Thursday, July 31, 2014

Real love, real support

Things have been very hard lately, but thank goodness for Velma! She has kept me afloat with her perspective and by being here for me. I need so much more sleep than I'm getting, but that's because I'm trying to teach and work at the same time. Yikes. Here's Velma with Diana as Velma pulls another contact print out of the pot, from her workshop last weekend.
Bill bundled a bunch of his prints together. Both Bill and Diana are back for more, taking the 4-day workshop that Velma and I started to teach today! It's SUCH a great group of students, very advanced, really dedicated, and the perfect crowd for what we are trying to create.
More and more bundles emerge (Charity used some of our ice flowers from the dye garden, and that was great). Velma did a great writeup of what's going on these days at the Morgan.
Over the weekend, I visited the Verne Gallery to see Katsunori Hamanishi's opening and then his mezzotint demo the following day.
Look at how wonderful and attentive our students are!!! They prepared raw fiber to cook for paper, pulled flax, abaca, and gampi sheets (and pressed and blotted and dried), learned two book structures, and cut down paper to start cording (some got a bunch of cords done as well!). Tomorrow is Day 2, and then in the evening we have our big exhibit opening, to celebrate the new studio. BEAUTIFUL catalog, complimentary to guests tomorrow. Plus demos of papermaking, special paper sales, book and magazine sales, and a gallery talk by artists at 6pm. I hope to see some of you there.


Anonymous said...

sounds like there is a lot of work - and fun - going on. enjoy your workshop with Velma, lucky students. :)

Velma Bolyard said...

was i really (t)here?

Velma Bolyard said...

...and thank goodness for YOU