Tuesday, May 31, 2005

cake envy

cake envy
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
for www.illustrationfriday.com
this weeks theme is 'envy'

Monday, May 30, 2005

Friday, May 27, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
walking gingerly she avoided all the sharp yet invisible points outside, those barbs that sometimes stick and get under the skin while walking in the busy city.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
illustration friday, at www.illustrationfriday.com
this weeks theme "aquatic". A "School of Fish".

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


found ribbon
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
in between
in between the minutes
in and out i breathe
open the window
and feel
the air on me
in between
the pages
of second hand books
bought and sold
i find treasures, momentos, maps, and photos
in between the frozen minutes
when we didn't move

Friday, May 20, 2005


i send thoughts of large wildflower bouquets
i hope you are open to receiving
and i am conjuring bowls of metaphysical oatmeal
i am hoping you might taste
i am putting bandaids on all the cuts i can't see
and wishing you a day full of grace

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

dear old books

i take comfort
in the smell of old books
embraced on all sides by quiet words
closed all around by bound messages
all willing
all willing to be let out
into the open
and read

Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
for www.illustrationfriday.com, this weeks theme is "nourishment". It is so nice to once again be able to participate!

Monday, May 16, 2005

unicycle tea jugglers

unicycle tea jugglers
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
Welcome and Bienvenue to the official reopening of Kim's Suitcase. Under the big top this morning I present you a rare sight Ray and Clifford Luxemborg, from the south of France, juggling a cup of Darjeeling tea (black) without the use of any saftey net. Are you not amazed? Welcome one and all to Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Working out technical bugs

While working out technical bugs,
I have set up a blogsite to work on my
feelings and dreams of actual bugs, that is insects, it is called
"Wigs for Earwigs"
and can be found at http://wigsforearwigs.blogspot.com
please come and read my words.

Monday, May 09, 2005

brown case, shadow wall

brown case, shadow wall
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
in which the suitcase will be closed for a while, in which time i hope to work out my technical bugs and learn to breathe fresh air, and steep myself in warmer days, time to slowly step out of the borrow and return once again refreshed

Friday, May 06, 2005

Ernest Borgnine and Redd Foxx Play Marbles

last night
in the back alley
I think I saw
Redd Foxx
Ernest Borgnine
playing marbles
Redd was upset that he had missed
lost all his allies to Ernest
Ernest was sympathetic to this
and offered half the marbles back
Foxx was sobbing uncontrollably,
something about not again, not again
Borgnine trying to console him
was in turn shouted at by Foxx
"You Gotta Wash Your Ass"
Ernest quietly collected his marbles
and turned down the alley
leaving Foxx ranting,
"You Gotta Wash Your Ass"
Upon entering the light of the street lamp
I saw that Borgnine was wearing a t-shirt
with the words
"outta my mind, back in five minutes"
any way I think it was them...?

Thursday, May 05, 2005

to Christian

hostile youth
at the youth hostel
in Shodoshima an island
off of the main island of Japan
I saw you sitting
dark hair
white t-shirt
high forehead
straight posture
and I knew we would be friends
in subtle ways I moved
wanting you to notice
but you didn't
my words lost on you initially
my leaves shed
but new ones unfurled
and I caught your eye
and engaged you
you thought I was German too
like you
with a few words
hearing the sound of my voice
you knew or did you know?
as did I
we would be life long friends

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

words that draw

seeing the target
taking aim
nothing to do with fire arms
but fire in the heart

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


more technological tears
maybe that is why my scanner is not working
the water got it frizzled...

i want the dear thing to work
but like all relationships
just wanting it so is not enough

unlike blood and guts and human emotions
no amount of talk will get it going

i will now lay down in the road
and lick my wounds...

Monday, May 02, 2005

flowery wheels

flowery wheels
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
The finished piece is a little brighter. This is my entry for ' Community Bicycle Networks Poster Project', and guess what it is one of the 12 that will be printed large and displayed! I couldn't be more thrilled. This themes posters are "women and bicycles". For more poster art check out this site,

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