Friday was a tough day… only because I’d been to watch Pete and the Pirates the night before along with Aidan and some friends from work. Good gig, but you know how it is. Trying to recover after one is difficult enough without having to cope with under-sixteens. Friday survived; I arrived home to find this on my doorstep:
When we visited the Fat Lava exhibition in Amsterdam, we were interviewed by a journalist from the Dutch magazine, ‘Flow‘ but as we’d not heard anything from them, I never thought any more of it. How surprised was I to see this, then? And need I say excited?!
This is it! The article about Fat Lava and it looks fantastic. I can’t read any Dutch, but there are enough similarities with German to get some of the general gist… I wish. It seems to have a very brief history, an interview with illustrator Elisandra (who created the fabulous Fat Lava illustrations in the article), Emiel Monnink who helped to set up the exhibition alongside Kevin Graham and, of course, Mark Hill. There’s a small piece about the exhibition and a short section on the Ruscha 313, as one of the more recognisable West German Pottery shapes.
Did I make an appearance? A little tiny one:
There it is: my blog in tiny print. It’s only little, but oh, how it’s made me happy. The text underneath reads (according to Babelfish-ish, I did have to use my judgement as well to translate this!): “Blog of an English Fat Lava supporter. She’s looking for a larger house to keep her thousands and thousands of vases in.” Well, what Babelfish actually said was this: ‘Blog of an English fop lava supporter, ‘ totally addicted to fop Lava.’ She looks out to a larger house its collection of thousands and thousands of vaze lost is possible.’ I’m very pleased that we got a mention!
The magazine itself looks fantastic: well designed and an interesting variety of articles and random artwork.
There’s also a random wall sticker as part of the magazine:
I’ve cleaned the wall I want to put this up on earlier, just waiting for it to dry before we stick this up.
Coupled with it being the weekend and the thought of going to the Vintage Village tomorrow at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, this has made me pretty excited. Bit of a shame that today I’ve woken up sounding like, as Aidan put it, a late night radio host. My voice is incredibly hoarse and I’m sounding a bit odd. Never mind, let the joy continue for the rest of the weekend… or at least, go with the Flow.
(See what I did there?)