December 12, 2006
The absolutely fabulous Old Stile Press (that's stile,
not style, as in the old stile which is in
their garden in Wales) run by my friends
Nicolas and Frances McDowall, now has a blog/journal
which you must visit and put on your blogroll
immediately. Not only because today they
have posted photos of Dream and Variations (purchased
from me some time ago) but because their
journal is full of interesting pictures and
notes about this two-person private press,
the artists and writers they publish, and
their current projects. Nicolas does all
the designing and printing on his collection
of hand-presses and other equipment and Frances,
as well as often making the paper, looks
after administration and business and cooking
and exhibiting at book fairs, etc. etc. They
are a formidable team who have for many years
produced consistently high
quality books which are prized and collected
world wide. I am proud to be on the list
of artists they have published (see Revelation)
and love visiting them in Llandogo where
they live a charmed life, in surroundings
of uncommon peace, beauty and joy in the
work of one's hands.
Page from Dream & Variations by
NdA. Collection of Frances & Nicolas Mc Dowall.
Click to see the rest.
Meanwhile back in the technological
world, the part of the BBC Imagine programme in
which I appear has been made into a YouTube clip by the
ab fab frizzy
logic and you can see it on her blog right now, as
well as her accurate review of the show.
Stuart, of Feeling
Listless has put together a thoroughly researched
list of links to everything and everyone who took
part in that BBC programme (www.herecomeseverybody.co.uk) and
Kim of Mildly
Diverting has some diverting things to say about
how she helped out in this production.
As I keep on saying and being
contradicted: the way I looked on the Beeb causes such
shock-horror in me that it's become an allergy. Fortunately
the little Something-Stupid home movie restores a bit
of self-esteem and I can accept that this is me, whereas
the ghoul on Imagine is, I kid you not, not me.
Thank you for not watching Natalie on Imagine.
Nuff said on this topic.