pulp clouds

once there was a way
to get back
to the land
and an incredible woman,
papermaker and steward of the land,
Velma
took us on a journey 
with some tools
some plant stuff from the farm

 some shredding

the pressing of the natural creations
we made paper
it was HOT (90 degrees)
and beautiful.
cold cement kept the belly cool
as we splashed in watery pulp vats.
papers sheets.
like flat mid-summer leaves.
milkweed, cedar bark, day lilly, abaca
and more
pressed to board like noses
to the candy store window
and lo…paper for books or special treasures made.
and from Velma, this dear book.
is available here
don’t miss a chance to study with Velma.
and yes, she will be back in 2013