MARITZA RUIZ-KIM

Artist & Writer, San Francisco Bay Area

Judgementalisms

So last Friday I took Zee to the City again, and he is becoming a little addicted to The City. He talks about it a lot, as well as about going to the Zoo (Animals!?!) and his birthday, which is Read more…


“Swinging” by Wassily Kandinsky

So yesterday we had another wonderful time in the studio- me & The Kids. We time travelled at lightening speed from last week’s Lascaux Caves to the turn of the 20th Century and Wassily Kandinsky. I am loving how I Read more…


Lascaux Caves

I had my first Art Class in my Art Studio. It actually looks like a studio now since I set up this class and had to bust a move to get it ready in time. It has been a storage Read more…


Newspaper Fort

So somewhere recently, I saw a post about building a fort out of newspaper, and I can’t for the life of me remember where I first got the idea. But I googled “newspaper fort craft kids” and I found what Read more…


Zee Day Trip

That’s not what might first come to mind when someone hears of a day like mine today, but it’s absolutely what happened for me. So much laughing at inside mommy & baby jokes, can’t even capture it! While Enn is Read more…


We Hope. Things Happen.

I have always wanted to have a little girl. I really didn’t know what I’d do with little boys. Not that I considered myself an aficionado of Barbie dolls and bubble gum pink, but I am so thoroughly female in Read more…


Works in Progress

Well, I think I’ve already established that I deeply believe in works in progress- for myself and for others- you know, that we haven’t arrived yet. And that it’s okay. But here is an actual work in progress in the Read more…


“…Three Blind Mice” by BIlly Collins

(my first favorite poem by Billy Collins, my thoughts following) I Chop Some Parsley While Listening To Art Blakey’s Version Of “Three Blind Mice” And I start wondering how they came to be blind.If it was congenital, they could be Read more…


“Baby Listening” by Billy Collins

(poem by Billy Collins followed by a few of my thoughts) According to the guest information directory, baby listening is a service offered by this seaside hotel. Baby listening–not a baby who happens to be listening as I thought when I Read more…


Can’t Arrive Because

Can’t arrive because I don’t know where I’m going and I don’t even know how to get there. I was about to throw in the towel this morning. I’m not sure on what, but, I was gonna say- that’s it! Read more…


My Little Friend

This is a link to blog I started for some of my best friends. Their seven year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML) around Thanksgiving last year. Natalie’s Angels 


Sort of Disclaimer

It’s not that I am stepping back away from the poems I’ve written, or that I am somehow wanting to distance myself, no it’s not that. But I feel compelled to write that I am both self-conscious of my work Read more…


Meaning in This

Sometimes I try to figure out what blogging is supposed to be about. Or what it’s supposed to be about for me. I have two boys. This was supposed to just talk about my wanderings about, figuring out life with Read more…


“Consumption”

I wrote this when my kids were on their last days of vacation & I was stir crazy. ~mrk Consumption Roar!– you roar and I roar– you gather your small penguin, tiny train conductor, your hot wheels track & kitty Read more…


Pan Chan in the House now

The last time I wrote about food it was enchiladas I was all excited about, and this time it’s some egg pan chan– Korean side dishes. I made 2 for Umma- my Korean mother-in-law, and for Imo who is visiting from Read more…


Counting Life Things

One day spent all day at home on the couch because of Two sick little boys with fever lounging next to me. Three hours until I have dinner with Imo (GK’s auntie from Korea.) My Korean mother-in-law is making duk Read more…


The Way Things Work

It’s funny how life works. Why does a 37 day cycle happen out of the blue, when I had come to expect a 29 day cycle? I have no idea. God does things, life happens. But one thing I know Read more…


Writing Little Things

So, I have still been doing a lot of writing, so it’s hard to invest here in the bigger topics that come to mind, because I want to use them in my other writing. I’m writing poems, even though I Read more…


New Year’s Hugs

These little guys brighten me up! Happy New Year! I don’t have a whole lot of thoughtful writing left in me, as I have been spending more time writing other things this past week, and I’ve been putting together a Read more…