Monday, December 31, 2007

happy heart

happy heart, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

May your heart be happy.
Happy New Year to You!

Thank you for all the kind words
and visitations.

All my best,

Sunday, December 30, 2007


heart pin ducky, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.


last night was a good one
i went to return the video
at the delinquint plaza
the one sandwiched by two bars
the london fog and the crusty sailor

in between is the corner store
where i hooked up owen to the sun box
and the smoking video man told me he would watch him
and i told the corner store guy he was a baby and didn't like to be left

the corner store guy eventually peered out at owen
who was surrounded in his petre dish by smoking asian men
and guys half cocked from the fog

because i am so pure
i bought miss vicky's
salt and vinegar

no preservatives or trans fats
isn't that nobel
i almost deserve a prize
this was after ranting about no junk food in the house
about johnny rotten and crisp chips
about being good not bad

i shared them

and they were delicious

Friday, December 28, 2007

strawberry pencase


the weather is grey
and melty

we are all home
having unwrapped
and eatten
and unbuttoned

we all are ailing souls
except for bea who is mended

jay cracked his ribs because owen jumped him
and i have sore shoulders from carrying bags of grocery

lots of thoughts have been swishing around my skull
i think i have a poetry book
but i won't say more incase i don't

i have been enjoying the random ness of these days
the waiting room time of year
the aeroport lounge feeling
especially being a little under the weather
the big ness of the holidays passed

and the limbs of the trees even more bold
the cosiness of slippered feet
and dogs on afgans

the sad feeling of bags of recycled wrapping
and the trees with their experation date

time after then before the new year
flat land
waiting, regrouping, resolving

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

word bundle island

word bundle island, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

hello i am back from my island excursion into crafty biggy ness...

and now it is time to sing this little anouncement

the is any body out there contest:

be bold
say hello
perhaps there are no trees in this forest,
perhaps there are!d

tell me your favorite word,
do you have a favorite word?

and i will send you a small small parcel

something i call a 'word bundle'
it has 20 small drawings and words
the little pictures are wrapped in cloth
tied with string

the first three responses to this post will
recieve a bundle of words in the mail

and then as well three more choosen
at random from all the replies...?!
i will send out a bundle of words to!

thank you so much for your participation.
some times i wonder if i am all alone out here
on this pleasant little island.

best wishes,

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

fellow travellers sunshine

fellow travellers sunshine, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

thank you all to those that visited me at the One of a Kind Show these past days. Boy was it exciting and exhausting. Truly a Mount Everest. Special Special thank yous to all those wonderful friends and family that helped me with the show. You dear friends are wonderful and amazing. Thanks too to all those that purchased gear from my wee suitcase empire. I hope you do enjoy!!

I will be back with more words and pictures. New inventions and recreations of the wheel.

Thank You All.

Friday, November 16, 2007

one of a kind show

hiatus, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

a brief hiatus from my electronic adventures until december,

i will be selling my wares this year from november 22- december 2
at the one of a kind show in toronto.

i am in teeny booth number G-50 in the rising stars section

please do come and visit me.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

ten to three

wrapped in a head scarf because it is cool
i sit and sit hot chocolate, because it is cool
with my little dog foot warmer at my feet

this is the break in the day
the mug so big it makes me still smaller
the watching of the clock
that will usher in the younger
and noise and action and activity
homework, and doing and constant talk

this is the time, that i sit,
in my parlour just me the spider, the fly
miss moffatt and all the rest
pulling from the shelf a book
i have bought from the good will
it is the good will of others
that pass on the rich tones of pages
that might sit unread, donated and
bought by the likes of me

and then my head and hands become too wordy
and like any good purge binge situation
i sit and do the other thing
in this case keeping fingers warm
because it is cool

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

fellow travellers 2, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

wooly bears basket

wooly bears basket 2, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

i have been preparing for my first venture into the christmas one of a kind show.

