A little while ago I submitted two of my portraits to Age Concern‘s Young At Heart exhibition. The exhibition ran for a week — as part of the Over 50s Festival — so I got me down there to take some photographs. (I totes forgot my camera on my first visit, but I didn’t mind having an excuse to go back.)
I had a wonderful, wonderful week, seeing the exhibition, talking with Joy, Catherine, Maria, Roni, Abi, James, Gill & Johann, going out for walks, dressing up, and painting my room (what I like to call part of the process of systematic debeigification). I know such entirely fabulous people; I feel very fortunate to be able to have long conversations with them on a regular basis.
This weekend I went to Helen’s ceilidh, danced much, met lots of people, and, I think, came back with a lurgy. So I’ve been getting on with stuff at home, knitting, and watching the Steed/Gale years. It’s an excellent way of dealing with lurgification, I do recommend it, and I love Mrs. Gale every bit as much as Mrs. Peel.
I was trawling through videos of the Art House (on Facebook, say nothing) and I found this one of the Tango Café last year. And it has two of my photographs at the end! I’m so delighted.
This was not in the least bit filmed by me; it was all done by Harriet. I have no wish to steal her thunder. It’s a lovely splendiferous shinified video.
(My father: “They all look like Artistes and Associated Personages of Colour and Distinction.”)
Via Zineswap, our lovely Body Zine made it into the Tate Britain. (I was involved in its making, as were Katie and Keiron, and lots of other people I know not how to promote.) You can see it in this video at around 40 seconds in. It’s the yellow zine with the pattern of red hands on its cover.
I’ve been keeping quite busy lately with jewellery making and mouse-making. I don’t have the jewellery here to take any photographs, but the mice have been perfectly willing to pose for me.
Herr Doktor & the Wise Old Owl
Mr. Frederick, mouse about town
The Mayor of Mouseling
Everton-supporting mouse (commission)
They’re made of felt and stand a proud 3″ tall. Well, Herr Doktor has wire specs and ye Everton mouse has a little knitted scarf. Of course.
Oh, and I got featured on Genderfork. How about that?