Barely-breathing in the wastelands of suburban Toronto where ecru is always the colour of the day, we spend the weekend shopping at big box stores, it’s either summer or winter but never in between and where it is never ever never pretty. Have been trying to write The Great American Novel for as long as I can remember. Thought for years that the problem was a massive bout of writer’s block…..turns out the problem is I’m a Canadian!!
Thank the gods and godessess I found you when I did, you may have come just in time to save me from my worst enemy…myself. I am a social worker who had gladly given up the task of unburdening myself creatively in exchange for the equally difficult task of a compassionate and loving career in a setting not conducive to these qualitites…..take care of others all day, come home unhinged but far too emotionally exhausted to take care of myself. I’ll bet some of you are familiar with this concept???
But 10 years ago I became broken beyond repair and among the many things I lost my career was one of them. Now I have been forced to adapt to a drastically different type of life, one I don’t like or want, but one that I seem meant to live. Lately I’ve been trying to gaze into mirrors again, come to some sort of terms with myself over this new life, trouble is I don’t even recognize who it is who is looking back.
So perhaps it’s best if I just stay in a RedBubble for the next little while….this looks like a safe place, a quiet place, a soft place….and there is no ecru in sight…….

  • Joined: January 2008

Journal

HAPPY!HAPPY!HAPPY!

Hi All, / I thought I would just share this bit of awesome news that I received from the ‘Works for Publication’ group. They have selected one of my poems to include in the groups’ first Anthology. The piece they chose is ‘Sorrow’. / I am so honored!! Thrilled! Absolutely beside myself crazy with joy!!! Can’t wait to see the finished product. / And if you aren…
Posted almost 6 years – 16 comments

Elephantine Error Message

I know that there is very little of me relfected here on RedBubble and as a newbie who has had a couple of months to climatize myself, I have been feeling somewhat irresponsible for traipsing through the creative minds of the rest of you without having offered up anything of myself. I have been re-working a piece during those months and was ready to post it this past Thursday. I haven’t bee…
Posted over 8 years – 10 comments

Sunk In

So, thought this might be a good opportunity for those who wish to get to know a litle about me. It seems I’ve had a revelation this morning eleven years in the making and I’m told that when things of this sort occur the best path to take is toward the journal. So here I go…. / It is into year eleven and it may have just now sunk in. That phrase ‘sunk in’ is so appro…
Posted over 8 years – 13 comments
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