28. Napkin Diary For November 2014

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Sunday, 23rd November

I added this after reading a post on Caroline Cartwright’s blog, Return To Work Mother. The post was about organ donation. I always look forward to reading Carrie’s posts, they come straight from the heart. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don’t actually know her. I read loads of posts about the poppies at The Tower, but it was this one that moved me the most.

The letters were cut from a Renault Clio advert in a magazine.

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If You Are New Here:

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, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.

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