Broken Heart

A year ago today my heart broke forever.

You took a piece of me,
a piece of all of us,
with you.

Nothing time will ever heal
Instead, a lesson of how it will be from now on

They say to remember the good times
I’ll tell you what I do remember,
I remember how you used to say…..

“This is fuckin bullshit!”


You were our steel magnolia.
So strong.

But every beautiful flower eventually dies.

We will fight ’til the end, like you showed us how.
And as we do,
we will continue to miss you each and every day.

This is Roshambo

( Vera Kitanoski 1954-2014 )

This is for you

Photography: Diane Kitanoski for
Title: “Broken Heart” – Eddie Vedder
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Love Buzz

Original artwork - ink on paper by Diane Kitanoski - King and Queen of Hearts

“Would you believe me when I tell you, you are the Queen of my heart?” *

Love is like a game of cards.  

Snap to be precise.

When two cards match you snap your hand down on the cards to take the winnings.

So when you have enough in common with someone in real life, do you snap them up?

Are they your perfect match or does it just look that way from the outside?

You gotta play in order to have a chance to meet your Prince……King!

(as Solitaire is only a game for one.)

 But be sure to shuffle the cards well, for you might end up with the Joker.


Artwork: Diane Kitanoski for
Title: “Love Buzz” – Nirvana*
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Flower Child

 Il m’aime un peu, 



beaucoup, passionnément



à la folie


                          12   10

pas du tout.


 “Il y a des fleurs partout pour qui veut bien les voir”


Photography: Diane Kitanoski for
Title: “Flower Child”  – Lenny Kravitz
Words: “He loves me, a little, a lot, passionately, madly, not at all.”
Words: “There are flowers everywhere for those who really want to see them” – Henri Matisse
Model from @ModelCitizens
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An inspiration is what you are to me

In honour of my Mother


This blog is dedicated to a beautiful woman by the name of Vera who I call Mum.

A strong and courageous woman who lost her 15 month battle with pancreatic cancer in March of this year.

Had she lived to see the day, today she would have celebrated her 60th Birthday

You rock my world.  You are my inspiration.  You are forever in my heart.

This is my present to you Mum,

Happy Birthday

This is Roshambo




 “If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.  When mountains crumble to the sea, there would still be you and me.”


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