Tuesday, November 28, 2017

rocks and age

today i'm thinking about the hands that make 
and how the land
if we let it.
i have had an amazing 2 weeks
more on that later
today is my birthday.
i am a crone now at 61,
an elder
not as old by a long shot as these rocks.
rocks naturally split
found on daily walks
became books
the rock book below is the largest split rock on the left
with its pages
handmade papers shaped to fit
between the two covers
of rock.
the largest of all, 
number 1, not shown here,
 is more than twice as big as this one.
 the second gray rock covers are book number 5, (maybe)
sold while visiting Toronto.
this makes me very happy.


Mo Crow said...

Wishing you many more happy returns (((Velma))) you rock!

one small stitch said...

Happy Birthday, happy days always. Welcome to cronehood, it gives you a freedom to rock and roll.

Velma Bolyard said...

mo and jean, thank you for the birthday wishes, crones dance!!!

Judy Martin said...

these rock-books hold so much time and weight and solidness, don't they?
Is there text on the pages I wonder?
love you and happy birthday xo

Velma Bolyard said...

judy, thankyou my friend, they contain only a few words, and await more.

Sandy said...

Love the brilliant idea of the books from the rocks and especially that it is handmade paper.
Happy Birthday from the UK

Velma Bolyard said...

sandy, i love finding the split rocks and then they say, "make me some pages!"

alsokaizen said...

!!! this is wonderful, and happy birthday!

Velma Bolyard said...

alsokaisan, thank you for both of these

Ms. said...

Solid forms and natural fibers...made for one another.
From one crone to another - "Rock On!"

Velma Bolyard said...

michelle, crones rockin'...liking that image

Hazel said...

I hope it was a wonderful day for you...so glad you were born & continue to be & do... ox

Velma Bolyard said...

hazel, a sweet wish, thanks

susan hemann said...

happy birthday! I'm 61 also, love your rock books, very clever

Velma Bolyard said...

susan, thank you. 61 seems perfectly fine to me.

Barry said...

V - love those rock books. And 61 is but a start - not yet crone territory at all, Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry,, thanks, perhaps i'm a crone/elder in training?

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