This is good whether or not you have an obsessive appreciation for anything Kyle Dunnigan or Amy Schumer have been within 20 feet of and it is also good if you have gone to an INTERNATIONAL MAGIC CONVENTION in the past year and in addition it is good if you have had more than one boyfriend who can do amazing close up card tricks.

Magician boyfriends! I recommend them.

Because I Am Doing Loads of DIYing I Am Finding Myself Reading These Sorts of Comments On Pinterest-Linked ‘Lifestyle’ Blogs And Finding Myself In Agreement With The Second Comment

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It matters

I was in B&Q today because my new favourite thing is to swim up to consciousness with the aid of coffee and three doorstop DIY manuals from the 1970s which tell you how to do EVERYTHING - even the stuff my Dad says I am not allowed to do unless he is around (electrics! plumbings!). He may be right because fairly recently I did stick my fingers into a live vintage light fitting because I thought the connections were ‘dirty’ and even then, was genuinely surprised by how strong the electric shock was. Although: DON’T TELL ME THE DANGER IS NOT WHY THE MENS LIKE DIY.

Anyway I was in there, right, and quite apart from me knowing more than the staff about what stock they had (HELLO I KNOW YOU DO BLACKBOARD PAINT IN SOMETHING OTHER THAN A CAN SO IF YOU COULD JUST ADMIT YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE IT IS, INSTEAD OF TELLING ME I HAVE TO GET THE STUFF IN A CAN THAT WOULD BE GREAT) I spent a good hour idling about; listening to ancient Dan Savages and perusing big bits of wood that could potentially turn into…something.

Then I found this huge bolt and decided that I must create a project that involves it because LOOK HOW MASSIVE IT IS.


It was really heavy.

feltmistress:

The Hugger

MASSIVE. BRILLIANT.

feltmistress:

The Hugger

MASSIVE. BRILLIANT.

junkiejuice:

Don’t forget we are always looking for new submissions to continue our printed editions. Send us your images, your name plus a little bit of information about your work or yourself to junkiejuice@live.com. We will contact you pretty sharpish to welcome you to the family ^_^

One of my (ace) students is part of this art collective and they seem exactly like you’d want an art collective to be - a barrel of bright young things who have ideas, drive and VERVE. You should prolly join them if you are a) Norfolk and b) likewise.

junkiejuice:

Don’t forget we are always looking for new submissions to continue our printed editions. Send us your images, your name plus a little bit of information about your work or yourself to junkiejuice@live.com. We will contact you pretty sharpish to welcome you to the family ^_^

One of my (ace) students is part of this art collective and they seem exactly like you’d want an art collective to be - a barrel of bright young things who have ideas, drive and VERVE. You should prolly join them if you are a) Norfolk and b) likewise.

"kerning"

plinky plonky plinky plonk

I am pretending

I am listening to this …

… on a Boots-brand canary yellow tape player.

This is what happens

when you leave boy students

alone

in a classroom

with paper

and a biro

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sorry tape club records

i thought

i banned

wangs

and wang drawing

in lessons

weeks ago

Here are my students…

…aren’t they pretty.

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They have a boss website here, and you can follow them on Instagram here, Facebook here and Twitter here.

You Will Be Televised

Sometimes when you are filming projects with students they express a shyness about being on camera. It is a shyness I understand but when ‘not wanting your enviably youthful face to be on camera’ gets in the way of ‘my students making a kick-ass short film,’ STRONG, DECISIVE ACTION MUST BE TAKEN.

So today me and 11 out of 10 are filming enviably youthful, shy types with this on:

THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY.

Lindy West 10/10

I loved this piece not just because of the yes-needed, yes-still brilliant, re-posting of that Nicki Minaj rant on WTF BOSSINESS.

[What a strangely modern sentence]

Also, the stuff about newsreaders. What I would give, Lord, for some un-finessed, un-palatable, female newsreaders.