She’s amazing

Greta Thunberg, 16 year old Swedish Climate Activist

I just LOVED her riposte to the British PM when British kids started to join in #fridaysforfuture climate strikes

“If you still say that we are wasting valuable lesson time, then let me remind you that our political leaders have wasted decades through denial and inaction.”

Right on.

Does anyone need to know?

The urge to share every moment is too overwhelming.

What am I thinking ?

What are you thinking ?

Does anyone need to know ?

When I was a kid, I used to wonder what it would be like to know what everyone was thinking, from moment to moment. Now we know what it’s like, and is it that great ? Is the future you imagined as amazing as you imagined it to be? How can we imagine the future better for ourselves, given that we can’t erase what we already know?

It was a bright cold day in February

My pre-chosen spot turned out to be very quiet, so I headed back across the road to Kings Cross where I had a lot more luck finding willing recipients. After an hour though my backside got numb from the stone bench. I took my Tippa inside for a tipple at The Parcel Yard where I set up my next Valentine station.

The last one I typed before I left was strictly platonic, and the giver asked for it to be very low key.

I had a great time, met some lovely people, and it’s not as scary being out there on the street with your typewriter as you might think. I only had nice comments, and everyone was happy with their cards.


Tomorrow I’ll be here or rather over there a bit, (St. Pancras railway station, London UK 🇬🇧) nearer the pink Emin words and the lovers statue under that big clock from around 16:15 with my Adler Tippa script, typing out messages for free.

Free Valentines messages and poems will also be on offer hot off an Olivetti lettera 32 somewhere on University of Glasgow campus, on Valentines Day. Hopefully I’ll have some photos to share with you from both ends of the country.

I’m limbering up here, trying out creative solutions to the fact that the card I’ve got won’t feed through this or any other of my typers! Must not forget to take my glue stick with me…

I’ll be there for a couple of hours before it’s time to catch my train. If you would like to join me, that would be fun!


Messing about with ink

Accepting the limitations of your materials and going with the flow. Don’t over think. Not a meme, a genuine message. Is it art, is it a love letter, a telegram. Making space in my day for something for the sake of something.

Magnesium die-cut of Conversions With My Sociopathic Avatar, 2015, reimagined, reworked as, The Ghost of You, on vintage typing paper. Metal stamp ink and body weight.

Smith-Corona Classic 12 6pci

Image originally typed on a 1953 skyriter and featured in harlequin creature, letter to form.