17. Napkin Diary For November 2014

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Monday, 17th November

I was watching Breakfast this morning.

They were reporting on the killing of Abdul-Rahman Kassig.

Obama said he was an “Indomitable Spirit of Goodness”.

The letters were cut from the advert below, which came from Time Out.

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New Readers:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

A few years back, I bought six vintage linen napkins in a charity shop, for the meagre sum of two pounds. So far, I have turned three of my napkins into sewn diaries, using fast food leaflets, old magazines and books.

Each of my napkins represents a month, with a different entry for each day. For example, the day Lynda Bellingham died, I added the Oxo box from my kitchen cupboard.

November is my fourth napkin this year, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.

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