i hope it is kind.
i have been busy.
so much in my basket of thoughts and activities.
bears, and errands and pots of soup yet to be made,
sweet goldfish going another day in a foggy tank

the leaves in my backyard are excellent.
yesterday in the dewy ness i meet a fantastic spider web

bea has been home sick,
with a stuffed up ness

i have been working here..
in bits and bobs of time,

recently i read a very nice interview with bruce springstein
who closes his door to write, in a do not disturb mode and his son asks him for a lift and i imagine him putting down the pen, because what he does is gives his son that lift... knowing there is no end to creativity and songs and such.

so i flit, trying my best, keeping my sanity
taking the dog to the park, encouraging good acts of kid art,
stirring, shopping, being me here now and trying not to worry to much about my basket of bears and the 10 thousand things
and hearing glenn gould play the goldberg variations just lets me
click away, life so full, and so much and so short ...

in my backyard two mature pine trees keep me in touch with all these beautiful things, all the coming and going and the deep good breathes one can take while under the branches of good friend trees

this is me these days
how are you?

Friday, November 09, 2007


Ernestine 2, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Ernestine has a buttony hair do.
Ernestine eats bagels with butter and visits her Mother in a Nursing Home, her Mother is 123!
Ernestine plays flute and walks 7 miles every other day.
Ernestine once snuck into the circus when she was 4, and feels still guilty to this day.
Ernestine laughs deeply at weak jokes and jumps puddles in a single step.
Ernestine has friends near and far.
Ernestine ponders the wonder of the Universe.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

wooly bear 13b

wooly bear 13b, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Please name this bear.

Something about 3am, gets the faces just right.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


dust, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, October 29, 2007

snug spooks

snug spooks, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

happy halloweenie! scarey it made my teeth sweet.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

hello workshop saturday

hello folks,
i am teaching a workshop at nathalie-roze and company this saturday. i do believe a few spots are a waiting to be filled.
please click on nathalie-roze, in my links to find out more.

thanks and enjoy the day.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

downstairs now

purse puppy love detail, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

today it is rainy
canadian geese flew by the window and honked
owen barked

in the puddle at the school big white sea gulls played stand on one foot

i see snips of the outside here
writing this
a patch of green
sounds of cars streaming by
a brick wall
windows of the neighbour next door

i see patches of light and dark
in the living room
shadows of sofa
and pillow
sounds of owen
licking his lips

tea sits waiting
in its basket
the earl of grey himself
with milk

how rich life seems
on this day

i woke very early today
and had a good chance to meet the day
walking in pouring rain with my dear dog
in the dark
illumintation from street lamps
scattered maple leaves on cement
frankenstein ready for halloween

syllabic chants in my mind
the rhythm of rain
not just the light but the soft sound
of everything moving

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Continuing Adventures of Mama Small

April's Outfit, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Chapter 3459
Mama Small Goes to the Fun Fair

In which Mama brings her magic button making machine to her daughter's fun fair, in a booth entitled 'design your own button'.
Mama Small's journey brings her to the magic well, mysterious children with many buttons and the adventure of not really caring what day of the week it is.

Be sure to check out this mamoth old story, available now by cosmic conection, mind reading or filling in the blanks.

Have a rok-us good weekend folks.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Russian Doll style

Russian Doll style, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

new post, wise old words, ancient Chinese secrets to share

i am reading a delightful book by jon kabat-zinn oddly enough
titled with my very favorite quote, which i thought was from the
1980's film buckeroo bonzai, the book is called:
wherever you go there you are
(mindful meditation in everyday life)

i have found it a beautiful read, and very true,
wherever you go there you are!

here are words from Chuang Tzu
a very wise guy from third century China

Prince Wen Hui's cook,
Was cutting up an ox.
Out went a hand,
Down went a shoulder,
He planted a foot,
He pressed with a knee,
The ox fell apart
With a whisper,
The bright cleaver murmured
Like a gentle wind.
Rhythm! Timing!
Like a sacred dance,
Like " The Mulberry Grove,"
Like ancient harmonies!

