A5 continues to come together. Life is fragmented at the moment with school finishing and holiday starting so I’m getting my thoughts organised so I can crack on when time permits. The end of C&N is tantalisingly close.
I want to get a couple more images. Holly reminded me of the pink Pussy Hats that both she and I made, and I trawled my archive looking for a photo of me in mine but no joy, it’s been deleted. So now I need to find the hat and reconstruct the image as the pink hats provide great context and an illustration of pink as a colour of power, of protest. The suggestions at the last Forum Live were invaluable and I am planning to title this work “Millenial pink”.
I am going to see how the images work as postcards, Moo do heavy weight cards with a pink seam. Yesterday, I remembered that Royal Mail do a custom stamp printing service, I checked online and found that it was due to be “indefinitely suspended” today so put an order in literally at the last moment, using a stamp that looks to be a rose gold or copper colour, with a custom stamp using a background in a millennial pink colour. I love how postcards are miniature time capsules, not only for the message but also for the medium and the stamp. I am thinking about not using feminist quotes on the back, I wonder if this might be over-egging the pudding, the millennial pink on its own might be enough, conveyed via image, background, stamp, and postcard seam. Possibly a pink pen for the writing too. The lion on the stamp will also reference the image within the Brexit process with the lion and the shield.. Here’s a screen grab of the design.