Erasure

©2015 Nicole Rigets

“… you can go back into it and find something else…”, someone said.

“Ripping out a page steals the silence.” N.Rigets

Found Poems go back to the time of T.S. Elliott

 

“Launch each Moment”Sita

 

 

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Dream VII

Fully developed

fantasy vision life.

Can’t sleep

dream.

Demoralizing inward

strength to go,

have your tongue and swallow anger,

Embark painful self

I envy.

Thrilling people

turn the page.

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Many chapters had been roughly torn from a paperback… I received three pages.  I searched to find a poem by connecting an assemblage of words between, above, and below the printed text in front of me.  This is how ‘Dream VII’ was written.

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Play-pen App

Blogging 101 has me living across new worlds… even eating sweet, baked ‘black’ bananas… well… I am 1/2 Fruitarian.

Elle Kae published a list of iPhone apps to enhance blogging posts.  ‘ABM; A Beautiful Mess’ sounded invaluable and I spent $1.19 to buy it.

In well-connected Collage Circles I am known as; “The Particle Princess”.  This is my beautifull mess:  in photo essay form, because last week’s assignment (post in a style you don’t usually do) hasn’t been done.

©2015 Nicole Rigets

©2015 Nicole Rigets

 

 

These first two were made using Collage layouts and my Photographs.

 

 

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This one is created using my ‘In-Camera Collage’ and ‘ABM’ Borders; chevrons, shocking pink dots, and ribbon-like script.

 

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Three iPhone Photos captured on Denman Street, in Vancouver’s West End, were set into the Collage Layout.  I then added an ‘ABM’ doodle and chose ‘Lorinda’ text to type the word:  What!

 

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Made completely with ‘ABM’ Collage Features. Later I loaded this image into Instagram, vignetted it a bit, and added a Caption: “PLaYgrOunD”

 

Here is a link to Elle Kae and the article:  http://ellekae.com/2015/01/22/top-iphone-app-roundup/

©2015 Nicole Rigets

Sensory Imagery

"Untitled"
“Untitled” ©2015 Mark Teasdale Photography

Mark Teasdale photographed this event Live… and is now producing a series of Altered Images based on his originals. See more of his work at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcbusinesshub/

Teasdale & I have collaborated on Artworks in the past.  This Photograph evokes feelings spoken through a Haiku ©N.R. Rigets.

“Play the role around, around,

Spot leopard divine

Rings and nails and circus eves.”

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Swallow Up & Over Show

Doors inside out.  The occupants never thought of them; instead they thought of boxes.  The ones piled up too high behind the locker door made of corrugated metal, and heavy, and blue grey, with a cold past squeezing out from around it. This was really a solid gate, not a door.

Real doors were warm and wooden and painted red like the ones on the front of heritage homes.  That’s the best color for a door because it shows off a Christmas wreath just right.  It draws attention to its structure and co-ordinates well with a black wrought iron mailbox.  The lawn is happy with a complimentary splash of color.

False Front
False Front

Birds find it cheerful, and the loud rumblings heard coming from behind it; the angry voices, the shouting seem even more violent when passing through the scarlet wound of the house.  If the door were made of glass, one wonders if the occupants would be quieter and reflective.  Who made a decision to inflame the door; and when was it so.

©2015 Nicole Rigets

The Dog Hid my Homework

 Puppy Coco killed a mouse when she was out for a walk with my Grandson, Carsen.   Coco was then quickly recruited by the B.I.A. (Barbet Intelligence Agency) and given the Undercover Name:  "Miller" (Mouse Killer)

Puppy Coco killed a mouse when she was out for a walk with my Grandson, Carsen. Coco was then quickly recruited by the B.I.A. (Barbet Intelligence Agency) and given the Undercover Name: “Miller” (Mouse Killer)

I have a female Barbet.  Coco is 2 years old.  This breed is known for its speed, agility, intelligence, and beautiful temperament.

