Tag: mothers & daughters

Fear and Guilt

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What’s the latest with that animation thing then?

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“Well I sent off the link to my video …”

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“But nothing’s happened. And nothing new has gone up on the challenge site for two or three weeks …”

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Ha! That’s it then. You’ve broken the Interwebs!

Still On Pause

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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”.

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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.

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Watercolours

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Well … where are these watercolours then? Are they landscapes?

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“No. They’re toys.. or rather they’re model figures. I’m a bit fascinated by them at the moment…”

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“… Did you know that you can buy a tiny Angela Merkel? A teeny, tiny Angela Merkel… complete with smart phone?”

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What on earth is a smart phone? And who’s Angela Merkel?

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“Sorry, Mum. After your time.”

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.”

Curtains of Desire – Episode 4

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“Finally, you enter a big department store’s fabric sale. Feeling very tired, you offer up a little prayer.  And my sister unearths a roll of linen …

… with a butter yellow background, birds, flowers in coral, a little pink frog or two … and leaves the exact colour of your carpet 

The moment of truth is that you need 11 metres and there are just 11 metres left on the roll. Voila! Very happy and tired, you return home … with my sister and niece carrying a very heavy parcel.”

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What a wonderful story, if I do say so myself. Just like a fairy tale. But why have you waited so long before finishing the telling of it?

“Sorry, Mum, I discovered Pinterest.”