. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . where ImagInatIon comes to play

Saturday, May 23, 2015

J'ai fais mon premier souhait de la saison sur un pissenlit en graines aujourd'hui. Les boulevards en débordent de petites fleurs jaunes et de graminées et de souhaits à souffler...

Allez, soufflez.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Empire

To Exterminate
armenians led to the desert
to die
100 years ago   now
no one came     no one stopped it
1.5 million tortured
raped starved   finally to rest
in their blood  and excrement    waiting
for death       asking

it was a quiet little genocide
one hundred years to remember
one hundred years to forgot

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bog Girl, without the mud and in a calmer place...

photo: S. James

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cedar Bog

She darts in and out of the cedars that line the old bog,
decides on a deep muddy hole to cool herself off
and emerges black as the bear who spent his winter there.

The storm is near, palpable underfoot as the thunder tears
through trees and she chases the beast through green
and gold prairie grass.

I look for cover but there is none, vernal budding just begun;
on the path I wait for her return while the rain falls and drowns
out all but a retriever chasing the roar of colliding clouds.

Friday, February 28, 2014

I Love to Read!

February is I Love to Read! month. As an advocate for literacy in my province as well as regularly advocating our Freedom to Read guaranteed us under the Charter of Rights and Freedom in Canada (it is still regularly taken away), February ensures my involvement in some way... but not this year.

That's why I'm so happy to share someone else's awesome donation to the literacy cause. Winnipeg can now boast its own river library, where one can peruse a magazine while lacing up their skates. What a hearty breed we are, we prairie dwellers...

I invite you to visit little free library, a wonderfully creative cause 
for the promotion of literacy worldwide.
photo: S. James

Friday, February 14, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Stories cut from paper

Video from KarmaTube

Beatrice Coron seems to be a karma-sister, with her love of words, of language, of paper... and in her decision to choose artist as her designation at the age of 40, as I did.
enJoy !

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014


     In and out, she coiled  her way about the lake waters with impish delight. She was a fish, unfarmed, breathing in its fresh clean waters with satisfaction, her scales, smooth cerulean skin. And when she noticed the man on shore, hands in pockets, smiling, she projected herself high above the water's surface and with one noble splash, disappeared below the late vernal sunset.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

There are painters who transform the sun 
to a yellow spot, 
but there are others who 
with the help of their art and their intelligence, 
transform a yellow spot into sun.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

À créer ...la touche

Video from KarmaTube

A good photographer will typically reveal the emotions that exist between his subjects through his art form. Richard Rinaldi wanted to see what emotions he might evoke by taking the same well-posed photos by - well, just watch...