Curtains of Desire – Episode 2

2017-04-04a

“Your letter to me is dated February.”

2017-04-04b

“It’s very cold outside and you look at your curtains, thinking – “life is passing me by and I can’t stand them any longer”.

My sister brings you a sample of fabric from the nearest town – “Butter yellow linen with peonies” – just what you want.”

2017-04-04c

“You choose the paint and can’t sleep that night for thinking how you will redecorate your room.”

The Letter: Curtains of Desire – Episode 1

2017-03-26 (1)

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

2017-03-26 (3)

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?

Maintaining One’s Position

2016-08-23a

….I don’t know why you won’t make a cartoon about a cat. Do you remember we’d go to the pictures and Smutty would be waiting for us outside the cinema when we came out?

“I don’t remember … I think I was too young. I do remember him liking to sit on the white line in the middle of the road, though.”

2016-08-23b

“But Mum … I’m still not making  a cartoon about a cat.”

Declining Advice

2016-08-18a

“Mum … I don’t think I want to make a cartoon about a cat.” Why ever not?  I would.

2016-08-18b

“I didn’t think you were particularly fond of cats.”  I don’t know what you’re talking about. We used to have a cat. You remember Smutty, don’t you?

2016-08-18c

  “Of course I remember him. But that’s not the point, Mum…”

2016-08-18d

 He was a very good ratter. We used to lend him out.