Lily Valley Blue

jenniferlreimerPoetry, Prose, Personal, Scars' Art, THE VAULT (aka: S.O.N.A.N.O.)

persephone poetry

I have no memory of writing this.  I stumbled upon (not as in… you know… ugh) it this morning when going through these archives.  I like it.  I hope you do, too. XO It has finally Come. The first day of Colour, and the Sky Smells like fresh lemonade, or Maybe iced tea served on a lily-valley-blue Texas porch. It … Read More

jenniferlreimerLily Valley Blue

Neon Lights for a Single Mom: The Best Poetry I’ve Read for a Long Time

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Guest Posts, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Scars' Art

Mr

<first, whowhatwhenwherewhy> And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a word document so shiny I close mine at once.  Work documents, never clean enough, downright dirty sometimes, like now. When I was a little thing, well, I’m still pretty little but my mind has grown and my body has wandered, I moved to Montreal, Québec, to attend my … Read More

jenniferlreimerNeon Lights for a Single Mom: The Best Poetry I’ve Read for a Long Time

A Zoloft Zombie: Why I Have a New Understanding of SSRIs and Suicide

jenniferlreimerAds and Commercials, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Psychiatrists, Scars' Art, Transcend

    Remember these ZOLOFT commercials from the 1990s?… ZOLOFT (to capitalize the name of the drug, as is done in the print ads, which I will do throughout this article) sounds quite tempting.  I often feel nervous in large groups of people, too – could ZOLOFT be the answer?  My new psychiatrist believed so, after I described to him … Read More

jenniferlreimerA Zoloft Zombie: Why I Have a New Understanding of SSRIs and Suicide

Hipstamatic, “How Do You Party?” Contest

jenniferlreimerScars' Art

Agree that we party “Before, After, and During the Storm[s]”? Like this photo? …then please click here and tweet/like or both to vote for my photo in this latest Hipstamatic Contest. :kiss

jenniferlreimerHipstamatic, “How Do You Party?” Contest

New Design Preview

jenniferlreimerScars' Art

If I was a little quicker, I would have taken a screen shot of the live preview of this blog wearing a fabulous new costume.  That kind of would have taken away from the element of surprise, though.  Instead, here are two photographs that are going to be used to create the most basic elements of the design.  Courtesy Yours … Read More

jenniferlreimerNew Design Preview

Creative Genius or Psychotic?

jenniferlreimerPoetry, Prose, Personal, Scars' Art, Transcend

Ha.  Quite the question. I have seen the lines, in my own mind, in projections of my mind – sometimes sentences spoken take on a third dimension. All the time I ask myself if I am absolutely nuts. Quite frankly. I wonder if I suffered permanent brain damage after my seizure in 2005 that is not enough to be worth … Read More

jenniferlreimerCreative Genius or Psychotic?

Fake Plastic Apocalypse

jenniferlreimerPoetry, Prose, Personal, Scars' Art, Uncategorized

Whispers and rumours and friends of good friends.  The city of glass lies next to the water, waiting to break.  Which ones are real, paper or plastic?  Talk of an ending, an earthquake, an exit.  Anything but nothing.  Nobody listens but everyone talks.  Fake plastic people drinking five dollar bills, monopoly money through fake plastic straws.  Designer drugs and ,faerie … Read More

jenniferlreimerFake Plastic Apocalypse

Hipstamatic (the big show)

jenniferlreimerScars' Art, Uncategorized

  So, you know that photo app that I won’t shut up about?  The amazing iPhone app featuring over 20 lenses, 20 films, and 8 flashes, mimicking analog using digital technology was even used by war photographer Damon Winter in Iraq, winning him a prestigious award (view the amazing photos here) Well, the Hipstamatic community also holds contests for amateurs … Read More

jenniferlreimerHipstamatic (the big show)

The Masks We Wear

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Mad Society, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Scars' Art

“One day I took off my mask and I noticed my face was missing!” – jaap scheeren   I picked up one of those $20.00 art magazines that I would love to subscribe to when I was in Winnipeg – I dearly hope that when I am making enough money that I can do so, I still have time to … Read More

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Homesick Alien?

jenniferlreimerScars' Art

So, for some reason searching for “Homesick Alien” on my hard drive, wanting that song to play as I’ve named this picture of myself after the Radiohead song you hear, the first for at least a month – and, as these things go, I’ve come across an artifact.  Someone else’s journal, some of it about me, that I’ve never read … Read More

jenniferlreimerHomesick Alien?

Back on Topic… Past Lives Beadery Moved to Etsy; Copper Nose/Body Piercing Rings $3.00 This Weekend Only!

jenniferlreimerScars' Art

I feel like I have been straying from the topic of this website – the story of my life, the stories of other survivors, and news pieces about the dangers of the industry of psychiatry.  Thus, I have decided to move my bead shop from a link on this site to Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade goods.  A list … Read More

jenniferlreimerBack on Topic… Past Lives Beadery Moved to Etsy; Copper Nose/Body Piercing Rings $3.00 This Weekend Only!

Portrait aRt Random: New Custom Page

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(click on the East Van cross to visit the newly customized page, featuring its own soundtrack among other things!)

jenniferlreimerPortrait aRt Random: New Custom Page