Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wisteria shower

My friend draped the wisteria vines over the top of this arbor. Underneath the arbor is an outdoor shower. Petals are scattered all over the place as you stand under the violet heavens and scrub up!

OK. Today is the interview. Kim is such an angel, asking such good questions to evoke interesting answers from myself and others (see other interviews in Kim's sidebar). Thank you Kim.

24 comments:

Forever Young said...

and what an interesting interview it is, i learnt so much about you, wow.

Cris in Oregon said...

I am half way thru the interview. havent had a lot of time this morning to just sit here but I got to what are your favorite books. What an interesting life you have had. one thing you should know.. about your photos. I take my memory card into walmart when it is full and get it onto a disk they arent to expenive and you have negatives so to speak. Your photos should be preserved for projects. cards or something.
Love these wisterias.
you asked me about the cats eating the birds. We never let them out. they are indoor cats. They have so much room in here and cost less to maintain healthwise. so the birds are safe.
Also I havent been saving my rose petals would you like them if I did? I forgot you used them in your colleges.

Cris in Oregon said...

oh PS I will finish that interview when I have another moment. she has done such a wonderful job so far.

sukipoet said...

Forever Young, yes, I do like to talk about my life. Perhaps because my family does not talk. I know next to nothing about my Mom's dad and very little about her early years. Ditto my dad though I knew his mom and dad, yet Dad never said much about his life. So ,I make up for it.

Cris, it is a long interview as I do tend to go on with my answers. I have never used a memory card. maybe I should get one. I always just take the 25 pictures that the camera will hold and then download them onto the computer.

Oh, I thought you let your cats out. I do and prob. a few birds have hit the dust because of that.

Annie said...

Suki,loved the interview. We are so very alike :-). Your list of artists that you love, could be my list!

Kim said...

Suki, this is so wonderful! I love outdoor showers...this one looks so romantic (even if there isn't a partner). Ahhh, so peaceful!

Thanks so much for sharing!

And Everyone else, you are going to ADORE all of the lovely things Suki has to share. She is a wealth of love, life and knowledge!

sukipoet said...

Thanks Annie, for reading and commenting.

And Kim,I've never had an outdoor shower before. It's fun. Thanks for your kind encouragement. Maybe I was too verbose, I keep thinking.

Cestandrea said...

Suki, beautiful Wisteria (we call it blue rain in German:) and wonderful interview, very inspiring you are:)
love
Andrea

sukipoet said...

Blue Rain. I love that. Thanks for reading the interview Andrea. Writing my sections made me want to write again.

Mim said...

WONDERFUL interview - just great. A child of the 60's - I can relate! (see my post on Woodstock!)

Natalya said...

wow... what a great interview, i'll go back and read again to absorb more, what an interesting life Suki!
and the wisteria shower is awesome, i want one...

katie jane said...

Suki, I read your interview and loved it. I learned so much about you. Don't fret too much about living a simple, but rich life and not putting away for the future. We have worked hard all our married life and still have not been able to put much away. This, too, is a fear of mine. We have no children to look after us when we are unable to look after ourselves and costs are rising even as we speak.

Into the Blystic said...

Thanks so much for sharing yourself in this interview with Kim! It is always so wonderful to find out where other artists are coming from... and going to... namaste Elis.

Honour said...

oh the wisteria (blue rain) as your header is BEAUTIFUL. I have had limited time on the internet lately, but with the little time I have, I promised myself a treat - reading your interview. Off i go :) please keep the wisteria up for a couple more days at least :)

Hopper said...

cool interview... lots of things about you i'd never have guessed... i feel like you've lived some of the experiences i admire most about your generation (Beat theory) and Ginsberg, Kerouac, Lew Welsh, lots of these types, have had a big influence on me (though I am born well after)... I'm so happy you took the time to do the interview...

I was thinking also that you should open up to your writing side again... I know you said that you feel like something is lacking from keeping the seriousness of the works in mind but do you think that perhaps this is your own self-criticism rather than how others may percieve the writing... I for one would LOVE to read some of your short stories and longer fiction... is there any in print that I might find???

again... it was nice to get to know you better through this... thanks for sharing...

your buddy,
JON

sukipoet said...

Mim, did you go to Woodstock??? I was in CT at the time with a new baby so didn't get there. I'll try to find your post.

Natalya, I think we all have interesting lives really. If you wrote down the highlights of yours it would be fascinating I guarantee. Thanks for reading the interview.

Hi Katie Jane. I guess it benefits no one to live in fear of the future as we never know what will evolve in life. I have a son but he may or may not be able to care for me. He's spent many years caring for his dad. I guess we have to live each moment with joy and pray for the best, i know that sounds like a cliche but it is what I try to do with occasional mental slip ups.

Thanks for stopping by Elis. I admire your handbound books and paintings so much.

Mary Richmond said...

Great interview! Learned some new things about you, too! You've lived an interesting life....;-)

sukipoet said...

Honor, I am honored that you will spend the little internet time you have reading my somewhat verbose words and Kim's lovely questions. Sure, I'll keep the Wisteria up awhile. I love the purple next to the green background. Thanks.

Hopper,I love those aspects of my generation too and am so glad I had the courage to lIVE and have adventures back then. Though I'm still having adventures, only less exciting and dramatic. Thank you so much for the encouragement to write. It definitely is self-criticism that in part halts me. With my writing I desire perfection. Somehow with my crafts and painting i can more or less let go of that desire. But I also sometimes wonder if something really did happen to my writing mind. although I had fun writing my part of the interview. and as I told Kim, I love to edit. We shall see. I have several longer pieces sitting around unfinished. Unfortunately my stories were all in small press mags years ago, and the book is out of print. I've been playing now and again with short segments partly about SF and other life eras so if I start on that again maybe I can share. Thanks for asking and for reading the interview, Jon. Be well, suki

human being said...

a shower of magnificent
choices
steps
decisions...
refreshing
the arid land of our everyday life;
an artist's paints
a writer's words
pouring down
blissfully on
our thoughts...
and the purple bud
of our soul
blooms

i've just read the interview... and want to give you a tight hug...
namaste!

sukipoet said...

Oh human being. Thanks for the lovely wisteria wistful poem. I love it. and thanks for reading. Be well, Suki Hugs to you too.

Lynn said...

Wow, wow, wow...how fun to learn all this about your life Suki. A child of the 60s, 70's like me! ;-)
City Lights...you brought back lots of memories for me...all your adventures in the world of writing and art (papermaking, collage, painting, etc.) is exciting and inspirational to read about. Thanks for being so honest and forth coming.
I do hope you find the way to stay solvent in your later years. You made that part sound scary. Am hoping there is something in the cosmos that is coming your way to make it a pleasant rest of the jounrey.

sukipoet said...

Lynn thanks for you comments. Well, one thing I am is forthcoming about my life stories. I think because my entire family is so closed mouthed about their stories. They don't talk. Yikes. So, I have to make up for it. :) Truth is none of us really have any assurances about anything. However, some of you out there set things up a little better than i have. Apparently anyway. You never know.

kikipotamus said...

Those were really good questions. I appreciate how open you were. I like getting a fuller view of who you are.

sukipoet said...

Thanks Kelly. I am pretty free about telling my stories, that's for sure. Now, just get me on Oprah! :)