a watcher

 when i brought her into my house, into my bedroom
15 years ago, 
i felt her presence.
i grew to love her, 
after i grew to fear her no more.
 rosa rugosa i planted here
 on linen
part of a bundle like this:
 which has handmade
abaca, from some time ago,
when i did an edition of white paper
for a rainy day
you can see
(well, maybe you can't see)
the ecoprints came out
very well, 
from pastel to deep
purple, charcoal, and dots
of rose from staghorn sumac berries
gathered at the new place.
hunker down, all, and safety to you.

pulp clouds at longridge

 a wonderful and quite manageable trip
from the north country
(new hampshire)
 i saw these
 amish made field monsters
 but really sorghum (i think)
 and this morning i saw this
 and this
 and on the HUGE porch 
a nice, round japanese paper shade
processing daylilies
both dry and green
and hosta
 into pulp
 three blenders at once
 pulping abaca as well
 the winter sheep barn becomes 
a wonderful workshop space
and the exceptional hand skills 
of this wonderful group
proves to me that these five are ready to try
more pulps
more book structures
and tomorrow and sunday
look out!
we were 
overseen by three dogs
luna, kaylie, and finn
whose game leg is feeling better
thanks to the ministrations of nancy
who never forgets to take 
good care of everyone.
day one: 
one structure
four pulps
five papermakers!