Well done Grant Henderson and Jamie Henderson for completing the ALS ice bucket challenge and the Pies for Parkinsons challenge…. in strikingly beautiful outfits!!
We’ve donated money to both causes and hope you will too!
Or text: PARK14 £5 to 70070
And remember Craig Henderson, Stephen Harris, Neil Pate, Ewan Thompson and Zak Harris you’ve been nominated…. so get on it!!!
Bailey very much approves of this challenge!!
My drunk Grandad with his rendition of Donald Where’s Yer Troosers!!!
2:18 is where it turns from rather bemused sniggering to wet your pants, crying funny!!!
You’re just jealous he’s not your Grandad!!
I’m away on my train down to London this morning… i’m probably snoozing against the window as you read this… for New Designers!
If you’re in the London area, pop on over and visit stand J13 :)
No posts for a while, but i’ll have so much to catch you up on when i get back: more posts from the degree show, a few bits and pieces of ‘making of’ posts from Lexicon Creatures, graduation photos, and of course not forgetting lots of New Designers fun as well!
Here is one cheeky graduation pic for now!
See you on the other side!
Last post was all about the bedside box, and before that you saw Coin-Operated Boy all silvered up….. now…… a little photoshoot ties it all together!
“A friend of mine sent me the song with a message attached saying something along the lines of “you’ll like this song, it’s about dildoes lol” Naturally intrigued, I listened. I giggled at the obvious sex toy connotations and tapped my foot along to the rhythm. It wasn’t until I had listened to it a few times that I realized what it was actually about: loneliness, heartbreak, frustration at being lonely, with undertones of self-loathing. That was something I could connect to.
The double entendre, and double meanings within Amanda Palmer’s writing style are why I fell in love with her music. She draws you in with amusement and a catchy tune and rips your heart out with raw human emotion.
I realized very early on that she was someone I was going to devote my musical heart to. Although this is a Dresden Dolls song, I was too late for them, my fanship developed around the time Amanda was launching her first solo album and Brian was in another band. But I bought everything they had ever produced and listened to it for hours on end. Then Who Killed Amanda Palmer? was released and she was due to play in Edinburgh. My first Amanda Palmer show.
Myself and a friend headed down to Cabaret Voltaire, and waited first in line; we were at the front of the stage. The stage was only a foot or two off the ground, we were at eye level, we were at reach out and touch level. Amanda had had her foot run over a few days before this show, she still played an amazing set with all the frills. I was amazed, most “rockstars” would probably cancel a show with a squished foot, but she played as if nothing was wrong. Glorious show. My friend asked if I wanted to meet her; yeah, she hangs out and hugs people after her shows. I watched her moving around the crowded room, hobbling from person to person, smiling genuinely, answering questions, signing cd’s, hugging and just being with people. It came to our turn, she signed my friend’s poster, I think I gave her some form of art (a drawing from my journal if I remember right). She hugged me for it, I don’t think I said anything intelligent back. It wasn’t until she was inches away from my face, arms around my neck I noticed her wince, I felt her put her full weight on me; her foot hurt, but she still worked a room of fans. Someone like this earned my music heart within seconds of a hug.
Amanda Palmer I love you.
The Coin-Operated Boy vibrator container is what you see before you.
It is formed from my hand, and electroplated in smooth shining silver, tactile and glorious to touch and fondle. When I feel alone or sad, I touch things, anything, I run my fingers over things.
This piece sits inside its plush little box, a box for a bedside table. When you feel lonely you can take it out and hold in in your hand, run your fingers over its indents, or you can you use its contents.“
What do you think?
The Degree Show started last Friday and continues to this Sunday, and so far it has been amazing!
Everyone’s comments on my work have been lovely, so thank you so much to everyone who has made it out.
I’m going to write up a full post, crammed full of jewled images, at the end of the show but for now i just wanted to thank all the lovely visitors who have made the show wonderful so far, and to remind you all it ends on Sunday! so come visit us before it’s too late!