Thursday, February 28, 2008

today i didn't notice the sky

cloud winter dance, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

a matter of survival, really and head in the clouds so to speak,
interior landscape sunny, and warm outside another matter, sunny and cold. crinkly cold. the kind that does odd things to inorganic fabric, the cold that even the dog doesn't enjoy, the cold that has the crossing guard drinking warm coffee...but i like it today, knowing that this deep freeze this vice of cold that is holding us in it's grip will pass, faith and experience and the weather watchers say that even next week the temperature will be in the plus. i am dressed today like i live in a cabin in the woods, worn brown corduroy trousers, olive green soft tee, an old plaid shirt, flannel material from jay, i think maybe stewart tartan, argyl wooly tights, under the trousers, a little orange patterned scarf at the throat protecting another warm outer layer of deep chocolate brown heavy knit sweater, and outside i further pile it on, lavender warmth in my scarf, hand made mittens by slo upcycled from old sweaters, a striped hat from jay, angora, hood on...warm kamik winter ski-doo boots, nostalgia about this weather too since it has been warm winters, mild and snowless for so many years. i remember a woman named juanita that i went to art school with that said that she enjoyed this weather and that wonderful feeling of coming indoors to warmth. juanita was warm and smiling almost always, i like her perspective. instead of bracing and pretending, really embracing, looking deeply into sky, listening to the crunch of boots on ice being here now, because the rest really is just fantasy.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

long thin strings of cloud

cloud number forty two, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

go across the frozen sky this morning
tiny cracks and cranies of blue reveal a sky
behind cold white bleakness
dark grey watercolour marks across the sky's page

the little bubble earth contained today in cold
and stark and finger nipping weather

we talk alot about the weather here
and the ups and downs of this winter
have been radical
green and fragrant, cold and frost
jumping like someone that isn't in the drivers seat of their emotions

this winter has been long and strange

and i am still gazing at the sky

Monday, February 25, 2008

today's sky

cloud gentle rain, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

as i stepped out into the icy field with owen,
the sky had long clouds, rimmed in pink

moments later the sky was again cloudless
but white at the bottom fading gently into a greyblueness

more skies to come...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

cloud rider

cloud rider embroidery, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

much interest in clouds

bought a book on weather

cloud species
cloud streets

such lovely language of the sky

looking into cloud symbolism
in China, symbol of peace
taoist symbol yin and yang in harmony
Christ symbol, behind the vale, truth

the sky is a part of nature one can appreciate even in a city

today i noticed after many days a cloudless sky,
so blue
sun so bright

people happy with this clear and sunny day

symbol of fertility also clouds bearing rain

more cloud study to come...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

cloud slight drizzle with button sun

Friday, February 22, 2008

play book

play book, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

a little instruction manual for play,
blank inside...because play is like that

hoping from one pebble thought to another

dreaming of fabric clouds

looking into old correspondance

listening to the sounds.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

To China

travel pouch 5, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

This is the travel pouch that I made for my niece. She and the pouch are travelling to China. Very exciting!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

happy valentine's day

heart bird ric rac flower, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

love to you

may your hearts be happy

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

hey let's make monkeys!

I will be teaching a sock monkey making workshop at Nathalie-Roze and Co.
Please join us for monkey making fun. Check out the link at Nathalie-Rozes shop for workshop details.

Hand stitch a classic folk toy. An heirloom project that I think you will enjoy!

thank you

leather handle, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

to all those that came to the Valentine's Trunk Show, dispite the bitterly cold weather I thank you!.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

take heart kitty

heart pin snow kitty, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

snow falls

spring comes

the key
unlocks the door
where warm saucers of milk are

take heart kitty
dressed in your warm pink duffle

take heart kitty

spring comes after winter
after snows fall

Monday, February 04, 2008

card making workshop

love on the rocks, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Please come to my card making workshop. Just in time for Valentine's Day! Make your sweetie a card to remember. Featuring sewing on paper, and using every day bits and bobs.

This Saturday 10-1pm at Nathalie-Roze and Co.
(please click on her shop link to see the fine details)

An important feature:

Tea and scones will be served!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Spring flower bed

Spring flower bed, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

I like to recycle.

For this weeks theme at illustration friday, it is blanket.
I thought of this old drawing, of a couple of years ago.

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