take some time
read this one in depth.
and enjoy.
 in other news here
i had a lovely mile or so walk last night
 and i felt terrific.
 i saw my first goldenrod in bloom
which means the summer really has turned
 and sunset creeps into the long days now.
change is coming.


  1. Fantastic, Velma, congratulations!!

  2. Lovely post. Lovely book, such good photos and essays. xo C

  3. Wow! what a beautiful publication and so good to hear you are feeling well, spring is in the air here in the Land Down Under, the Magnolias are in full flight and the heady scent of jasmine is just beginning to fill the air

  4. congratulations!! the article and sample looks wonderful - as does the rest of the publication. Happy to hear you are healing quickly.

  5. valerie, i'm pretty happy!
    christine, it's a great periodical, im a long-time subscriber.
    mo, hp is a great periodical. we're in the beginning thoughts of what autumn might be. such a possibility time.
    jean, thanks, hp looks great and i'm feeling more and more energy. will be dancin' soon.

  6. Hey congrats on the book and the feeling good!

  7. thanks, jude, the book is just an article in a journal, but it feels pretty wonderful to me.

  8. So beautiful Velma, i will have to buy a copy. The only issue looks fantastic.
    The goldenrod just blooming here, too!
    Much love, Catherine

  9. catherine, goldenrod is summer nodding hello to fall. the issue is such a treat.

  10. lovely,congrats!
    great dyes in the depths of goldenrod.

  11. just wonderful Velma!

  12. neki, yes and yes again!
    glennis, thankyou, she says with a smile

  13. and that cover image is particularly delicious

  14. india, yes, i agree, it lures you right in.


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