Monday, October 31, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Happy Aspic!

Happy Aspic!
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
Happy birthday dear Bloggy, happy birthday to you!
My dear blog turns one year old tomorrow. Happy birthday, you little electronic pal!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

365 Reasons Not to Be Bored

This is a calendar that James Spyker and I make. It will be on sale this Saturday at The Toronto Small Press Book Fair. The fair is 11-5pm at Trinity St. Pauls Centre, 427 Bloor St. West. (near the Spadina station). The fair will have for sale,many a literary novelty and wonder. I will also be selling the calendar in my store and James has it for sale at his, at Hope to see you at the fair!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
super drummer Bea-Lee rocks out!
this is one of a little magnet set of four. to see the others check out my flickr site manh!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

tag off the top of my head

(see joleen in the links, she tagged me)

1. i am easily tagged because i move slowly.

2. i do not like to be rushed.

3. i never learned my multiplication tables

4. i am a terrible speller.

5. today, i was called a 'rule breaker'., can you believe that!

6. i have loads of laundry

7. my favorite weather is rainy.

8. i have been trying to learn to skate since grade two.

9. is one of my favorite ages

10. it is true i like to watch coronation street, isn't that builder guy going out with shelly just awful!

11. i have an interest in things small and really small.

12. today i laughted out loud at a dog wearing what looked like polo pajamas think 1970's star trek outfits combined with baby sleepers

13. at thirty i developed wicked pms....wicked!

14. sometimes i am self concious

15. i love colours...i almost can taste them

16. the sense of smell is my best one.

17. i have a cosmic twin

18. i live with a beautiful man

19. and a gorgeous daughter

20. i love my cat flora

i tag tania, i tag christian, i tag dave h. i tag rhonda, and i tag nanny boo boo....ha ha to you

Monday, October 24, 2005

enjoy your life

enjoy your life cards
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
please click on image, make it large at flickr and enjoy your life.

i tell this story often. i was at a pride day parade many years ago in toronto. watching the outlandish to the wild to the well sublime.

my favorite float of all time anywhere at any parade ever was this one:

the gay buddhists of greater toronto,
a bunch of even keeled looking people nothing spectacular or outrageous with a nice banner that said simply "Enjoy Your Life". it made a huge impact on me, and has inspired me to this day to make art with the theme of "enjoy your life", to send out greetings of "enjoy your life" and to simply try to enjoy my life.

So today i say to you, pick a card any card, one of mine, one of your own and "Enjoy Your Life".

Saturday, October 22, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
here is my remote contribution to this weeks theme at
please click on image to see it bigger and better
thank you.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
a bewitching contest, actually a contest to draw a witch over at
go there to see other spooky and not spooky witches and details of how to enter this contest!

this one is mine!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

capless tuesday

excuse me sir in the tweed cap,
off with it.

for today this day this sweet tuesday is capless

capless tuesday,

never mind the head wear, air out your nogin
afraid of dried up markers, pah!

capless, capless, all capless

especially those letters, hey you mr. capital, enough
try a whisper, little tiny lower case

capless tuesday

that means cities too, just for today they are deemed wonderfully ordinary cities,

don't get your caps in a twist
for tomorrow we will wear, punctuate, designate..

but today through caps to the wind

this capless tuesday

(yes i am quite mad, it is true!)

Monday, October 17, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
for this weeks theme at please click on image for larger view.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Evening at the Improv

Evening at the Improv
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
Dog looked lovingly at Cat and repeated the words he had heard Jay,( a man of fibre and wisdom) say " it is more fun to kiss than to poke eyes".

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

today i am doris...

because you are johnny and i think you wanna be my pal
you work nights and like magazines
and i think you are dreaming awake

doris disappeared into the fruit market
and her life was saved by two ruby red grapefruits

i wore my deep crimson velvet jacket
to the laundromat

i am experimenting with the idea of "tired" and "not tired" clothing...

i need all my clothes to be awake because sometimes i am not

confronted with images of awh and sadness in the paper i put it down silent

drank tea and eat food prepared by theresa at the cafe with the newfound music

walked to the laundromat leaving doris behind
and green eyed johnny on his bicycle

thew all the colours in together
leaving one load for the sensitive wash

folded a mountain

had a ice cream cone for lunch

wheeled my cart, red
velvet jacketed body
blowing pale peach scarf home

climbed the stairs
with laundry in tow

climbed the stairs
with laundry in tow

climbed the stairs
with laundry in tow

then cart
which i hung out back

one day my jay said
" in a past life we lived in a tenement"
i was named doris,
he was so happy about this

1922 a good year
our apartment erected
my Mother born

they made things well that year

suddenly the craving for super optomistic jazz
and sudden glenn gould, chipped beef and cabage
and really amber coloured beer...

you know,
my dead seamonkies have resurrected

i am sewing by hand another friend


sometimes i like everyone.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Sunday, October 09, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
this is an oldie, but also fits this themes illustration friday, which is here she is "lost"
please click to see her bigger and to see more "lost" look at my links for and click it manh!

Friday, October 07, 2005

flowers and dreams and things with wings

hope card
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
Here is a little piece of a lovely postcard set that Hope of www.thesoulofhope sent to me. To see more beautiful collage work click on the link to take you to her "Paper Relics" shop.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Pink Feather

Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
this weeks theme is "float" to see it better please click on image and go to the flickr page then go to all sizes and choose large.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

empty swirly

a little ill

stuffed up




tied up
tied in


like peas,


head achy



draw on memories
of wellness...

un stuff
de bunk

one foot then the other
and soon
you will be walkin out the door



sewing a straight stitch

in and out
of the weave
with bumps and lumps

and always love...

Monday, October 03, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
A little dolly that I made. She is prepared for the cool weather that will soon blow this way. Oh Marie-Claire, do you feel the cool breeze?

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