Felt & Fabric, Poetry

Felt Stories

Here is another wool felt appliqué I made several years ago. 'Now we are in need of stories" is from a poem I had written that's in an earlier post. I added the words to this piece even though the image is not apparently connected to that poem. Creative licence and the unconscious!

Felt & Fabric, Poetry, Writing

For the Nighthawks

I often cry while listening to the news during the pandemic. The news, not new, of horrible murder and racism in the United States, not unique to that place, of old people dying in squalid long-term non-care homes in my province, of the poor, the discarded dying more often than the comfortable. So far, I… Continue reading For the Nighthawks

Felt & Fabric, Poetry, Writing

Confetti

As I’ve been reading over my writing, I’ve decided to put more of it on the blog. Here’s a poem I wrote in 2011/2012 along with an appliqué from 2005. Confetti The fortune reads: Because of your melodic nature the moonlight never misses an appointment. *** For years I liked to believe that I alone… Continue reading Confetti

Painting, Poetry

In a Garden

I've been rereading my writing from the past few years during this time of Covid-19. I'm throwing out what I don't like and whittling down my notebooks. This week I came upon a poem I'd written in 2015 that I had forgotten since it was lost amidst a mountain of writing. It resonated for me… Continue reading In a Garden

drawing, Poetry

Threshold

The heat wave has now broken, but we had hot and extremely hot weather in Toronto over the past while.  During that time, I took to walking in the streets in the evening to listen to the cicadas and crickets.  I discovered, to my surprise, that I was present to listening to the sounds of… Continue reading Threshold

Books, Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

Black Waterfall Poem Booklet

I've completed an accordion booklet with my writing about Milne's Black Waterfall painting. You can see the initial idea in Poem for an Old Woodcut. There's other related posts following that one. I decided to print my writing on thin Japanese paper and adhere it to the booklet.  Here's some photos of it from different angles. I like seeing different parts… Continue reading Black Waterfall Poem Booklet

Books, Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

A Poem for An Old Woodcut

As I continue turning some of my early prints into booklets, I'm playing around with words I might include with the prints. This last print I've been working with (the one that's also in my previous post) has a lot of black ink in it.  And that got me thinking about some writing I did a… Continue reading A Poem for An Old Woodcut

Photography, Poetry

Take Up The Night

I've begun writing poetry regularly during the last few years.  Before that, most of my creative work was in the visual arts.  Working with words at this point in my life is a great challenge, but one that I enjoy.  Because I'm familiar with the language, so to speak, of printmaking or design or painting,… Continue reading Take Up The Night

Exhibits & Performances, Poetry, Printmaking

Poetry Out Loud & in a Linocut

On Wednesday night, I attended a fundraiser at beautiful Koerner Hall in Toronto.  It was in honour of an excellent Canadian poet, Al Purdy (1918 – 2000).  Al’s work was being honoured through readings by Canadian poets and actors and through performances by musicians.  The funds raised are going towards the preservation and rehabilitation of… Continue reading Poetry Out Loud & in a Linocut