"Good work!" the Prince exclaimed,
"Your method is faultless!"
"Method?" said the cook
Laying aside his cleaver,
"What I follow is Tao
Beyond all methods!

"When I first began
To cut up oxen
I would see before me
The whole ox
All in one mass.
I no longer saw this mass.
I saw distinctions.

"But now I see nothing
With the eye. My whole being
My senses are idle. The spirit
Free to work without plan
Follows its own instinct
Guided by natural line,

By the secret opening, the hidden space,
My cleaver finds its own way.
I cut through no joints, chop no bone.

. . .

"There are spaces in the joints:
The blade is thin and keen:
When this thinness
Finds that space
There is all the room you need!
It goes like a breeze!
Hence I have this cleaver nineteen years
As if newly sharpened!

"True, there are sometimes
Tough joints. I feel them coming,
I slow down, I watch closely,
Hold back, barely move the blade,
And whump! the part falls away
Landing like a clod of earth.

"Then I withdraw the blade,
I stand still
And let the joy of work
Sink in.
I clean the blade
And put it away."

Prince Wen Hui said,
"This is it! My cook has shown me
How I ought to live
My own life!'


( I did also read this advice from a book called something like "Crazy Dog" about being joyful and involved in your life
simply put this fellow, a Brian someone, sorry I seemed to have mislaid this book and can't recall the authors name said "Let God open the holes")

also I love this from John Kabit-Zinn's book
a passage by our old friend Lao-Tsu, author of
the Tao-te- Ching

Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

purse rhonda, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

i do love you mr. doctor suess!

found this posted on the wall at my wee daughter's public school
might have the words turned around a wee bit, cause i am like that.

"be who you are. say what you feel. those that mind don't matter.
those that matter don't mind."

-Dr. Suess

Friday, October 12, 2007

red sky delight

red sky delight, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

autumn sky

autumn sky, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

behind the tree

i am sitting on a log
looking to the tree in front of me
two small boys peek out, as if getting out the front door of the tree home
and then noticing an audience of one, peek back in

out runs one,
sits on the other log
and says
'would you like to sit with me'
i move logs introduce myself
kale is he.
he tells me the other boy is a good and nice boy named kai
the boy with blue shoes
kale came at me growling and i told him i was a little scared,
he said no i am kale

kale says i am not his boy
which i tell him i know
and i tell him that it looked as if he disappeared into the tree,
as if it where a house
big tree, smallboys
kai comes over with little to say as kale introduces him
becones him to come over and 'meet this girl' that's me.

so much behind a tree
when ask where my ideas come from
from behind a tree is as good an answer as any
from lint in pockets and magical raindrops
and complicated medical equipment
and mostly just letting them come
being quiet enough to hear
which sometimes because they are so soft and gentle
takes alot of silence

i wonder if kai and kale are in there tree house or
have gone to nursery school, or maybe growling
practicing intense scare tactics that drop away at a moments concern

it was so very nice meeting these little boys from behind the tree.

Friday, October 05, 2007

cashmere rain cloud delight

Thursday, October 04, 2007

wooly bears

wooly bears, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

available at Red Pegasus here in Toronto.
please see my links for details.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

yellow bangles

yellow bangles, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

are a day off.

Monday, October 01, 2007

thank you, workshop news, blue gloves

thank you to all those that visited during the word on the street festival it was a wonderful wirlwind day, with lots of people and plenty of sunshine. as i closed up my case for the day, i scrambled to buy hungs 1 2 3 by shannon gerrard, number 3 has me still in it's power, she does very beautiful work

workshop news:
i will be teaching a couple of creative card making workshops at
we sew on paper, use interesting ephemera and nathalie-roze provides delicious tea and scones, needless to say i enjoy these workshops very much, sharing skills, incouraging creative acts and ingesting tea and scone.
the dates of the workshops are saturday october 6th, this saturday and saturday october 27th, please sign up at nathalie roze's website.

