Sunday, March 28, 2010

i like movies

sorry kids, i haven't felt much like writing lately. Prolly because if i did write, it would just be all complainy. This time of year is like that for me. At the breaking point of "not enough sunshine", "where is the warm weather already?" and "stupid rain".
However last night i saw something that made me pretty happy. Volver. Have you seen it? it is exceptionally beautiful. Fantastic and gripping plot.

ps. is anyone else really annoyed by optical commercials? EVERYONE IS WEARING GLASSES!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

good morning to you i hope you're feeling better baby

I am awake! It is Wednesday and that means its wake up early and put out the garbage and usually go back to bed. But today, it wasn't so cold and it wasn't so wet and it actually felt nice outside (still too cold and too wet). So, i am awake.

I think the main reason is because i can hear a cardinal chirping from somewhere in my backyard. It's a sound that is entirely welcome. There is a nesting pair that lives in my neighborhood and they tend to spend a lot of time in some of my trees.

i got the image here

Saturday, March 20, 2010

handful of things

I was going to start with a link to an interview with Gen, but i dont want you to click off just yet so it will come at the end.
... Ok i was going to write some long post about the value of art in terms of an object that can bring joy, or some sort of emotion, the amount of time, thought and energy that goes into a piece versus it's monetary value. But I am really not in the mood to write it anymore.
So, moving on
there are a couple new items in my etsy shop, give them a looksee!

as promised - the link
Gen is an amazing artist and person. One of my faves to be completely honest. Please enjoy her work and charming interview.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

across time

Broke the (not even for sure) news to my mum.
"I think i want to move back to Japan"
"..." was her initial reaction.
I dont think she is pleased in the slightest by the prospect. Maybe she feels abandoned or something. I just feel like there is more for me there.

bla, im going back to bed.
OH! wait, its going to be pretty today.

Monday, March 15, 2010

secret no more

ok! So, here is a secret nerd-out for all to read. I am a little bit in love with a fictional character... Kyle Reese! In both film manifestations. Michael Biehn and Anton Yelchin. Perfect. That first line "Come with me if you want to live"- how can a girl resist? Not to mention him carrying a torch for the woman he has traveled through time to save! Pretty great.
On top of all that, there are those excellent fashions! Look at that super awesome stripey shirt, and layered fatigues! Bril! I love.

ps. watch T1 again... how creepy does Arnold look without eyebrows?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

hopes dashed

Dont worry, the title is slightly misleading. It wont really be as depressing as all that.
Last week the weather here was incredible! It was warm and sunny. I was compelled to leave the house and bask in the sun.
But true to toronto weather form, its ugly outside. Its going to stay ugly outside.
I really wish that i could leave for about 2 months. come back in may when i can smile and squint all day long because its sunny.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

zooey was always my favorite

why didnt anyone tell me that my favorite author had passed away?
there is a tiny sad cloud inside of my heart.
He had been gone for so long already, but i guess i just wished that he would have published something else. It's because i am greedy and four books wasn't nearly enough.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

god save the village green

dip dyeing - so fun.

Last night the cbc gave me a gift, they had HOT FUZZ on for the late night film. Excellent. It was my first time seeing it and it has become my favorite cop movie (of the moment).
I do have one criticism, the soundtrack! Although it is an amazing choice of songs, there is voiceover with lines from the film. I never enjoy this sort of thing with pre-existing songs. Sometimes i find it successful when the Artist or Band makes this choice in studio (there is a lagwagon song that has lines from jacob's ladder, works well) but in this case the cast's voices completely ruined "We are the village green preservation society" which was the only reason i downloaded the soundtrack from iTunes in the first place. Maybe i will get over it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

retail therapy

Alright! OK! Finally got my Etsy store up. Only three items so far, but they are great. So go buy em!

Friday, March 5, 2010


Home by Saturday has, for a few years been one of my top 20 songs. There is a very specific memory that it is involved with- When i lived in Japan i felt such longing for home that it would be like a blinding light, some sort of imagined beacon that would guide me back to a life that i had left. I would wake up from dreaming confused as to where i was. I dreamed of my friends and family in Canada, of the places i loved in Toronto - home. But when i returned, home was no longer to be found. Things had changed, loved ones had changed, i had changed, rooms felt bigger and smaller, food tasted different and i couldnt find that one comfort that i had been missing so much, I couldnt find my home. I found instead pangs of nostalgia and a yearning for the land i had left. I was torn in two. Happy and sad simultaneously.
Over time things have adjusted (as they always do) and I kind of feel like i am home again, but the pangs have never left me.
I think i am beginning to understand a new notion of home. I think throughout a lifetime there will be many versions of comfort and love, maybe its a house you grew up in and a school you loved, your first apartment and your favorite restaurant. Or maybe it could be something else, maybe it could be a feeling that you can carry around with you, maybe the light can live inside you and you'll never have to feel homesick again. The latter is my hope for my future. I have been contemplating a move back. But still feeling torn.


spinning yarn, dyeing yarn, knitting yarn.
I am doing a lot of this and its becoming compulsive.
The little face is running around like a madcat, he is on a rampage. Every few minutes he sits down in front of me to stare, and then dashes off to continue his laps.

I will have some images of my current fiber work tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

light of my life

Ripley Katsuo VonTerror - the little face