Friday, August 18, 2017

weaving and gray

kozo account book moro-jifu,  milkweed and hosta paper
composition games
not smoke and mirrors
just me in the old milk house resevoir
making gray for caliban
out of fresh black walnuts, 
water, 
pickle juice vinegar, 
iron & copper pipes
on paper and three cotton cloth strips

17 comments:

Mo Crow said...

such beautiful greys!

Hazel said...

Such a soothing post. "fresh black walnuts" & "pickle juice vinegar" were repeated aloud several times.

Ms. said...

I imagine you mixing and dying, pressing and cutting.
Soft depths here.

Claire said...

all so beautiful... both the process and the final piece, just gorgeous!

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, it took a while but i nailed it!
hazel, what a funny spoken poem! i love your riff on my funky words!
michelle, always experimenting and seeing what if's...
claire, thank you, though no really finished anything here, much as i wish there was.

one small stitch said...

so beautiful, I can imagine you working and asking "what if". Those soft greys are gently soothing.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, yes. i just am in the what if zone, exactly.

Fiona Dempster said...

Looks like a gentle meandering time - and those grey are so restful and calming...gorgeous!

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, just before the end of august is always like this. a few more days and we rev up for school, etc, but now, now it's peace and warm and waiting.

Judy Martin said...

Grey is my favourite colour at moment. xo

Velma Bolyard said...

judy, gray is always good. a respite.

Jennifer Weissel said...

Just beautiful, in papermaking nature tells it best.

Velma Bolyard said...

jennifer, you've said it beautifully.

Lee said...

those grays are just dreamy

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, lee!

jude said...

Grey holds other colors quietly. There is pink and yellow here. I can't get enough of this weather. I hope it isn't the calm before a storm.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, i think the richness of this gray is because it comes from fresh black walnuts, plus.

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