blue gloves
today while walking owen
a woman bounded down the sidewalk
and owen a little stunned balked
as she went to say hello
"do you love me"
she asked
i thought maybe it was her blue gloves,
"ah yes nylon"
as owen resummed his love
"we a so smart"
she said
i giggled
yep we a so smart!

well chores to do errands to run or perhaps walk
a place to sit, calm to enter, and resuming making
stuff for the biggy one of a kind this november
shoulder tightens at that prospect, excited and
a little mount kilamanjaro

so for today
thank you,
workshop news
blue gloves


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

rain drops

pillow grey detail 4, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, September 24, 2007

word on the street

calendar, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

this sunday in queens park here in toronto is the word on the street festival, a very fun fall literary event.

please come by and see me. my friend james and i will be featuring our new calendar for 2008, this year they are mini sized and i think super cute!

we will be under james' banner 2x4 to the forehead F1 in the fringe beat section, the toronto star usually features the festival with a map and such.

hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Virginia and Clyde

Virginia and Clyde, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


park, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

i like the park!

Friday, September 14, 2007

dog fight

your the kind of person that makes people lose good dogs

i am coming out of the dollar store
where i went to get a few things to decompress from computer difficulties

i see a man with high piles hair, like a coil a calabrese sausage
i see he is attaching a dog to a pole
i aproach slowly as i have a chocolate bar in my hand and the sidewalk is narrow
waiting for his action pausing then will take mine

i see in a flash that the dog has a muzzle
is a white pit bull
but that the dog is also smiling and wagging his tail

for some reason how the man jerks upright after fixing his dog
for some reason feeling nervous, old fears dying slow, and
having my spider sences tingle i jump.

the man makes a muffled remark, unclear but a negative
and i stop and look at the man square in his face
eye to eye

he says this reaction is the worst
dogs can sense this
it makes them aggressive

why do you do that?

because he is wearing a muzzle..?
unsure myself
knowing i still have dog prejudice
knowing that this owner has this dog
because he wants to intimidate
knowing this because the man now
and not the dog is intimidating
saying to me
people like you are the reason people lose good dogs

if you wanted a dog people wouldn't be afraid of
perhaps a chihuahua might be a better choice

in a demonstration with the arms surveying his being
says why because i am a black man

no idea about this correlation but i start to think about
my dog prejudice, prejudice in general, this mans prejudice
unlistening, un-understanding

let me tell you something
says my petite 5' to his 6'
moving closer voice low eyes engaged
(because i know it is the small animals like me that are made truly tough)
i used to cross the road when i saw a tiny dog
now i have a dog..
but he is unlistening
sees someone and asks me to wait turning his back
as if i will wait for further misconceptions and insults
and arrogance

now i understand my hesitation
my waiting for agression
and it came
not from the dog
that continued to wag his tail
but from this man
who doesn't know me
at all.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

dogs i know

owen my little scruffy mix

spot my childhood dog

lulu one of owen's best chums, a golden doodle that is black and looks like a plush when her hair is cut short
morgan another of owens good wrestling mates a white lab
aimee a spunky little terrier
guiness a dignified bigger terrier
rudy a somewhat ruder but very cute terrier
bo short for boreal (cause he was found in that kind of forest) a black smart fellow, long leggedy beasty
abner a short weener dog with long hair think lil'l abner
celia a gorgeous bull mastive
baily a bernese doodle just a wee four month pup
rumble a shaggy dog with very human eyes
budgie another of owen's good chums a tiny little teeny white fluff ball of a dog
masie a mini schanauzer that is a little bit of a nervous girl
kali a beautiful affectionate chocolate brown lab
kamil lives with kali and is a lovely yellow lab boy
joey a rescue with a squirrely tail and a heart of gold
toby a big black dog with a bark like barry white a gentle giant
koochee an older girl big warm brown with excellent wisdom and vibe
milou lives with koochee as does hamish see next a furry little plump bundle of joy
hamish an older gentle man of scottish decent
wendle a furry golden colured young lad
kane a blood hound from the south
lucky a wheaten terrier with very kind eyes
figo a wonderful mix of terrier and pug that can read your mind
madison an older girl that enjoys watching the action
claire a feisty smaller girl with a big watch dog persona
chester part couch part lab a sweet brown dog that will win you over
pipper a high spirited lass
bart friend to benji morkie
benji friend to bart morkie
masie owen's corgie girlfriend
kane bull mastive, king corso mix very large and totally sweet
frosty a high spirited lab pup
ginger and molly imports from ireland part jack part terrier 100% crazy good puppies
sylvie lives with molly and ginger a wirery bouvier mix that is so smart it hurts
max a new ball of fuff
jake a huge ball of fluff that started small think large muppet
taz i love taz and one day wish to kidnap him but i never will he is a long haired dashund
dante black lab wanders very sweet

