Fake News Is Killing Minds

I have finished ‘Fake News Is Killing Minds’, but until today have not been able to take photographs.

If you are new to this project, you can find an explanation here.

Links to the various news items can be found, here.

All of my work is numbered, this piece is 817.

Storm Doris Is Coming And Fake News Is Killing Minds, 9

As you can see here, I had a couple of gaps in ‘Fake News Is Killing Minds’ (my daily news record for February, 2017). In the end I decided to add the last day of January and the first day of March (pictured above), to make it a more pleasing shape.

I will do the same for ‘Storm Doris Is Coming’, which I haven’t started assembling yet. Going to sew onto fabric this time, though, since sewing through card hurts.

Anyway, these are the four extra squares of news:

Jan 31st, 2017:   Fires In Chile,   Chimp Trafficking

March 1st, 2017:   Sir Philip Greed,   Soft Power Hourglass

Fake News Is Killing Minds, Gaps

All 28 days of February are now sewn. Thought I might leave those gaps at the beginning and end, but I don’t like them.

I might add the last day of January and the first day of March.

If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about (and want to know) click here.

To read the news items relating to each patch, click here.

The origins of the papers I used can be seen by clicking the links below:

1-45-8,  9-12,  13-16,  17-20,  21-24, and, 25-28.

Fake News Is Killing Minds, Almost Done

24 squares sewn. Only 4 left to do. Feels good.

If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about (and want to know) click here.

To read the news items relating to each patch, click here.

The origins of the papers I used can be seen by clicking the links below:

1-45-8,  9-12,  13-16,  17-20,  21-24, and, 25-28.

Fake News Is Killing Minds

If you are new to this project, you can find an explanation here.

11 squares are now sewn, 17 still to do.

I decided to sew the patches to an old sketchbook cover. It was a mistake, and I won’t be doing the second piece in this way. My tough-skinned finger has bled a few times. However, I am reasonably pleased with the result, so will continue.

You can read the news items relating to each February day at the end of this post.

7. Aldi overtakes Co-Op        8. Obama relaxes in the Caribbean

9. Whatever happened to the It Girl?    13.Facelifts losing their lustre

14. Dubai announces drone taxis      15. Tyrant Kim’s playboy brother murdered

16. George Cohen will donate brain     19. US patrols South China Sea

20. 100,000 people starving in South Sudan   21. New Zealand gnome thefts fund meth trade

 

Storm Doris Is Coming And Fake News Is Killing Minds, 8

Below are links to the news items relating to each of my squares.

(Explanation regarding the above sentence).

Feb 1: Zelda the ferret has pacemaker fitted.     Thatcher inequality.

Feb 2: Blue Peter capsule dug up by mistake.      Brexit begins.

Feb 3: Vegetable rationing at supermarkets.      Gorillas and mobile phones.

Feb 4: Black Sabbath bow out.       Louvre attack.

Feb 5: Trump is going to give Queen saddle.       UK defences.

Feb 6: Grapes can help beat dementia.       Health tourists crackdown.

Feb 7: Aldi overtakes Co-Op.      Assad hangings.

Feb 8: Obama relaxes in Caribbean.      No more child migrants.

Feb 9: It Girl.       Russian friendly fire.

Feb 10: Arsenic in rice?      Public cash for fake news.

Feb 11: Fake News is killing minds.     4k-a-day locums.

Feb 12: David Davis is not blind.    North Korean ballistic missiles.

Feb 13: Facelifts.     Racism is alive and well in America

Feb 14: Drone taxis.

Feb 15: Tyrant Kim’s playboy brother.

Feb 16: George Cohen’s brain.       Gay marriage and church.

Feb 17: Cigarettes and alcohol.       Pakistan’s bloody week.

Feb 18: Nurdles.        Bombogenisis.

Feb 19: US patrols.        Russian plot.

Feb 20: 100,000 people starving.

Feb 21: Gnome thefts fund meth trade.     Lord’s taxi.

Feb 22: Trinny boob flash.      Storm Doris

Feb 23: Marmalade.       Scotland Yard appoints Dick.

Feb 24: Storm Doris.       Flood Alert.

Feb 25: Blob in Ukraine parliament.        Toxic air and schools.

Feb 26: Witches cast spell.       Taliban chief urges tree planting.

Feb 27: Olga Korbutt.        Moonlight mix-up.

Feb 28: Moon trip.       Hollande speech shooting.

Extra Days:

Jan 31st, 2017:   Fires In Chile,   Chimp Trafficking

March 1st, 2017:   Sir Philip Greed,   Soft Power Hourglass

Storm Doris Is Coming And Fake News Is Killing Minds, 7

Below are the final days of my February ‘news’ work, which I have explained in more detail here.

The first 4 days can be seen here, days 5 to 8 here, days 9 to 12 here, days 13 to 16 here, days 17-20 here,  and, days 21 – 24 here.

You can see more relaxed updates on Instagram.

Links to the various news stories are at the end of the post.


Donated page from my daughter’s sketchbook.

Landscape by Yen Tz’u-yu (12th/13th century). Album leaf. Smithsonian.
Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

The envelope kind Sally used to post a gift to me.

Cotton underpants (back detail) retailed by Muhlenkamp Brothers Ltd, London, 1890s.
Photo: Simon/ Sorted.tv. Taken from ‘What’s On’ Oct-Dec 2016. V&A.

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