Monday, January 31, 2005


an early entry for this weeks theme 'friendship'. With a nod to one of my favorite artists Frieda Kahlo and her painting from 1931 entitled "Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera". I entitle this illustration "Kim and Jay, friendship, 2005"

vintage catwalk

vintage catwalk
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
as part of a month of softies, may I introduce a feline of fine tuning, Rose Sweetwater. Rose was discovered at the Kreskie's lunch counter where she was singing to her strawberry milkshake. She is currently employed by the International Feline Dance Consortium, where she composes many fine songs and joyous melodies. She has been known to strut her stuff for the odd charity fashion show, but prefers to be behind the scenes as she is a triffle shy. Rumor has it that she is dating a handsome young elephant, yellow in colour but not nature named Bertram.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

float too

i am floating
on the surface
of my unmade dreams

Friday, January 28, 2005

Horror Show

Borris Karloff is sitting in my living room eatting a grilled cheese sandwich
he is demanding ketchup
Peter Lorre is in there too
and they are discussing cheeses
his favorite
i don't want to seem impolite
but i really wish they would use plates
as i just did the tidying up
Oh great here comes Vincent Price
and if he hasn't brought in ripple potato chips
and dip!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Still Life: Sea Monkeys and Gingerale

The Sea Monkeys
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
This is a picture done by my daughter Bea. I think that it illustrates the Sea Monkeys likeness a tad better than the ads. We love our Sea Monkeys, actually they are really Bea's and she tells me I tend to hog them.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I almost never drink wine

I almost never drink wine
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
I went to the Toronto Comic Jam last night (check out It is a place to spontaneously collaborate on comics. I did this to warm up. I likeded it so much I just couldn't share.
It is at a fabulous old bar with so much history it seeps into your skin, or perhaps that is just how alcohol poisoning feels? My friend Dave Howard has been putting on this event for many many years. It was very curious. I must work out the talk/draw ratio.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

clear cut gluttony unbuttoned

an early entry for This weeks theme word "gluttony". I choose a protest illustration, gluttony suggest to me our consumption of the actual earth and it's resources.
To find out more about clear cutting visit the Greenpeace website.


i have a word for today, but it is shy
and dosn't want to come out
inside the lining of an old coat it lives
i try to coax it out with crackers and treekle
but it would rather stay hidden
safe and sound in satin and crumbs

Sunday, January 23, 2005

catch mama

catch mama
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
...the ball looked like an egg, fragile, rubbery, maybe from outer space...

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

4 Seasons

4 Seasons
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
another entry for
this weeks theme "the seasons"

The Seasons

The Seasons
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
an early entry for

Monday, January 17, 2005

Felt Pins for Sale

svelte for sale
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
Hello. I have six felt pins for sale. Click on the image to see the other 5 in the set. They are $25 Canadian. Each is a one of a kind hand sewn, embellished and created by me.

Friday, January 14, 2005

better for words

better for words, not really sentenses and never evnoff to spell ha ah
these are all really short short stories (true ones too!)
emerald green prophalatic on a wet day, found object, no it is not a net, put it down, oh, lets wash our hands.
next story
the perfume that i drank when i was about 7
it was french and strong, and i smelt it today...
upside down, inside out problem of preparing a mango relvealed, what i learnt yesterday!
mangos are not blue even thou mr. sketch markers had one that was turquoise in mango smell, a completly different tale
next mango
mango love, not rated p.g, relates perhaps to first story..
have you noticed that mangos and french perfume are alike?
Please send suggestions for how to eat a papaya by next tuesday,

Thursday, January 13, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
Here is my entry for the fun and fabulous site, that continues to move the little cogs in my wee head. The site to check out with weekly illustrative challenges is This weeks theme is 'balance' one of my very favorite words and concepts. Here are two illustrations based on that theme, and guess what they are ATCs also,(scroll down the blog to find answer to the burning question "what the heck are AtCs?"). I have been ill....oh so very ill, but am feeling much better now. Thank you for the nice well wishes of recovery. I just started to take a look at the other balance entries, so funny how we have this shared conscious of certain words and concepts, I swear I just looked and some happy syncronous thinking is popping up. Very interesting. Yes I must be feeling better I am starting to babble.

Monday, January 10, 2005

slightly under the weather ATCs

Sad and Ill featured on more of my compulsive artist trading card making. I am a little sad that I am a tad ill, another cold.

Sunday, January 09, 2005


ahh oh the humanity, i went to see a wonderful film today called "Sideways" well i loved it.

found photo, man and baby

found photo, man and baby
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

another batch of atcs

another batch of atcs
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
No one told me making artist trading cards are addictive. I should of known from my experience of collecting "Charlies Angels" trading cards humpf. And boy was I mad when that guy, Victor threw them in the mud, don't get me started on that.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
artist trading cards are cards artists make and trade, there is a meet up in many cities around the globe. these are my first atempts at joining the fun. the cards are two and a half by three and a half inches.

ATC, artist trading card

artist trading cards 6
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
a larger view of one of my first batch of atcs

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Old Fashioned Document

i didn't get the digital camera
i got the yoga mat
so i am taking pictures with my eyes
translating them into words
and some times sharing

some times the pictures take a long time to develop
i have one that is in the lab from weeks ago
but the little capsule that i like to deliver hasn't come
other things do thou

i am using an old fashioned camera where you have to wait and see
what you get, with out hurry just a little faith,
but your never exactly sure
cause randomness is involved
and she is a sly fox at best

so i am taking pictures
some from the yoga mat
as i realize i can do that
learning to be inside of the lines and out
listening closely and seeing what also isn't there

disaster relief

disaster relief
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
this illustration as participation in
Please do donate to a disaster relief fund, below are are few which you could choose:

Sunday, January 02, 2005

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