Wednesday, February 21, 2007


When I'm home from work, I have no time to blog.
When I'm in work, it's surreptitiously done with guilt.
When the weekends roll around, we cram it all in.
This past one, we visited my mom who just turned 82.
The kids went a little crazy - candy out in candy dishes.
Luca Brazi sleeps with the swedish fishes.

Before we went a callin'
We went sledding in a park so picturesque.
It seemed it was the only place to be if you were stuck in the city.
We came home to hot cocoa and black and white cookies.
Life is good indeed.

This is not a poem, this is not verse, it's just some blog rambling strung together like a quilted purse. Stream of consciousness.

I'm on a mini art buying kick. This artist is an Etsy artist that I found through DESIGN*SPONGE'S GUEST BLOG. His name is Harry Stooshinoff and he's from Canada. His paintings are little vignettes from life there. The first painting in the beginning of the post is called Winter Side Street and the one directly above is called At The Forest Homestead. Take a look.

Wow, I haven't posted in a week. Wasn't for lack of trying. Okay, work tomorrow so time to get some beauty rest.

Nice to be back, the place was getting a bit dusty.


Hobbes said...

Happy birthday to your mom!
Nice art.
Did you talk to Mr. Banana about Mr. Brazi?

Nessa said...

Lovely pictures.

I like your non-poem. Good job for being so busy.

Carrie said...

Glad to see you're back! It's hard to find time to do everything, I know, I'm stuck there, too.


Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your mom! (i forgive her for either snatching you away from my family or leaving me on someone's doorstep, whatever the case may have been that separated us as kids)

poetry(ishness) *and* artwork?? zowie! one short respite and you come back full of refinement, don't ya, NBFF? impressive, to say the least. hmmmm. wonder if that would work for me...? (doubtful) xox

Anonymous said...

Nice quilt, G.

G said...

Weirsdo: Thanks. When we got back from my Mom's, he and Sissy were nowhere to be found - a note on the table said "Gon ta the country, be back soon".

Goldennib: Just needed to reconnect with my little blogworld. Thanks.

Pinky: Yes, that place between the devil and the deep blue sea (what does that mean anyway, it sounded good). HUGS to you too.

Neva: Chances are you were left on someone else's door...I mean if we do the math - she had 6, would she have snatched another? Perhaps.

Yes, I love cultcha, I do. XOX

Al: If only I could sew.

Doug The Una said...

"Luca Brazi sleeps with the swedish fishes" might be my favorite line of poetry ever.

"This is not a poem, this is not verse, it's just some blog rambling strung together like a quilted purse. " may be my second.

Kyahgirl said...

your first sentence describes exactly what has happened to me since the end of December!!! :-)

nice to see you g.

Kyahgirl said...

doesn't that just make you wonder about the impact on the gross national product due to blogging. mind boggling.

The ZenFo Pro said...

You know, there's something about a good snowstorm that puts me into a fine arts mood, myself. I've probably spent more time reading, watching, and creating art pieces than I'll do the rest of the year.

Lol, I had a girlfriend tell me once that I'm way too young to say things like, "Did you see that documentary on PBS last week on Roald Admundsen?" or "There's a local coppersmith in Indiana who does great homewares pieces."

FirstNations said...

oh. my. G*D!!!!!
right up my alley, right UP my alley, i mean UP THE ALLEY that is MINE. My alley.
what a fantastic site!
neologism of the day:



g, this made my whole day!

robkroese said...

They look like illustrations from a children's book. I like them, but they make me sad.

G said...

Doug: Wow, I'm on a roll, maybe I'll come up with your third! I am a bit partial to the Luca Brazi line myself :)

Kyahgirl: So nice to see you. I've been terrible about getting around, but I'm on my way, oh yes I am. It's very difficult to make time when you're home...with the kids. Believe me, I know.

Kyahgirl: Actually people used to talk to each other at the office and waste time, now we've got blogs :)

Zenfo: That's it - the snowstorm! Causes introspection and creativity and purchasing art online. Very funny - let's just say you're well rounded. Now I'm off to google Roald Admundsen.

fn: I'm cracking up. How happy am I that I swept this out in time to make your day?! Very. Artgasm - that's perfect.

Diesel: They don't make me sad, but they do appeal to my sense of melancholy, I'll give you that. Show them to Toby, see what he thinks.

Tom & Icy said...

That stream of thought or quilt or whatever was more poetic than most poems. We love that.

G said...

Thanks T&I, just being a little footloose and fancy free. Love that you loved it.

Joe Jubinville said...

I love these, G, and can see why you do too. Sometimes art can get at things that photographs can't.

Minka said...

I like the little art works too. Very homey, peaceful and free. What´s not to like...have some of it whenever you feel like it ;)

G said...

Somewhere Joe: That it's, art just gets to a place in your heart. Well you can't spell heart, without art. Oh forgive me, but I couldn't help myself.

Minka: I like that - "have some of it whenever you feel like it". I think I will. ;)

tsduff said...

I lovelovelove (sorry neva) those pics! Beautiful art. sigh. I would love to create something like that. I'm guilty of blogging at work too: when ever else do I have time?

G said...

Terry - don't worry, that's a phrase Neva lends out freely. I know - all of this art around me is inspiring me - to what, I don't know. Hey, you could be gossiping with a coworker, this is more creative :)