What Next?

two plasticine heads in conversation

Are you making another loopy cartoon thing? 

two plasticine heads in conversation

“The current LoopdeLoop challenge is “Window”. I’ve made a loop but I haven’t submitted it yet.”

two plasticine heads in conversation

Is that because it’s too angry? You said you had to do something with your anger.

2 plasticine heads in conversation

“It’s a child doing a handstand near a window that opens and closes.”

2 plasticine heads

Please tell me you slammed the window.  “Not really”.

 

Tiny Things

2018-03-01a

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. “

2018-03-01b

“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.”

2018-03-01c

“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!)

Curtains of Desire – Episode 3

2017-04-21a

“My sister goes off to buy the curtain material you have set your heart on but someone else has bought it. All 36 yards of it….  you write that you “could weep”.

2017-04-21b

“And when she suggests you come with her and your granddaughter on a trip to the nearest big city one hundred miles away, your first reaction is that you can’t do it. All that traipsing around … You must have been about 80 at the time, Mum.”

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But then you think … Ah. Curtains, and off you go. You search and search … but in all the city you cannot find the material you so want.”

2017-04-21d

“For you still have “that lovely butter yellow” in your “mind’s eye.”

The Letter: Curtains of Desire – Episode 1

2017-03-26 (1)

“The other day I found one of your letters amongst some papers.”

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Is it a nice letter, dear?

2017-03-26 (4)

“It’s lovely, Mum. It’s a saga, that’s what you call it, about desiring and obtaining some new curtain material. You wanted that fabric so greatly.” Me and my materials. Your father used to call them my “schmutter”. Which curtains were these then?