Happy New Year from the Fancy Lady

A Fancy Lady that Has a Yeti HeadOn New Year’s Eve I went to a marvellous party and became the Fancy Lady that Has a Yeti Head. I would like to thank brother Andrew and his wife Sophie, and Corin, and Anna, and Windyridge, for making it such a good party, and Frank for promising to share through collective consciousness, and Stuart and the Hula Girl, and Jasper for the title, and Amy for the pond at 3am, and Steve for the Skins, and Graham for the Gong, and everyone for dancing and celebrating and being great company. Here’s wishing you a happy, fulfilling, and satisfying 2013.



Para-acetylaminophenolI fell ill and was treated with paracetamol, trimethoprim (no good), co-amoxiclav (correction), and ibuprofen. While I was ill I started making iconographic sketches representing the spirits of these medicines and some other themes.

In the rainforest, people treat themselves when ill by communicating with plant spirits, and when using western medicine, they also meet the spirits of the tablets, who wear white coats and are ‘very powerful’.

I researched each medicine (mostly on wikipedia but also medicine websites like Boots and the NHS) and discovered some interesting things, like the fact that paracetamol can kill you even if you only take a little bit too much each day forĀ  week, and that it is deadly poisonous to cats in tiny quantities.

From these facts I invented little signs and things to go on the picture.