Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the light is soft

the light is soft, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

there was a time

I made myself smaller than I was
hunching in
I tried not to be seen
my eyes squeezed shut
wishing, wishing, wishing
I was invisible
that was a dark time

now I stand tall
broad shoulders held high
chin higher
and imprint myself on the world
wrapping light around myself
to shine as brightly as I can

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring time in the park

Spring time in the park, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

peering over a snow bank
at the kids playing
when we stay outside
all afternoon basking in the sun
you know it is spring
even if it doesn't look like it yet

Sunday, March 29, 2009

golden girls

golden girls, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

cooling down after their first session of dog agility
the girls
canine and human
spend some quality down time together
in the filtered afternoon sunlight

(taken Mar.29, posted am March 30)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

up from the bottom of the bowl

once it is fired
this lovely painting
will peer up at the guinea pig sisters
as they eat their alfalfa pellets
the oldest daughter painted the outline
the youngest daughter made the bowl and coloured it in

Friday, March 27, 2009


insolence, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

a tiny perfume bottle
left behind for me by my mother
it smells like her

Thursday, March 26, 2009

orange in the mid afternoon

orange in the mid afternoon, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

my youngest daughter brought be a snack and it became the focus of one of my many creative endeavors
most of which I cannot show because my oldest daughter thinks I am, hmmm, how to put this - INSANE
so no long visual journey about the orange who came to the big city and was devoured -
(Mom! Why are you crazy?!)
simply this lovely golden orb on a plate

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

unravelling in the sun

unravelling in the sun, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

my mother doesn't like having her picture taken
I like this one though
I took it after she mentioned how pretty the yarn looked in the sun

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


recovery, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

bits of rainbow mohair fluff
my mother snips and pulls
to unmake the thrift store sweater
back into balls and skeins
that I can re-sweater again

Monday, March 23, 2009

from out of the clear blue sky

spring is coming on sun touched wings

Sunday, March 22, 2009

snow blocks in the front yard

snow blocks in the front yard, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

standing about four feet high
snow drifts sweeping up against it
the world all black and white

Saturday, March 21, 2009

fits like a glove

fits like a glove, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

same tree from a few days ago
amazing what beauty can come from
a drain in a bridge over a tree

Friday, March 20, 2009

when there are puddles in the street

and I am standing in the middle of the road
almost getting hit by passing cars
then it MUST be SPRING

Thursday, March 19, 2009

optimistic drink

optimistic drink, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

rose coloured in glass
more than half full

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

icicle tree (iphone)

icicle tree (iphone), originally uploaded by gawdessness.

in the early morning

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

broken doll

broken doll, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

it can't be fixed
the body has always been too hard to cuddle
so where does it end up?

Monday, March 16, 2009

the underside of the picnic table

water dances and icicles form

Sunday, March 15, 2009

tuckered out

tuckered out, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

my daughter was thrilled
when one of the little ones at church
fell asleep in her lap today

Saturday, March 14, 2009


tender, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

my daughter brought these home
because I like them

Friday, March 13, 2009

food court

food court, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

not as good as I remember
the bacon cheese hot dog
with the original orange julius
on the side
but then I am not a broke teenager anymore
and my palate has had a lot more experience

Thursday, March 12, 2009

twins? (macbook isight camera)

I like this frog shirt
my kids and my friends like this frog shirt
my husband likes my frog shirt
and today in celebration of my frog shirt
I demonstrate my uncanny resemblance
(I actually spent some time planning this out)
to the frog
on my frog shirt

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

writing on snow (iphone)

writing on snow (iphone), originally uploaded by gawdessness.

with rabbit tracks for punctuation

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Brittle, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

when you see a parked car with a blanket tucked in around its hood
then you know it is cold
I took a picture of that but I liked the delicate sugar frosted branches even better

Monday, March 9, 2009

winter weed

winter weed, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

yes that was me
crouching in the snowbank in the back alley
with my car idling beside me
trying to take pictures of dead weeds
and yes,
it was cold

Sunday, March 8, 2009

wide open heart

wide open heart, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

speaking to me
of spring
despite the grey of winter

Saturday, March 7, 2009

at the home for wayward guinea pigs

at the home for wayward guinea pigs
one of a pair of ten month old sisters
that moved in with us today
their "room" is directly beside that of the
older bachelor rodent
with very clear orders that they are not allowed to socialize across gender lines
- 3 is truly enough!

Friday, March 6, 2009

detail - red feather hat

detail - red feather hat, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

found and liberated from the reuse centre
with made in france tag inside

found again after the party it was worn to
odd to wear
clutching at the head like a steam roller'd bird

Thursday, March 5, 2009

one week ago today....

one week ago today...., originally uploaded by gawdessness.

she was born
my beautiful niece

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

bitter sweet

bitter sweet, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

sad for my friend who had to let her dog go yesterday
and sad to lose one of our geriatric guinea pigs today
but the sun is shining and we are holding together

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yarn - not just for cats anymore!

she doesn't do it often but when she does she brings the house down! (click on picture for full screen size view)
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Monday, March 2, 2009

the basket weaver

the basket weaver, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

my friend Goat Herding Woman is very, very cool in so many ways
not the least because she was making a willow basket at the park today
and because she didn't mind that I was contorting myself below her to take pictures

Sunday, March 1, 2009

handmade knitting needles

handmade knitting needles, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

pretty and handmade silky, smooth wood that slips through and carries yarn almost like in a dance

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When I ask to photograph someone, it is because I love the way they look and I think I make that clear. I'm paying them a tremendous compliment. What I'm saying is, I want to take you home with me and look at you for the rest of my life.
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