Thursday, July 21, 2011

Glenmore Benches

Glenmore Park in Calgary, Alberta, is more than just a tract of land through which to run a highway. Many Calgarians love this park, and there is no better evidence of this love than the benches that dot the cliff overlooking the reservoir.

Set to music by Brahms. My apologies if I have mispronounced your name or one that you recognize.

Dedicated to my mom and sister.

(Update: Ha--sorry I just figured out how to make this not autoplay. You could watch it anyway, though ;) )

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Like a Needle into Paper

"You Fit into Me" by Margaret Atwood. White thread on red construction paper.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


...was an awesome poetry day. Also, I saw this meme, which is so awesome it reinforced the awesomeness of the day :) Seal of Approval!

Friday, July 8, 2011

In Their Own Hand

I'm working on my major research project for my MA, which is partly about our assumptions about the textual lives of women living in England in the late middle ages. I printed out a couple pages of my essay, but running out of ink, my printer gave me this. Fitting since I'm writing about how history has obscured the agency of women writers. My printer is either agreeing with me, or messing with me.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Prick and a Stitch

Indeed a sample is not a sample... I can't quite seem to snap a photo of this that makes the colour look right--the pink should be brighter and the paper more cream-coloured, but no combination of scanner, flash, or lighting seems to capture this. Oh well. Anyway, it's embroidery thread on a sheet of beige construction paper. Poem 'A Handkerchief' by Gertrude Stein, from Tender Buttons.