Friday, 12 December 2014

It wouldn't be Christmas.......

Staring into gaudy pink glass,
Face distorted,
wide eyes,
huge nose,
small chin,
giant forehead.
A laugh escapes thin lips
And spreads to the face in the next bauble,
Just as contorted and curious
As the first.
Hands bound in green cabled lights,
swearing whilst the end is eternally sought in the
bottom of the box which was packed
so carefully last year, pinecones
and paperchains making their escape.
She’s seen better days, that angel,
Skirt twisted and dusty,
nicotine stained face and hands,
Her 1960’s hairdo more birds nest than beehive....
But without her the tree would be naked

And it wouldn't be Christmas.

12.12.2014

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Fear - a poem about my relationship with my Mother

I am afraid.
I am afraid you are looking.
I am afraid you are looking for more.
I am afraid you are looking for more of me than I have.
I am afraid you are looking for more of me than I have to give to you.
I am afraid you are looking for more of me than I have to give to you right now. 

You are afraid. 
You are afraid I am running
You are afraid I am running away.
You are afraid I am running away from you.
You are afraid I am running away from you and your love.
You are afraid I am running away from you and your love for me.

We are afraid.
We are afraid of losing.
We are afraid of losing ourselves.
We are afraid of losing ourselves or each other.
We are afraid of losing ourselves or each other or both.
We are afraid of losing ourselves or each other or both of our minds.

I am afraid.
I am afraid of hurting.
I am afraid of hurting you.
I am afraid of hurting you again.
I am afraid of hurting you again or being hurt.
I am afraid of hurting you again or being hurt by you.

You are afraid.
You are afraid I am gone.
You are afraid I am gone somewhere.
You are afraid I am gone somewhere you can't.
You are afraid I am gone somewhere you can't follow.
You are afraid I am gone somewhere you can't follow me.

We are afraid.
We are afraid it won't.
We are afraid it won't work.
We are afraid it won't work if we try.
We are afraid it won't work if we try to learn.
We are afraid it won't work if we try to learn about each other.

It's ok.
It's ok to be afraid.
It's ok to be afraid of these.
It's ok to be afraid of these things.
It's ok to be afraid of these things we feel.
It's ok to be afraid of these things we feel, or don't.

07.12.2014

Adventure

Life can become a monotonous plod from Monday to Sunday sometimes. Days go by and nothing in particular happens to make it noteworthy. Then the days roll in to weeks and before you know it the year is nearly over. That's not to say that this year hasn't had it's interesting points though.....

Sometimes I just need a nudge to remind me that interesting things are all around me if I look for them and someone reminded me of this...
I signed up to Josie's (@porridgebrain) postcard project....she sent out 40 postcards to different people and each card had something to do written on it. You then had to go and do whatever it said and come back with photographic evidence of your adventure....so here's mine!

 My tasks for the day.......
 I saw a fish, a face and the number 3...what can you see?
 Me standing under a tree, looking up at the leaves...not sure what's with the silly face though! 
 Circle number one made from white quartz type rocks and different kinds of lichen.
 Circle number two...made in a little stream using rocks found at the edge. Oh, and I saw four human beings, three dogs, two cats and a tiny little wren in a hedge....she was my favourite.
 My thing that I wanted to hide....I've had this keyring FOREVER....am very fond of it but thought it was a good thing to leave in a secret place.....
The secret hiding spot.....wonder if anyone will ever find it? 



Big thank you to the lovely Josie for sending me my tasks.
I had a lot of fun!

x




Friday, 21 November 2014

I want one of these - Ally Capellino


I have long been a fan of Ally Capellino. The functional yet beautiful style is so appealing. 
The A/W 2014 collection is chock full of amazing pieces but I think my favourite is this leather and waxed cotton iGor rucksack. For me, it's the most perfect rucksack ever!


Net life

After a month with no internet (apart from ridiculously crap 3G on my phone!) I am finally back online! I feel like bouncing around like an idiot!
It really has brought home how much I rely on it for all kinds of things in my every day life, far more than I thought it did....

So, what to do with my newfound access to the wonderful web world? 
I'd love it if you showed me the sights and sounds that you have found recently and enjoyed!
What should I be looking at, listening to and engaging with? 

Love, Joo x

Monday, 22 September 2014

Hello Treasure


Hello Treasure is run by the lovely Tash and Ed. 
I am more than a little in love with their butterfly and moth print (they look like little pieces of origami!). 
Also have my eye on the badges....
Check out HelloxTreasure on Etsy and follow them on Twitter @helloxtreasure

Mr Skelly


Mr Skelly. 
He lives on my bed and was made by a very talented lady called Sam in Brighton. You should find her on Instagram because she's pretty darned marvellous.... _ART_BY_PAPERCUT_