tracing paper

the sketchbook is splayed across the table, thin gauzy papers stacked in a bundle several inches tall. the pages have worn smooth, soft, as if from years of being handled and rehandled; the cover stained with a coffee splash and various ink scribbles from testing pens. it's an imitation of paper at this stage, lightly… Continue reading tracing paper

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Word Crush Monday: Picasso

I've made an executive decision. It starts with the lack of book review and ends with the desire to not yap on about Life and Other Things. I blame the fanfiction: I took up a new fandom and that means I have to also immerse myself in the fanfiction. Admittedly I've not written anything new… Continue reading Word Crush Monday: Picasso

invitation (300)

invitations. she declares it to be an art, in a world full of electricity which can send a request or suggestion to the intended recipient within seconds. she makes it a point to never use electric invitations, and scorns having to click yes instead of sending back the reply card. in a way she gets it,… Continue reading invitation (300)

out of reach (400)

creation has begun to disappear on me. the world has broadened of late, spinning on into infinity and permitting new complications in the form of ideas, spilling over from a dozen new stashes and chaotically organized. my mind has grown cluttered, temperamental: memory has eluded me for some months, holding back numerous actions from me… Continue reading out of reach (400)

Abstraction

Flash Fiction July, 14 The bag of paint tubes rustles in my hand, a second bag with brushes and primer and varnish rattling on my wrist as I scrabble for the key. I've finally paid off the apartment, and I get to redecorate the entire place to my liking now. It's beautiful, but always been… Continue reading Abstraction

countless + orderly

shatter crockery, put a brick through your failed attempts at stained glass. carefully, now - meticulous; tweeze every piece from the ground. countless tiny shards glitter under harsh sunlight, seeming to multiply. sort them by colour, quick - before you fall victim to tricks of the light. prepare the surface with the due diligence of… Continue reading countless + orderly

the forest cottage (400)

the windows dominate the room. it's no accident; i had the room designed this way exactly for that purpose. it's kind of a small room, not unlike the fabled attic at the top of the tower, but it suits me exactly. four years ago, when i collected a few bags of notebooks and canvases, crammed… Continue reading the forest cottage (400)