Monday, April 28, 2008

thank you

book of love standing, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Wayzgoose was a wonderful day. Thank you to the organizers, participants and visitors.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Open Book

book of love heart pierced, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Wayzgoose is this weekend. Me and my books of love are ready to go! I am so looking forward to this event, now in it's 30th year. Last year was my first time seeing the show, this year I am dee-lighted to be a participant. My friend James of 2X4 to the forehead, will be there with his wonderful stuff as well as the very talented Shannon Gerrard.

Wayzgoose is an annual book arts fair in Grimsby Ontario.
The show is on Saturday April 26th 2008
from 9-5pm

More information can be found at

Please come by and say 'hello'.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

a small disjointed story about buying shoes

monday i meet my mother for a coffee

i had tea

then we went to look for shoes
for me

something summery
and servicable for the dog park

i try on two pairs, that i might of worn
at the age of 14, somehow i am still this age
sometimes with my mother

14 same height
different weight
similar responsibility
slightly more mature
but differing to mother's opinion

the first pair, a bargain for converse high tops
a peculiar pair, grey and pink but somehow

the second pair, very practical sandles
hot pink with extremely comfortable insides

i think that i am always trying to capture that
first extraordinary shoe purchasing experience

it must of been the year of 1973
the shoes were very plain
brown lace ups with a crepe sole

i remember putting them on and
upon my mother and the sales person asking

'how do they feel?'

i responded by saying
in a lilting floating speech
"i feel as if i am walking on a cloud"

was it true that such spectacular shoe
design could afford this comfort, this
utter delight, this cradling, supporting
floaty feeling


and so i buy the pink shoes,
wearing them to find that they rub
here and there, and make my feet a little sweaty...

first shoe love
extraordinary as this 1973 crepe souled variety

perhaps only once

Thursday, April 17, 2008

owen my dog, and me his person

this afternoon,
around two

owen lays low
columbus is coming down the street
a fluffy little bicion pup
who's hair is stand upy on his head

us attached to leash on the other end

we talk puppies and dog training

the important thing to remember is hierarchy
oh yes

i suppose the owner should be the dominant one


never let them on the sofa
and never the beds until the hierarchy is well established

owen sleeps on top of me on the sofa
his breathe lulls me to sleep on nights where i can not find my own relaxed rhythm
snoozing on my head my breathe and his breathe deep
i fall asleep
thank full

which brings me back to hierarchy
he listens to me
and returns to me usually
because he likes me
and i like him

i broke the cardinal rule
of never feeding your dog tidbits
when you eat,

from my bowl of portidge this morning
owen got to eat little bits of peach
oatbran too

usually when owen cries for me i listen
telling him it is okay i will be there in a minute

usually when i tell owen to drop it, to come, to sit
he listens

i know the dog training people wouldn't approve
of our relationship

but owen and i
are very happy with it
and each other

Saturday, April 12, 2008

spring flowers

Stella 3, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

just beginning to peek up
hello little fellas

it has been donkey's years
since seeing sweet green

welcome home
welcome home

dear lovelies!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


this is the day that used to be my father's day off
sometimes i would accompany my mother and him on a little day trip adventure
to a small town, up and down and an ice cream cone

my sister michele , the painter
one day helped me with my young bee
and had painting with- draw- al
we went to the goodwill
in the west
little italy
and bought for $10 a small coffee table
which she got her fix from
and painted
with a remnant of an ancient dishtowel
she collaged the word wednesday

today is this day
and the sky is letting loose
and my words have seem to have evaporated
like the snow
but now rain down onto this electronic tablet

i navigate the day
winding in and out of memory
and actuallity

stumbling into potholes of newly uncovered earth
and misspelled words that surface
bubble to the top

wednesday will meet me in the basement
and in this underground lair
i will work,
putting together a small card order
and sewing many lavender scented books of love

today is wednesday
and it is raining down


Thursday, April 03, 2008

new paint box

new paint box, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

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