these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Aug 19, 2009


up and at em, up and at em, a new day is here. a day for oil and windex. yes, windex. intermittent cleaning and painting; back and forth, back and forth. my brand new coffee maker will be a great help.

the sky is violet. there are birds out already and headlights on the road. my little girl dog wants to play and sniff the sticks to see what strange night creatures came by while we slept. i can smell the remnants of a skunk. maybe my crows will be back once the sun is all the way up. i hope so. they are good and funny company. i watch them to see what black should look like when light bounces off it. their feathers, caught in the bright day, teach me how to paint- shadows within shadows and the blue-violet gleam.


Heather Jerdee said...

Sounds like a great start to a good day. And wonderful companions dog and crows. Crows are fascinating I really like how you wrote light bouncing off the black teaching you to paint. And shadows within shadows and the blue violet gleam.mmmm beautiful description and observation. Now I'm all day dreamy about crows :) hee.

Lots are sorting over here too, I'm starting to see the fruits of my labor, some rooms in my house are not so bad to clean now because I don't have to organize and pick up so much, kinda miraculous hee-hee :)

Cheers to a new coffee maker and new day!

angela simione said...

oh, that coffee maker was put to hard work today! it seems these kinds of jobs are endless. i am finally nearing the end as well and i will be so thankful once it's done and my house is wide open and full of light again. i can't wait.