Monday, February 28, 2011

Making the Trails


what x-country skiing is missing are ski lifts, and medics. I got more exercise from beetling back off my back than the skiiing proper part but fun just the same


Saturday, February 26, 2011

zip, zilch, zero

zilch, zip, zero
for the urban zebra

(but the February Abcedarian is complete.)


Friday, February 25, 2011

Yackety and Yap

yackety by the yap stone

Gadding about in the indoor greenhouse outside the Bank of Canada by a yap stone. It's a stone currency, a shimmering limestone that is not indigenous to Yap. The worth of a particular stone varies depending upon the size but also cost or difficulty of quarrying it. Did anyone die or get injured? Was it carved with seashells or steel? It may change hands but just stay put with word going around about who owns it now. It becomes a symbolic totem of thanks for a rare large expenditure of help.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Small Acts of Violins


(with my own stock photo from NAC orchestra as they go to intermission.)

puts new meaning to fiddling with a toothpick.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Upside down

upside down

Scaling that idea of a head stand waaay back...

ah, this topsy turvy life. plans are what don't pan out.

nothing's worth getting upset over but unsettled happens.


[Woohoo, the site has had 1500 views now!]

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Toes and Thyme


The impression of my toes captured with blueprint paper from a sunprint kit and scanned. The text was written on clear plastic like this.

So a self-portrait without a camera per se, an impression of self: My two left feet, toes, thyme and thanks be.

step 1step 2 step 3
Step one, set up and wait for 5-10 minutes under overcast skies. Then an image ready to be rinsed and dried.

developing 1 developing 2 developing 3
Developing after the paper is rinsed.

(See the Flickr group for sunprints)


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Searching the Shelves and Selves


Searching the poetry shelves at At Ottawa U. A borrowing limit is 4 books at a time is tricky but nice that you can borrow with the city library card.

I'm wearing my (Dodge Poetry Festival) poetry t-shirt, that which has the word poetry written in many languages. wish I could get another. never want this one to wear out.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Romantic Roses

romantic roses

R- Romantic Roses for the hubbykins. Stopping to smell them.

(using a boka texture by Mary Vican.)


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quiet...We're on the Air


I was interviewed on the subject of poetry and performance. I was talking with host Kate Hunt on Literary Landscapes on CKCU, 93.1. (the recording here)


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A look inside my head


The eye in the back of my head has the munchies.

O, orange.


Monday, February 14, 2011


An anniversary present from about 10 years ago from the gem and mineral show. My first pearls...and cobalt true heart.

Happy Hearts Day!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Make a Muscle


2001 and 2010. Life from country, gym to city, chair.


Saturday, February 12, 2011


looking at liberty's ostrich egg

Looking at Liberty's Ostrich egg beneath the barbed wire.

a modified source file of CC barbed wire,
turorial on Lichenstein halftones and inspiration from
Cluck…Cluck…Cluck a 1973 art piece by Pierre Ayot


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Gunned Down?

gunned down?

gored awful headache is more than a day old now. just bring the firing squad?

or be glad Amnesty International isn't doing a campaign on my behalf?


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Eye and Explosions

eye of the explosions
Fireworks over the eyebrows. Memories of hours before when kablooies kicked off Winterlude.


Friday, February 4, 2011


delivery? empty mailbox

Anything yet? What a long time between mailman visits!


Maybe the other shot is better. I can't decide. Handy to have two cameras tho. Only one can fit inside the mailbox.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blanket for a Blizzard

blanket for blizzard
due to get 20 cm of snow today. best place to be is close to the sheets like under the afghan quilt my god mother crocheted for me.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


sun dog in the sky

and feeling blah, pinkeye, stomachache, headache, 3 hours less sleep than normal, yech. but hubby near, yay! sometimes working, sometimes reading me a story.

and the 5 km walk was good for me. and a sun dog in the sky. rainbow blotch of goodness.

just to add something more to the mix, I'll see if I can make the 365 an Abcedarian for February as well.