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.

Apr 7, 2011

proof of life

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what is it about this act? so similar to diary keeping, to writing... like letter by letter, i go stitch by stitch, a call to arms, a cry for warmth, stitch stitch stitch repeat repeat repeat and lay me down to jam the hook, twist the wool, twirl round and pull. stitch, stitch, stitch, all lined up like assassins, like teeth, like a stack of letters in the box.

i've been nerding it up with my new sweater as you can see. i finished it last weekend and wore it to my german class monday morning. it sent a flag up to the little goth girl in the class and we had a sweet little conversation about knitting and crochet during the break. lovely... that sort of quick affirmation, an immediate recognition of self in the eyes of another. we see things in each other... an odd, unspeakable mirror. that's what we are. a hall of mirrors.


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9 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful jumper, Angela, and yo in it, with your observer's eye, are stunning in form and in word. It's great to see you here.

Jane Lancaster said...

I love this photo and your cozy blue jumper, lovely lady. It reminds me of when I was a teenager and I always wore mohair jumpers, I was known by some as Jumper Jane. anyway Pam loved knitting and I have quite a few of her knitted pieces I'm going to model them some time on the blog... mirrors mirrors...

yolanda said...

i looove your blog, same here, i feel related to all you say...
LOVE!
yolanda

angela simione said...

elisabeth! you make me blush! thank you! and i love it that you say 'jumper' instead of 'sweater'. :)

angela simione said...

jane! ha! i love that nic-name (you say 'jumper' too!)! what a great thing to be known for! yes, fall fashion and all clothing meant for a colder climate are my favorite. you should definitely model pam's sweaters! absolutely! :)

angela simione said...

yolanda! thank you, sweet girl! i'm so glad you feel a resonance here. <3

Jane Lancaster said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2011/apr/09/how-to-dress-spring-jumpers-video

angela simione said...

jan! hahahaha! thank you!!!! good to know! i was feeling a bit sad thinking i'd have to wait until next fall to wear these out and about. also, i just wore a pencil skirt the other day. seems i'm a bit more fashion-forward than i realized! ha! :)

Jane Lancaster said...

;-)