Still On Pause

wire and plasticine puppets

So have you been filming your Angry Old Woman, dear?   “No, Mum. I’ve been drawing an animation for a LoopdeLoop challenge. The theme of this one is “Fear”.

two head and shoulder plasticine puppets

Fear? Well that’s typical of you dear, I must say. Who in their right mind would want to make a cartoon about fear? … Apart from you of course.

two plasticine heads

Tiny Things

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Why do you like tiny things. Why don’t you make big, colourful things? … I would. “I do make big, colourful things! My necklaces were very big and colourful. Until everyone wanted tiny, delicate ones. “

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“Perhaps liking tiny things is to do with shyness. When I was an art student, one time we each had to make a musical instrument from any stuff we could find.”

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“Everyone was rushing around, banging on corrugated iron with bits of wood. Banging and clanging. I sat in a corner dropping pins into a glass of water. The tutors thought that was going too far. Or too quiet.”

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(ting!)

Artistic

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What did you mean when you said you’d got the watercolours out?

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“What do you mean by being kitted out with a crayon and a fancy headscarf!”

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What you do … I do. I’ll have you know that I was quite artistic too. I met your father at art evening classes, remember.

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“I know. But I’m sorry Mum, I never thought to ask you what took you there.”