Invisible things by Noëlle Maline

With the flicker of a bird .. I prefer distractions and being interrupted . These days , I am a luggage organizer , book filer and background diorama painter .. I look at the night sky and watch old films .. Collect shadows and uncertainties .. I make art with fragments and broken images .. Paper , things and sounds .


powder hair and tinted sea

I am trying an experiment on my hair to
see how long it can go without washing
and still look good.
This is day five.
I am allowing myself to use dry
powder spray though.

And this is one of my most favorite photographs..
James found it in a box that was packed away
for several years.
It is a hand tinted photograph of the sea 
from the early 1900's.
I have it propped up on a chair in the
living room so I can stare at it for a while.


the end of a beautiful day..

it's the end of a beautiful day spent
with friends and little dogs running
around playing and getting hand outs..

yesterday I started on the mushroom walnut thyme stuffing,
orange cranberry marinade and sauce, 
the orange cranberry chicken and the red wine brandy sangria..
today I made the caramelized brussel sprouts, 
rosemary garlic red potatoes and
a nice cheese plate with
walnuts, almonds and toasties.

{i was so involved in the cooking part
that i burnt my arm and james put
some vaseline on it and we didn't
tell anyone.. it really hurts now..
it will be my thanksgiving scar}

it was the first time that I hand made everything from
scratch and everyone really enjoyed it!
[james was a big help also]
I think I should do this more often..
make special food for my friends.

now I am ready to lay down surrounded by pillows 
watch something funny and wake up to
a brand new day of projects and walking 
in the park with fugu.

I'm thankful for James, my friends,
and all the little animals.

happy birthday to me...

It's my birthday today!
Another year watching the stars shoot past 
 from the rotating world down here below 
 past my eyes
and tiny point of view..

'At night, when the sky is full of stars
and the sea is still 
you get the wonderful sensation that you are
floating in space..'
{Natalie Wood}

I just made myself a blackberry, orange juice
and matcha green tea smoothie.
Sitting here in my pajamas
with my two best friends..
 Fugu on the couch next to me and 
Orangnia on the floor by my feet..
Looking at all the wonderful
birthday wishes from my far away friends
sent through space
via the internet.

There are nicely wrapped birthday presents
waiting for me on the table {from James}..
I will just stare at them and wait till
James gets home from work
before I open them.