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My old typewriter is made for accountants who have no need for exclamation marks. I have tried “I” and “.” but it looks wrong. New Mother’s Days from Illinois, Pennsylvania & South Africa are up today. Thank-you Taylor who is busy typing in the background as I write this.

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today I brought home:   A metal cup A magazine rack A toy tape measure A small foldy metal shelf A new wallet made of eel skin A small plastic animal like a badger Some discoloured envelopes and notepaper 25 antique wooden children’s blocks with letters on A queen-sized stained and old green/white curtain depicting…

Looking forward to nostalgia

When Otto was six weeks old or so we left our house to go and buy bread when a Google Street View car drove past, close and fast. I pictured the jerky photos it took as it went by. A protective new mother looking startled and cross carrying a tiny baby in a pouch. I…

Tower

The other day while exploring the studio Otto found a long polystyrene piece of packaging. Without hesitation he broke it into four pieces, piled them from largest to smallest on the table, then went and did something else. I was at once amazed and envious of his creative certainty. Of the instant following through of…

Things the cat brings in

Working on this residency has started to change my attitude to staying in one place. Before I would go out to look for ideas, inspiration, community. Now when Otto is still asleep in the morning or naps in the afternoon, I work upstairs. This rhythm has expanded our home from being a place which was…