woke up late pancake breakfast too much doom scrolling texted with sister sent two newsletters one load of laundry wrote out daily poem now writing this post…..
The fire next timebeloved,Between the world and me.Land of love and drowning,Breath, eyes, memory.
In February I took a class at Seamwork called Design Your Wardrobe. The three week class helps you to conceptualise and design a wardrobe for a specific season based on a number of criteria, and contexts. (E.g. is it warm or cool, does your lifestyle revolve around work, parenting etc.). I enjoyed the methodical process […]
Segu by Maryse Condé for our next Bring Your Own Book meting next month- 100 pages to go Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud for the main Caribbean Book Club meeting on Sunday the 18th Listening to Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Quichotte by Salman Rushdie – but it’s on hold for now *Walden […]
a. sitting here thinking “dang, that was an exhausting weekend!” exhausting weekend = baked a cake and cupcakes, skyped with family for son’s birthday, online book club sunday night. doing more than mere pandemic basics is tiring y’all! b. speaking of book club: stayed up way too late after because i couldn’t turn my brain […]
Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth Francesca Lia Block
I started my One Hundred Day Project of Watercolour Ladies full of enthusiasm. I was excited about learning more about watercolour and portraits. 45 or so days into my project I was unmotivated and struggling to continue. It just wasn’t as much fun as I expected it to be. While some days I totally loved […]
I love gardening, and have been a kind of avid gardener, both vegetables and flowers since we finally moved into a house with a tiny plot in 2011. Growing up in the Caribbean having a kitchen garden was pretty common, so I was happy to be able to grow thing! We had tried with tomatoes […]
House Empty Speaks a Loud Truth, 2018Iris Jamahl Dunklefor Charmian Kittredge London 1. House made of breath exhaled from wooden ribs.2. Dale Carnegie’s name scribbled on a cream closet door.3. A nautilus shell eating a light bulb sheds the softest light.4. Calabashes painted grey sway from their […]
I’m very excited about my latest knit project: the Open Air Wrap from Purl Soho. I wanted to work on something simple but with big impact and this fits the bill for sure. I love the texture and I love that it will be nice and airy. I am using a light fingering weight yarn […]