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Skull Spoons

Note: The alliterative title wasn’t intentional, ‘slug sunday’ and ‘skull spoons’ are just my brain making subconscious connections and patterns. Taha, my brain is like an unattended attic of lost or unwanted belongings…

On to the Spoon
They obviously wouldn’t function as usable spoons, soup would be off the menu for a very long time. But how curious this little things are. I do have a fascination with skulls, mainly Mexican-day-of-the-dead-skulls, but these are cool too. These spoons are vintage silver-plate  made into skulls by the artist Tom Sale aka Pinky Diablo. His wife Dolly Python, talks about the spoons connotation to death:

“We should be reminded of death, not be afraid of it. Maybe even laugh at it every now and then.”

As much as I agree with that statement I think Sale designed the spoons with something eerier in mind. The identical mark to on the right of the skull, (hypothetically speaking), suggests that some sort of foul play, perhaps even murder. Creepy thought. Although I am going a bit over board, they are just pieces of silver, and I am not on CSI Miami.

Mr. Sale has a website where he sells these spoons, there isn’t much information on there but if you are interested look here to see it. On a cheerier note the site does have this little quote from Sale/Pinky which I’ll leave you guys on:

Pinky says “Love your skeleton–she’s what holds you up!”

Goodnight folks, and don’t have nightmares. x


Magic Mirror Maze

I found this old video that the boy filmed whilst in Australia when we were lost in a mirror maze. Thought it went well with the picture above. Spaced is a great show btw.

The Man with the Beautiful Eyes

Watch the short first then read my comment so there is no spoilers.

Beautiful, creepy short that brings alive a childhood memory, shared by a group of friends. The film starts off with a focus on a poster of a lost boy, but we never find out what happen to the boy, or why he is relevant. There is something so haunting about that poster, and the unanswered questions that follow. The film allows the audience to be caught up in the minds of these children and the dark distressing thoughts they possess; the uncertainness of growing up, the lack of trust towards adults and the attraction to the unknown. The film ends focussed on shop, and, as time going by, people come and go. After a while it is apparent that there is someone lying unconscious in the alleyway. Very disturbing, but never-the-less I am drawn to it.

Poem by Charles Bukowski,  film by Jonathan Hodgson. Click here for more on Hodgson’s shorts.

Half Remembered Dream

This film was made by the young ‘Barbican Young Filmmakers’ inspired by us, the ‘Barbican Young Poets’ using the theme of ‘Dreams’.
I was involved in making this short, I am shown here reading a poem by my fellow poet Kemi Fontaine. See what you think:

Was a cool experience. I look very angry.

Sexy Ghost

Here is another one of my weird themes they come in threes. You’ve seen the milkshake memes and the fireman sketches, now time for the sexy ghosts. [My brain doesn’t work the same as most, bare with me.]

Can’t remember where I found the first two but the last one is by Kaye Blegvad, whom you will see more of as this blog continues.
Look here for her website (don’t worry it’s not all ghost related).

Goodnight all, and don’t have nightmares, unless they’re sexy ones. In which case proceed.

Phantom of delight

She was a Phantom of delight
When first she gleamed upon my sight;
A lovely Apparition, sent
To be a moment’s ornament;
Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair;
Like Twilight’s, too, her dusky hair;
But all things else about her drawn
From May-time and the cheerful Dawn;
A dancing Shape, an Image gay,
To haunt, to startle, and waylay.

Willaim Wordsworth

I found this little poetry and picture package and thought I’d share.
Photo cited here. [page 5]
Full poem.

White is for Watching

Collaboration of the day.

Julia Pott [who I  posted about earlier today], animated this short piece. It is a teaser for the novel  ‘White is for Witching’ written by Helen Oyeyemi. The original artwork was created by my favourite artist, a name that is frequently heard on this blog, Jon Klassen. This chilling teaser is incredible, it depicts the bones of the story without giving away any mystery. I can not fault it. I want to find out what happens.

If anyone out there has read it, let me know what you thought. I’d be interested to know if you thought this video accurately portrays the plot.

For the curious, click here.

Lucky Hans

About three years ago, I stumbled across this little fellow [left] in Waterstones. I took a quick picture, but I didn’t catch the name of the book. So for all this time I have wanted to find it, but with only a photo to go on it was impossible. It was only until this morning that I managed to track it down, whilst  researching book covers for a page I created.  It turns out he is from a fairytale called ‘Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales’. Just thought I’d share my find and a drawing the boy did of him [right]. Also I found this crazy page with all the merchandise that comes with it. I like the doll and the clown. (Y)

Who Needs Hands?

By Eleanor Davis.
Hipsters at their prime, on their way to Dalston.

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