Tuesday, July 29, 2008

tuesday doodle horoscope fortune telling upside right cake delight

tuesday doodle 2, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

fortune telling
advice for myself, as dictated from my doodle
for this tuesday composed with the help of
the leafy tree muses and my dear friend the sun...

be prepared for the unexpected

trust that tea pots can fly

your cup becomes full without trying

your umbrella can be a helpful sunshade

let sleeping cats lie


Saturday, July 26, 2008

tomato red dress

tomato red dress, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

it fits real well.

sometimes i am scared of red
gravitating to greens

but i like the risk taking of red
and the vibrancy

i always like red in small ways
cherries on top of cupcakes
shoes at the end of an outfit
jaunty red kerchiefs around the necks of pirate dogs
red rubber balls with jax
and red food,
strawberries are my favorite

sometimes i wear this dress
and want to dance and sing
and contrast the green of the grass
and the shrubs
and feel
and full
of posibility

Sunday, July 20, 2008

all that is

words have been slow

coralled into a spot at the back door
in a wire box, some escaped

landed in the lasagna i didn't make

time passes
back and forth

flow and not

rain always sets me right

to get new footing
i always embark on the task of buying new shoes

i got a pair yesterday
walking with achy legs
up yonge street

sort of sporty and casual
with so much comfort
you wouldn't believe it

i got a new part time job
at a toy store

a very nice toy store
in which i get to converse with great 8 year olds
and see lovely babies in strollers

and test out some of the toys

i read books
sometimes seeing authors i know

and then think of my words
and pictures

and serve the next customer

now is a fork in the road
mismatched from the spoon and knife
tucked away

but that shadow box logic
doesn't disturb

i am enjoying talking with others
up from the basement lair in which i do my other work

my feet are tirered
but the newness excites me

the charactors
and textures

the polite hellos

new and familiar
returning and expanding

rain always sets me right

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

summer with head in the sky

head, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Friday, July 11, 2008

knit love purl two

pillow two boys detail, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

2 boys holding hands pillow detail

in which i used the following ingredients:
-old moth eatten wool blanket, heavily patched by me
-up-cycled wool sweater
-up cycled red angora sweater patch
-recovered second hand new gingham fabric
-recycled white sheeting, with original older illustration by me
in which i used markers, and chalk pastels on heat transfer (iron on)
-computer magic patch work, with vintage fabric collaged into heat transfer
-new stuffing

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

altered book becomes pillow

layers and layers of history and the touch of hand
start with a correspondance a reply to an altered book letter

collect up vintage fabrics unleashed unearthed from corners in attics and basement corners

let the fabric speak...

what's that, whispers me
fabric answers this there
that here

mix up the batter
combine lace
and drawings
some pixie dust


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