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Housewife headache. Digital image on bone china plate.

I love this vintage advertisement for the treatment of a condition known as ' Housewife headache' so it just had to become part of my Sick Selfie series. It seems that all these these years I thought my permanent headache and fatigue was as a result of a neurological condition when really it was just caused by  'boredom and emotional fatigue'. Who knew?

The advert  goes on to say.....'making beds, getting meals, acting as family chauffeur, tiresome work day after day- is a mild form of torture. These boring but necessary tasks can bring on nervous tension, fatigue and what is now known as housewife headache'.  It ends with....'see if you don't feel better all over with a brighter outlook after taking 2 Anacin tablets'. 

Where, oh where can I get this wonder drug cure for boredom, pain, cooking, cleaning, driving, tension, torture, fatigue and bed making.....

I want to feel better and have a brighter outlook and I want it now!!!!!

Posted by Jane McCormick, 27 August 2014

Last modified by Jane McCormick, 27 August 2014

Sick Selfies @ Centred

Sick Selfies @ Centred 
After a year of trial, error and some epic fail, fail better scenarios, not to mention a prolonged bats in the belfry intermission, I finally got some Sick Selfies images onto bone china plates for Ceramic Ireland's Exhibition which opened in Dublin last week.

Couldn't have done it without the support of my unpaid P.A. Joe and the lovely Tina from Ceramic Ireland who shared her knowledge of digital printing for ceramics and encouraged me every step of the way........and of course Jessie, Robbie and friends who attended the opening in my place, talked the talked and drank more than my share of the wine as instructed.

Yes, indeed I was too sick to go to the Sick Selfie bone china plates launch.... same old, same old, but happy all at the same time.

Centered is on at the Farmleigh House Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin until October 7th.

Posted by Jane McCormick, 19 August 2014

Last modified by Jane McCormick, 21 August 2014

Under fire

The head is under fire from all angles today... peace process talks appear to have broken down. Am thinking of digging a tunnel to get behind enemy lines but don't have the energy, interest or tools required.... maybe tomorrow... internal and external weather conditions permitting... or not, as the case might be.

Posted by Jane McCormick, 6 August 2014

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 13 August 2014