Wednesday, January 8, 2014

yellow birch

 the new place
has yellow birch sills 
and now floors
upstairs.
 sills are oiled, 
floor just installed and unfinished
details unfinished still
but you can see it shaping into home.
i am reading 
to take new ideas into teaching:
and
 i've been looking at 
 drum leaf binding samples
 books made with paste
and paint and pencil 
paper pages, in preparation
drum leaf binding with paste papers 
for teaching in melbourne
an experimental class to push us all
and making new prints
to see where they take me,
to oz? or where they go
next.
and i have apps to do
nyfa grants. 
teaching workshops.
ugh.

14 comments:

Trace Willans said...

I am doing a lot of painting with paste at the moment as well. Loving it mixed with my own clay. But drum leaf I will have to google. x te

Velma Bolyard said...

trace, drum leaf binding was created by (the amazing) tim ely. i've made three exemplars, none particularly well executed, but it's a very useful binding. you'll see in feb.

Wyn Vogel said...

How magic is this - you are coming to Melbourne Australia in February - so have Tweeted your link on the Beautiful Silks site - trust you enjoy the visit to our great land!! Cheers!!

https://twitter.com/WynVogel

Alice said...

That last print is breathtaking. And I can just smell the wood of your new floors. All good things.

Valerianna said...

Beautiful sills and floor, exciting things brewing.

Velma Bolyard said...

wyn, yes, it's magic all right! it's my second in two years, i want to return next time to oz AND to nz!
alice, thank you. they're shaping up. and those floors DO smell good!
valerie, all that yellow birch!

jude said...

all is well i see.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, well and better

neki desu said...

exciting times you're experiencing.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, yay!

Barry said...

Hi V - beautiful timbers - the place is shaping and looking great. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, inch by inch

Sue Marrazzo said...

It's always fun to experiment...I like the last 2 images....so cool!!!!

Velma Bolyard said...

hi sue, thank you.