Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Work of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

Remember when you first saw "The Ring" (the American version) and you were thinking; "Eh, just another trite horror movie with a weakly thought out paranormal plot.", and then that video came on and you were like; "What is THIS? Who made it and what were they thinking and this is the creepiest I've felt in a long time."

It was like someone got a camera into a mental patient's head, but also one in your own in your very worst moments, and it was scary to think that all of mankind gets these weird and spooky images in their head and not just you.

It made you feel like there was more to just what you can see and touch, and that a dark underlying world was connecting everyone. 

Or maybe that was just me...

Anyway,  that's how the photographs of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison make me feel:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Skating to Zen

When I ice skate I feel old fashioned and dainty. Something about it is charmingly wholesome and inherently wintery; like we are all swirling snow flakes on the ice.
My mind also wanders well. Wrote a po'em 'bout it. Like t'hear it? Here it go.

Winter Music
The vast expanse of white and lead,
The frozen exhaled mist descends

And joins the drift
Along the bank.
She wears a circle with her skate,
Debates the icy hand of fate.
Uninterrupted haze above
Continues as it blurs the field,
Broken by the scion of

The guard of aspen's ashen shield.
Every view is just of these;
The absence of all color peace,
And yet the ribbon in her head
Is red, is red, is red, is red.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Girlie Cave

Every girl needs a crafty spot.
Need better ribbon organization....
I covered my old display girlie with a vintage looking print (to emulate those awesome covered dress forms at Liberty). The costume design print is from an old French ballet.
The baby boy's baby Docs.
Space to paint...or pretend to paint (I know it's bad, but it's my first ever oil painting...just trying to learn how they work). Kindly disregard the subject matter...I must have been feeling bitter about something....
Cork board and knittin' stuff (still learning). My kids' babysitter is teaching them too!