this list is not complete, many dogs i don't know on a first name basis

oh did i mention i used to be completly afraid of dogs, so scared i would freeze or i would have to cross the road well in is never too late to dispel a fear thinks me...

happily i have gone to the dogs!


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

pouch little red

pouch little red, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

pouch little red inside

pouch little red inside, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, September 10, 2007

true love

underneath the earth
a couple hold hands
waiting for the train
that will separate them

she will board it
in her air of contentment
as he watches from the platform

i watch them, feel the radiation
of the two

unaware of me or anyone else
i spy and bathe in their afterglow

every so often they take it in turn
to initiate the most gentle and complete
hugs and caresses
nothing going to far for public affection
just making the world more lovely
for the ripples that extend far beyond just them

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

today's story

pillow tree walker detail, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

a tall thin man and his dog run beeline across the park
thoughts enter like this
some kinda maniac
cute dog, funny hair cut- i like him

later that same morning after the man with purpose disappears
he and his hound reappear along a path, by the train tracks

the man says to me " i just said hello to my wife on the train"
i say " oh that is so nice"
he says " it was at 70mph, i will phone her now and see if she saw me"

down the path i one way he the other
i hear him tell another
"i just said hellow to my wife on the train"

concrete stairs draw both owen and i down
and in a little grassy nook with home style benches and flowering shrubs, i am drawn further by a little plaque that says
"to wally and enid" something or rather
for spearheading the ashdale parkette

we walk home
a lady with heavy grocery
a house with an add on house behind it

a lady with a dog another without her dog
that wishes to tell me all about her

all this delivering forgotten eggs
in soft light
rain drips, too small to be called drops
and upstairs
to tip tap these words
for today's story...

i hope you have enjoyed it.


Monday, September 03, 2007

doctor strange lump

it's on my leg
a dog at 40mph
a lulu
ran into my shin
and after i lifted my pant leg
i thought of harry potter and his quidditch accidents

holiday monday
napping at odd times
eatting odd food
wanting to
but not

somethimes the sparks don't
and i am plugged
so rarely that i forget this feeling
sometimes it comes after odd odd dreaming
after eating too close to bed time

in my dreams
things are not what they seem
a hidden history
and cultish sacrifice and the strangest strange feeling
i wake more tirered having explored this basement
one i didn't know i had
feelings of distrust and shifting sands

Thursday, August 30, 2007


apron vintage 1, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

green house girls

green house girls, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, August 27, 2007

nice weather we are having arn't we?

Stella's Hand, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

at the zen buddhist temple bookshop
i found this bumper sticker

"jesus saves, buddha catches, buddha scores!"

isn't that funny?

