I like February more

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We’re only one day in, but so far I’m liking February much more than January!

Firstly, I finished the tax form yesterday and got it handed in several hours before the deadline. You won’t believe how much better I feel. I swear on Andy Warhol’s wig that I will never, ever leave my tax form to the last minute ever again. Of course, I say a version of this every year – feel free to remind me of this when I’m panicking next January!

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Secondly my son seems to be on the mend. Progress is very slow and he’s still not back at school but we had a good meeting with his Head of Year yesterday and the school are very sympathetic and supportive, which helps so much. Thanks to Sister Diane, Katherine, Cally, Missmilki and Sherrie Roberts who all left kind comments and well wishes on the last post.

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Thirdly, I had a great post day. I absolutely love getting post and I often suspect that the real reason I did the Diary Project was so that I’d get regular and exciting post for a year. Today I got the following things:

1) My tickets for Australia – yep, I am definitely going, I leave on the 27th Feb and get back on the 21st March. I’m starting to get just a little bit bouncy about it.

2) My partner’s last birthday present – this is fortunate, since his birthday is tomorrow. It took its own sweet time getting here from America and I was getting worried that it had been lost, so that was a relief.

3) The new Rowan knitting magazine – there’s a surprising number of fabulous designs in this one and I can’t wait to cast on something new and exciting. I particularly like Eeire, Astral, Auria and Gabrielle: I am such a girly-girl sometimes.

4) The new Cabinet magazine. If you haven’t seen this magazine before, then I highly recommend it – it’s a quarterly that features some of the most interesting writing on art, culture and weird stuff that I’ve read. This issue’s theme is ‘Bones’, which makes me an extremely happy camper because I love dead things with a rather disturbing passion. At heart I’m just a grown up goth girl.

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Fourthly, it was a stunningly beautiful day so I took a slew of photos while the sun was streaming through our library windows. I was literally dancing because I was so in love with the way the light was coming through the lens. It felt more like art than anything I’ve done since the Diary Project finished and I suspect that I’ll be filled with new art energy soon.

Kirsty Hall, photograph of balls of brightly coloured yarn in front of a blurred winter landscape
Kirsty Hall: Bright Yarn, February Morning

Kirsty Hall, photograph of dead tulips casting shadows on cream tiles
Kirsty Hall: Sort Of Dutch

Kirsty Hall, photograph of dead red and yellow tulip
Kirsty Hall: Dead Tulip

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

6 thoughts on “I like February more

  1. Your Febuary is looking very beautiful, indeed! Love the photos and your happy energy. Yay for a trip to OZ, that is so, so exciting. Getting ready for a big trip always fills me with such joy, it’s half the fun of going, that anticipation.

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  2. Your Febuary is looking very beautiful, indeed! Love the photos and your happy energy. Yay for a trip to OZ, that is so, so exciting. Getting ready for a big trip always fills me with such joy, it’s half the fun of going, that anticipation.

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  3. Good to hear the tax thing sorted itself out!

    I used to love all the Rowan designs – until I had to give up knitting after damaging my hand – and I love dead tulips too. They’re so sculptural and unpredictable in form.

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  4. Good to hear the tax thing sorted itself out!

    I used to love all the Rowan designs – until I had to give up knitting after damaging my hand – and I love dead tulips too. They’re so sculptural and unpredictable in form.

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