Every Day Art 3

Every Day Art 3

a side table with a copied Van Gogh drawing of mine on it. . . and an asparagus fern! woo! – Mary Kathryn Gough

see https://idiolalia.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/peasant-woman-by-van-gough-copied/


Memo # 12

I have finally instituted a writing day for myself. Non-interpretive, uninterrupted. Awesome.

There is a rose on my desk from Valentine’s Day, I’ve eaten a delicious maple & pecan pastry, I’ve replaced the ink in my printer, and I’m armed with a belly-mug of tea.

First, a meditation.

My favourite thing this week is a difficult toss up between the clear, dense and sparkling blanket of stars over the ocean these past few days, striking like those here in my old mountain range:

and a Neruda ode to socks which I handily rediscovered by being introduced to a frog poem over coffee (online here). My favourite song has been the one from the Hobbit 2 credits, ‘I See Fire’. My overriding intent this week has been to finish up my collaged chest of drawers, but so far, no such luck. The main reason for this saddening failure is that I’ve been saddled with a migraine of the sort that simply wants to shackle me without actually breaking me. Thus, I am reduced to treating it constantly (and treating myself nicely) while foregoing a lot of life and wearing out spectacularly quickly. Hmph.

At night I dream of art like growing vines, and the mysterious smile that speaks of souls in -contact-, learning. Once I get to sleep anyway. My dreads are full of grief at the moment…

Today, I will be bulking out my submittables and preparing at least one packet for the mail. Perhaps deciding on the fate of my next poetry collection: to be or not to be?

Here goes.

Everyday Art

I’ve been experimenting with collage as an art form. Here are some of my early attempts. Currently I am working on a pair of side tables and a chest of drawers, both of which I’m really excited about. I’m soon to embark on a refurbishment of some tables and chairs in a local shop’s cafe as well. So much fun!


I gave away my earliest pieces, and recently made a stab at selling various things, all proceeds to charity.


The response has been good I think for early steps: while more items may have sold because of the charities involved, there was a lot of genuine interest in the pieces themselves — especially the larger ones, which weren’t actually for sale that day!

a bookshelf i finished for a friend :)

a bookshelf i finished for a friend this past year 🙂

Several people asked me if I had shown my work in art galleries at all — even if I had a gallery! Heh.