Carsen & Coco on the deck @ Bean Around the World, Ambleside, West Vancouver BC
Carsen & Coco on the deck @ Bean Around the World, Ambleside, West Vancouver BC

Barbets have an immense sense of humour… they love to make up little games and tricks to make you laugh… Coco quickly slips in and out between the chair legs under the 10′ dining table.  Just when I’m exasperated, and dizzy from circling trying to catch her, she will slowly come out with a wide smile and stand to get her leash on so we can… finally… go for  a walk.  This is a ritual and not always that funny when I’m late doing my Blogging 101 homework.

I’m late with yesterday’s assignment and still haven’t started today’s.  I think of an excuse for the WordPress ‘Teacher”.  “The dog lost hid my homework!”















 

 

I spent a LOT of time looking for Blogs I felt connected to so I could write a comment with some meaning to it. There are a glut of blogs that specialize in commercially selling products. Lots re-post most of the content on their pages from online sites, books, and magazine images. Many are well designed, graphic, busy… yet the content is rather vacant.

My patience for squinting is limited! These are the formatting features that take me too long to read: White print on a black background. Background and print are both colored creating a simultaneous contrast. … teeny gray print…

I was looking for ‘from the heart’, spirited, inspiring Blogs. Critiques, Examples, DIY Demonstrations, Art, Interiors, Books, Cooking/Baking, Crafts… and uplifting text: as in, “Yes You Can”, do ‘new thinks’, think B-I-G, tryout new patterns, go for a poem walk… access your inner world!


I did leave many ‘Likes”, while scrolling through on my search, and here is where I felt at home:  Bloggers cultivating their own individuality and sharing their enthusiasm for living with their readers:

Here are the four Blogs I left a comment on:

https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/11933660/898/

Trying out homemade charcoals and inks.

https://threehappyfolk.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/you-can-dress-me-up/comment-page-1/#comment-5

http://thymeandhoney.co.uk/2013/05/19/a-birthday-cake-and-recipe/

In closing… i crave connection with others who have unplugged… closed the door on Marketing & Commercialism.  

It’s all about Blogging… not Flogging!

©2015 Nicole Rigets

Paper Hearts along the Sill

Happiest of times

before they kissed you goodbye

never grew long roots.

"Impressions IV"
“Impressions IV”
"Impressions VI"
“Impressions VI”
"Impressions V"
“Impressions V”

A Document of Light and Expression.  My camera is a buffer:  a shield;  it sits close to my heart.

©2015 Nicole Rigets

Wise-ass Say-so Denim

"If it's Denim... it's Universal"
“If it’s Denim… it’s Universal”

Jeans are an invention of 19th century U.S.A. Initially conceived as rugged work pants by the founder of Levi Strauss they eventually became a symbol of rebellious youth in the fifties. In the late sixties jeans became a socially acceptable designer item and worn by well-to-do young in Europe.

A Men & Women’s Wise-Ass Neoteric Look:

Begin with Designer Jeans, worn with a striped shirt open at the neck, and paired with a noteworthy belt and Italian loafers. Choose a boldly colored and printed pocket square to contrast with the shirt. Pull the centre of the pocket square down and tuck it inside the back pocket of your jeans leaving the points out to give a loose relaxed effect.

Levi’s 501 are the celebrity jeans. Why? Because famous people, like Andy Warhol, wore them…

with…

check shirt, necktie, and blue blazer.

Bob Colacello, writer for Vanity Fair, has mentioned that it was Warhol”s colleague and friend, Fred Hughes, who birthed the combination of jeans with a suit jacket. Hughes had his 501’s washed and pressed every day so the seams were never crooked and there was no loose fabric on the thighs. Warhol was far more notorious than Hughes and so the “uniform” became known as the ‘Warhol Look’.

"Warhol WOW"
“Warhol WOW”

To keep 501’s true blue they should be dry cleaned, not washed.

Copyright © 2011 Nicole Rigets

 

Unconcerned Dismay

"Breathing into the Past"
“Breathing into the Past”

 “Into rose petals… past the breeze from a window… Love me I love you”

"Whispers from the Past"
“Whispers of Sentiment”

 

Another day of discovery arrives in fog… fog, in a hue,the very same as this   text I’ve chosen.  

 

"Committed to Memory"
“Committed to Memory”

 

 

 

Wild experimentation has led to a myriad of possibilities using tools and techniques from Apple, WP, and accidental goodies.

 

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