Tuesday, September 30, 2008


escapade, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, September 29, 2008

thank you

Thank you so much to the many people that turned out on Sunday at Word on the Street. It was so nice to see such a lively crowd, in the beautiful weather. Thanks too, to all of you that encouraged, admired and purchased my work. It was great interacting with you all. After such a good market day, I feel so good about continuing my crafty art making practice. I give my deepest gratitude and thanks to all that made my day so special. Thank You!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Sunday September 28th 2008

11- 6pm

Queen's Park

I will be selling my wares. Buttons, literary bears, bookmarks, cards

as well as featuring our (James Spyker) calendar, 365 Reasons Not to be Bored the 2009 version!

You can find James and myself listed under Jame's small press name which is,
"2 X 4 to the forehead" in the Fringe Beat section.

The secret code phrase for this festival is " onion and egg sandwich". Pass it to me for a free 1 inch pinback button of your choice!

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


simplicity, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


able, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, September 15, 2008

calling the dog without a voice

early this morning
before the day has settled into itself

with wet grass
and sky fractured and new

out comes the owner
that has lost his voice

and it is another day
another new day
breaking from routines
earlier than usual

and the same greetings
and stick toss
frolic happens

only new
and different

and one owner
today without a voice

as i call
knowing it isn't in the right register
passing the duty on to another man
with the right tone

and on his way goes
the lovely dog with pointy ears
and proud gate

to the owner that today
needs our voices
because he has lost his

for today

Friday, September 12, 2008

SALE on Fellow Travellers

currently on at my etsy store.


Monday, September 08, 2008

red sweater dime buffalo

on my way to the post office

with a large bundle of corn
cheaper that way

slow moving old woman

red sweater

i am sleeveless
breezy quiet

hold door

inside a line

of customers

slowly dig into
bag of grocery

pulling out a bar
of nut and seed

and wait

unbundling my corn
on a pedestal

i am served
change given

as the dime
pops out of my hand
and lands next to
the woman
with the shock of white
and the hands
that have made there way through many days

her dialogue
about postal codes
for buffalo

and the postal clerk not having them here

'i will have to go downtown!?'

the effort of this journey

as i gaze to see her hand and my dime
no postal code for buffalo
my package sent as requested
xpress post
her red sweater

as her hand curls around my dime

i pick up my parcels of corn and grocery

and this day begins.

Saturday, September 06, 2008


gaze, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wristlets and Coffee Table

cuffs and table, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

I made these fabric wristlets a while back. I plan to make a bunch more.

My sister Michele Lucas, a wonderful painter, painted the table in which they rest.

We both love colour!!!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

after the bath

this is one of the pivitol paintings
i saw as a child

a painting by the canadian painter Paul Peel

you see
there in the painting is a warm fire
and two children warming themselves after the bath

'how did they do it dad ?'
'how did they do it!'

'how did they get the fire in the painting?'

it glows
the light is magic

my father giggles, and admits
' i don't know '

i look around

perhaps one of the guards knows

i haven't the moxie

and stare in wonderment

* * * *

a gizzalion years later
my little nine year old bea

has had a bath

and parades inside her bedroom
wearing only a towel, on her head made into a turban
with a seashell tucked into the towelling fold

this is after the bath too
and i reminded of that other time

and this time

and i wonder too
about the magic in this moment

the joy
and the glow

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