Wednesday, August 31, 2005


I meet a lady
who thought the rumba sexy
and although had slowed
was all that
and a bag a chips

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
some times my sofa is my couchdom

Monday, August 29, 2005


so as not to frighten
the trees

hide behind
blank expression
and leaves

willow leaves
as you look up to the sky

scare yourself silly
by riding a ride
too high
and jiggley
with a six year old
who is brave

shave the ratty edge off yourself
by breathing deep
let the fray be
and embrace it
a big mauve hug with sauce

eat the wrong things
in the wrong way
be an anarchist
or an antiquarian

be old and new

pretend yellow is blue

Sunday, August 28, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
for illustration friday...see links! ha!

when you dream,
do you dream
in black and white
or gold and cream?

Friday, August 26, 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2005


i would love to put up a links column on this blogger site, i can't seem to figure it out, if any blog-bloggers out there can help please let me know.

thanks kim


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
my little bea and i doodled together with her supplies it was lots of fun.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
actually Flora reminded me, and yes I am a little embarrassed it is Four, Flora is our cat.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
click on image to read a little about my day...

Monday, August 22, 2005

old friends

old friends
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
To the left is a little friend whos name I think might be Bertha, to be honest I have forgotten, she spent a great chunk of time in Berlin visiting another old friend name Christian, who is a musician type and less floppy. To the left is Trish, she used to be in an all girls band, she played the bass and she used to wear a navy blue mini skirt, she gave up the band some years ago and is involved with experimental music and well...nudity.

Sunday, August 21, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
for, this weeks theme is 'reflection', please click on image, at the flickr site go to 'all sizes' pick the largest image and then you will be able to read the words. thank you.

Saturday, August 20, 2005


free books and giantess
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
the giantess came into the shop every so often to take what she fancied off the free table. she liked books and consumed them boldly, like only a giantess could.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
the little baggie of found embellishment
from a smaller town
while on holiday
reshuffled for purchase
from a donation to a charity
little bits of stuff
lacey and bright
little extras
in orange and white
baggie bound
tied with a twist tie
and bought
for 50 cents
by me
looking for stories
among the saved objects
rejected for personal use
but saved for the perhaps of a person
who should want them
lacey and open
spaces that tell time
and place
all the garments they didn't have the chance on
in my capable hands
sticthes into another time
threads that connect us
even in unnatural fibres
tenderness in the care
to bag the bits
thinking someone may find them beautiful

Monday, August 15, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
this weeks theme is wisdom
please click to make it larger and easier to see

say something


Thursday, August 11, 2005

good groove

the nice thing about records are the cover art
nice and bold

somehow with my work, just recently, the record collecting bug
seeped in

and today i was pulled to prowl
hunting for the find
i have a list
and got to cross something off

into another store i went
and there crouched also in the hunt
was an old friend
he too on the look out for vinyl

my greatest find of the day
a friend from 20 years ago.

this is the nice thing about
being almost 40
you have friends from almost
20 years ago

somehow, since i decided that
i too wanted to buy records again

i slipped into this time warp groove,
a good one, warm sounding vinyl

and happily found a new old friend

revisiting the past, having my tuner
set to the 80's
i dialed him in i guess

circlular like the records i am searching for
in the groove
well worn, revisited
and like dropping the needle
to a favorite song, no beat is missed

the conversation easily picked up
just like the last,
dust cover
excellent condition
mint maybe
with no scratch.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
please click on image to see the bigger "empty"

Monday, August 08, 2005


i didn't catch any one
thats it
i am taking my ball and leaving...
one day i will get a big fat manual of how to
and i will know every thing...
until then, happier news
i bought a modern new suitcase
it is houndstooth earth coloured
and has fat wheels, cause i wanted a rolly one
this morning i will hop aboard
the train
with j and with b
and my deflated beach ball
(okay with b's deflated beach ball)
and i will play tag with people who don't know i am playing
saying " got ya", as they think i am accosting them
but before they do, i will say only kidding
actually i will look out the window
and watch trees zoom
and catch people only with my eyes
saving all the interesting bits
and i bought an under water camera
and i will show you what i have
and it is really early
and i am excited and happy and on holiday
i will unzip the new case with the news
later this week
wish me luck
say a prayer for wheels
on trains, and suitcases
and people too
see ya soon
your it...
(last ditch attempt...really)

Friday, August 05, 2005


tania tagged me
what to do
list 5 idiosyncrasis
you can too,
no pressure no pressure
1. stairs, well the feet fly out so i can see them resulting in odd cabaret meets a duck walk(hypno therapy perhaps will cure)
2.purses, so many i loose things in them, putting things in extra safe spots (that is hiding them on myself) happy to find treaures later in these troves and purses.
3.large piles of books on bed stand and around, cause- fear of nothing to read!!
4.pee-i -tous when nervous, having to go to the toilet upon leaving the house many times, else where also (resulting in
the knowledge of every nice and not nice public bathroom in the city- just ask i know, perhaps a useful topic for a zine?)
5.a deep fondness for shoes..and feet and well i love ears a little too much perhaps!

spelling i can not, nor figuring out tech stuff, so please if you read this tag yourself and leave a comment....

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

gold beaded slippers

today i wore my small gold slippers
little shoes you have seen around
net and foam and bead work for around $4
suddenly i tread softly
and delicately
lightly and gingerly
i am friend to bird and beast
i have stepped out of fable and fairy tale
today i went to summer this day at the mall
to watch and listen
to see the pets at the pet shop
and see what is interesting at the movie store
in my little gold shoes
stepping lightly deliberately
suddenly the things i take interest in are gentler and richer
richer in colour and texture
time is on my side, for heavens sake i have gold GOLD shoes!!
how can i be a mere mortal with these slippers on
i am princess
and because they are utterly common
a happy trend, i fit in
just like all the others in the pretty beaded shoes
i am Aladin's friend in Arabian Nights
the central character never mind I am a girl
mundane steps are not quite the same in
gold beaded slippers
i must be dreaming wearing slippers out
i float
this is how light they are
this is how magic...

Monday, August 01, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

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