Friday, November 30, 2012

first, listen

this is my first artists book, 
no songs but crickets.
as i was thinking about posting this morning 
this photo appeared
and i thought
why not?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

birthday moons

i heard from dear ones 

(you know who you are) 
and got some presents
(thank you all)
went to work and 
walked with wendy.
new snow for my birthday.
slippery roads,
two cars in the ditch out front!
ice cream after school snack 
i'll celebrate alone,
 everyone needs to be home
no more accidents.

Monday, November 26, 2012

quiet monday

 walking the moon

 and then back home:

i'm liking where this one is going
flax &
cotton paper
plant magic

Sunday, November 25, 2012

in the sky (mostly)

 a ring, 
lights in the night sky
 another ring or so
 lights on the frozen ground
 and in a pup's eyes
 snow fell
 and snow crystals lit up today's sky
 as day nods into evening
 a bit more snow
another light in the sky
and a book ready for sewing
last of summer plants
captured on paper

Saturday, November 24, 2012

snow day

wednesday evening sky over the meadow
thursday started out rough
not nearly enough sleep
wendy has some hard nights
and then so do i
 but on thanksgiving
we went out to the meadow
 and played
wendy, melissa, and me
 we gathered up some milkweed
stripped up a bunch while wendy played
can this be called spalted?
it was a glorious time 
before a small meal with just four of us
family and friends
simple food, wine, and conversation
we stayed up talking to all hours
melissa and i
and after a wonderful morning of talk and tea and more talk 
she took to the road for cleveland
unfortunately she encountered lake effect snow 
along the way.
which made its way to the north country today
a reminder 
of a bundle of cloth
and one of paper
we prepared and jarred up 
to be opened in a while
back in chicago.
and here in the north country
a gray day, but it looks like winter
has arrived.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


 this gift of place
of belonging
of love
this place to speak
and to have my work seen
friends who have found me
and i them; you
thank you.
a happy thanksgiving.

mouse tale

india passed on 
a wonderful poem i didn't see
first or second time round
but my little mousey inspired her to send me this
and if i know her just a wee bit
were she here, i'd hear this little tale!
thank you!

 in the mail came this
a wonderful little watercolor
from a very dear old friend
to wish me happy day 
very early!

Monday, November 19, 2012

my old farmhouse

a towel tossed on the basement floor
 found a sleeper
sleeping the long sleep.
i usually catch mice in traps
(it's an old farmhouse with 
a million mouseholes and ancient pathways)
but never, never
have i found
such an odd surprise
tucked under a dirty old rag.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

coloring paper

 the colors are even more vibrant
as they say farewell to summer
(though sometimes it tends to murk)
the chemistry in the arches,
sizing, etc, 
seems to make patterning
 more available and rich on the paper surfaces
color and pattern
the paper has stretched and wrinkled.
even post pressing
it's surprisingly strong 
it looks like i have one more to do
i found some new plants
pattern inside a sphere
taking off the dyestuffs
reusing them on some cotton cheesecloth
that was quite pale
and now has a bit more oomph.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


friday evening
 the decaying corpse
of a raccoon from last summer
someone made a tiny golden offering
north country boro!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


machine made paper 
 a variety of dyestuffs
the end of autumn for sure 
first batch of
dyeing on arches text wove
the second batch is in the press
might make some interesting books?

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