Friday, August 24, 2007

page 301

page 301, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

lola pamela cindy bernie

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

imagine purple peppers, fresh violin, and a basket of buttons

there really are purple peppers
and today krissy and i saw a whole basket full

the girl played fiddle
the meats smoked
and the corn was abundant

we drank tea
and unraveled our tales
sip sip
chat chat
keeping tracks of minutes
with the darkening of the brew

isn't it exciting to have a new friend
one who gets excited about fresh vegtables
sweet watermelon and ears of corn

isn't it a wonder...

today i walked another dog
and decieded i had the right dog
the right size and temperment
even though i was delighted and taken
by sweet sweet morgan the yellow lab pup

a dog in ear rang barked and owen warned them off
he is small and feisty and well reminds me a little of me
scruffy, feisty, small, engaging...i hope
morgan ran, looked very concerned and tried to hide
why is it the small ones are made so tuff?
guess cause they need to be

i got a basket of buttons too.
and a present of one of my most favorite show dvds
'the hilarious house of frightenstein'
from my little b and big J
all this buzz in just one day...
imagine purple peppers
and fresh violin

Friday, August 17, 2007

orange dolls

orange dolls, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

taking flight staying home

Stella waiting, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

thank you

to all the people who have let my work fly into their homes, places i have never visited, some i have, so interesting to stop and think of all the ways ideas and things travel, textures felt, things seen, sniffed, touched by another,

columbus ohio
kingswood texas
bloomington mini soda pop
parksville british columbia
mccomb ohio
buenos aires argentina
littleton co
angers france
montreal quebec
toronto toronto toronto onto street i have never been
harwinton connecticut
chicago il
iadera ranch california
devon united kingdom
peebleshire united kingdom
shannon ms
des moines iowa
cullowhee north carolina
nashville tennese
lake forest park washington
elkton maryland
parede portugal
new cumberland pa
la quinta california
berlin germany
goodrich mi
athens ohio
owings mills maryland
braga portugal
lombard il
abilene texas
sugar hill georgia
san francisco california
moscow russia
manchester nh
minneapolis mn
san antonio texas
albuquerque new mexico
rome italy
vancouver british columbia
currie united kingdom
tolucka lake california
ludlow ma
oakville ontario
worchester ma
lisboa portugal
toledo ohio

who knew?
no wonder i have been feeling al little tirered...

thank you so much for allowing me to take flight and stay at home!


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

big drops of floral rain

pillow grey detail 4, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, August 13, 2007

pillows grey wool

pillows grey wool, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Friday, August 10, 2007


Stella 5, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

right now

right now i am uncurling my toes
and drinking hot tea, even though i have had enough caffeine to sink a battle ship
such violent metaphores,
let's try again
even though i have had enough caffeine to enliven my garden and set the mums to dancing around with wild eyes
that's better

right now i am reading the final harry potter
who isn't
right now i am younger than yesterday
and have discovered that thought can bump into you
i did earlier, right into me in the form of a friend
that likes the same colour families while we both
searched for second hand treasures

right now my tea is cooling
and my throat is healing from soreness
right now i am too lazy to get the poem i wrote in my notebook
that i was going to post

now my back is a little hunched
the smell of ratatoulie wafts up here
the floor is scattered with colourful bits of paper
the fingers are enjoying playing on the keypad
right now is good.

right now i will finish the mug of tea
that sits on the desk
and get back to reading
couch laying
and silence

for right now
see you

Monday, August 06, 2007

earl and wendel

earl and wendel, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

wendel, wendel have you seen my power tools?

no earl sorry i haven't

but wendel it was dad that gave them to me.

oh earl don't worry, he would understand.

thanks wendel i feel much better

oh earl thats what friends are for.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Owen and Me

Owen and Me, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Taken by Beatrix, my eight year old daughter.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

snowy days

snowy days, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

a little cool picture on a very hot day.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Auntie Minerva's Red Cake

my friend minerva is making cake
from scratch
and it must be red
red is lucky
for the unborn baby
norman's first

auntie minerva
will really be auntie minerva

i have called minerva auntie for years
because she is warm and kind and prepared
and very passionate in a way that is precise
scientific and tasty

take the red cake
experiment number 5
made with essense of rose water

beets and cranberry

and if this isn't lucky
to have an auntie
a friend that cares so much
to really make a cake
and test it until it is true
and stir in the batter
secret wishes and desires
for new life
with hope
and frosting
and spice

minerva knows how to love
and how to make cake

Sunday, July 29, 2007

midsummer shoppers

midsummer shoppers, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

enjoy sunday shopping in the hip downtown, woods of toroonto

Saturday, July 28, 2007

exposure therapy

exposure therapy, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

me at the end of a hallway

Monday, July 23, 2007

page 47

page 47, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.



