Saturday, December 31, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
May your New Year be Happy and full of Flavor!

Friday, December 30, 2005

flowery chapeau

flowery chapeau
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
Hats off to you and more beautiful words that mean flower. Thank you so much.
-kwait-flower in Polish,
kwaity-flowers in Polish, says microcurry
-KKOT is flower in Korean, thanks jungmoon
_Fa -flower in Cantonese, tells through 4 eyes
-Flora is Spanish for flower, thank you Krista
(also the name of my Kitty)
and in Arabic it is zahara...

beautiful and thank you,
please let me know if you have a word for flower in your language...

Thursday, December 29, 2005

flowers against the plaid sky

I am collecting words for flower in different languages. So far my helpful flickr-friends have helped me with:
Blooma (that's Swedish says Annika)
Bloem (says Mirre, for the Dutch)
Flor (tells De Cor e Salteado for the Portugese)(with an accent over the "o' which I havn't got)
Blomst ( tells Torirot for the word in Norwegian)

wow, thank you
please add your language for flower in the comments.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

dim sum holiday

dim sum holiday
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
holiday+dim sum+ family = joy and happiness!
please click on picture to view it bigger, so you can smell the smell of tea and hargow

Friday, December 23, 2005

Karin's Pretties

the swap is in, are they not beautiful?
Yes they are lovely indeed!
thank you karin.

(and now i can hang the delicious ornament on my tree)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

"while at her school desk doris imagined foreign lands, world peace and the beauty of nature"

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Thank you Mimi!

These are the wonderful atcs I was sent by Mimi Kirchner. She is a very talented doll maker and needlewoman. I am so inspired.
Thank you so much Mimi!

Friday, December 16, 2005


the sky is closed today
as seagulls circle
and the kids lay in the snow

the other day
the subway sang
as a small man
blind played
the truest music

the roof of heaven opened
before the cluttering of the world began
and the voice and tiny instrument
mingled with the beat of my heart

today is friday
sleepy friday
working amongst books and paper
cash and customers
sasha to keep company with

and the sky is blue
as the clouds peel away
the kettle clicks to say it is ready

and thoughts of cups of tea brew
and possibility
and the breakfast of champions
and the breakfast of film makers
and movie stars

and the stew of grey that lives on the walk
where once in the nights sky it was fresh and snow

and i am achy with december
and happy with it too.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

rattled unrattled and the smell of tree

everytime i walk into the living room
and smell our tree
i become unrattled
the pine smell
fills me with all things good and green

thank you tree
i know your life will end here

a sacrificial tree
adorned and truly loved

i will always remember you

full of pine.

Monday, December 12, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
for this weeks theme at

Friday, December 09, 2005

Thursday, December 08, 2005

colour in all the o's

colour in all the o's
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

This image is a coloured in version from the calendar my friend James Spyker and I collaborate on each year. The calendar is entitled "365 Reasons Not to Be Bored". James writes the words and I do the illustrations (which are in black and white). I coloured this in photoshop and I was happy with the lovely pallette it provided. A drawing coloured in this way used to take me much longer using gouche which I love and still mostly use.

Monday, December 05, 2005

blue tea

blue tea
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

-when it rains blue blue tea what can be done but to recall fields of yellow and light.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

flowers in our hair

flower hair clips
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
happy, happy little felt blooms,
now on sale at

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