Decades at least We’ve waited a few decades for each other, at least. And now, we call each other home. I pay the rent and you pay me by wrapping my body and soul in your four walls, your high ceilings, your sash windows I feel at home. I am at home in you. Your […]
I lost my words. Not lost like losing the car keys, knowing they’re somewhere but just lacking the memory of where. Not lost like a beloved pet, where you’ll pound the streets, tape up mimeographed posters on power poles and maintain this blistering determination that they’ll return, that everything will be okay. This loss was […]
Sometimes digging in deep to crafting a piece of writing provides a kind of abundance that I crave. Here’s one of those from a little while back. Stella slipped self-consciously out of the business meeting. Her mobile phone had buzzed impatiently one time too many for her keep ignoring it. It must be something serious, […]
So this blog is about simple abundance – with a focus on three of my favourite things: cooking, making and growing. Lately, cooking has been getting plenty of my attention with bountiful harvests from co-op inspiring me to cook for loved ones. And growing has been kicking along too, with the balcony garden enjoying gentle […]
I’m still in search of a good word for the act of photography. ‘Taking photos’ sounds as little thieving, and ‘making photos’ is at least a little bit pretentious. Whatever I call it, I’ve been doing a little lately, and here are a few of my favourites. There’s plenty more at my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tillymarie/. I would love to know what you think.
I now have a landing full of weaving material, thanks to a bountiful trip into the Mary Valley. Banana fibre, cat’s claw creeper and some other weed vines are mounded up ready for making stuff this week. The car trip home smelt so good, and this week feels full of possibility.
My second weaving project is complete (I made the first practice run from cat’s claw creeper). It’s a basket for the kitchen sink, made of discarded electrical wire from the grocery store in my childhood home town. Working with this “waste” material has helped me to reflect on the abundance of trash that daily life creates, and that the ease of […]
In the summer of 2010/2011 I made a pact with myself to get better at things. Practical things. You see, my home state was 75% underwater, and I was hard-pressed to garner any practical skills to help out with the recovery mission. I’m never going to be a bobcat driver or a carpenter, so I made a list of other useful […]