The September Sessions – 8 of 9

Today is the 5th of November, which ordinarily mean it’s Guy Fawkes Night. This is because somebody called Guy Fawkes was quite bad at regicide, but to be fair to him, he was part of a bigger group of people who were all bad at regicide and he wasn’t even the ringleader. But for some reason we only remember him.

In honour of his incompetence we normally have firework displays and bonfires and treacle toffee. Not that I tend to partake in such things, but normally I could if I wanted to.

And given that my daughter is now two years of age, which may be old enough to possibly enjoy a firework display, I might have gone out this evening, if today were not the day that England officially went into its second lockdown of 2020. The lockdown means that firework displays are pretty much off the table. Metaphorically I mean. It would obviously be a bad idea to use a table to stage firework displays any year.

So Little Proclaims will not be seeing any fireworks this year. But in fairness, her drawings are just as exciting in their own way.

  21 comments for “The September Sessions – 8 of 9

  1. November 5, 2020 at 5:29 am

    A new color, several colors! Indeed, the artist invokes images of fireworks and, I expect, as some artists are temperamental, that if this artist does not get her way, there are plenty of fireworks to go around for everybody.

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  2. November 5, 2020 at 10:20 am

    That’s the best fireworks display I’ll see all day – I can say that with confidence even though it is only 10.20am 😉

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    • November 6, 2020 at 7:05 am

      Weirdly I did hear quite a lot of fireworks last night. I’d have thought there are few more obvious alerts to non-compliance with lockdown than setting off fireworks but what do I know?

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      • November 6, 2020 at 9:56 am

        I guess if they were in their own garden, with no visitors, it would be ok. We had a few near here, but much less than usual. A victory for pets!

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      • November 6, 2020 at 10:07 am

        I’d love to believe there were no visitors but I’m a little sceptical. But yes, less than normal so great for pets!

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      • November 6, 2020 at 10:27 am

        You’re probably right. From various news reports yesterday it seems that quite a few weren’t taking lockdown seriously.

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  3. November 5, 2020 at 11:53 am

    This piece resembles the electoral college maps I’ve been watching on the news for the last 2 days…

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    • November 6, 2020 at 7:06 am

      I think it probably makes a little more sense than those

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  4. November 5, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    The fact that the British government is condemning the entire British population to house arrest on Guy Fawkes Day is almost as chilling as this piece of art.

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    • November 6, 2020 at 7:07 am

      Although in fairness to the government, they are so inept that we can still do quite a lot of stuff if we want to.

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      • November 6, 2020 at 12:17 pm

        The know a government is inept when it allows it’s citizens to do things.

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      • November 6, 2020 at 12:29 pm

        We’re still not allowed to do anything much but there are no meaningful ways to prevent us from doing most things anyway.

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      • November 6, 2020 at 12:37 pm

        Bungling authoritarianism is the best!

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  5. November 5, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    The pithy use of blue drowning out any red reminds me of the metaphorical phrase: “you are pissing on my fireworks”.
    Whereas I don’t believe your daughter would use such a phrase, I can believe that you would.
    This picture is therefore a proxy drawn by your daughter based on an internalised overheard conversation…… or am I overthinking it?

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    • November 6, 2020 at 7:08 am

      I don’t think you can overthink something this seminal


  6. November 5, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    The red hatted swimmer, leaning over the high board, wishes that the pool was not so popular. Her attempt to do a backward handstand flip off the 10meter board would have to wait until another day. This allegorical work aptly describes the political turmoil in the young artist’s mind. Will good trump evil? We can only wait and see!

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  7. November 7, 2020 at 2:48 am

    I hate to think this is the almost the last of The September Sessions. It feels like we’ve all been on a journey together, and it’s soon coming to an end. We’ll all go home and the house will look smaller for the first hour or so, and then a few days later, the September Sessions will feel like they were all a dream.

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    • November 7, 2020 at 8:35 pm

      They were a nightmare to clean up afterwards though

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