Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I am the Avocado!!

Tonight was my last poetry workshop at Art from Ashes and I think I wrote my favorite poem tonight. I had to change the word avocado to I am/I can/I will and all the you/they to I/me so here's my poem that started out about an avocado and turned out to be about me.

I can cure all that ails me!
I can save us all!
Things from the earth are what is meant to fuel me.

But there is the pit! That darn pit.
Always a reason to fuel with something else.
And then! Dr. Oz reminds me!
I can save me!
I don't need medication!
Eat my vegetables and all will be right in the world.

But how do I have a party and only serve me?
Some people are offended!
Some people are allergic!
Some people are happy!

I can't please everyone or convince everyone that I can save my soul.
I will forgive my sins!

Peel away the top layer and get to the good stuff.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Dresser??

I spotted this dresser today at a vintage furniture store on Broadway. I had them hold it for me but chickened out in the end. I think I'll call tomorrow and buy it by phone!
My current dresser is the same one I've had since I was about 5 and it's been painted so many times the doors don't to close and the drawers don't push in anymore. Think it's definitely time for an upgrade from the past.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

My latest "art" project

i bought some paint by number paintings, framed and all, at a thrift store in bismarck, nd many, many years ago and have been very in love with them. lately i've been thinking about ways to funk-i-fy paint by numbers so i ordered two of my own!! i had been trying to find some already completed ones at thrift stores but was coming up empty. i am considering just switching the colors around or maybe adding something in there...a little robot in the ship and train maybe? any ideas?