“This one’s called Handstand … because I used to enjoy doing handstands. Couldn’t cartwheel though.”
“So this gif is based on a lino cut I made years ago. It’s one of a series. Childhood stuff. It’s called Paper Doll.” Blimey.
What on earth is a GIF then? “It’s a kind of moving image … a short, looping animation. Very short. And these days … more likely a video clip.”
I really don’t know what you’re talking about, dear. “Neither do I most of the time. And probably not now.” Oh you’d better just get on and show me one of your gifts then. “GIFs, Mum.”
Ta-da! You could draw us like this.
So is this all right, then ?
“You’ve got clothes on.”
Yes. At the end of your cartoon … you said that I had to put some clothes on. I said I didn’t need clothes because I’m dead. And you said you couldn’t draw me with no clothes on.
So I put this on. It’s a sundress. I found it in a photo on your bookshelf… Me on the beach with your Aunty … 1950 something. Remember?