Sunday, July 22, 2007

page 47

page 47, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Friday, July 20, 2007

page 33

page 33, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

2 boys

2 boys, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

this is an old little drawing,
i am cleaning out my filing cabinet
lot's o' stuff.

Monday, July 16, 2007

dreams affect or is it effect breakfast choices for all

jeff kinear
the indentical twin brother of the famous actor greg kinear
was not in love with me.

unrequited love even in a dream sucks.

jeff shrunk himself, which made me angry.

a woman who insisted she was not homeless,
as she sleept in the library was homophobic,
and anoying and was trying to get me to move a sofa
into the library for her...

upon waking after such awful nightmarish anoyance
i ate all dressed potatoe chips for breakfast,
and summoned the charactor mud ball who has been renamed
mud flap to the surface, she is the charactor side of myself
from the deep south, lives in a trailor park can fix vehicles
and takes such health risks as eating potato chips for breakfast

bea my daughter asked if she could have potato chips for breakfast
i, no longer mud ball or mud flap induced firmly told her no
she was not old enough, to behave so poorly and ingage in such fool
hardey and foolish habits...i also told her it was illegal in the state of oregon
and that the children's aid society would fine me...and then i lovingly gave her
a bowl of life cereal.

dreams affect breakfast choices for all

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

news from the garden and kundalini

last night i tried a yoga class at the community centre
it was kundalini
no sauce
lots of breathe work
done in the dark
and good time stretch

news from the garden
the neighbour next door has a shield
of today's local paper
i am not sure what is 'new' for her
my news from the garden,
is the new rose appears to have bloomed
a gorgeous bloom with a lovely soft quiet scent
it is the colour of technicolour coral,
1967 kodacrome
it's leaves have been ravished, but it is in bloom

an ant, red climbs a tree
the pine at the back has curious weeping knot holes
sap smelling with an odd white mold around them
i wonder if it is suffering an illness, with all the
skinned knee knot holes

the grass is damp
the daisies flowers are in decline,
the hostas will flower soon!
who knew..

and the bees are active with a purple flower
who i haven't had the pleasure of knowing by name

so much news in the garden today
kundalini residue
and the third eye
the kink in the back and the mind

i wonder what the neighbour reads,
but sort of know and am not too interested
in that kind of news for now,
perhaps on the weekend
or maybe next week
so much news to obtain,
but i think i prefer the news from the garden.

Monday, July 09, 2007


around the neck
and in the chest
a certain compression

heavy cream soup air
and too many details

sweept away not
instead a lump
of hot coal
on a groggy day
thinking trees
and breeze
and air

and not worrying about
heavyness and thick soup air
and the letting go
with the snags in the stockings
and the ache in the bones

some days
are like this
some days
are not

dreams that pass and are forgotten
too odd and claustrophobic
too jumbled and un understandable
for now

air water earth fire
north east south west

the computer
the telephone
touch taste smell

becoming unburied as i sort
words on a page
as i organize myself anew
as new old routines need to be
rerouted once again
counting blessings
closing eyes
allowing oneself to just be
tirered out

to just be

Sunday, July 08, 2007


once upon a time in the middle of a month that starts with the letter j, a small woman meet a small man
and had a small small baby.

once upon a time in the month of july i went walking down about the park, and we watched and waited for something to happen, it did and still is.

when i began to write this post it was raining softly and the tiger lillies had survived the infection of a notorious red beetle.

while this post ends i need to bathe the bee and watch the dog does't eat anything dangeous.

sometimes minutes pass like stories and stories are only told in a minute.

love flows
and the pulse of the world keeps time...

Thursday, July 05, 2007


planets, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

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