35. Napkin Diary For November 2014

 

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Once again, I am filling up the gaps with images from Julia’s colouring book.

The candle is for the liberation of Auschwitz, seventy years ago. Hearing the survivors talk this week was heart-wrenching.

Two little ducks is bingo slang for 22, which is the number of my childhood home.

The fish is because I am the sign of the fish, not that I believe in that stuff.

 

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

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