Author Archives: Pam Bliss

spider time: post 1

Spider Time epigraph and fragments of an introduction “Au milieu de l’hiver, j’apprenais enfin qu’il y avait en moi un été invincible.” Albert Camus “Rétour à Tipasa” 1952 The working title of this story has as much to do with … Continue reading

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september story time is coming

It’s September at last: time to start the story project I’ve been planning.  I’m going to write a prose story here on the blog, with the goal of finishing it by the end of September. It’s a Kekionga story featuring … Continue reading

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banana tree frog

Or, a tree frog on a banana tree. Yes, there are banana trees that can live in cold climates.  Assuming you cut them back and cover them with a deep layer of mulch for the winter, they will survive and … Continue reading

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phone camera butterflies: the king

The king of all American butterflies: the monarch.  Of the phone camera butterflies, even more so.

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sunday threes– botanical edition

The fourth in an ongoing series exploring the odd historical fascination of the world’s matchbox label design community with the number three. Today: botanical subjects, arbitrarily arranged from the obvious to the obscure.

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farmers’ market find– ebony green 2

A continuation of yesterday’s post about the fountain pen I bought earlier this month at the farmers’ market … and about the free sample ink cartridge that came with it.  Regular readers know that I am not a big fan … Continue reading

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farmers’ market find– ebony green 1

Some finished sketchbook drawings from the new farmers’ market pen.  You may recall that this interesting pen (introduced here, with photographs in the following post) came with a sample cartridge of Private Reserve brand Ebony Green ink.  Now, I don’t … Continue reading

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a found photo can illuminate an entire project.

(Symbolic) Bud in the junkyard.  I especially love the green phone.

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crazy morning glories

Just took some moderately boring photographs of some spectacular morning glories, open late in the day in deep overcast. The shape of their white centers made them look like living lens flare.  As subjects they were irresistible, but the light … Continue reading

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another minicomic to read on my story site!

Happy Tuesday!  There’s a new story up on my story site, freshly posted and awaiting your minicomic reading pleasure.  It’s called Fleek!, and it’s a little nonsense story about the nature of names and language– and it will surprise no … Continue reading

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