Wednesday, December 9, 2009

the great escape

video

it has been about a week since we found our honorary house guest. during this time i managed to shoot this video of the ladybug in action. we still don't have a name for it because the powers that be can not decide if it's a boy or a girl. due to it's recent actions i think it should be called Steve McQueen or Houdini... it escaped!

i found it clinging to a frosty window so i brought it back to it's humble abode. it seemed happy enough but i think it had enough of us. the ladybug escaped again yesterday and is no where to be found. sad but true. we had searched in every possible place but our red winged two black dotted friend has eluded us. it must be inside the house because it certainly would not go outside. it is minus 28 degrees.

so i guess he/she is much happier roaming freely about the cabin. for something that, ironically, brought hope and luck it sure is going to need it. until we meet again...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ladybug ladybug did not fly away home...




look at what joined us early this morning at the breakfast table. i have no idea where it came from. since it snowed for most of the day yesterday i find it ironic... summer is clearly gone and winter is beginning. did any of it's friends inform him/her that our house is not the Royal Windsor Arms? regardless we will gladly accept the petite house guest and give it a nice home.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

glittering gold

here are my two latest paintings. with the first painting, i am unsure as to where the inspiration came from but the second painting was inspired by friend. thanks P!





the rose and the elephant







bejewelled dromedary

© artwork by Jacqueline Williams (JAQ). 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

mysterious lady portraits



i can not stress this enough i luv working with charcoals.
the intense dark colour. the mess. the powdery soot left from blending...




lady # 1


Lady # 2 


© copyright artwork by Jacqueline Williams (JAQ), August 2009.

Friday, October 23, 2009

but who's counting...

i started my blog about a year ago. i was not sure where it or i was going with this... that was then. many things have changed for me but here i am still blogging away. i used to post more often but i think this place comes in like the tide... and goes like the tide. i am very pleased to say i have one of the top 50 blogs in Edmonton! i wanted to thank all of you for your support and comments. they are very much appreciated. Happy blogging to you all. *wink*

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

poetry and art in motion



last night i read my poetry at Steeps Open Mic Night. it was a great night to read in front of such a warm tea drinking audience filled with other poets and musicians. my friend took this picture of me. there i sat enjoying the rest of the night's entertainment. i find it very inspiring to sit and listen to other artists. after last night i am seriously thinking about picking up a guitar. like i need to add anything else to my list. nonetheless it would definitely bring some life into my poems and songs. next year... because the waiting list is that long... Steeps will be presenting my artwork for a month! i just got confirmation today and i can not tell you how excited i am.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

the cat said

as much as i enjoy working with acrylic paint i absolutely luv charcoal. here is my first drawing and a short poem that goes with it.






the cat said
that it would not sit on that
but it did

the cat
said it would not scratch that
but it did

the cat said a lot of things
in the form of a meow

why did i believe the cat?


© copyright written on August 1, 2009 by JAQ. publishing prohibited unless with the author's permission. artwork by JAQ. all rights reserved.



Thursday, July 16, 2009






disconnected. do things have feelings?
people have feelings. so we must handle with care.
for things are sharper than they appear.


© copyright written on June 30th 2009 by JAQ. artwork by JAQ.
11x14 acrylic on canvas.

Friday, July 10, 2009






the rain opened up the sky
he is searching for a red umbrella
but he doesn't know why

your feet pound the pavement
one step close
something is drawing you near
i am standing under a red umbrella

© copyright written on July 9th, 2009 by JAQ. publishing prohibited unless with the author's permission. artwork by JAQ.


Monday, June 29, 2009

it has been awhile since i did a post this is why...

one red leaf brings hope to the bird. it brings hope to the man and the woman. the bird is the subconscious and watches the man and the woman fall in luv. a kiss is felt. their bodies carry their passion.





the man in the red hat knows






one red leaf






the woman with the red lips knows




a kiss






here he stands






here she is

© copyright artwork by JAQ... that's me!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

the dog







THE DOG
i will be mailing this off to Ontario soon.

© copyright art work by Jacqueline Williams (JAQ) 

Friday, June 5, 2009

my negative space - part 3





THE BIRD
this is the last painting to this series.

© copyright artwork by Jacqueline Williams (JAQ). 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

my negative space - part 2




THE OWL
this is the second painting of this series.

© copyright artwork by Jacqueline Williams (JAQ). 



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

my negative space





THE CAT
this is what happened when i bought some paint and canvasses. this piece is the first in a series of three.

© copyright artwork by Jacqueline Williams.

Friday, May 8, 2009

page 93


Of the Stroll's Anthology is where you will find me... my poem. 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rejection 101

The past few weeks have consisted of writing and submitting. Sending my poems off. Branching them out. Letting them be. Waiting is the hardest part.

I have heard back from a couple so far. "Thank you for submitting but unfortunately.............." Standard issue response. *SIGH* So many emotions run through me. One can feel completely deflated. I know not everyone is going to send a green light my way. I have to keep trying. I have to keep pushing and one day one of the many publications out there will publish me. I welcome (not accept) the "rejection" letters because it's all a part of this dance. To fully accept them I would have to give up. I'm not there yet so it gives me something to look forward to. Speaking of which.....

I have another poetry reading in April. Deflated, I think not. I've been filled with hot air. *wink*

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Uppsala Girl


Oscar Wilde once said:
"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life."
this poem I wrote was inspired by a painting that gives some truth to that very quote.



The snow falls down
there sits the Uppsala girl in silence
she barely moves her red lips
Uppsala girls see things not like you and i
girls from Uppsala sometimes are mute and shy

up, up, up with the Uppsala girl
down, down, down is her frown
up, up, up with the Uppsala girl
down, down, down is her frown

Stare into her eyes
you'll wonder what is on her mind
girls from Uppsala have heavy hooded dark eyes
you can understand why
when you see an Uppsala girl
approach her while you can
girls from Uppsala sometimes are mute and shy

up, up, up with the Uppsala girl
down, down, down is her frown
up, up, up with the Uppsala girl
down, down, down is her frown

She is silent
she doesn't speak



© copyright written January 11th 2009 by Jacqueline Williams Bourgeois
publishing is prohibited unless with the authors permission.