i've been dyeing and making books and
making numerous trips to the post office
and being a helper
to my sister
her shoulder is healing nicely.
some of my three layer silk
top piece dyed with fresh indigo last summer
both dyed this week with st john's wort
and other stuff
all in paper bundles
and this bunch was ready for the next dyeing
those papers were grand.
interview with squeak carnwath
and she has this to say:
Artists are—I think of us as radio receivers. Our job is to be available, to accept information and to make it visible. And it works best when the information that we accept is the information we recognize as a part of our deeper self. We’re all individuals, but we’re also kind of the same. And it’s personal, but it can’t just be that. It can’t just be what I had for breakfast or what color hair I have. I think it has to be so that someone else can say, "That’s mine." The viewer has to be able to claim ownership.
making the edition
board books, edition of 10
two spoken for
the boards were sanded
by my students as service learning.
there is the occasional foldout or gatefold, depending.
boards are poplar
or popple as they say around here.
there are a bunch of us who joined in
many, me, too. india
for her students
to honor them.
but perhaps she didn't realize this
was also a way to honor her right back.
then, another little blurb book:
it's one of my very favorites
it seems so bright and well developed and clear
and very very rich
words of deeper knowing and dyeing,
and some even about paper, yay!
this book is really wonderful.
this coming week i prep for two classes at the
which will be fun!
mouse activity is more vigorous this summer
than ever, ever before.
and then there's chipmunk relocation.
but i persevere!