31 December 2010

in years past, when hems frayed, stray threads were cut and raw edges turned back...tomorrow is a new year, and as midnight nears, i pull out my oft-used darning kit.

28 December 2010

26 December 2010

"as the world turns", we stop at a portal to possibilities...

December 26

A BB gun.
A model plane.
A basketball.
A ’lectric train.
A bicycle.
A cowboy hat.
A comic book.
A baseball bat.
A deck of cards.
A science kit.
A racing car.
A catcher’s mitt.
So that’s my list
of everything
that Santa Claus
forgot to bring.

25 December 2010

Winter Solstice Chant

Vines, leaves, roots of darkness, growing,
now you are uncurled and cover our eyes
with the edge of winter sky
leaning over us in icy stars.
Vines, leaves, roots of darkness, growing,
come with your seasons, your fullness, your end.

Annie Finch
a day for celebrating, and reflecting...

20 December 2010

as the year draws to an end, i will post favorite photos from the archives...

18 December 2010

10 December 2010

09 December 2010

found this etching in a dusty little shop, for $4...

05 December 2010

30 November 2010

winter stars

..."When I left home at seventeen, I left for good.

That pale haze of stars goes on & on,
Like laughter that has found a final, silent shape
On a black sky. It means everything
It cannot say. Look, it’s empty out there, & cold.
Cold enough to reconcile
Even a father, even a son ..."


personatges, estel, 1963 - Joan Miro -

teNeues publishing...

29 November 2010

20 November 2010

At the San Francisco Airport - 1954

This is the terminal: the light
Gives perfect vision, false and hard;
The metal glitters, deep and bright.
Great planes are waiting in the yard—
They are already in the night...

Yvor Winters

safe journeys this holiday season - i'm taking a break to clean, cook and finally, enjoy the fruits of my labor.

18 November 2010

11 November 2010

27 October 2010

paper quilts...















taking a little break, returning november 6th.

25 October 2010

24 October 2010

"He walked around everyday saying that the day that he forgot to wear his Adidas jacket....or at least something with Adidas on it....he was quite adamant about it.....that he would die.....The first thing the other kids asked me was whether he was wearing his Adidas jacket....It was never found..."

ten years gone.

"Before you can blame an individual for their choices, you have to make sure they have the same choices as everyone else."

Bix , the fanatic cook.