Apologies for the silence in the blog section. I only seem to be writing about yarn club at the moment! I will make more of an effort with non yarn club posts.
So, May's Pop Culture theme was "Know Your Meme". I am pretty sure that each and every one of you has seen, shared, or even created a meme. They are now an important part of internet culture. You can share a thought, an emotion, or a joke, simply by posting an image or GIF, and other people just “get” what you are trying to convey. According to Wikipedia, the word meme was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, as an attempt to explain the way cultural information spreads.
An image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.
I used the Drake/Hotline Bling meme as inspiration. The origin of “Drakeposting” is from the Drake song Hotline Bling (It’s awful, I hate it! Hahaha!). The song was released in 2015 and the video spawned parody videos, and memes (find parody videos and the original on YouTube). The image/meme I chose is a widely used reaction image of Drake holding his hand up as if he is disgusted.
Drake is stood in a bright yellow cube/room, wearing an orange puffa jacket. I used those colours in my yarn, as well as black for Drake’s hair.
OK, I blew the budget this month. I usually send out at least 3 extras, but I thought it was worth it for one higher quality extra, plus something small.
So this month you have a meme colouring book! And a Grumpy Cat vinyl sticker (for use on laptops, and iPads, etc etc).
The stickers came from a great little company on Etsy called Sticky Licky Studios, and I can highly recommend them.
I hope those who received their Meme Lolli Club enjoyed it! Obviously, I know that the yarn may be a outrageous for some, so please feel free to sell it on in my Facebook group if it isn't to your taste.
June's club is Sciences, and the theme is Sir Isaac Newton/Defying Gravity. The yarn is awesome!!!! Sciences is currently full, however I do still have space on Art and Pop Culture if you would like to take part. You can find info in the Yarn Clubs section of my website.