It is now pretty early on Saturday morning, and still with the napkins. Yesterday, I showed you my finished October napkin. Yay!
It is now in my shop.
You probably think I have made loads of napkins, due to the amount of posts, but in fact I have only made three. One for May (this one), one for June (exhibited at The Mall Galleries, 14-23rd November, 2014), and one for October.
Even though I haven’t blogged about it much, I have actually finished my May napkin. I finished it towards the end of September. However, as usual, I am way behind with the recording of the piece.
I have already done five posts, and am going to continue now, in a bit of a blogging frenzy.
David Abbott, creator of one of the most memorable adverts of my youth, died today. I am not making it up when I say that I cried every single time that darn advert came on television. The advert in question was for Yellow Pages, in which an old man crawled up and down the bookshops of Charing Cross Road looking for a book called ‘Fly Fishing by J.R. Hartley’. He had no luck, until his daughter gave him a copy of the Yellow Pages. I won’t spoil the ending. It’s on YouTube if you want to see it. I would add the link if I knew how.
The advert was made in 1983, when I was sixteen. I didn’t recognise the street at the time. I had never been to London before. A few years later, as a student, Charing Cross Road and the roads leading off it, became my favourite area of London. It still is. I had the great pleasure of working in Foyles, in the late Eighties, a law unto itself. I could tell you stories, but you wouldn’t believe them. Unless, of course, you also worked at Foyles before the Reformation, and then you know. At the time there were still a few old London cafes in the area, alas all gone now. St. Giles’ is almost unrecognisable these days.
Enjoy the weekend,
PS. On a different subject, I would like an artist/maker blogger do do a blog hop with me. Please read this, and let me know ASAP if you are interested. Thank you. No pressure xx.