Mapping The Soul-Skin #8

Something bloody exciting happened this week. A character started talking in my head. It’s been the longest time since this has happened for a solo project. Even more exciting – I know how these Soul-Map poems may be wound in. A fortnight ago Nicole Cody told me to listen for a voice, that something would rise up from the small words of my poetry. As always, it’s never what you think it is!

This fortnight gone, I’ve been working on postcard tarot readings and maybe it was the act of being daily engaged in writing, or it was the return of nightly walks, or a bit of both, that a story had started to flow.

And chatting writing this weekend, as I caught up with a handful of friends who were in Brissy for GenreCon, the story took the leaps of creative faith it does when ideas are shared and I now have a flimsy gossamer structure of a story. It’s more than I’ve had for two years regarding this idea.

There is such a thrill standing in the cusp of a story. Now, like almost everyone I know, it’s the task of making time to write!! The act of writing (for me) is always the easy bit.

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Postcardia-cum-Poetica #58

This is the first of a mated pair of postcards – using the same image to create a different juxtaposition. I chose this one as it was sent on Hallowe’en and it seemed sort of appropriate (like dressing your dog in a red tutu to go trick-or-treating – which yes, was what I saw on my way to the post box!!)

The postcard is a promotional one for the Ballarat International Foto Biennial (shout out to my home town) and is David LaChapelle’s Can You Help Us? Words from Women Who Run With The Wolves.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #57

This is one of the last of the blank James Jean postcards Kim sent almost two years ago. This is PR3 Slipcase from the Memu postcard collection. Words are from a Women Who Run With The Wolves. 

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #56

Homemade postcard, from a recycled Japanese calendar several years ago. Words from Women Who Run With The Wolves.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #54

I’ve got quite a collection of card which already have words on them. Words that aren’t always easily covered up (like #52 ) so today’s card was an experiment in creating space for words while mainting the integrity of the original image. It’s given me the confidence to convert a few more of the wordy cards, and thus, further extending the life span of my postcard pile.

Promo card from La Boîte Theatre’s production of Nick Enright’s Blackrock. Words from Women Who Run With The Wolves.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #53

Postcard is a 2015 promo for the Adelaide OzAsia festival, featuring Peter Hönneman’s photograph of Miss Revolutionary Idol Beserker. Words from Women Who Run With the Wolves.