Thanks for popping in. We have added a wonderful table top printing press to our ever-growing collection of printing presses… and what a joy!!! This one is called A Little Thumper – and blimey!! Is he heavy! I’m talking about the printing press, not Dave, cheeky!! Proper imperial mission getting this one in the log cabin! (The Press girls, the press!!). But you can always trust a farmer to work it out! Give that man a wheelbarrow – and he’s off!
Seriously folks, it weighed a bloody ton! But Dave whistled down the garden – in fact, I think he was picking up speed by the time he got to the little Clarity print room!
Little bit of heaving and helping – and it was in! Nothing like taking it easy on May Bank Holiday Monday… YOU try telling him!!
We spent the rest of the day playing. Lino cuts and prints. I did a run of Prints for the Woman of Mariupol.
I don’t know her personally, but I think about her all the time. And her children, And her grandchildren. She’s an elderly woman. I saw her in a photograph online, being carried out of Mariupol on a young man’s back. She had a head scarf on, with dots. I shall remember that image until the day I die. See her home in the background? No. It’s gone. I know it’s pretty dark. But then it is, isn’t it. Beyond words.
You have sent so much art and money in to us too, you know. So I KNOW you feel her pain too. Look…
I also know that there are many many more cards and envelopes with cash in at the office. The last count was over £600. So tomorrow we will make a plan, do our sums, and send a transfer to the RED CROSS. Then we must get those cards boxed up and sent to the Charity in Lewes to sell.
Maybe I will sell the best of the Woman of Mariupol prints too. £5 each. They’re not big, but they pack a punch. let me know if you would like one. I can make more! I’ll sell them at the Open Days. 100% of the proceeds to the Red Cross. I wonder where the old woman is now.
Hope you had a good Bank Holiday Monday.
Be Good. Do Good. Feel Good.