Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lost in December.

new dress!
stamping out into winter.
found... hedge hog.
a good night.
the count down begins.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's that time of year again!

One of a Kind Show is here. This means long hours, lots of monsters and the best brittle in Ontario. Bring it on.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blue Day

shades of blue.
Night pages.

I am always up for one of these!
Hollyhocks are one of my favourite flowers. I love their height and robustness. A good solid hearty flower. They remind me of small towns in ontario in the summer...of those nights that you would walk home from the ball diamond, fingers greasy from french fries, and the sound of stones under your runners.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

cross stitch...
tonight i met up with an old friend and joined in the stitch and bitch at the workroom.  it was just fantastic.  i love that at this 'stitch and bitch' you can pretty much work on anything you like.  there was journaling, quilting, crochet, knitting and i chose to work on some embroidery. i am trying to improve the evenness of my stitches, which needs some work!  there is just something about the small scale of embroidery which i adore. still love tiny things after all these years.

practicing the split and stem stitches. 

Friday, November 06, 2009


out the window a field of glowing bulbs

I blur my eyes and they expand and stain 

leaving bright rings 

clusters of warm.

this deep into night they are comforting.

old words tickle my finger tips.

they are so rich

they make my stomach hurt.

i collect them and keep them in a box.

now i find it hard to breath,

my heart is so swollen.

it gets softer with age and glows when I blur my eyes.

maybe it's a sun.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

New Project - Mementos

While moving into my studio today I stumbled upon a box of trinkets from my past.  I have managed to let go of many of these things during each move we have made, but some things I just can't let go of.  I thought I would put my camera to some use tonight and do some documentation.  
Grade 8 Corsage.  Made by Grandma.
Lockets and fish necklace. Mom and Pop in one and dogs Lucy and Time-o in the other.
Closed Lockets, and fish necklace (from my pops, of course)
Lockets close up.

Stones from my pops.

My Jordache wallet from the 80's.  I actually started using it again a few years ago...but after this photo I have finally sent it off into the world.

Moved In!

New month and new beginnings.  Things are falling into random piles of goodness.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

all i smell these days is fall.
it's everywhere and it makes me nostalgic.  It makes me weepy.  It makes me want to wrap myself in large wool blankets, to muffle the noise of breaking branches and the echoes of spring.
I have to wear sweaters and socks again.  While biking at night I am haunted by old faces under the lamp light.  Memories fluttering free from between the bare branches.  They sound like twinkling stars.  

The wind is stronger. meaner.  stealing our direction.  stealing our warmth.
I buy a toque.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Clean up.

it is time to spend a while cleaning up some of these sketches.  i love this part almost as much as the sketching.  going back to muck around.  i like the mud mid spring.

friendly folks in a line.

fever fox is blue.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Autumn and dry skin.

kye and i have been plugging away at my studio this week. there is finally an end in sight! 

the line up.
cold night and fever
underwater eyes.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Masks are fun!

Sometimes it is easier to just hide!
This is from a side project i have been working on with a friend whenever we have spare time.

I think it also makes a good self portrait. 


Sometimes the blur of a broken heart is better.
At least I think so.

Playing around with my web cam tonight.  Waiting for the return of my nikon from the shop (getting some pixels adjusted).

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Fall is coming...
actually i think it is already here.  
i waited for it, my jean bottoms wet
there is a rash the colour of turned leaves on my ankles now.
she is sleeping in the sock drawer.
It is cozy and socky.
happy feet! 
oh happy happy feet!
trouble in the woods.

patterns in circles.

Monday, September 21, 2009

mid morning.

sitting in mid september sun.  
a year and some months into a home.

ideas and espresso.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

this week...
spot light on moves

hey you guys!
rain and lightening 
spotted storm
blue nature

colour play

Thursday, September 10, 2009

While on vacation i did some sketching...
new pattern elements to play with!

woodsy bears...

tonight top model was on!